Foreign citizens have been trained at Mining University (then Mining Institute) since 1946. Over this period, the University has developed a well-structured system of training international students and accumulated vast experience of working with foreign nationals. Since 1946, over 6000 foreign nationals from more than 80 world countries received education in various specialities and technical fields at our University.

Recently, the University has undergone a broad-scale reconstruction and modernization of its facilities, which provided the University and its students with well-equipped classrooms, state-of-the-art computer classes and centers, laboratories outfitted with the newest instruments and training units. All this makes the University attractive to foreign nationals in search for education that meets modern international standards.

University education covers the following types of training:
  • Pre-university training (the Preparatory Department and short-term Russian language courses)

  • Training under the educational programs for Bachelor’s degree, Specialist’s degree and Master’s degree students 

  • Postgraduate training (postgraduate school, doctoral studies, internship programs)

  • Continuing education (in a broad spectrum of training programs)

Foreign nationals can study both at the expense of the RF Federal Budget and on the contract basis; the cost of training is annually approved by the Academic Council of the University.

Admission of foreign citizens to university is based on:
  • The results of the entrance exams (for citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, who have the right to enter universities of the Russian Federation on a competitive basis, that is, on same basis as Russian citizens).
  • Instructions of the International Department of the RF Ministry of Education and Science (for persons coming to study on the basis of bilateral agreements with other countries)
  • The results of the admission tests and contracts for training on a fee basis.


Currently, 700 foreign students from more than 70 countries study at Mining University. Over 150 people are trained under on the tuition fee basis, while more than 500 students study at the expense of the RF federal budget, and nearly 50 people continue their education at the postgraduate school of the University.

In addition, every year students from partner universities in Europe and Asia (Germany, Finland, Poland, Romania, China and other countries) study at Mining University under double degree programs.

The Academic Council of the University allocates individual grants to talented foreign students aspiring for training at Mining University in the amount sufficient to cover living expenses and provides them with accommodation in comfortable apartments of the University’s dormitory complex.