Far Eastern State Transport University

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FESTU graduates create new machines and equipment, manage the transport process, do business and carry out international transportation, design automated control systems, build railways and engineering structures, and work as economists and financiers.

≈19,000 students, more than 1,000 international students

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Tuition fees per year

183,600 – 242,850 RUB

1,982 – 2,622 USD


Foreign citizens have the right to study at FESTU for free in places funded by the Russian Federation as well as on a contract basis.  

Students get scholarships for academic excellence, scientific, creative and sports achievements, and active participation in student self-government.

Admission regulations

Admission Office

Executive Secretary of Admission Office

Elena Khimich

+7 4212 40-73-91
+7 4212 40-73-96
+7 984 280-26-65

Fomba Yacouba, a student at the Preparatory Department from Mali. Fomba Yacouba is 23 years old. In 2020, he graduated from the prestigious educational institution Lycee Fily Dabo Sissoko in his home country. He is studying at the FESTU Preparatory Department “Russian Language Center” within the Russian Government quota. Later, he is planning to continue his education by pursuing a degree in Chemistry at Far Eastern Federal University in the city of Vladivostok.

I am the first Malian student at FESTU. And I arrived in Khabarovsk purposefully to study at the FESTU Preparatory Department. The opportunity to study so far from home is a very important thing in my life. I hope that living in Khabarovsk will help me not only to master Russian but also to learn more about the cultural traditions of Russia.

Special aspects of learning Russian at FESTU

  • Highly qualified teachers of Russian as a foreign language
  • System approach
  • Connection between theory and practice
  • Comprehensible course content
  • Individual approach
  • Using visual aids

Preparatory Department “Russian Language Center”

Supplementary general education program (2 semesters)

Study areas

  • Engineering
  • Technology

Tuition fees per year 150,906 RUB (1,588 USD) 

Students from China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Mali are studying at the Russian Language Center today.

Russian language courses

In the 2023/24 academic year, the tuition fee for the Russian as a Foreign Language programs is calculated individually, depending on the number of students in a group, learning goals, and the number of program hours.

Head of the Center

Antonina Rudenko

+7 4212 40-72-04

Khabarovsk International Summer and Winter Schools

Main programs:

  • Intensive Russian language course
  • Russian language plus a professional module (Civil Engineering, Management, Logistics)
  • Familiarization with Russian culture
  • Ethnic cuisines of the peoples of Russia

The course fee is calculated individually based on the number of students.


How to overcome difficulties when learning Russian

  • Communicate with native speakers
  • Watch movies and read books in Russian
  • Don’t be afraid of everyday communication (shopping, going to hairdresser’s parlors or barbershops, etc.)

Language learning games help consolidate the learned language rules and norms

  • Games create a relaxed atmosphere that most closely resembles the real communication situation where students fulfill their communicative potential to the fullest extent possible and overcome the language barrier that way.
  • A favorable atmosphere is created in the classroom.
  • Russian language learning games help students relax and relieve emotional stress.
  • Games are a group activity that considerably increases the volume of students’ oral activities.
  • Teachers use entertaining games mainly aimed at changing the activity type.

An example of the active use of the game in learning Russian

A free dictation is a dictation where the teacher dictates the text by parts, and students render the text read by the teacher freely rather than word for word. Free dictations help introduce specific vocabulary and various syntactic structures into the speech practice of international students. Free dictations are more effective than rendering with a grammar task as the author’s text rendered by parts has a greater influence on international students’ speech.

When moving to Khabarovsk to study at FESTU, you should remember that:

The direct distance between Khabarovsk and Moscow is 6,100 km, while the distance between Khabarovsk and the Chinese city of Fuyuan is only 65 km. Khabarovsk picks up several Chinese TV channels, and you can even see the territory of China from the high cliff on the Amur River.

The average yearly temperature in Khabarovsk +2.4 °C. The temperature peaks have been updated quite recently:

– 40.0 (January 14, 2011) for winter and + 36.7 (June 2010) for summer. Meanwhile, Khabarovsk is located on the same latitude as the city of Sochi.

Khabarovsk is one of the champions in the number of sunny days per year among the major Russian cities. The sky over the capital of the Russian Far East is cloudless 300 days a year.

The Khabarovsk Bridge and the Amur Cliff with the monument to Count Muraviev-Amurskiy are depicted on the 5000-ruble banknote, which is the largest denomination in Russia at the moment.

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