Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts

Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
The university photo
educational programs
PhD programs
state-funded places for international students in 2024

Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts (ASICA) is the basic and the only regional higher education institution in Russia which trains staff in the field of culture and arts for the largest region of Russia – the northeast of the Arctic zone.

ASICA is one of the well-known leaders in training creative staff for the small-numbered peoples of the Arctic.

796 students from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), different regions of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia are studying at ASICA.


International applicants can apply to ASICA in two ways:

Firstly, you can study for free! For this purpose, you must apply for admission through the official portal of Rossotrudnichestvo – in autumn (the dates can change) and get a statefunded place at the institute.

Under the auspices of Rossotrudnichestvo, ASICA provides state-funded places for full-time students in the following fields of study:

  • Applied Informatics
  • Folk Art Culture (majors: Movie-, Photoand Video Creativity Studio Direction; Ethnocultural Center Management; Amateur Dance Company Direction)
  • Sociocultural Activity
  • Library and Information Activity
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Decorative and Applied Arts and Folk Crafts
  • Acting
  • Painting
  • Graphics

State-funded students are sure to get:

  • Scholarship
  • Accommodation in the comfortable modern dormitory

Secondly, you can apply directly to ASICA and enroll in a fee-paying place. Pay close attention to the announcements on the Rossotrudnichestvo portal, participate in the events held by the Center of Russian Culture in Mongolia, and visit the ASICA website. Do not worry if you see the requirements for competitive selection or additional creativity exams. Try to keep in touch during the admission period not to miss the call from the Admission Office staff member.


International state-funded students at ASICA who entered the institute under the auspices of Rossotrudnichestvo get state academic scholarships from the RF budget throughout the entire study period regardless of their academic progress. The state scholarship is 7,000–8,500 RUB.


To adapt international students, the institute holds mass cultural events familiarizing international students with the history and culture of Yakutia, themed concerts, discussions, movie screenings, sports and entertainment events, forums, relays, quests, creative contests and festivals. The institute students take an active part in student organizations and volunteering movements.

Social and human sciences
Art and Culture
Information and communication technologies, information security, and computer sciences
Address and contacts
677000, Россия, Дальневосточный ФО, Республика Саха (Якутия), Якутск, улица Орджоникидзе, 4
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