Belgorod State University

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fields of study
scientific centers and laboratories
dissertation councils
international students from 100 countries

The university trains specialists in natural sciences, humanities, engineering sciences, pedagogy, and medical sciences.

More than 800 enterprises in the Belgorod Region and other regions of Russia are student internship facilities.

The university has the Professional Career Center that promotes graduates’ employment.
VK – @beluniversity
Telegram – @bsuedu

International Information Center of BelSU

Telegram – @interhelp

Tuition fees per year

2,380 – 4,900 USD

Required documents

  • Passport with its certified translation into Russian
  • Academic credential with its certified translation into Russian
  • Foreign education recognition certificate, if necessary

You can submit your documents through the university website, by email, or in person.

Admission dates and regulations
Procedures for the execution of foreign education recognition certificates
Materials for entrance exam preparation

Admission Office

+7 4722 30-10-82

Department of International Cooperation

+7 4722 30-10-80

Preparatory Faculty

For admission to the Preparatory Faculty, you only need to submit your passport with its certified translation into Russian.

At the Preparatory Faculty, students study not only the Russian language but also major subjects that will be required for admission to the chosen study program at the university.

The extracurricular life of the Preparatory Faculty students is full of events and activities:

  • To familiarize students with the culture, history and traditions of Russia, the faculty organizes tours to museums, folk art centers, and historic sites in Belgorod and the Belgorod Region
  • During the academic year, the faculty holds creative contests and thematic parties
  • Every year the faculty holds the International Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language as well as multidisciplinary Olympiads
  • The MIX International Intellectual Student Club is a discussion platform where students can express their opinions of socially significant educational issues and share their research projects

Tuition fee 1,900 USD

Russian as a foreign language

When studying Russian, students from African countries face some difficulties:

  • Pronunciation. Unusual intonation and stress, articulation and pronunciation of sounds “y”, “e”, “zh”, “sh”, ”ch” can become a considerable challenge
  • Grammar. Cases, declension and agreement, verb tenses and conjugation can be difficult to understand and use
  • Cross-cultural differences. The differences in culture and customs between African countries and Russia can cause some difficulties in understanding the meanings of words and expressions

Tips to overcome difficulties in learning Russian:

  1. Communicate in Russian with native speakers or other students to improve your communication skills
  2. Listen to Russian music, watch movies, read books, articles and news in Russian, listen to audio books or podcasts to expand your vocabulary and improve your understanding of the language
  3. Practice Russian in everyday situations
  4. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You will be understood!
Carlos Jorge Quete, Angola

Carlos entered the Preparatory Faculty of NRU “BelSU” in 2008 by referral of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation on a government-funded basis. In 2014, he graduated from the Institute of Law with honors with a degree in Law and defended a graduation thesis on the topic: “The African Legal System of Human and Peoples’ Rights Protection.” In 2017, he completed his PhD degree at NRU “BelSU” and was awarded the qualification of Research Instructor.

As part of the cooperation agreement between NRU “BelSU” and the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland), he defended a thesis on the topic: “International Legal Foundations of Children's Rights Protection in Africa.” He successfully defended his thesis and earned a PhD in law.

At the moment, he is Professor at the Faculty of Law of Agostinho Neto University, the most prestigious university in Angola. Besides, he is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of Catholic University, Head of the Center for Scientific Research, and legal counsel at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola.

The most popular programs

  • General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • International Relations
  • IT programs

More than half of African students pursue English-taught programs.


While studying, students can be employed by the NRU “BelSU” Botanical Garden. Besides, students can undertake a paid internship at the NRU “BelSU” International Information Center.

Arrival and adaptation

  • Meeting students at the airport and accompanying them to the university, assistance in executing documents and getting health insurance, assistance in checking in at the dormitory are arranged by joint efforts of the specialists from the Department of International Cooperation, tutors,  international student support specialists at the institutes as well as active members of relevant student associations.
  • The Department of Registration, Accommodation and Visa Support provides comprehensive assistance in searching for and choosing rented accommodation.
  • The Preparatory Faculty has tutors who familiarize students with the rules and regulations of staying in Russia, city and university and help them solve medical care provision issues, mental health issues, etc.
  • There is a system of buddy volunteers for degree program students.
  • For international students, NRU “BelSU” creates platforms for communication, creativity, and cultural interchange: these are the Cross-Cultural Communication Center, the Peoples' Friendship Center, the Chinese Language and Culture Center, and the Arabic Language and Culture Center.

Graduates of NRU “BelSU” easily find their place in the world, build a career, and become respectable members of society.

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