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Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU

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Description of Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU

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

The university was founded in 1930 in the city of Volgograd. At the moment, VSTU is the leading university of the Volga region, one of the largest scientific centers in the South of the Russian Federation.  

Faculties and colleges

The educational process of the university takes place on the basis of the following faculties:

  • automated systems, transport and weapons;
  • road transport;
  • technologies of structural materials;
  • food production technologies;
  • economics and management;
  • electronics and computer engineering;
  • chemical-technological;
  • architecture and urban development;
  • construction and housing and communal services;
  • transport, engineering systems and technospheric safety;
  • pre-university education;
  • education of foreign specialists.

Also, VSTU has the following branches:

  • Kamyshin Technological Institute;
  • Volga Polytechnic Institute;
  • Volga Scientific and Technical Complex;
  • Sebryakov branch (Mikhaylovka).

Things to know about

In 2020, VSTU was awarded the medal "For Merit to the Volgograd Region": the university became the first organization in the region to be awarded this award.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU

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All year round
from 130240.00 ₽ / year
from 130240.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 130240.00 ₽ / year
from 130240.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 138760.00 ₽ / year
from 138760.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 150140.00 ₽ / year
from 150140.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For nonresident full-time students, the university provides a campus with 7 dormitories with a capacity of 3321 seats.

The university has 14 buffets in two buildings for 1038 seats.

Activities Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU

The following events are carried out by VSTU:

  • Forum of Young Scientists of the South of Russia "Leaders of Change";
  • Competition research institute of VolgSTU;
  • Visiting School of Young Scientists and Researchers of the Volgograd Region;
  • Regional Conference of Young Researchers of the Volgograd Region.

Facilities and equipment at Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU

The educational process takes place in two buildings with a total area of more than 6.8 thousand square meters. The buildings are equipped with classrooms for theoretical and practical classes, equipped with modern material and technical and professionally specialized base.

For sports there are 14 sports facilities, including volleyball and basketball courts, gyms and swimming pools. On the territory of the university, students have access to high-speed Internet.

Admission dates and extra charges

At VSTU, 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 holidays (in winter in January, in summer in July and August).

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

  • Accommodation and meals;
  • Transport;
  • For leisure and recreation.

Enrolment process

For admission, the applicant provides:

  • Identity and citizenship document;
  • Document on education and qualifications;
  • SNILS (if any);
  • A document confirming disability and / or the right to admission without entrance tests;
  • Documents confirming individual achievements;
  • Two photographs (for persons entering the education on the basis of the results of entrance examinations conducted by the organization independently).

Documents are sent to:

  • Personally to the admissions office;
  • By mail;
  • In electronic form through EPGU (super service "Enter the university online").

Enrolment statistics

In 2022, more than 9,000 applications were submitted for admission to VSTU, the average score for which was 66.69.


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

  • JSC "FNPC Titan-Barricades";
  • JSC "Volgogradneftemash";
  • LLC LUKOIL-Volgogradneftepererabotka;
  • Branch "Volgograd Aluminum Plant of the Siberian-Ural Aluminum Company";
  • Volga Pipe Plant;
  • JSC "Volzhsky Orgsintez";
  • LLC "Concession of heat supply".

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, 44;
    • Russian language — 40;
    • Literature: 40;
    • Social Studies, 45;
    • History, 35;
    • Biology, 39;
    • Foreign language — 30.

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 completion of entrance tests with scores not lower than 61:
    • Special discipline;
    • Philosophy;
    • Foreign language.

Scholarships Volgograd State Technical University, VSTU

The university provides material support to its full-time students:

  • State academic scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • State social scholarship;
  • Scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation;
  • Scholarships of the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • Personal scholarship of the Primary Trade Union Organization of VolgSTU students;
  • Scholarship named after V. I. Vernadsky;
  • Scholarship named after A. I. Solzhenitsyn;
  • D. S. Likhachev Scholarship;
  • Gaidar Scholarship;
  • Maslyukov Scholarship;
  • Scholarship of the Hero City of Volgograd;
  • Personal scholarship of the Volgograd region. 

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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