Educational programs that Astrakhan State University delivers differ in their level (bachelor or master), in forms of their coverage (full-time, part-time, or distance), in types of their coverage (main or parallel studies), and in delivery methods (stationary and distance programs).
Computer classrooms and laboratories of ASU are equipped with modern hardware and license software. All our buildings are united into a single computer network. Any user can access our internal educational resources and the Internet.

Astrakhan State University is a member of the Association of Universities of the Caspian Region; it is developing its international relations actively. Jointly with its partners – universities of Finland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, France, China, Iran, Egypt, the United States, and other countries – it delivers the following programs:

  • Short-term language courses;
  • Student exchange programs;
  • Joint research and innovative projects;
  • Joint courses for its students;
  • International conferences.

In 2007, ASU signed “double-diploma” agreements related to joint master programs with the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France) and with Clark University (Massachusetts, USA).

Students from Iran, Korea, Italy, France, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, Congo, and many other countries study at our University. Some of our programs have been certified by the European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS).

ASU has been selected by Harvard University as a pilot site in Russia to deliver an educational program in international competitiveness.
ASU is striving to form a multilingual educational environment, which implies that training of a competitive specialist is based on each student’s studies of 1 or 2 foreign languages throughout the whole period of their education to apply the obtained language skills in their further professional activities.
ASU has become one of Russia’s 16 basic universities that form the University of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
ASU participates in the World CDIO Initiative.
ASU houses the UNESCO Chair “The Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development”, which aims to form a regional system of continuing education, to tackle issues of our integration into the Bologna Process, to create suitable conditions to provide employment and to improve living standards of the local population, to reduce social tension, and to prevent conflicts between people of different ethnic origins and different religions.
ASU is one of Eastern Europe’s most rapidly developing innovative universities; it unites both academic traditions and modern technologies in its activities.

faculty of physics & technology

faculty of mathematics & information technologies

faculty of architecture & design

faculty of agribusiness, technologies, & veterinary medicine

faculty of geology & geography

chemical faculty

biological faculty

faculty of psychology

faculty of pedagogics & social work

faculty of physical training & sports

historical faculty

faculty of social communications

law faculty

faculty of foreign languages

faculty of foreign languages


It is an excellent variant for residing of tourists, students, small families of travelers! For comfortable residing here there are separate rooms both for girls, and for young men, with placing 3-4 persons in number on two-story beds! There is a general cozy kitchen, shower rooms, training apparatus for fitness, a zone lounge


Astrakhan is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. This is the oldest economic and cultural center of the Lower Volga and the Caspian region included in the list of historical cities of Russia.

It is located about 1,400 km southeast of Moscow in the upper part of the Volga River Delta, on 11 islands of the Caspian Lowland.

Main Attractions of Astrakhan

The Astrakhan Kremlin (1580-1620) is the main historical and architectural attraction of Astrakhan. This picturesque ensemble of monuments of defense architecture, religious, and civil architecture includes 22 objects of the 16th – early 20th centuries. The Cathedral of the Assumption (1699-1710), the largest Orthodox church in Astrakhan, is located on its territory. This is one of the best examples of Russian church architecture of the early 18th century.

The Embankment of Astrakhan is one of the favorite places for walks. Here you can see a number of old buildings, unique fountains and enjoy the views of the Volga – the main river of Russia. The Petrovsky Fountain also known as the Musical Fountain is of the greatest interest. The show takes place every hour and is especially beautiful in the evening when the illumination is turned on.

“Selenskiye Isady” is the most famous market in Astrakhan that has become a popular tourist attraction. Here you can buy mainly processed fish: dried, smoked or caviar. The choice is very wide and a lot of sellers offer to taste their fish products. Prices are relatively high, but you are allowed to bargain – it is a market after all. Pokrovskaya Square, 3?. Opening hours: 08:00-18:00.

If you are interested in ecotourism, then from Astrakhan you can go on an excursion to the Astrakhan State Natural Biosphere Reserve located southeast of the city. Its territory is included in the list of wetlands of international importance. Tsarev River Embankment, 119.

Astrakhan State Picture Gallery named after P. M. Dogadin is the largest art museum in the Astrakhan region. The collection includes works by famous Russian artists of the 18th-20th centuries including the Russian avant-garde. The gallery also has a large collection of West European engravings of the 17th-19th centuries. Saratovskaya Street, 14. Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 (Thursday: 13:00-21:00). Day off: Monday.

House of the Merchant G. V. Tetyushinov (1872) – a unique two-story wooden building used as a museum and cultural center. Kommunisticheskaya Street 26. Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 (Thursday: 13:00-21:00). Day off: Monday.

Cathedral of St. Vladimir (1895-1902) – one of the main Orthodox cathedrals of Astrakhan. It was built in honor of the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, as a monument to this significant historical event. General Yepishev Street, 4.

Saray-Batu is a tourist center dedicated to the history and culture of the Golden Horde Khanate located in the Kharabalinsky district of the Astrakhan region, northwest of Astrakhan, near the village of Selitrennoye, in places where the old capital Saray-Batu used to be (also known as Saray-Al-Mahrusa, Old Saray). It was built as the backdrop for the movie “Horde” in 2011.

Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theater. One of the most notable objects in the center of Astrakhan, this huge building, which looks more like a palace, is located near the bus station and railway station. The opera troupe of this theater has a wide repertoire: Russian opera, Italian opera, oratorios, chamber programs. Anri Barbyusa Street, 16.

Astrakhan Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve – the oldest regional museum in Russia. In total, there are about 300 thousand exhibits: unique natural science collections, archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, taxidermy collections, and much more. Sovetskaya Street, 15. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00. On Mondays, the museum operates only in a guided tour mode.

The White Mosque (1810) – the oldest mosque in Astrakhan built in the forms of late classicism at the expense of the Tatar merchant David Izmailov. In 2006-2008, the building was restored. Kazanskaya Street, 34.

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