Irkutsk State University

Irkutsk Region
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Bachelor's programs
Specialist's programs
Master's programs
PhD programs
foreign citizens from 35 countries

Irkutsk State University is the region's largest scientific and educational institution. The university provides training in a wide range of subjects in natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, pedagogy, and linguistics.

Foreign citizens can choose any field of study at the university.


  • Institute of Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication
  • Institute of Social Sciences
  • International Institute of Economics and Linguistics
  • Pedagogical Institute
  • Law Institute


  • Faculty of Biology and Soil Studies
  • Faculty of Geography
  • Faculty of Geology
  • Faculty of History
  • Siberian-American School of Management
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Business Communication and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Chemistry

How to get into ISU

  1. Choose a field of study and financing option (fee-paying place/state-funded place)
    If you have any questions, you can contact the university representative by email

  2. Submit the complete package of documents
    The documents are submitted to the university's Admission Office on June 20 – August 18, 2024. You should submit the notarized translations of your passport and academic credentials

  3. Pass the university's entrance exams
    The entrance exams will be held on August 19-30, 2024. The exam schedule will be sent to your email address

  4. Get an official invitation from the university
    If you successfully pass your entrance exams for fee-paying places, the university representative will send you the agreement

  5. Get an official invitation from the university
    The invitation will be issued within a month

  6. Buy a ticket
    You should buy a ticket to Irkutsk and inform the university coordinator of your arrival to arrange the meeting at the airport

  7. Arrival in Irkutsk and registration at the university
    The university representative will meet you at the airport and take you to the dormitory, and the International Office staff member will familiarize you with the rules of stay in Russia and will help you get migration registration

Foreign citizens can take their entrance exams online.

Popular fields of study

  • Philology
  • Journalism
  • International Relations
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Informatics
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Social and Human Sciences
Education and Pedagogical Sciences
Humanities and Languages
Information and Communication Technologies, Information Security, and Computer Sciences
Art and Culture
Social and Service Industries
Engineering, Technologies and Engineering Sciences
Oyuna Losova
International Office Specialist
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Address and contacts
664003, Россия, Сибирский ФО, Иркутская область, Иркутск, улица Карла Маркса, 1
Irkutsk State University in the HED magazine
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