South Ural State University

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Bachelor’s and Specialist’s programs
Master’s programs
PhD programs
research and education centers
international laboratories
research institutes
international students from 56 countries

South Ural State University is one of the Russian higher education leaders, the region's center for innovative development in Digital Industry, Material Science, and Ecology.

The university’s advantage is high-quality education at affordable prices.


  • Institute of Architecture and Construction
  • School of Medical Biology
  • School of Economics and Management
  • School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
  • Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communications
  • Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Law
  • 46 small innovative enterprises

SUSU campus is one of the best and the largest in Russia. The dormitory buildings are within walking distance of the educational buildings. The campus is located in the center of Chelyabinsk and comprises nine dormitories. It is located near the vast urban woodland with the culture and recreation park, the student medical center, a swimming pool, gyms, and the shopping center.

Multilingual website

VK – @susu4you

Tuition fees per year

≈ 1 600 – 2 400 USD*

*The exchange rate can fluctuate

Documents required for admission

to Bachelor’s and Master’s programs

  • International passport
  • Document confirming previous education
  • Translations of documents into Russian

Entrance exams are held in test format or individually in interview format

Applicants from the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean can be eligible for the Russian Government Scholarship.

The scholarship covers the tuition fees for the entire period of study, including a preparatory course and a monthly scholarship covering the living expenses.

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The SUSU International Office provides visa support and assistance in executing documents and checking in at the dormitory and makes arrangements to meet and accompany new students.

How to apply?

  1. Send your documents to    applicant@susu
  2. Fill in the application form, sign the contract, and pay for your studies
  3. Get an invitation to enter Russia

Application deadline is August 1

International Student Support

+7 902 607-99-64 WhatsApp, Telegram
+7 351 272-30-86


The languages of instruction are Russian and English

To pursue Russian-taught programs, international students can take a one-year preparatory course throughout the year to master Russian and special subjects in Russian as part of the SUSU Foundation Program.

Foundation Program for International Students

Starting level is А0

650 hours of the Russian language and 550 hours of subjects within the chosen study area.

Study areas

  • Engineering sciences –engineering, information technology, car manufacturing, civil engineering, architecture
  • Humanities – law, history, linguistics, psychology
  • Medical sciences –sport and health research
  • Economic sciences – economics, management, marketing, business administration, econometrics
  • Natural sciences – biology, physics, chemistry, nanotechnologies

Tuition fee 99,000 RUB ≈ 1,200 USD (the exchange rate can fluctuate)

Tais Craveiro, Brazil. SUSU PhD student

Таис Кравейро, Бразилия. Аспирантка ЮУрГУ

Год назад я поступила на подготовительный факультет ЮУрГУ, чтобы выучить русский язык и в дальнейшем поступить в аспирантуру. До этого момента я уже получила степень бакалавра по истории, и изучала кино в магистратуре. В то время меня заинтересовало искусство незападных стран, и я исследовала кино Советского Союза и Китая.

У меня уже был опыт обучения за рубежом. 14 лет назад я начала учить китайский язык и поехала в Китай. Я уверена, что понять культуру и погрузиться в нее невозможно без знания языка.

Желание учиться в аспирантуре в России не было спонтанным. Я знала, что здесь есть отличные университеты. ЮУрГУ как раз из таких, один из лучших. Так я оказалась на Урале.

В Бразилии я немного учила русский, и это очень помогло мне. Базовое знание языка и любовь к русской культуре, истории, литературе, кино и балету – все это помогло мне с удовольствием погрузиться в учебный процесс. Русский – очень красивый и интересный язык, но он очень трудный, поэтому изучать его надо серьезно. Очень помогло то, что кроме занятий мы посещали музеи и ходили в театры. Конечно, у меня еще есть трудности с языком, поэтому я продолжаю заниматься каждый день. Кроме того, мне всегда помогают российские коллеги в университете и другие люди.

Я очень быстро адаптировалась к климату и людям. В свою первую зиму в России я много гуляла, потому что русская зима очень красива. Снег везде, снежный лес, снежный город! Я не боюсь холода. Зима – прекрасное время года, если ты правильно одет.

Я побывала в Москве, Санкт-Петербурге, Пушкине, Выборге и Екатеринбурге. Это очень красивые и интересные города, в которых мне удалось узнать много нового об истории России и познакомиться с очень приятными людьми.

Могу сказать, что обучение в российском университете – это прекрасный жизненный опыт и что Россия – стала моим вторым домом!

Tais Craveiro, Brazil. SUSU PhD student

A year ago, I entered the SUSU Foundation Program to learn Russian and embark on a PhD program later. Before that moment, I had already earned my Bachelor’s degree in History and studied cinema as part of my Master’s program. At that time, I took an interest in the art of non-Western countries, and I studied the cinema of the Soviet Union and China.

I’ve had experience of studying abroad already. Fourteen years ago, I started studying Chinese and went to China. I am sure that understanding the culture and cultural immersion is impossible without knowing the language.

My wish to pursue a PhD degree in Russia was not spontaneous. I knew that there were excellent universities here. SUSU is one of the best universities. That’s how I found myself in the Ural region.

In Brazil, I learned a little Russian, and this helped me a lot. Basic knowledge of the language and love of Russian culture, history, literature, cinema, and ballet – all of this helped me enjoy my learning process. Russian is a very beautiful and interesting language, but it is very difficult, and you should study it intensely. Besides having classes, we went to museums and theaters, and this was very helpful. Of course, I still have some difficulty studying the language, that’s why I keep practicing every day. Besides, I always get help from my Russian colleagues at the university and other people.

I adapted to the climate and people very quickly. In my first winter in Russia, I walked a great deal because Russian winter is very beautiful. Snow is everywhere, the forest is snowy, and the city is snowy! I am not afraid of the cold. Winter is a great season if you are dressed properly.

I’ve been to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Pushkin, Vyborg, and Ekaterinburg. These are very beautiful and interesting cities where I managed to learn a lot of new things about Russian history and get acquainted with very nice people.

I can say that studying at a Russian university is a great life experience and that Russia has become my second home!

Popular programs in English 

Bachelor’s programs, 4 years

  • Mechatronics and Robotics. Mechatronics
  • Food Technology and Catering. Functional Foods and Nutrition
  • Economics. International Economics and Trade

Master’s programs, 2 years

  • Heat and Power Engineering. Heat Power Engineering
  • Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Electrical Power Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technological Machinery and Equipment
  • Mechatronics and Robotics. Mechatronics
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Finance and Credit
  • Law
  • Philology
  • International Relations


The university has a team of tutors helping international students adapt and become a part of new student life. The tutors’ responsibilities are to meet and accompany students, help them with accommodation, familiarize them with the university and city, adapt them to academic life, etc.

International full-time students can find employment.

The cost of living in Chelyabinsk is affordable compared with other major cities in Russia. The approximate cost of living in Chelyabinsk is 25,000–30,000 RUB (300–350 USD) per month.

The Chelyabinsk Region has beautiful nature. Chelyabinsk boasts a lot of parks, museums, theaters, and various sights. The city holds plenty of events such as concerts, stage performances, sports competitions, festivals, and others.

Association of International Students and Alumni

  • International student adaptation and support
  • Development of international relations and cultural exchange
  • Organizing and holding international events

Center for Sociocultural Adaptation

  • Russian Speaking Club
  • Creative master classes
  • Familiarization with Russian culture and history
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