Far Eastern State Transport University. Admissions

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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, work as economists and financiers.

  • 19 000+ students, including 667 international students from 14 countries
  • 1,400 state-funded places in 2021
  • 88% employed graduates
  • 25% of FESTU students work during their studies

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Tuition fees per semester

390 – 1,500 USD

Admission to state-funded places

To apply for a state-funded place within the quota, you should register on Future-in-Russia.

The selection process takes place in two stages

  1. Applicants are selected by the committee of the Russian embassy in their country of residence. The documents of the approved candidates are sent to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia from where they are sent to the universities.
  2. The applicants' documents are sent out to the universities they chose, where the final admission decision is made. The processing status can be tracked on russia-edu.ru website by the file number.

Admission to fee-paying places


  • Application for admission
  • Original document confirming foreign education and /or foreign qualification
  • Scanned copy of the academic credential issued by the foreign state and legalized in accordance with the established procedure
  • Scanned copy of the certified translation of the main academic credential issued by the foreign state
  • Scanned copy of the international passport in a native language (which is valid for at least 18 months from the moment of enrollment)
  • Scanned copy of the certified translation of the international passport into Russian

Upon arrival in Russia, you should undergo a medical examination

FESTU scholarships

  • State academic scholarship
  • State bursary
  • Scholarship from Director General of the Russian Railways Holding
  • Scholarship from the Head of the Far Eastern Railway
  • Russian Government Scholarship, and others

Arrival at Russia

After foreign nationals are admitted to FESTU, they must get a study visa to enter Russia. The visa is processed based on the official invitation from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

To get a study visa, you must contact the consular department of the Russian embassy in the country where the entry study visa will be processed.

After you get an official invitation and visa, you can buy a ticket to Khabarovsk. The staff members of the International Student Office of FESTU International Relations Department will meet you at the airport or railway station.

Popular programs

Bachelor's programs

  • Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Security
  • Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence Systems in Arts and Humanities

Specialist's programs

  • Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures
  • Railway Traffic Control Systems
  • Construction of Railways, Bridges and Transport Tunnels
  • Psychology of Employment Activity
  • Economic Security
  • National Security Law

Master's programs

  • Informatics and Computer Engineering RU, EN
  • Information Security
  • Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering RU, EN
  • Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Transport Process Technology

PhD programs

  • Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Construction Engineering and Technology
  • Information Security
  • Electric Power Engineering and Heat Power Engineering
  • Land Transport Engineering and Technology

The full list of training programs

Double degree programs

Bachelor's programs

Russian-Chinese Institute of Transport (RCIT) 

  • Land Transportation and Technological Complexes, major: Carriage Engineering
  • Construction, major: Transport Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

2+2 Program

Studying at RCIT at the premises of FESTU (two years) + a course of study at Dalian Jiaotong University (two years) with an opportunity to undertake work placement at Chinese industrial enterprises in corresponding industries.

4+0 Program

Studying at RCIT at the premises of FESTU (four years) + preparation for a graduation thesis following the course of study at Dalian Jiaotong University in China.

The best graduates have an opportunity to get a prestigious high-paying job at major construction and transport companies in Russia and China.

Solbridge Intermational School of Business, Republic of Korea

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Trade
  • Service
  • Tourism

Khabarovsk International School

Summer and winter schools

  • Study programs
  • Master classes
  • Tours and entertainment program
  • Transfer services
  • Accommodation in the university dormitory

+7 4212 407-462

Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens

When applying to the Preparatory Department, applicants fill in the application form and specify that they don't speak Russian and need pre-university training.

  • Unique teaching methods
  • Classes are conducted offline and online
  • Attendees master the basics of Russian phonetics, grammar and lexis at A1-В1 levels

Duration: 1, 2, or 3 semesters.

Irina Kharina
+7 4212 407-017

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