Pyatigorsk State University

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Bachelor's and Specialist's programs
Master's programs
PhD programs
institutes and higher schools
research institutes
research and education centers and laboratories
scientific schools
research areas
students, including 211 international students

PSU trains linguists, philologists, and specialists who have a good command of foreign languages and cross-cultural communication skills in various areas such as economics, management, law, journalism, tourism, psychology, architecture, design, etc. The university offers 24 foreign languages including Russian as a foreign language.


  • Foreign Languages and International Tourism
  • International Relations
  • Translatology, Russian Studies, and Multilingualism
  • Roman and Germanic Languages, Information and Humanitarian Technologies
  • Judicial

Extramural studies, information technologies, and online projects.

Training of highly qualified personnel.

Higher schools

  • Design and Architecture
  • Management


  • 9 educational buildings, 5 dormitories
  • One of the largest libraries in the south of Russia (with a total stock of 850,000+ items)
  • 15 language and cultural centers, the business school, the legal clinic, the PROFI-SOTSILINGVA volunteer center, the media center
  • The Damkhurts health and fitness center, health-improvement facilities on the Black Sea coast


The university offers foreign citizens 2-3-person comfortable dormitories on campus. Also, they can rent an apartment outside the campus on their own. The landlord must register the foreign citizen in the rented apartment.

The well-designed security system includes electronic access cards to enter the university buildings and dormitories, a video surveillance system, 24-hour security guard services.

Physical education and sports

There are sports centers with table tennis, halls for aerobics and bodybuilding, gyms. Football, tennis, and volleyball are the most popular sports among students.

The university mountaineering club is the best one in the south of Russia. The PSU corporate banner was taken to the peaks of Mount Ararat in Turkey, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Pico de Orizaba in Mexico, Olympus in Greece, East and West summits of Elbrus, Demavend in Iran, Mount Kazbek, Ojos del Salado on the border of Chile and Argentina, Kala Patthar in Nepal, Vesuvius in Italy.

Adaptation programs

  • Familiarization with the city and its neighborhood
  • Explanation of Russian laws
  • Familiarization with the cultural characteristics of Russia
  • Assistance in solving everyday problems
  • The university has the Socio-Cultural Adaptation Club PSU TALK

Psychological support programs

  • Original programs for personal development and self-enhancement
  • Workshops aimed to develop creativity, confidence, and leadership skills
  • Professional development workshops, time management
  • Learning process adaptation workshops

Tutoring and advising programs

  • Comprehensive tutoring support in exchange education: individual work and teamwork, individual support in the educational environment, ensuring optimal teacherstudent interaction
  • Institute of advisors of academic groups and courses: assistance in solving study problems that arise


  • The Annual Friendship Festival "Russia is Our Common Home" including presentations of national dishes, traditions, culture, and performing arts by the university's multinational students
  • University contests for first-year students "Green Apple," weeks of languages, days of institutes of higher schools
  • Festive events and concerts of graduates
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Engineering, Technologies and Engineering Sciences
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Science
Social and Human Sciences
Education and Pedagogical Sciences
Humanities and Languages
Information and Communication Technologies, Information Security, and Computer Sciences
Social and Service Industries
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