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Ukhta State Technical University, USTU

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Description of Ukhta State Technical University, USTU

  • Location: Ukhta, Komi Republic, Russia;
  • Age of students: from 15 years;
  • Type of training: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The year of foundation of the university is considered to be 1958, when the training and consulting center of the Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry named after I.M. Gubkin was opened in Ukhta.

USTU is one of the largest multidisciplinary technical universities in the European North of the country, the flagship university of PJSC Gazprom.

Faculties and colleges

The university includes:

  • 3 faculties:
    • Petroleum;
    • technological;
    • economics, management and information technology;
  • 2 branches:
    • Vorkuta;
    • in Usinsk;
  • Industrial Institute (secondary vocational education).

Scientific achievements

In the field of scientific and innovative activities of USTU, the following strategic projects are outlined:

  • development of oil and gas condensate and oil fields with hard-to-recover reserves;
  • physical and mathematical modeling in Earth sciences;
  • ensuring reliability and environmental safety in the construction and operation of drilling, oil and gas and pipeline facilities in the Far North and permafrost;
  • development and improvement of technical means and technologies for the rational development of forest resources in the Far North;
  • development of high-strength frost-resistant composite building materials for the arrangement of civil and industrial facilities in the subarctic territories.

The university conducts research within the framework of 7 scientific and pedagogical schools:

  • Actual problems of formation, forecasting, prospecting and exploration of deposits;
  • Machines, equipment and processes in oil and gas production and transport in the Far North;
  • Application of physicochemical and rheological methods of research of anomalous oils to improve the efficiency and safety of their pipeline transport;
  • Drilling wells in the European North;
  • Experimental and theoretical studies of physical and mechanical systems based on structural and analytical mesomechanics and methods of non-destructive testing, taking into account wave processes;
  • Topical issues of oil and gas transportation and storage;
  • Management of socio-economic processes in the context of sustainable development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation.

The University is the founder of two scientific journals.

Things to know about

The University is a member of the Presidium of the Nedra Consortium of Universities.

The total number of the teaching staff of the university is 211 people, including:

  • 18 doctors of science;
  • 109 candidates of sciences.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Ukhta State Technical University, USTU

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from 211640.00 ₽ / year
from 211640.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

USTU Residential Complex:

  • 13 dormitories;
  • 7 apartments, including:
    • 2 apartments in Usinsk;
    • 1 apartment in Vorkuta.

Catering facilities of the university:

  • canteen at 44 Pervomayskaya Street;
  • the dining room "Old Castle" and the buffet in the educational building B;
  • canteen in the educational building L;
  • a canteen in the building of the sanatorium "Krohal";
  • 3 buffets in educational and laboratory building A;
  • dining room in the building of the Vorkuta branch of USTU.

Activities Ukhta State Technical University, USTU

The Joint Council of USTU students includes:

  • Student Council;
  • MShSO "Severyanin";
  • Student Information Agency "IA_USTU";
  • SPE Student Section;
  • Student Scientific Society;
  • Philosophical Club;
  • Poetry Club;
  • Student Creative Association;
  • Student Sports Association;
  • Student section of the trade union;
  • Council of Volunteer Associations:
    • Victory Committee;
    • VO "Bogatyr";
    • VO "Big Brother";
    • All-Ukrainian Union "Children's House";
    • event volunteers;
    • search party "Ukhtinets";
    • club of volunteer fire rescuers and volunteers "Ugolek";
    • University headquarters of the VOD "Victory Volunteers".

The university conducts various activities to involve students in innovative activities, including compulsory courses for first-year students on their integration into the scientific life of the university.

Creative activity in USTU is represented by such teams as:

  • United BIT dance team;
  • vocal studio;
  • Frescoes Theatre Studio;
  • club of sports ballroom dance "Duet-USTU".

Sporting events:

  • Championship in cross-country skiing for the prizes of the participant of the Olympic Games in Sapporo, a graduate of USTU I.G. Pronin, within the framework of the Championship of the Komi Republic in the standings of the Spartakiad of municipalities of the Komi Republic;
  • Martial Arts Festival "Martial Arts Week" in 5 types:
    • Kyokushinkai;
    • boxing;
    • kickboxing;
    • Greco-Roman wrestling;
    • sambo;
  • Table Tennis Championship of the Northwestern Federal District;
  • Championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in dance sport "Student Ball";
  • Championship and Championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Cheer-Sport;
  • All-Russian sports event "Ski Track of Russia" and others.

In addition to participating in university sports events and competitions, during the year students go to competitions at the regional and national level.

Representatives of student associations and faculties provide all possible assistance and conduct joint activities with the Children's Home of the city of Ukhta.


  • Cooperation with foreign universities and enterprises;
  • Targeted training in state-funded places.

Facilities and equipment at Ukhta State Technical University, USTU

The university has:

  • 12 educational and laboratory buildings;
  • 13 dormitories;
  • a large scientific and technical library;
  • publishing and printing base;
  • a powerful sports complex;
  • sanatorium-preventorium;
  • swimming pool, educational and geodetic base;
  • training and experimental oil field;
  • educational and experimental forestry.

On the basis of the university there is an oil and gas training ground.

USTU Sports and Recreation Complex:

  • sanatorium "Planet University";
  • Burevestnik Sports Complex;
  • ski and sports base "Shining of the North";
  • stadium;
  • arched structure for the gym;
  • USTU swimming pool;
  • football field (USK Burevestnik).

The Burevestnik Sports Complex includes:

  • a large game hall with stands for 500 seats;
  • 2 training halls for team sports and physical education;
  • wrestling hall;
  • boxing hall;
  • 2 gyms;
  • Swimming pool with 6 lanes of 25 meters.

Near the Burevestnik sports complex there are:

  • equipped hockey court;
  • football field with artificial turf;
  • gymnastic ground.

The university has local computer networks, all computers used for educational purposes have access to the Internet. 

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year begins on September 1 and is divided into two semesters, each ending with a test and examination session in accordance with the curriculum.

Additional expenses of students may include fees for accommodation in dormitories (for nonresidents), meals, leisure and other expenses. 

Enrolment process

For admission, you must provide:

  • passport;
  • a document on education - a certificate or diploma;
  • SNILS;
  • 2 photos;
  • documents confirming special rights, individual achievements and benefits.

You can apply for admission and documents in person, by mail or online.


Partner enterprises of the university for the employment of graduates:

  • PJSC "Surgutneftegaz" (Surgut);
  • Urengoy Drilling Branch of Gazprom Drilling LLC (Urengoy);
  • PJSC "Podzemburgaz" (Shchelkovo);
  • LLC "RN-Drilling" (Usinsk, Nefteyugansk);
  • Gazprom Dobycha Nadym LLC (Nadym);
  • Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk LLC (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Yagelny settlement);
  • Gazprom Invest LLC (St. Petersburg);
  • Zarubezhneft-Dobycha Kharyaga JSC (Usinsk);
  • Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala LLC (Makhachkala);
  • Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta LLC;
  • LUKOIL-Komi LLC;
  • Transneft North;
  • LUKOIL-Ukhtaneftepererabotka LLC;
  • Branch of Gazprom VNIIGAZ in Ukhta;
  • Gazprom Pererabotka LLC;
  • LLC "NIPI Oil and Gas USTU";
  • Rosseti of IDGC of the North-West in the Republic of Kazakhstan, etc.

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

Applicants to the university must meet the following requirements:

  • age from 17 years;
  • completed education is not lower than secondary complete general, confirmed by the relevant document.

The minimum number of points according to the results of the exam:

  • Informatics and ICT — 44;
  • Physics — 39;
  • chemistry — 39;
  • Mathematics — 39;
  • Biology, 39;
  • Geography — 40;
  • Foreign language – 30;
  • Social Studies — 45;
  • History — 35;
  • Literature — 40;
  • Russian language — 40.

Scholarships Ukhta State Technical University, USTU

The following types of scholarships are paid at USTU:

  • State Academic;
  • Increased state academic;
  • Nominal scholarship of Transneft, JSC;
  • Rosneft Corporate Scholarship;
  • Special scholarships of the LUKOIL Charitable Foundation;
  • Nominal scholarships of the Government of the Republic of Komi;
  • Scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation in priority areas of modernization and technological development of the Russian economy.

In addition, the university provides financial support to students who find themselves in a difficult life situation.

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  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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