Volgograd State Agricultural University

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Bachelor's programs
Specialist's programs
Master's programs
PhD programs
scientific schools
centers and laboratories
international students

Volgograd State Agricultural University is the largest educational institution that trains highly qualified agribusiness personnel and the leading agricultural science center in the Low Volga Region. VolSAU is a federal research and methodology center that provides advanced training and professional retraining for agribusiness heads and specialists in the Southern Federal District.

Specialists are trained in 14 integrated groups of majors. 98% of graduates are successfully employed by the top agribusiness enterprises in the Volgograd Region and Russia.

Faculties and institute

  • Faculty of Agricultural Technology
  • Faculty of Biotechnologies and Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Processing Technologies and Commodity Science
  • Faculty of Ecology and Land Reclamation
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Electric Power Engineering
  • Institute of Continuing Education

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Tuition fees per year

110,000 – 160,000 RUB

How to get into VolSAU

  1. Choose the way to get admitted: through Rossotrudnichestvo or on a contract basis
  2. Prepare the documents for admission in a timely manner
  3. Submit the document package to the Admission Office within the prescribed time limits
  4. Successfully pass entrance exams in the chosen field of study


  • International passport which is valid for at least 1.5 years
  • Notarized/consular translation of the passport
  • Document confirming previous education with all transcripts
  • Notarized/consular translation of the document confirming previous education with all transcripts
  • Consular legalization/apostille (if necessary)
  • Recognition of academic credentials (if necessary)
  • One 3×4 cm photo
  • Medical certificate confirming the absence of contraindications to studying in Russia, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS

Admission regulations

Foreign citizens and stateless persons are eligible for state-funded higher education in accordance with the international agreements or within the Russian Government quota as well as at the expense of natural persons and legal entities.

When applying for fee-paying places in Bachelor's and Specialist's programs, foreign citizens take the same entrance exams that Russian citizens do.

Admission Office

Olga Gorbunova
Executive Secretary
+7 8442 41-17-78

Elena Kazantseva
Head of the International Office
+7 8442 46-94-87

OST-WEST International Educational Programs Center

  • Implementation of international educational programs, socio-cultural projects and continuing professional education programs
  • One-year pre-university Russian as a Foreign Language course
    • teaching Russian from scratch
    • a special teaching methodology helping speak Russian confidently, in particular, pronounce vowels

As the evidence from practice shows, students from Arab countries and countries of South Asia face specific challenges, sometimes considerable, when pronouncing some vowels. For the last two years, VolSAU has been successfully using a special methodology of teaching Russian to students from Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt

  • Socio-cultural adaptation programs. International students participate in various cultural and sports events such as festivals, meetings, roundtable discussions, tours, and seminars

International cooperation

  • Volgograd SAU is a member of the European Association of Science and Education (EASE)
  • The university initiated adoption of the International Charter for Agricultural Universities and establishment of the International Association "Agricultural University Complex”
  • The university has more than 68 partners from 26 countries, including the top universities in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, international funds and organizations

The only language of instruction for all educational programs is Russian

Popular study programs

  • Informatics and Computer Engineering
  • Technosphere Safety and Environmental Engineering
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
  • Economics and Management
  • Electrical and Heat Power Engineering

The university has six dormitories accommodating around 2,500 students, a canteen, and a health camp. All international students are accommodated in the university dormitories, get assistance in executing their documents while checking in and getting health insurance.

The International Office staff members support students when they fall ill and have to seek medical care and when they get migration registration.


  • Social support center
  • Creative youth center
  • Psychological and pedagogical support center

The center specialists will help students:

  • find a solution in difficult straits
  • harmonize relationships with the people around them
  • cope with anxiety
  • increase the level of cognitive skills
  • develop teamwork skills
  • choose effective conflict resolution strategies
  • find the individual professional development path
  • choose suitable techniques for Improving the adaptation level
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