National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University". Admissions

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Bachelor's programs
Master's programs
Master's programs with international participation
Specialist's programs
PhD programs
foreign students

The university provides training in all areas of the oil and gas industry: from exploration, extraction, transportation, processing of oil and gas, creation of technology and information support for engineering processes to studying economic and international aspects of the oil and gas market.

2 branches:

  • Orenburg, Russia
  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Tuition fees per year

300,000 – 400,000 RUB
Preparatory Department 220,000 RUB

Required documents

  1. Original educational certificate legalized in accordance with the established procedure (apostille or legalization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country/Russian consulate)
    • For Bachelor's degree applicants: complete secondary education certificate specifying the subjects studied, the number of academic years, and grades
    • For Master's degree applicants: Bachelor's degree certificate specifying the subjects studied, the number of academic years/credits, and grades
    • For PhD degree applicants: Specialist's and Master's degree certificates specifying the subjects studied, the number of academic years/credits, and grades
  2. Certified copy of educational certificate/diploma and all transcripts, certified translation into Russian
  3. Passport copy
  4. Certified translation of passport into Russian
  5. Medical certificate confirming that the applicant has no contraindications to studying (general medical condition)
  6. HIV and syphilis certificate (original)
  7. 3×4 cm photos
  8. Resume – for Master's and PhD degree applicants
  9. Summary on the supposed topic of the thesis – for PhD degree applicants
  10. List of scientific papers – for PhD degree applicants

International Students Office 

Head of the Department
Alexander Shcherbina
+7 499 507-91-85

Enrollment campaign – 2022

  • Those who apply within the Russian Government quota take an exam in the Russian language
  • Those who apply on a fee-paying basis take exams in mathematics and the Russian language

The admission regulations can change in 2022. Follow the news on

Admission of foreign citizens

Doors Open Days are held annually on the last Sunday of November and March. Join us online on the university website

Admission requirements

The language of instruction is Russian. You can pursue Master's programs in English.

You can study Russian at

  • the university's Preparatory Department
  • you can get a Russian language certificate at TORFL testing centers in your country of residence

Popular fields of study

  • Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Informatics and Computer Engineering
  • Cybersecurity

Double degree programs

Master's programs

  • Offshore Field Development Technology. University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Advanced Well Construction and Operation Technologies. Chair of Drilling and Completion Engineering of the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Leoben Mining University, Austria

Preparatory department

  • Bachelor's programs. Russian language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Drawing, Informatics
  • Master's and PhD programs. Russian language, Further Mathematics, Informatics

After graduates of the Preparatory Department successfully pass their final exam, they are admitted to entrance exams for the first year of Bachelor's/Specialist's/ Master's/PhD studies.

Studying at the Preparatory Department, you will get better acquainted with the university, attend Doors Open Days, and choose an educational program

International Students Office

Ngantsele Miet Pishel Dorsia, Congo. The third-year student at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Ecology

I entered Gubkin University within the Russian Government quota. But before I was admitted, I had studied Russian at the preparatory department in Nizhny Novgorod.

My future profession is ecology. This field of study is popular almost all over the world. Now I am studying a lot of chemistry disciplines. To make progress, I have to pore over my textbooks.

The university offers plenty of interesting things, for example, student life. I couldn't even imagine how diverse student life is: festivals and competitions, outdoor events. I am going to take part in the Oil Queen contest. 

Russian is very difficult. But if you master it, you'll have great opportunities.

Oil and Gas Engineering

Bachelor's programs

  1. Drilling of Oil and Gas Wells (full-time)
  2. Operation and Maintenance of Oil Production Facilities (full-time)
  3. Operation and Maintenance of Gas and Gas Condensate Production Facilities and Underground Storages (full-time, part-time)
  4. Construction and Repair of Gas and Oil Pipelines and Storage Facilities (full-time, part-time)
  5. Operation and Maintenance of Transport and Storage Facilities for Oil, Gas and Refined Products (full-time, part-time)
    • Experimental work at the department laboratories
    • Work on onshore and offshore drilling simulators

Career prospects

  • Drilling supervisor, process engineer
  • Manager
  • Assistant driller, driller, well service operator, oil and gas production operator, operator of booster and cluster pump stations, water and oil pretreatment plants
  • Production submanager at oil and gas companies
  • Positions at design, engineering and research organizations

Most international students are sought after by oil and gas companies all over the world.

Famous alumnus

Anicet Gabriel Kotchofa is a graduate of the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics of National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University"

  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin in the Russian Federation and in the CIS countries (2012–2016)
  • Deputy Secretary-General, High Commissioner for International Cooperation at the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization
  • Director-General of the International Coordination Council of Educational Institutions Alumni INCORVUZ
  • Executive Member of the International University Sports Federation
  • Founder of the Association of International Students and Deputy Head of the Board of Trustees of the Association of International Students in Russia
  • Chairman of the Association of Friends of Russia
  • Associate Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University
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