Volga State University of Water Transport

Nizhny Novgorod Region
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Volga State University of Water Transport trains highly qualified personnel to work on river and maritime transport and at the water transport infrastructure facilities.

Studying at VSUWT offers ample career opportunities in the transportation industry, well-paid jobs, a high level of proficiency in English, including international maritime English, extensive knowledge in many areas, from hydrometeorology and sailorizing to medicine and international law, and, of course, a great opportunity to see the world. 

VSUWT advantages

Today the university is rightfully considered a leading transport university in the Volga region. It is ranked so high thanks to both highly qualified academic staff and modern facilities and resources.

The university boasts a number of unique simulators for future navigators, mechanics, electromechanical technicians, radio officers and ecologists to hone their practical skills: virtual reality simulator for ship damage control, TRANSAS NTPro-5000, ERS-5000, MARLIBSNPro-500, NT-6000.

Career prospects

The third-year students of the Maritime Academy obtain an international certificate of able-bodied seaman, a certificate of seaman, motorman, river fleet steersman. These certificates allow them to serve as ratings on marine vessels of Russian and foreign companies.

Senior students can undertake internships in any region of the world. The salary for seaman students pursuing internships and especially the salary for graduates – deck officers is several times higher than onshore personnel's salaries.

After completing their studies, VSUWT graduates obtain a full package of international documents allowing them to work on vessels of Russian and foreign companies, with subsequent promotion to captain inclusive.

Adaptation at the university

  • International students can participate in a wide variety of cultural and sports events held at the university
  • The annual rowing and sailing festival YalFest – Welcome to the Rowing Club of the Volga University!
  • The annual Congress of Young Scientists is waiting for its guests in a cozy summer camp in the pine forest on the bank of the Volga river
  • The festival of maritime and river careers
  • The job fair – interesting proposals from the most prestigious employers for senior and final-year students
  • Student project fair
  • Sports clubs: basketball, volleyball, judo, table tennis, power lifting, etc.

The VSUWT dormitory is located in the heart of the city and only ten minutes' walk from the university.

Address and contacts
603005, Россия, Приволжский ФО, Нижегородская область, Нижний Новгород, улица Нестерова, 5
Volga State University of Water Transport in the HED magazine
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