History of the university

In 1920, Grozny State Oil Technical University was initially established as a college, which makes it the oldest specialized oil University in Russia.
On August 1, 1920, Grozny Oil College started the first academic year, which brought the first 265 students. They graduated later on in 1925.
On April 19, 1922, it was decided to rename the College to the Oil Practical Institute. Although the status was reverted in 1923-1924 under the regulations on the universities of the RSFSR, it was brought back in 1929.
In the autumn of 1942, both teachers and students were forced to leave the premises of the Institute because of the Great Patriotic War. However, in spring of 1943 it began operating in Grozny again.

In 1973 the Institute was named after Mikhail Dmitrievich Millionschikov, one of the most prominent graduates, the Hero of Socialist Labor, Academician and the Vice President of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Because of the Chechen-Russian conflict, during 1991 to 2000 the Institute underwent dramatic changes, namely, most facilities were destroyed, teaching personnel left Chechnya, and a big number of teachers and students were either dead or missing. Under Federal Target Program, reconstruction of the Institute’s main facilities began in 2007.
In February 2011, upon successful restoration, the Institute was given a status of the University.


Grozny State Oil University offers a wide range of courses ranging from fundamental to applied subjects. Please note that all subjects are taught in English.

Higher education Bachelor’s degree:
  • Ecology and Nature Management
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Applied Informatics
  • Infocommunication technologies and communication systems
  • Heat power engineering and heat engineering
  • Electric power and electrical engineering
  • Technological machines and equipment
  • Automation of technological processes and production
  • Design and technological support of machine-building production
  • Chemical Technology
  • Food from vegetable raw materials
  • Technosphere safety
  • Oil and gas business
  • Land Management and Cadastres
  • Technology of transport processes
  • Land transport and technological complexes
  • Exploitation of transport and technological machines and complexes
  • Standardization and Metrology
  • Management in technical systems
  • Economics
  • Management
  • State and Municipal Administration
  • Business Informatics
  • Jurisprudence
Master’s degree:
  • Ecology and Nature Management
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Informational systems and technologies
  • Heat technology and heat power engineering
  • Automation of technical processes and production
  • Chemical technology
  • Oil and gas business
  • Land management and Cadasters
  • Economics
  • Management
  • State and municipal management
Bilingual Program in English
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree:
  • Construction


All international students are free to use a university-managed accommodation. The building of student’s halls is situated within 3 km from the main building of the university. It is a 5 storey building, wherein each storey has 2 shared laundry rooms and 1 study room.

There are 2 types of rooms that can accommodate 170 students in total.

Double rooms include features as private WC, shower, kitchen and balcony;

Suite-style rooms are divided into several categories:

  • double and triple rooms share such amenities as WC, shower and kitchen with another room.
  • 5-person suite is comprised of one double room and one triple room that are connected by a shared private hallway, WC, kitchen, shower and balcony.

About Grozny

Grozny is the capital of Chechnya. Despite the fact that both have suffered greatly during numerous conflicts in the past, Grozny has been on the rise since 2000. Even though it was considered as the most badly damaged city in 2003 (according to the UN), during 2008-2012 the unemployment rate has decreased twice as much, and additional 15 800 student spaces were created. Nowadays Grozny is one of the top three safest cities in Russia, alongside Yeysk and Gelendzhik.
The most common means of transportation around the city are buses. There are three universities in the capital: Chechen State University, Chechen State Pedagogical University and Grozny State Oil Technical University. The city has two predominant religions: Islam and Christianity. Followers of the former religion may consider visiting Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, while followers of the latter may visit the Church of Michael Archangel. Students should note that the climate may be different from their region, so be prepared for hot summers and cold winters. Places of interest include Grozny-City Towers, Akhmat-Arena stadium, Grozny Dolphinarium, as well as multiple monuments, theatres, public libraries and museums.


Undergraduate Education (Bachelor)
Tuition fee, English medium 1st year: 3500 USD; 2-4th years: 2500 USD per year
Tuition fee, Russian medium 1-4th years: 3000 USD
Postgraduate Education (Master)
Tuition fee, English medium 1-2nd years: 3500 USD
Postgraduate Education (PhD)
Tuition fee 1-3rd years: 3000 USD per year
Preparatory Department fee 2000 USD
Accommodation / Hostel fee 600 USD per year


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