Kuban State University is one of the largest scientific and educational centers in the South of Russia. Founded in September 1920, it has a 100-year history based on the best traditions of classical education and recognized achievements.
The University consists of 15 faculties, the Institute of Primary and Secondary Vocational Education, postgraduate training programs and a higher doctorate, research institutes, the Institute of Testing Technology and General Further Education, the Professional Retraining and Advanced Training Institute.
KubSU pays special attention to improvement of the education quality. Students and graduates of the University have won many international, national and regional contests and competitions. Quality training of graduates is ensured by means of implementation of the “double diploma” programs.

Effective integration of scientific and educational processes is characteristic of KubSU. The research carried out by KubSU scientists is of great interest both in our country and abroad, as evidenced by agreements on cooperation in the scientific field with international organizations and institutions and numerous awards given to KubSU for scientific developments by authoritative expert commissions of international and national exhibitions and competitions.

International cooperation of KubSU in the field of education is constantly expanding. Students, professors and staff actively participate in the programs of academic mobility – they go to different foreign educational and scientific institutions for training, retraining and getting practical experience.
The University is developing as a community-oriented organization, creating all necessary conditions for a person’s self-realization in all spheres of activity – science, education, arts, sports, etc.
Modern scientific and educational environment, that ensures training of competitive experts demanded in the society, has been formed and is being consistently optimized in KubSU.

The following figures reflect the research and educational potential of Kuban State University:

more than 29 000 students enrolled;
about 6,000 graduates each year;
more than 340 students receiving scholarships (granted by the President, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Administration of Krasnodar Territory and by many charity funds and organizations);
more than 90 agreements on cooperation in the field of education, science and culture with scientific and educational organizations;
Kuban State University is listed among the top 50 best universities according to the ranking compiled by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation due to the results of the participation of graduate students and professors in educational programs of the Foundation.
Kuban State University is a classical educational institution, where traditionally natural sciences and humanities subjects are studied side by side. There are 17 faculties and 10 university-affiliated centres which cover the whole Krasnodar territory.

Faculty of Architecture and Design
Faculty of Art and Graphics
Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Chemistry and High Technologies
Faculty of Computer Technology and Applied Mathematics
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Geography
Faculty of Geology
Faculty of History, Sociology and International Relations
Faculty of Journalism
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Management and Psychology
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Faculty of Modern Languages
Faculty of Physics and Technology
Faculty of Pedagogics, Psychology and Communicational science
Faculty of Russian Philology


Kuban State University welcomes international students and is generally able to provide accommodation for all new international students without dependants. Students reside at Kuban State University in dormitory rooms. The dormitories are situated on the University Campus. The four room apartments are up to date facilities and offer the opportunity to integrate into the University and interact closely with Russian students. International students live in separate apartments which consist of four rooms. One room is intended for two-three persons.

The University will give special consideration to cultural and religious needs but cannot guarantee that all international students will be accommodated in single rooms. 
The University also has a limited number of apartments for couples or families with up to two young children which are reserved for international students. Students should contact the International Affairs Department as soon as possible to check on availability.
For food-supplying the University has some cafeterias, student-canteen and bars. But students can go shopping and cook their own meal which is possible with the facilities provided in the dormitories.
There is also a Home stay Program for students who wish to experience Russian family life. This experience facilitates language learning and provides direct contact with Russian culture. Families vary in size and composition and can be as diverse as a single child or a couple with two-five children. Students take breakfast and dinner each day with their host family.

If a student does not intend to be accommodated both in dormitories and in a Russian family the University can offer him/her assistance in finding accommodation in the private rented sector.
While completing the application form – questionnaire- you should indicate your preferences in appropriate box: whether you prefer living in a dormitory or in a family.


Krasnodar is a city located in southern Russia, the capital of Krasnodar krai. It is also known as the southern capital of Russia. The city stands on the right bank of the Kuban River, about 120-150 km from the Black and Azov Seas, 1,340 km south of Moscow.

Krasnodar places of interest
In Krasnodar, there is a unique architectural monument – an open-worked hyperboloid construction made of steel – a water tower built by the design of the scientist and engineer Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov in 1928. The construction is located near the circus building at the crossroads of V.Golovaty and Rashpilevskaya streets.

Besides, the following monuments of Krasnodar are of federal importance: the building of Krasnodar Philharmonic Society; M.S.Kuznetsov’s house (1888-1900), where a conservatory is located.

The monument “Zaporozhye Cossacks Writing a Letter to the Turkish Sultan” was opened in the city in 2008. It is located at the crossroads of Krasnaya and Gorky streets.

In 2009, at the intersection of Krasnaya and Babushkina streets, near the reconstructed fountain, Alexander Triumphal Arch was opened. Originally it was erected in honor of the visit of Emperor Alexander III.

In 2011, Krasnodar received one of the largest light-color fountains in Russia. You can find it at Theater Square.

The largest universities of Krasnodar are Kuban State University, Kuban State Agricultural University, Art and Culture University, Kuban State Medical Academy.

Krasnodar museums
Krasnodar Regional Art Museum named after F.A. Kovalenko (Krasnaya Street, 13);
Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve named after E.D. Felitsyn (Gimnazicheskaya Street, 67);
Museum of Kuban Postal Services (Karasunskaya Street, 68);
Krasnodar Regional Showroom of Fine Arts (Rashpilevskaya Street, 32);
Museum of Military Equipment in the Park named after the 30th anniversary of Victory (Krasin Street, 2);
Kuban Literary Museum (Postovaya Street, 39);
House-Museum of Vladimir Vysotsky (Babushkina Street, 295);
Museum of Bodybuilding “Samson” (Krasnaya Street, 129);
Museum of the History of the North Caucasian Railway (Bratiev Drozdovykh Street, 2);
Museum of the Cossacks (Vinogradnaya Street, 58).

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