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Tomsk Polytechnic University - Institute for International Education 

Annually thousands of highly skilled engineers and specialists, who received the education in Russia, are employed to transnational companies (Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung Electronics, Intel, General Electric, British Petroleum, Shell)...
Tomsk University


Bachelor's degree programs (4 years)

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering*
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Protection
  • Management

Master's degree programs (2 years)

  • Material Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • International Business
  • Business Administration


Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. Degree programs (Major fields)

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Geology and Oil and Gas Industry
  • Material Science and Technology of New Materials
  • Electronics, Microelectronics and Optotechnics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Production of Inorganic Matters
  • Synthesis and Production of Polymers
  • Ceramics Technology, Biotechnology
  • Environmental Protection
  • Economics, Accounting, Management
  • Public Relation, Marketing, Advertising
  • Sociocultural Services and Tourism
  • Linguistics

*accredited by Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)
**accredited by ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)


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Tomsk Polytechnic University
Institute for International Education
30, Lenin Prospect, 634034 Tomsk, RUSSIA
Tel/Fax: + 7-3822-563-304



Location: Tomsk City
Date of foundation: April 29, 1896
Number of graduates: 130 000
Number of students: 25 000
Number of international students: 1 500
Academic staff: 2000
Language of instruction: Russian / English
Number of courses: 200
Apply on-line today www.iie.tpu.ru

TomskRussia, the biggest country in the world, is located in the eastern part of Europe and the northern part of Asia. Russia has for centuries been known as a country of rich culture. It has achieved much in classical music, literature, art, ballet, science, and sport. All this gives the country a certain amount of cultural prestige in the world.

Russia is a country with great scientific potential. Many Russian scientists became Nobel Prize winners: Peter Kapiza was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1978 for discovery in the field of the physics of low temperatures; in 2000 Jores Alferov won a Nobel Prize for progress in electronics. As a result of a great emphasis on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, space and aviation research is generally of a high order.

Annually thousands of highly skilled engineers and specialists, who receive their education in Russia, are employed by multinational companies (Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung Electronics, Intel, General Electric, British Petroleum, Shell and etc.). This is due to the really high level of training at Russian universities. Tomsk is one of the educational centres of Russia (the third after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg) providing students with education internationally recognized at a standard reasonable cost and with a rich student life at low expense.

Waiting to be discovered…
Tomsk is located almost in the geographical centre of Russia on the picturesque bank of the River Tom. In 2004 Tomsk celebrated its 400th anniversary. The city is constantly growing. Many new buildings and districts spring up every year. Today its population has reached 600, 000. The main branches of industry here are: oil and gas, instrument making, machine building, metal and wood processing, food processing, thermal and electric power production.

Tomsk is a cultural centre. There are many theatres, museums, concert halls, cinemas, libraries, a Philharmonic Society and historical places, the Siberian botanical gardens. Tomsk is a city where students can find many places to relax after classes. There are many cafes, restaurants, snack bars and bistros, night clubs and discos, sports facilities and bowling parks in a number of places round the city.

Tomsk is famous for its scientific and educational spheres. There are 6 universities, 20 higher research institutes and many specialised colleges and schools training specialists in engineering, medicine, education, art, etc. Currently, each sixth person of the city is a student. That is why Tomsk is often called “a student town”. Tomsk Polytechnic University has great experience in teaching international students and providing them with the infrastructure for successful studying.

TomskGood University – good career
Tomsk Polytechnic University was founded in 1896. Since its foundation it has always attained leading positions among Russian technical universities. It is a significant state scientific and educational centre of Russia. In 2007 the University has won a state grant under the program “Innovative Educational Programs of Russian Universities in 2007-2008” for the project “Innovative educational program at the University of advanced training of elite specialists and professionals of international level in priority fields of science, technology and technical development”.

The University is a member of authoritative European associations such as Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) and Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER). The University is an innovative one and actively develops cooperation with leading European universities and organisations. Since 2003 the University awards European diploma supplements, offers a 2-cycle education system and allows the transfer of credits from reputed higher educational institutions on the basis of ECTS.

Tomsk Polytechnic University offers a wide range of services and programs for international students from all over the world. More than 20 countries are represented at the university: Italy, Canada, Ghana, Korea, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Ireland, Vietnam, Scotland, Jamaica, Jordan, Colombia, China, Nigeria, Iran, Germany, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Czech Republic, Mexico, Cyprus.

Institute for International Education is a department of the University aiming to provide international students with educational, social, and other services, including:
Academic consulting
Admission and visa support
Medical insurance and medical care
Orientation program
Social events

The University provides students with:

  • more than 200 undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral courses in different fields of engineering, economics, humanities and linguistics.

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph. D. degree courses in Russian medium (major fields):

  • Computer engineering
  • Geology and oil and gas industry
  • Material sciences, nano-technologies
  • Electronics, Microelectronics, Optoengineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical power engineering
  • Environmental protection
  • Economics, Accounting, Management
  • PR and Marketing
  • Sociocultural service and tourism
  • Linguistics

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph. D. degree courses in English medium (major fields):

  • Computer science
  • Computer engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Environmental protection
  • Management
  • Material science
  • Applied physics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Linguistics

International degree courses in English medium are accredited by Canadian and USA boards.

Pre-University course
All international students willing to go on to a course of Higher Education in Russian are offered a one-year Preparatory Course, which serves to prepare an applicant for taking a University degree program. The Russian language module occupies the major part of the Preparatory program, Maths, Physics, Introduction to Engineering Graphics, Biology, Russian Literature are offered. 

All-year round comprehensive Russian language courses
Students may choose the course according to their level of knowledge or specialisation: courses for beginners and for those who want to develop their language skills, training for the Test of Russian as a foreign language.

Summer School, Winter School, Short-term courses
The University offers all-year round Russian language courses and Short term courses in English language medium for group or individually. For every student, it’s a great opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills, and get the University certificate corresponding to the European credit transfer system.

Academic exchanges
Coming to our University on Academic exchange programs, international students get an excellent chance to acquire work experience in international research teams, communication skills in international professional environment. Fruitful and challenging campus academic atmosphere will help students in their future successful career.

Place to study and fun
University students come from many parts of the world, bringing with them a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, special interests, talents and cultural heritage and we intend to do everything possible for them to acquire maximum skills and pleasant impressions from studying and living in our hospitable city of Tomsk.

The University provides international students with accommodation which corresponds to the requirements of a comfortable and up-to-date hostel. The cost of rooms may vary from 30 USD to 104 USD. Two student hostels, located in 10-15 minutes walk to University buildings, for more than 500 international students equipped with modern household appliances, Internet access, excellent conditions for living and studying. Different clubs and studios help students to actively participate in sport and creative life.

At the University international students have all conditions for intellectual and cultural progress. Sport events, excursions, festivals, acquaintance with foreign traditions and cultures will not let our students become bored here. Modern facilities - new buildings, laboratories, up-to-date computer equipment, free Internet access, free library giving access to world-wide electronic resources -  ensure individual success of every student and make them feel at home.

The excitement of staying in Tomsk will encourage students to come here again.  

Come and join us!

Institute for International Education
Tomsk Polytechnic University
30, Lenin Prospect,
634034 Tomsk, Russia
Tel/Fax: +7-3822-563304



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