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Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture, VGAFK

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Description of Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture, VGAFK

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

The Academy was founded in 1960 in Volgograd on the basis of the Stalingrad State Institute of Physical Culture.

Educational process

The educational process of the academy includes lecture courses, courses of physical and physical-specialized education, the passage of educational and pre-diploma practice.

Faculties and colleges

The educational process is carried out on the basis of the following faculties:

  • physical culture and sports;
  • scientific and pedagogical education;
  • distance learning;
  • additional education and pre-university education.

Scientific achievements

On the basis of the academy, the journal "Physical Education and Sports Education" is published.  VGAFK specializes in the following branches of science:

  • Human and animal physiology;
  • Physical culture and professional physical education;
  • Theory and methods of sports;
  • Health-improving and adaptive physical culture;
  • Methodology and technology of vocational education.

Things to know about

Among the graduates who left the walls of the FSAFK, there are such famous personalities as:

  • Leonid Slutsky is a Russian football coach;
  • Oleg Veretennikov - Soviet and Russian football player;
  • Yelena Isinbayeva is a Russian pole vaulter;
  • Maxim Opalev is a Russian canoeist;
  • Tatyana Lebedeva is a Russian track and field athlete;
  • Larisa Ilchenko is a Russian swimmer;
  • Denis Pankratov - Russian swimmer;
  • Andrei Dolopchi - Soviet and Russian basketball player;
  • Andrei Krivov - Russian football player;
  • Elena Slesarenko is a Russian high jumper;
  • Olga Bondorenko is a Russian long-distance runner.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture, VGAFK

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All year round
from 151500.00 ₽ / year
from 151500.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 161100.00 ₽ / year
from 161100.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 163500.00 ₽ / year
from 163500.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For nonresident full-time students, the academy provides a dormitory for 631 places: double (136) and triple (118) rooms. 

For catering, VGAFK has a buffet.

Activities Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture, VGAFK

  • Healthy Lifestyle Week;
  • Healthy Lifestyle Week "Be healthy!";
  • Kickboxing tournament "Sports Generation";
  • All-Russian competition "My Country – My Russia";
  • Volgograd Region Boxing Championship;
  • Basketball Championship;
  • Action "Perform the right movements!";
  • Student Congress "Sports and Creative Forum";
  • Competition "Snow Queen Cup";
  • Open lecture on the topic: "Mental trauma of early development: factors and consequences";
  • International Sports and Creative Forum;
  • All-Russian review competition "Russia is a football country";
  • Concerts "In the style of rock" and "I sing you, Russia".

Facilities and equipment at Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture, VGAFK

The educational process takes place on the basis of four educational and scientific buildings with classrooms for theoretical classes. All classrooms have modern material and technical equipment: projectors, screens and computers. The Academy provides for education:

  • Educational and sports building for athletics;
  • The body of the complex swimming pool (open and closed type);
  • More than 10 gyms;
  • Football field;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Basketball and volleyball courts.

Also, students are given access to the educational and scientific library for 79 seats.

Admission dates and extra charges

The educational process in the 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 VGAFK, students incur the following additional costs:

  • to pay for accommodation in a dormitory;
  • Transport;
  • for foodstuffs;
  • for leisure and recreation.

Enrolment process

For admission to the academy, you must provide:

  • Identity document, citizenship;
  • State-issued document on education and qualifications;
  • Documents confirming the use of the right to admission within a special quota;
  • Documents confirming individual achievements, the results of which are taken into account at admission;
  • A document confirming registration in the individual accounting system (if any);
  • 2 photographs (for those entering the education based on the results of entrance examinations conducted by the Academy independently).

The necessary package of documents is provided to the university:

  • By mail;
  • In person to the admissions office;
  • Through EPGU.

Enrolment statistics

At the moment, more than 1200 undergraduate and graduate students are studying at the academy.


After graduating from the academy, the graduate becomes a specialist in the field of physical education and teaching in demand in the labor market. The Academy provides freedom in improving personal skills in a particular sport, which will allow you to improve and reach new titles and heights.

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

For admission to undergraduate educational programs, you must:

  • Completed education is not lower than secondary general;
  • Points received for the exam are not lower than:
    • Russian language — 40;
    • Social Studies — 45;
    • Biology — 39.
  • Passing the entrance test in physical education, which is conducted independently by the academy.

For admission to master's programs, you must:

  • Completed higher education;
  • Successful completion of the entrance examinations of the university with scores not lower than those established independently by the academy.

For admission to postgraduate programs, you must:

  • Completed higher education;
  • Successful completion of entrance examinations, with a score of at least 40:
    • Special discipline;
    • Philosophy;
    • Foreign language.

Scholarships Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture, VGAFK

As material support for students, the university allocates the following scholarships for students:

  • State academic - 1880 rubles per month;
  • State social - 2820 rubles per month;
  • Graduate students - 3690 rubles per month;
  • Increased state academic scholarship for students with achievements in any one or more fields of activity - 6000 rubles per month.

In addition, the university provides financial assistance to those in need.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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