Baikal State University. Career

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Are you planning to study in Russia? Do you want to become a top-notch manager, hold leadership positions at top Russian and foreign companies? Do you wish to live and study at a modern university — in a warm multinational environment?

Choose BSU, one of the best educational institutions in Russia in the field of law, economics, and management, the center of attraction for international students, a key element of internationally oriented education.
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Tuition fees per year

Bachelor’s programs 680 - 1480 USD

Specialist’s programs 680 - 1600 USD

Master’s programs 790 - 1650 USD

Enrollment campaign-2021

Admission regulations for foreign citizens

 The number of quota places for foreign citizens

  • 55 - Preparatory faculty
  • 90 - Higher education (Bachelor’s, Specialist’s, Master’s, PhD programs)

Admission Office

Olga Penzina
+7 3952 5-0000-5 (8:00 - 22:00)
11, Lenin St., bld. 4, room 102, Irkutsk

Julia Kromp, Germany, University of Potsdam, Master's student. BSU trainee under the GoEast Scholarship program

In 2019, I came to Russia to continue my studies at Baikal State University, located in the beautiful city of Irkutsk. I chose BSU because I heard a lot of good comments about the city and university from my teachers in Germany.

I wanted to improve my Russian, so I attended a lot of various lessons during the first semester, including the Russian language practical course, introduction to linguistics, and many other disciplines. The International Faculty and BSU have a great atmosphere: all students and teachers are friendly, open-hearted, and always ready to help with anything. I am so happy that I visited Russia, Siberia and studied the Russian language and culture with native speakers.

The most sought-after fields of study

  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Legal Studies
  • Tourism
  • Journalism
  • Commerce
  • Applied Informatics
  • Business Informatics
  • Management

Double degree programs

Russian-Chinese Bachelor's programs Linguistics, Economics, Commerce, Management

  • Shenyang Ligong University
  • University of International Business and Economics
  • Russian Language Institute of Manchuria

Russian-Austrian program Banking and Finance

  • University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Russian-French programs World Economy, International Finance

  • University of Côte d'Azur

English-taught programs International Management, Banking and Finance

Areas of research excellence at BSU

  • State revenue generation
  • Management of economic systems of different complexity levels
  • Branch and regional economy
  • Economy and entrepreneurship management
  • Industrial and infrastructure policy
  • Innovative development and information technology
  • Macroeconomic forecasting and management
  • Financial system, financial markets and stimulation of investment activity
  • Ecology of environmental management and environmental protection
  • Current issues of the global economy development
  • System analysis and information processing methods
  • Language categories and cognitions
  • New technologies of metallurgical and foundry production
  • New metallic and composite materials and their technology

Scientific lecture courses

  • Sherlock Holmes school
  • Around the world in 80 days
  • A door to entrepreneurship

Participants get acquainted with the future professions and the university while playing. Lecture courses are delivered by university teachers and sometimes by students themselves.

Qi Qi, China. Bachelor graduate of the BSU's International Faculty with a degree in Russian as a Foreign Language

Our group had 11 Chinese students majoring in Linguistics. All of them successfully graduated, four with an honors degree, including me.

In 2020, I won the International Student of the Year at BSU annual contest, and I am still delighted with it. It's a double achievement to become the best in a country with the culture, language, mindset, and traditions different from those in China.

I am so grateful to all teachers at the BSU’s International Faculty for the knowledge they gave us. All of us remember BSU and miss our student life in Irkutsk! We wish the university success and prosperity and want the teachers to be healthy and happy.

Career prospects

BSU graduates are in high demand in the Russian and international job markets. For many years, they have been successfully working for the region's top industrial enterprises, Russian insurance companies, banks, financial organizations.

  • Companies: Rosneft, Russian Railways, Rosgeologia, RUSAL
  • Enterprises: Gazprom dobycha Irkutsk, Irkutskenergo, Irkutsk Oil Company, Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation, Vodokanal, Regional Business Appraisal Agency, Irkutsk International Airport
  • Insurance companies: SOGAZ, AlfaStrakhovanie, Sberbank strakhovanie zhizni, Ingostrakh, RESO-Garantia, Rosgosstrakh, VSK, Soglasie, Capital Life Strakhovanie Zhizni
  • Russian banks: Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, ALFA BANK, Rosselkhozbank, Otkrytie, Raiffeisen Bank
  • Financial organizations: Mining Financial Company, A Investment Club, FINAM-Irkutsk, Finexpert, Irkutsk branch of BKS Premier, Otkrytie Broker
Ibrahima Sori Kamara, Guinea. Master graduate of the BSU's International Faculty with a degree in Theory and Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

I came to Russia to pursue my Master's degree in Linguistics. First, I had to take a course at the preparatory faculty to learn Russian, and then I became a Master's student.

I chose Baikal State University, firstly, because it ranks high among Irkutsk universities. Secondly, the quality of university education at all levels impressed me greatly.

I am seriously considering pursuing a PhD degree, which will make me a unique top-ranked professional in my country!

Regional Employment Promotion Center

  • Career guidance and employment opportunities for university students and graduates
  • Development and implementation of projects and programs aimed to promote employment
  • Interaction with enterprises, organizations, institutions, employment service bodies, municipal authorities
  • Adaptation of young specialists
  • Employment effectiveness analysis

The center actively cooperates with the university's structural units. All incoming job openings are sent to the departments to inform students. All job openings are also placed on the center website, on VK and Instagram.

The center regularly holds various events, including workshops, guest lectures, online meetings with recruits.

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