Voronezh State Technical University. Acquaintance

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bachelor's programs
specialist's programs
master's programs
P.h.D. programs
> 800
students from 68 countries
branch in Borisoglebsk

VSTU is a large center for research and education, innovation and technology, and culture. It is one of the leading universities for engineering and technology in Russia.

Founded in 1956.

VK – @politexvoronezh
Instagram – @vgtu_official (Meta is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia)
Twitter – @VSTUnews
Telegram – @VSTU_today

Tuition fees per year

109,670 — 215,730 RUB

Maria Lugovskaya, Moldova

When choosing a university, I was motivated by the prospects I'll have after graduation and the skills I'll acquire and be able to use in my future career. Now I am a fifth-year student and work for a construction company. I chose VSTU on my friends' recommendations.

In the beginning, it was not easy to study, but our teachers always supported us. Besides teaching a degree program, they shared the cases from their professional life, tackled practical challenges from their personal experience.

Enrollment Campaign – 2021

from June 15 – for secondary vocational education programs
from June 20 – for Bachelor's and Specialist's programs
from July 14 – for Master's programs

To enter the university, applicants must pass entrance exams.

The Most Popular Majors And Fields Of Study

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures
  • Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Design
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electric Power and Electrical Engineering

Admission Office

Admission guide for foreign citizens
+7 962 325-80-00

dissertation councils
> 100
research laboratories and centers
research areas

Priority Research Areas

  • New materials and coatings
  • Resource and energy efficiency technologies
  • Ecology. New technologies of waste disposal and water purification
  • Affordable housing, construction technology and housing and utilities. Construction of cheap housing from composite and organic materials. Heat pumps
  • Electronic technologies and robotics. Microrobots, design of unique electronic devices
  • Transport technologies and road construction. New technologies of highway construction

VSTU is a member of several international educational associations, including the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF), the International Association of Civil Engineering Universities, and the Association of Russian and Azerbaijani Universities.

Professor Y.M. Borisov Research Equipment Sharing Center is a structural research unit of the university. Staff and students conduct their research in key research areas using world-class high-technology equipment.

Un Phangavuth, Cambodia

Studying in Russia had been my dream since childhood when I heard the story of Gagarin, the first human in space. I studied physics and mathematics for a long time, and then I went to Voronezh.

It's not easy to study in a foreign country, that's true. But I like the way our university treats international students – teachers are always helpful. I got comfortable quickly and even found a job in my field. Now I am getting practical experience and designing buildings, but I hope to set up my company in the future.

Career Prospects

The Voronezh Region is one of the most developed industrial centers of Russia.

The university's cooperation with the largest regional enterprises offers international students opportunities to:

  • improve their professional skills at manufacturing sites
  • participate in real projects and R&D
  • become professionals
  • find jobs in their degree fields

Enterprises' leading specialists are:

  • invited to give classes
  • supervisors and advisors of graduation projects
  • members of state examination boards

The university focuses on developing the competencies sought-after by top Russian and foreign high-tech companies.

VSTU graduates are successful in various areas of architecture, construction, engineering, electrical engineering, and other industries, showing themselves as creative people and good planners.

Among graduates of different years are outstanding scientists and engineers, engineering staff and senior managers of industrial enterprises, senior government officials.

The graduation employment rate is over 98 %

International Education

  • English-taught Master's program in Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Double degree program in Engineering Restoration of Urban Buildings and Structures with University of Genoa

International Cooperation

  • Internships for students and teachers at machine-building enterprises in the Czech Republic
  • Participation in the winter school at Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, Azerbaijan
  • Online lectures for students of Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
  • Winter PR school held together with Sofia University, Bulgaria

Partnership with 51 foreign universities and organizations from 28 countries

  • University of Genoa, Italy
  • Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Andijan State University, Uzbekistan
  • University of Banja Luka, Serbia
  • University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • University of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

The German firm Helling is one of VSTU's key foreign partner companies. Under the cooperation agreement, the university established a customer application center for non-destructive testing, with equipment provided by Helling, founded a Nathanael Riess (Helling President) personal scholarship for the best university students.

VSTU administration has a strong focus on the future career of their graduates. To help them adapt to the labor market after graduation, the university annually sets up a committee for the promotion of employment of young specialists.

The Student Internship and Employment Office of VSTU's Curriculum and Instruction Department, together with the degree-granting departments, organizes meetings of prospective employers with students in each field of study (major).

Ndefoh Ebuka Anthony, Nigeria

I already have a degree in Architecture, and I also decided to get a degree in engineering at VSTU.

In the beginning, I was not sure that I would stay in Russia for long. Quite a new experience, different culture, different approaches to the construction industry. But as time went on, this became a sort of professional challenge for me. Now I can compare construction solutions of different countries and choose the best strategies in my practice. I am in love with my profession and ready to take part in projects even for free to gain new experience.

Preparatory Course For International Students

  • Russian language courses
  • Assistance in adaptation
  • Integration into the cultural environment
  • Training in engineering and technology programs
  • Advisory and methodological support

Course fee 72,000 RUB

Phon Samnang, Cambodia

Approaches to education are quite different in my country and Russia. VSTU teachers give us a lot of theoretical knowledge and always strive to put us on the track of creativity. When I was doing my first projects for a real customer, I felt an enormous sense of responsibility, but everything worked out. Now I want to find my unique original style so that people can recognize my buildings. I like blurring the line between the old and the new. My basic principle is respect for the history of location and nature!


VSTU enrolls students from:

  • CIS and former USSR countries (Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan)
  • Other countries (Iraq, Nigeria, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Nepal, Zambia, Côte d'ivoire, Syria, Vietnam, Egypt, Algeria)

Center For Intercultural Communication "Territory Of Communication"

  • Russian language classes
  • Code of conduct in cross-cultural communication
  • Creative laboratory
  • Research laboratory
  • History of culture in Russia
  • Russian law basics
  • Consulting on Russian law and education issues


  • Festival dedicated to the International Mother Language Day
  • The Student Leader competition is aimed to find and support interested and talented young people
  • The Friendship Cup futsal competition between the teams of international students
  • Participation in the volunteer movement
  • WorldSkills
  • Traditional celebration of Africa Day, Nowruz
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