Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H. M. Berbekov (KBSU) is the largest university in Kabardino-Balkaria and one of the largest universities in the North Caucasus region. For achievements in the training of qualified specialists and the development of scientific research, Kabardino-Balkarian State University was awarded with the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1982. KBSU is one of the leading scientific, educational, informational, social and cultural centers of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, annually graduates up to to 9000 specialists, in terms of equipment it occupies leading positions among other classical universities of Eastern Europe. KBSU degree is recognized by the WHO, UNESCO, PLAB (the UK), USMLE (the USA), MCI, PMDC, other International Organizations and throughout the world.

Graduate courses


      • Mathematics and mechanics
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Earth Sciences
      • Biological Sciences


      • Architecture
      • Technics and technologies of construction
      • Informatics and computer engineering
      • Information security
      • Electronics, radio engineering and communication systems
      • Engineering: Technological machines and equipment
      • Chemical technologies
      • Industrial ecology and biotechnology
      • Management in technical systems


      • Psychological Sciences
      • Economics and management
      • Management
      • Public and municipal management
      • Finance and credit
      • Sociology and social work
      • Organization of work with youth
      • Jurisprudence
      • Political Sciences and area studies
      • Media and information and library business
      • Service and tourism
      • Gender studies


      • Education and pedagogical sciences
      • Pedagogical education


      • Linguistics and literary studies
      • Linguistics
      • History and archaeology
      • Anthropology and Ethnology
      • Physical culture and sport
      • Design
      • Arts and crafts


      • General medicine
      • Pediatrics
      • Dentistry
      • Pharmacy

Postgraduate courses

      • Nonclassical boundary value problems for differential equations and their applications to venvironmental protection
      • Development of methods for improving the technical and economic performance of equipment and technologies of machine-building industries
      • Research of dynamics and reliability of machines and equipment; x-ray Diffraction crystallography
      • Physics of interphase phenomena
      • Thermal physics; New, metal, polymer, structural and composite materials, structural ceramics
      • Biodiversity of the Central Caucasus: composition, structure, dynamics, ecology, protection, rational use
      • Scientific bases of management of interaction of the person and environment
      • Mathematical and information and logical models and their computer assistance
      • Methods of increasing diamond tools durability
      • Physics and chemistry of materials and processes of solid-state electronics
      • History and culture of the people of the North Caucasus
      • The problems of history and the theory of literature
      • National languages and features of development of literary languages
      • Problems of nurturing of a person in modern educational environment (KBR, the North Caucasus region)
      • Scientific and methodical bases of teaching; in secondary school and institutions of high school
      • Medical and biological research
      • Adaptive physiology and medicine
      • Theory, history and technology of social work
      • Physics of the atmosphere and near-earth space
      • Development of new nature conservation technologies


KBSU has a well-organized sports ground within the campus.Also, there is a wide choice of activities you can get engaged to: physical and intellectual competitions, vocal and music contests, beauty contests and other numerous entertainments. Broad international activity of the university provides an opportunity not only to learn foreign languages but also to take part in various internship programs in France, Germany, India, China, Mongolia, and Korea. Foreign students will be provided with all the living needs — modern new hostel within the campus. Rooms in the hostel are constructed for 2 or 3 people and equipped with separate kitchen, bathroom, balcony and all other necessities.

     Kabardino-Balkarian State University managed to keep relations with traditional partner countries, such as: Jordan, Turkey, Syria. Citizens of these countries are represented in the proportions of students studying at the university in the largest number of students from other countries. KBSU also managed to expand the contingent of students from such countries as: India, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Kenia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. International activity is one of the most important activities of the Kabardino-Balkarian State University. The internationalization of education and the search for new forms of international cooperation is a priority for the development of KBSU international activity. Besides, great attention is paid to the promotion of KBSU in the global information space as a modern educational, scientific and cultural center, capable to prepare competitive specialists in the labor market in demand. The primary task in the sphere of international activities of the university is the search for foreign partners for the organization of mutually beneficial international cooperation. Thus, in the reporting year, an agreement with the Russian Education Group was concluded on academic cooperation in the field of the selection and sending candidates to the University for the purpose of getting their education at the level of a bachelor, master, graduate, candidate and doctor of science in the fields and specialties, implemented by the University, as well as providing programs of secondary professional education and pre-university courses. As a result of work with this firm, KBSU in 2017 received 654 Indian citizens. In addition, as a result of work with the company, 153 citizens of Jordan entered the KBSU, including 25 people — under the programs of improving the professional skills and the program of professional retraining.

About Nalchik

Nalchik is the capital city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia. The word «Nalchik» literally means «small horseshoe» in Kabardian. Nalchik is a balneological and mountain climatotherapy resort, with several sanatoriums. It also serves as an industrial center of the republic. The city is home to various facilities of higher education. The city has 3 amusement parks, 6 artificial lakes, 4 aerial lift roads, mineral springs, a huge park (one of the largest in Europe), which transforms into a forest, a zoo, and a hippodrome. The picturesque mountains around are favorable for camping, in particular for hiking and mountaineering. On the Malaya Kizilovka Mt, opposite to the resort part of the city, there is the Sosruko restaurant complex and observation platforms with an overview of the city, its closest and distant surroundings, and mountain ranges.


Undergraduate Education
Tuition fee, English medium 1st year: 5000 USD; 2-6th years: 3000 USD per year
Tuition fee, Russian medium 1-6th years: 3000 USD per year
Postgraduate Education (Master, PhD, Clinical Residency)
Tuition fee 1-3rd years: 4000 USD per year
Preparatory Department fee 2000 USD
Accommodation / Hostel fee 500 USD per year

Other expenses: (medical insurance, medical checkup, temporary residence permit): 300 USD (every year)
Equalization of Educational documents by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation: 400 USD
Other first year expenses: 1800 USD (one time upon arrival)


Undergraduate Education (Bachelor)
Tuition fee, English medium 1st year: 4000 USD, 2-4th years: 2500 USD per year
Tuition fee, Russian medium 1-4th years: 2500 USD per year
Postgraduate Education (Master)
Tuition fee, English medium 1st year: 4000 USD, 2nd year: 2500 USD
Tuition fee, Russian medium 1-2nd years: 2500 USD per year
Postgraduate Education (PhD)
Tuition fee 1-3rd years: 3000 USD per year
Preparatory Department fee 2000 USD
Accommodation / Hostel fee 500 USD per year

Other expenses: (medical insurance, medical checkup, temporary residence permit): 300 USD (every year)
Equalization of Educational documents by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation: 400 USD
Other first year expenses: 1800 USD (one time upon arrival)


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