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Trans-Baikal State University, ZabSU

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Description of Trans-Baikal State University, ZabSU

  • Location: Chita, Russia;
  • Age of students: from 17;
  • Type: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The date of foundation of this university is considered to be 1921. At the moment, ZabSU eduactes specialists in various fields, ranging from pedagogical to construction.

Faculties and colleges

ZabSU carries out the educational process based on the following faculties:

  • mountain;
  • construction and ecology;
  • energy;
  • juridical;
  • economics and management;
  • historical and philological;
  • sociological;
  • natural sciences, mathematics and technology;
  • psychological and pedagogical;
  • culture and arts;
  • Military Centre;
  • culture and sports.

Things to know about

ZabSU occupies a leading position in its region in the number of specialties of education.  In addition, the university cooperates with the research institutes of such friendly countries for the Russian Federation as China.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Trans-Baikal State University, ZabSU

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from 150800.00 ₽ / year
from 150800.00 ₽ / year
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All year round
from 150800.00 ₽ / year
from 150800.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
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from 160100.00 ₽ / year
from 160100.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
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from 131500.00 ₽ / year
from 131500.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For nonresident full-time students and postgraduates, the university provides 5 dormitories for 1044 conats, where 1853 people can live. ZabSU also provides 2 rooms for 6 places for students with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The average cost of a hostel per month is 1000 rubles.

On the territory of the university there are 8 canteens with a capacity of more than 290 people. 

Activities Trans-Baikal State University, ZabSU

For the diversity of student life in ZabSU, the following associations carry out their activities:

  • Joint Student Council;
  • SOBOL Student Media Center;
  • Vocal pop ensemble "Ultra";
  • Folklore vocal ensembles "Zdravitsa" and "Rumyantsy";
  • KvN Open League;
  • Student People's Theater "Wanderer";
  • Theatre of Dance, Fire and Light ALIVE FIRE;
  • Sports teams;
  • Open Association of Volunteer Student Groups "Gorod'OK",
  • Rock band "Deception".

Facilities and equipment at Trans-Baikal State University, ZabSU

The process is carried out in 24 buildings with a total area of 84,000 square meters, in classrooms designed for lectures and practical classes. All rooms are equipped with new logistics, including projectors, screens, laptops, audio systems and electronic whiteboards. 

ZabSU provides students with access to the library system with a total fund of more than one million copies of literature. Students have the opportunity to use the multidisciplinary educational resource "Student Consultant", which gives electronic access to educational and methodological literature and additional publications. 

On the territory of the whole university for students free access to the Internet is organized. 

The university has its own Scientific and Educational Museum Complex, which includes:

  • Geological Museum of ZabSU;
  • Museum of History of ZabSU;
  • Museum of Ethnography and Cultures of Transbaikalia.

Admission dates and extra charges

In ZabSU, the learning process in the academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn and spring. At the end of each, an examination session is held, after which students are given a vacation (in winter in January, in summer in July and August).

When studying at the university, students assume the following additional costs:

  • Expenses for accommodation in a hostel;
  • Transportation costs;
  • Food expenses;
  • Additional spending on leisure and recreation.

Enrolment process

For admission to ZabSU, the applicant must provide the following list:

  • Identity and citizenship document;
  • Document on education and qualifications;
  • A document confirming registration in the individual accounting system (if any);
  • A document confirming disability, the right to admission without entrance tests;
  • Documents confirming individual achievements.

This package of documents can be provided to the university in the following ways:

  • Personally to the admissions office;
  • By mail;
  • In electronic form through the super service "Admission to the university online".

Enrolment statistics

During the admission campaign of 22 years, more than 4500 applications were submitted for the specialty and master's programs. At the moment, the total number of students at the university is more than 12,500 people. 


For internship and further employment of graduates, the university cooperates with the following enterprises:

  • Chita RF JSC "Rosselkhozbank";
  • CJSC "Zolotoproekt";
  • Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel;
  • LLC Norilsk Nickel — Common Service Center;
  • Department for Ensuring the Activities of Justices of the Peace of the Trans-Baikal Territory;
  • Territorial body of the Federal State Statistics Service for the Trans-Baikal Territory;
  • PJSC IDGC of Siberia-Chitaenergo;
  • Asia Pacific Bank;
  • Chitaenergosbyt;
  • Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Jewish Autonomous Region;
  • Russian Post;
  • Trade and Production Holding "RUSKLIMAT";
  • KGUP "Automobile roads of Transbaikalia".

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission to the educational programs of bachelor's and specialist's degree, the applicant must:

  • Completed education not lower than secondary general;
  • Points received for the Unified State Exam are not lower:
    • Mathematics, 39;
    • Physics — 39;
    • Chemistry — 39;
    • Informatics and ICT, 39;
    • Russian language — 40;
    • Social Studies, 45;
    • History, 35;
    • Foreign language — 30;
    • Geography — 40.

For admission to master's programs it is necessary:

  • Completed higher education;
  • Successful passing of university entrance tests, the minimum scores for which the university sets independently.

For admission to postgraduate programs it is necessary:

  • Completed higher education;
  • Successful passing of entrance tests, the minimum scores for which the university sets itself:
    • Special discipline;
    • Philosophy;
    • Foreign language.

Scholarships Trans-Baikal State University, ZabSU

For material support of full-time students, the university provides the following types of scholarships:

  • State academic - for students and graduate students;
  • State social;
  • Scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation;
  • Scholarships of the Government of the Russian Federation.

In addition, the university provides material assistance to students in need. 

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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