Churapcha State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports

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Churapcha State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports is the only Russian institute located in the rural area in the extreme permafrost zone. The institute trains and retrains teaching staff for physical education and sport. It trains Bachelors, Masters, coaches, and physical education teachers.

The institute enrolls students from Yakutia, the Republic of Tyva, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia.

More than 95% of students are employed after graduation. The institute develops both Olympic and non-Olympic sports.
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Tuition fees per year

Bachelor’s programs 140,000 RUB

Master’s programs 160,000 RUB

Entrance exams

Bachelor’s programs

  • Russian language
  • Biology
  • General physical preparedness
  • Physical culture theory test

Master’s programs

  • Interview

Taking into account individual achievements

  • Olympic Games champion and medalist status
  • World and European champion status
  • World champion status
  • Gold, silver, or bronze badge of merit of the All-Russian Sports Complex "Ready for Labor and Defense"
  • Status of the winner of championships, cups, competitions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Status of the winner of national sports championships of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Volunteering activities. The institute takes into account volunteer experience and adds extra points for it

Admission requirements for Bachelor’s, Specialist’s, and Master’s programs

Admission Office

Executive Secretary

Maria Okoneshnikova

+7 914 300-84-44

Olympic sports

  • Freestyle wrestling
  • Boxing
  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Rifle and pistol shooting
  • Track and field

Non-Olympic sports

  • Khapsagay
  • Mas-wrestling
  • National jumps
  • Northern all-round

Learning Russian

The Russian language is difficult for international students to learn. It has a lot of pitfalls that often become a serious obstacle for free communication. These include variation, plenty of synonyms, and lexical and stylistic diversity.

Reading books will help you cope with most lexical and grammatical problems, while interaction without regard to mistakes will help you improve your oral communication skills and feel more confident.

Churapcha State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports unites the most active and sports-oriented young people to train highly qualified specialists in physical education and sport.

1,000 students – the best students, enthusiasts, volunteers, and sports stars – all of these are US!

Arrival and adaptation

The institute helps and supports all international students. Each student is assigned an advisor.

All students are accommodated in the dormitory.


  • Dormitories
  • Educational and laboratory building
  • Stadium with a shooting range
  • Indoor track facility
  • Wrestling hall
  • Facilities and resources meeting modern standards
  • Educational and training premises are fitted with state-of-the-art technology equipment and facilities

Outstanding alumni

Vitaliy Koryakin

Master of Sports of the Russian Federation in freestyle wrestling, Master of Sports of International Class of Tajikistan, Russian champion among students (2005). Participated in the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing (2008). The champion and medalist of numerous international freestyle wrestling tournaments.

Sardana Trofimova

Female athlete, Master of Sports of International Class (track and field), five-time Russian marathon champion. She set her personal best in a marathon in 2014 – 2 hours 24 minutes 28 seconds.

Nikolay Ayanitov (Noev)

Master of Sports of the Russian Federation in freestyle wrestling. Russian Junior Champion (2006). Participated in the 30th Olympic Games in London, Great Britain (2012). The medalist of the Ivan Yarygin International Grand Prix Tournament (2014), champion and medalist of numerous international and Russian competitions.

Vasily Egorov

Russian amateur boxer, a native of Yakutia. Two-time European champion (2015, 2017) and the world championship silver medalist (2015) in the weight category of up to 49 kg. Five-time Russian champion. The world champion among students (2014). Participated in the 31th Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (2016).

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