Transbaikal State University

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TSU is a multidisciplinary educational, scientific and innovative center that provides multi-level training of specialists for industrial enterprises, state and municipal authorities, and security, defense and law enforcement agencies.

The university is the region’s leader by the number of majors and fields of study, from philology to mining engineering. It is ranked among the Top 3 universities in the Far Eastern Federal District.
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Why TSU?

  • High-quality education at an affordable price
  • Education based on cutting-edge research taking into account the current requirements and needs of the job market and industry
  • A wide range of sought-after majors allows students to get a profession of the future – IT, power engineering, civil engineering, mining engineering, contemporary art, international trade, law, business, pedagogy and psychology
  • Great experience in training personnel for major Russian and international companies
  • The international student support system at the university: the Russian Government scholarship, adaptation activities and tutor support, the international office
  • The comfortable and safe city located in one of the most beautiful regions of Russia
  • The small hospitable city is conducive to studies and will surprise you with Transbaikal people’s geniality.

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  • Faculty of Mining
  • Faculty of Construction and Ecology
  • Faculty of Power Engineering
  • International Faculty of Law and Business
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of History and Philology
  • Faculty of Sociology
  • Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Technologies
  • Faculty of Culture and Arts
  • Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports

English-taught Master’s programs

  • International Trade
  • International Relations
  • Tourism
  • Enterprise Economics


If you have decided to study at Transbaikal State University, you must get an invitation to study. For this purpose, you must send your documents to

List of documents:

  • Passport copy
  • Translation of the passport into Russian
  • Educational certificate
  • Translation of the educational certificate into Russian
  • Completed application form

2024 Admission regulations

Admission Office

+7 302 235-16-35
+7 302 235-98-71

Preparatory Department

TSU offers foreign citizens courses in Russian as a foreign language to prepare them for admission to degree programs.

Study areas

  • Economics
  • Medicine and Biology (enrollment with the opportunity to study at Chita State Medical Academy)
  • Humanities
  • Culture, Arts, Creativity

Duration: 6-12 months

Tuition fees 42,500 – 85,000 RUB

The Preparatory Department offers:

  • a flexible schedule and lower tuition fees compared with other universities
  • intensive and game-based learning
  • learning the Russian language through exploring Russian culture
  • excellent results of the final test following the course completion

The Preparatory Department students are accommodated in the dormitory.

Accommodation fee 5,500 RUB per month

After completing the course, students can take a test in Russian as a foreign language. If the students pass the test successfully, they can obtain a state-recognized certificate confirming a certain level of Russian language proficiency and then apply for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs at TSU.


The university staff members:

  • meet students and accompany them to the university
  • help with documents and health insurance
  • help with accommodation
  • provide comfortable study and living conditions

Starting from the first year of study, international students take an active part in the university’s social, mass cultural and research life. All students can take advantage of a whole world of new opportunities, including more than ten sports clubs, dancing, singing, media center, volunteering, student canteens, coworking areas, and a library.

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