Lipetsk State Pedagogical University. Acquaintance

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Lipetsk State Pedagogical P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky University is a regional center for social sciences, pedagogy, culture, and humanities. It trains teachers of various subjects for the education systems of the Lipetsk Region, Russia, former USSR countries, and other countries.

Founded in 1949.

You can be eligible for a state-funded place if you are a citizen of a former USSR country. In this case, you can apply as a compatriot on equal terms with citizens of Russia.

After graduation, you can get a European Diploma Supplement that will simplify the recognition of your education abroad and help continue your studies or professional activities in European countries.

  • Institute of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
  • Institute of Philology
  • Institute of Psychology and Education
  • Institute of History, Law, and Social Sciences
  • Institute of Culture and Art
  • Institute of Physical Culture and Sports
VK – @club_official_lspu

Tuition fees per year

107,000—210,000 RUB
≈ 8,000—15,700 USD

University Science

German History Research Center

Research laboratories:

  • Semiconductor physics and solid-state electronics
  • Environmental monitoring and conservation of biological diversity
  • Neuroeducation research
  • Social research and monitoring

Academic research laboratories:

  • Chemistry and chemistry teaching methods
  • Information security
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Numerical methods
  • Psychological and pedagogical monitoring
  • Biology and plant ecology
  • Language personality: sociology and psychology of communication
  • Development of young students' creative and cognitive activities
  • The Orient history issues
  • Open GIS and data in education and geographical research
  • Web technologies and online education

Preparatory Department

Distance preparatory department—1 year, 86,000 RUB (6,302 $ at the exchange rate of the Central Bank as of February 15, 2021).

Courses of Russian as a foreign language—3 and 10 months, 6,500 $ and more.

Study areas—medicine and biology, economics, engineering, and humanities.

Admissions Office

Natalia A. Frolova
+7 4742 328-327

Nomin Buren Baatar Chimeg, Mongolia

I've been living in Lipetsk for four years already. I study at the Institute of Psychology. I got a state-funded place within the ministerial quota and chose this city from the six ones offered to me.

There are no foreigners in my group. In the beginning, Russian guys kept me at a distance, but now we get along very well. They accepted me as their friend. I like the city very much. It is peaceful and quiet, and I'm not afraid to go outside in the evening.

Let’s Go To Lipetsk

There are different ways to get from Moscow to Lipetsk

by long-distance train—a total of 16 trains are on route, average travel time is around 9 hours
by bus—a total of 24 buses are on route, average travel time is 7.5 hours
by car—it will take around 6 hours to cover a distance of 462 km
by plane—4 flights are available, fight time is 45 minutes—1 hour

Dormitory Check-In

Upon arrival, all foreigners are met by the university staff, accompanied to the dormitory (2 campuses), and helped with accommodation. International students occupy three separate floors, living in 2-3-person rooms.

The accommodation fee is 9,600 RUB (704 $ at the exchange rate of the Central Bank as of February 15, 2021) per year.

The university and dormitory have access control systems. Each entry point has turnstiles with built-in contactless card readers. Students living in the dormitory get single electronic access cards to enter the university and dormitory. These measures ensure anti-terrorist security according to Russian legislation.

Execution Of Documents

You can have all necessary documents, including medical insurance, executed at the university's international relations department.

Yulia B. Kartseva
+7 4742 32-84-75

Lyudmila A. Pervushina
+7 4742 32-83-26

Regional Specific Features

The Lipetsk Region is located in Central European Russia, 500 km from Moscow. It is a large industrial region with a few open economic zones and one of Russia’s largest steel mills.

Lipetsk is an administrative center of the Lipetsk Region, a special industrial economic zone, and a major metallurgy center. The city founded thanks to Peter the Great was recognized as the most welldesigned Russian city in 2005.

The population of Lipetsk is > 500,000 people.

The climate is moderately continental, with warm summer and moderately cold winter. All seasons are well-defined.

Average Temperature

-9.7 °С in January
+20 °С in July

Places Of Interest

The Lipetsk mineral springs with chloride and sulfate water were discovered in 1805. The city obtained the status of a resort center. The chemical content of Lipetsk mineral water is similar to that of the mineral waters of famous German resorts Liebenstein and Termont.

The famous Novolipetsk steel mill located on the left bank of the Voronezh river is almost as big as the city!

The Galichya Mountain reserve has plants that are completely uncharacteristic of the Russian Plain.

The Kudykina Mountain amusement park is located near Kamenka village. It has attractions for kids, a reserve with exotic animals, a wooden fortress, and a small lake with a beach.

Gastronomic Specialties

The Lipetsk Region is rich in numerous gastronomic specialties. Here you can taste the most delicious cucumbers, white kvass with thyme, pancake cake, monastery honey, and even local wine (over 130 grape varieties are grown in the region), duck and cabbage soup simmered in the Russian stove, many liquors made from local berries and herbs.

Shahruh Bekjanov, Turkmenistan

After successful graduation from the preparatory department, I started studying biology and chemistry at the university.

I think that the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at LSPU is one of the best in Russia. After a year spent at the preparatory department, I had a very good command of Russian. This allowed me to continue my studies here.


The teachers actively help students during both classes and extracurricular activities, improving their oral communication skills and replenishing their ethnic and cultural knowledge.

International students take part in various educational and mass cultural events such as student fairs, the Russian Language Club meetings.

At the International Friendship Club, students tell about their native countries, share their customs and traditions, show national costumes, perform songs and dances.

The tutor helps international newcomers with their adaptation. The psychologist assists in resolving complex life problems and conflicts. Joint meetings are regularly organized in the dormitories.

The most creative students take part in making videos for student social media platforms.

To familiarize students with Russian customs and traditions, the university organizes tours around the city and region, to theaters, museums, exhibitions of all kinds. In winter, students go to the ski resort and take part in Russian winter entertainment.


Sport plays an important part in international students' life. Twice a week students work out in the university sports hall and in the new gym that can be rightfully considered the best one in the Lipetsk Region.

African students organized their football team. They take an active part in city and regional relay races, Universiades, and traditionally win prizes in LSPU football and basketball championships.

Ismael Mohammed Tamarhan Ismael, Iraq

I've been living in Lipetsk for three years. I study English and French at the Institute of Philology. It was my long-nurtured dream to study in Russia.

I really like living in Lipetsk, the atmosphere is friendly. I'd like to pursue further studies here. Certainly, it's difficult to study on a level with Russian guys. Russian differs much from my native Kurdish—we even write the other way.

Graduates Are In High Demand At Educational Institutions And Relevant Agencies All Over The World:

  1. Anuuzhin Ayurzana works as a manager at Rotenzo, a major Mongolian company selling household appliances, furniture, and electrical goods.
  2. Diana Nigay and Aysoltan Mommaeva are school teachers in Turkmenistan.
  3. Nguyen Thao Phuong works at the design studio in Hanoi.
  4. Algafayli Rayan Reshid works at Saudi Arabia Embassy in Moscow.
  5. Salam Mohammed Husswein Karim, a citizen of the Republic of Iraq, completed his postgraduate studies at Lipetsk State Pedagogical P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky University. Now he works at the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates, at the academic services office of the Department of Physical Education and Sports. He is an international judo referee and was the Head of the Technical Committee at the 2019 Paralympic Games.
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