Karachay-Circassian State University. Enrollment Campaign

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bachelor’s programs
master’s programs
PhD programs
research areas
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> 200
partner organizations
> 6,000
> 1,000
international students from 13 countries

KCSU is an educational, scientific and cultural center of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. It promotes the preservation of historical heritage, national identity, languages of the region’s peoples, strengthens friendship and mutual understanding among them. It trains multi-skilled specialists: students earn not only major degrees but also minor degrees. Founded in 1938.


  • Philogogy
  • Culture and Arts


  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Pedagogy
  • History
  • Natural Sciences and Geography
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology and Social Work
  • Economics and Management
  • Advanced Training and Professional Retraining of Specialists


  • 4 educational buildings, one educational and laboratory building
  • 2 comfortable dormitories
  • Archeological Museum
  • Centers of Abazin, Nogai, Circassian, Slavic and Karachai cultures
  • UNESCO Chair branch (the research area is Theory and Practice of Multilingual Education)
  • A large hall for sports games, two gyms, a wrestling room, a gym hall
  • Teberda and Makhar training and recreation facilities, Arkhyz Mountain Sports Club
  • Driving school

VK – @kchgu
Instagram – @kchgu (Meta is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia)

Enrollment campaign – 2021

Bachelor’s programs

Document submission

  • June 20—July 20 for those taking internal exams
  • July 10 for those taking creativity or professional exams

Entrance exams

  • July 11–29

Master’s programs

  • Document submission – June 20—July 20
  • Entrance exams – July 21–30

Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus may apply for state-funded places on general terms.

All international applicants may apply for fee-paying places.

For international applicants

Admission Office

+7 87879 2-73-37

Tuition fees per year

Full-time study

bachelor’s programs 82,800 — 155,400 RUB
master’s programs 134,700 RUB

Extramural study

bachelor’s programs 31,000 — 62,100 RUB
master’s programs 62 100 RUB

Joint Master’s programs

  • Environmental Studies and Natural Resources Management (Environmental Monitoring for Sustainable Development major)
  • Applied Informatics (Mathematics and Information Support for Business Operations major)

Key scientific schools

  • Theory, history and typology of Caucasian and Turkic languages
  • Ethnopedagogy
  • Theoretical and applied aspects of psychological science in secondary and high school
  • Methodological support for teacher training
  • History and culture of the Caucasus peoples

Research areas in natural sciences

  • Biodiversity of mountain regions
  • Mountain ecosystem and human health
  • Basics of rational use of natural resources in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic

Research laboratories

  • Environmental geology and natural resources management
  • Teacher training and ethnocultural research in education
  • Multilingual and multicultural education
Shamukhammet Pashchyev, Turkmenistan. Student of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, laureate of Russian national award "Student of the Year"

Since my freshman year I've been living the student life to the fullest. I study well, write scientific articles, receive an increased academic scholarship, am socially active and have been my faculty's Head of the student self-governing body for several years. I am also a Head of a cybersports club and a member of our university's standup comedy Club of the Funny and Inventive.

Each day I discover something new. I am sure that you can achieve a lot if you want it, and I strive towards the goals I've set for myself. I have a lot of plans for future. But I am sure of one thing — everything that the Karachay-Circassian State University has given me cannot be overestimated, and I will remain grateful to my alma mater for the knowledge, experience, self-development opportunities.

Supplementary programs for foreign citizens

  • Russian as a foreign language: interactive teaching methods, distance learning technologies, thematic tours
  • Adaptation program "Socio-cultural, Regulatory and Communication Environment of Russian Universities

The programs are tuition-free

Popular majors

  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Recreational Geography and Tourism
  • Journalism
  • Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Applied Informatics in Economics
  • Applied Informatics in State and Municipal Management
  • Foreign Languages  
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Management in Education
  • ICT in Education
  • Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Tutoring in Education
  • Socio-cultural Design Management and Creativity in Education
  • Decorative and Applied Arts
  • Environmental Design

Foreign partner universities

  • University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Erciyes University, Turkey
  • Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

KCSU is a basic Russian university for Rock Climbing, Mountain Hiking, Alpinism as part of international sports cooperation between Germany and Russia.

Business partners

For active interaction with employers, KCSU has concluded around 200 cooperation agreements with partner organizations. Among its partners are the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) – Russia’s largest center for basic research, and the State Natural Biosphere Reserve.

Anna Cheatwood, USA. Undergraduate of the Karachay-Circassian State University Philology Institute

I've had interest in foreign languages since childhood, my dream was to visit Europe, to see Russia. I've entered the KCSU Master's program in the English Language mostly because I enjoy the magnificent mountains, lush nature, good climate, successfully developing tourism industry. This is great for promoting top-level tourist services where skilled interpreters are in high demand. Thanks to the support from my teachers and the university management, I have created a project called "English Vacation in the Mountains" for the students who plan to work in tourism and translating, as well as for those who try to improve their international communication skills and obtain an experience in talking to native speakers.

Student and Graduate Employment Promotion Center

  • Cooperation with employers
  • Promotion of employment of graduates and temporary employment of students
  • Additional workshops for students on employment and adaptation to the job market
  • Assistance in building an individual learning path and portfolio that confirms graduates’ professional competence
  • Job fairs, presentations of professions, career days

KCSU graduates

  • Scientists, public figures and politicians, honored teachers, school principals and deputy principals, deputies, authors of school and university textbooks, heads of municipal districts, staff members of ministries
  • Poets, writers, workers of culture and arts of Russia, well-known journalists, popular singers, members of the Union of Artists, famous designers, landscape designers
  • Archivists, archeologists, historians, geographers, physicists, mathematicians, programmers, psychologists, social workers, chief accountants, employees of tourist firms, hotel business representatives
  • Honored coaches, winners of World and European championships, world student Universiades and Russian championships
Yalkap Kasymov, Turkmenistan. Student of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Geography and founder of Karakum dance ensemble, the winner and awardee of all-Russian and regional contests

I decided to start the Karakum ensemble when I was a freshman. I was homesick, missing our traditions and culture. While talking to other students from my country, I realized that I was not alone in my homesickness. That's how an idea was born — to create a space for young people where we can gather, share our memories of Turkmenistan, show the culture of our homeland to the locals. My idea was supported by the university management, and we decided to start a dance ensemble.

Arkhyz Mountain Sports Club

  • Developing mountain sports, extreme and wellness tourism
  • Organizing sports competitions and tourist events
  • Training competitive mountains managers and guides for the republican tourism and sports industry

VK – @arhyzclub

KCSU Student Council implements scientific and social projects, makes student life bright and eventful, helps first-year students adapt to a new environment.


  • Young Generation all-Russian contest
  • Seliger and Kaspiy all-Russian youth education forums
  • All-Russian Student Forum of Social Forums
  • Mashuk North-Caucasus Youth Forum
  • Caucasus Games
  • Russian South Science Festival
  • Day of Science
  • Festival "I am a First-Year Student"
  • KVN (Club of Funny and Inventive)
  • Haute Cuisine gastronomic festival
  • Turkmenistan Neutrality Day
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