Tula State University

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Tula State University (TulSU) is one of the largest universities in Central Russia and the leading scientific and educational center in the Tula Region. 

The university graduates are sough-after and top-notch young specialists highly valued by employers in the region and throughout Russia.


  • 18 Educational Buildings
  • TulaTECH Research and Education Center
  • 8 Scientific Laboratories
  • Environmental Monitoring Center
  • Engineering Center of Composite Materials
  • 14 Student Dormitories
  • Fitness Centers, Stadiums, and Swimming Pools
  • Kindergarten
  • Medical Clinical Center
  • Training and Health Center in a picturesque place on the Oka River

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Tuition fees per year

123,900 – 260,000 RUB


TulSU offers foreign nationals a wide range of educational programs, including those taught in English.

Study areas:

  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Mining and Construction
  • Computer Sciences
  • IT
  • Natural Sciences
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Medicine

The main language of instruction at TulSU is Russian.

English-taught programs

  • General Medicine (Specialist’s program)
  • Economics (Bachelor’s program)


The number of commercial places for educational programs is not limited (except the General Medicine program).

You can study in a state-funded place (for free).

250 state-funded places for international students.

Programs of student exchange with partner universities in the “International Semester” format

The application process for the academic year 2024/2025 starts on June 20.

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Russian language and pre-university training

The pre-university Russian language program is designed for international applicants who do not speak Russian.

The program is delivered in five study areas:

  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medicine and Biology

Mode of study: offline/online

Duration: 6-10 months

You can study Russian individually or in groups.

Russian is considered one of the most difficult languages to study. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, declensions, moods, and a great number of exceptions – all of this becomes really confusing for foreign nationals. However, taking a pre-university program at TulSU in small groups in an extremely international and friendly environment relieves primary stress, as a rule. Moreover, the program places emphasis on the development and consolidation of phonetic and communication skills.

After international students complete the pre-university Russian language program and are enrolled in the first year at TulSU, they get the opportunity to get legally employed while studying.

  • Summer and winter schools in Russian and English
  • International Summer School on the Russian Language, History and Culture
  • English-Language Summer School for Young Researchers “Dive into Science!”

Educational programs

Bachelor’s Programs
Master’s Programs
Specialist’s Programs
PhD Programs
Medical Residency Programs
Secondary Vocational Education Programs

More information on the educational programs and admission requirements in Russian, English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and Vietnamese

Arrival and adaptation

TulSU traditionally holds a range of activities contributing to sociocultural adaptation of foreign nationals to the study and living environment in Russia.

Numerous conferences, exhibitions, festivals, and forums are dedicated to colorful national holidays, interaction between various cultures and creativity uniting the peoples of the world.

Social and adaptation work includes:

  • meeting students at the airport and accompanying them to the university
  • working with incoming international students, where the primary objective is to help students not to feel lonely in the large multicultural environment and not to withdraw into their shell
  • psychological support
  • working with foreign compatriot associations
  • assistance in solving everyday problems as well as in receiving medical treatment

Tula is one of the oldest cities in Russia, the motherland of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. It is a city with a rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage, “the third museum capital of Russia.”

The university holds numerous conferences, exhibitions, festivals, forums dedicated to colorful national holidays, interaction between various cultures and creativity uniting the peoples of the world.

Such an eventful extracurricular program greatly facilitates foreign nationals’ adaptation to the study and living environment in Russia and helps unleash their scientific and creative potential.

The content is published at the expense of Priority 2030 (Agreement on the provision of grants in the form of subsidies from the federal budget according to Clause 4 of Article 78.1 of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation № 075-15-2024-245, Moscow, February 5, 2024)

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