The University has over 30,000 students including approximately 1000 postgraduate (Ph.D.) and postdoctoral students. At the University of Nizhni Novgorod, academic education is based on research.
UNN is a regional knowledge integrator. UNN is a member of the European University Association (EUA).
The Faculty for International Students of UNN was opened in 2005.


Economics, Finance

  1. Economics in English
  2. World Economy
  3. Economics
  4. Finance and Credit. Accounting
  5. Economics, International Business and Entrepreneurship
  6. World Economy and International Communication
  7. Business Informatics
  8. Analytics and Information Technology in Application to Decision-making in Economy and Business
  9. Management
  10. Organization Management
  11. Human Resource Management (Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship)
  12. Human Resource Management
  13. Human Resource Management(Faculty of Social Sciences)
  14. Personnel Management in an Organization
  15. Commerce
  16. Retail and Foodservice Management
  17. State and Municipal Government
  18. State and Municipal Administration

Information Technology

  1. Fundamental Informatics and Information Technology in English
  2. Information Systems and Technologies (Faculty of Physics)
  3. Information Systems and Technologies in Physics Research
  4. Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology (Institute of Information Technology, Mathematics and Mechanics)
  5. Software engineering
  6. Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology (Faculty of Radiophysics)
  7. Information Systems and Technology
  8. Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  9. Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mathematics
  10. Applied Informatics (Institute of Information Technology, Mathematics and Mechanics)
  11. Applied Informatics in Decision-Making
  12. Applied Informatics in the Information Environment
  13. Applied Informatics (Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship)
  14. Applied Informatics in Economics
  15. Software engineering
  16. Development of Software and Information Systems

Electronics, Nanotechnology

 Electronics and Nanoelectronics / Solid-State Electronics and Nanoelectronics

  • Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering / Materials of Micro-and Nanosystems Engineering

 Biology, Ecology

 Biology: Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecula, Biology and Immunology, Neurobiology

  • Ecology and Management of Natural Resources Ecology


International Relations, Tourism, History

 International Relations in English

  • International Relations / International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Political Science / Political Relations, Processes and Institutions
  • Foreign Regional Studies / Politics, Economics and Culture of the Foreign Regions
  • Advertising and Public Relations (Faculty of Filology) / Advertising and Public Relations in Commercial Sphere, Advertising and Public Relations in the System of State and Municipal Management
  • Advertising and Public Relations (Institute of International Relations and World History) / Advertising and Public Relations in Politics and Commerce
  • Тourism (Institute of International Relations and World History) / International and Business Tourism
  • Hotel Business / Hospitality Management and Arrangement of Business Events
  • History / World History and History of Russia


 Chemistry / Chemistry and Materials Chemistry

 Social Sciences


Mathematics, Mechanics

Physics, Radiophysics

Sports, Rehabilitation and Health



International students live in a comfortable dormitory, which is situated on the UNN campus in immediate neighbourhood of the city centre. International students live in 3-bedded rooms, equipped with the necessary furniture and bedding. All rooms in the student dormitory have Internet access points. Lavatories, washrooms and kitchens are located on each floor. There are also classrooms on each floor of the student dormitory. There is also a student canteen, grocery stores, banks and a sport complex nearby. Round-the-clock security is provided for maximum safety of the students. Standard accommodation costs around 3 220 RUB per month. Please, note, that the dormitory should be pre-paid for a semester.

International students take an active part in the life of the University: together with Russian students they perform in concerts, organize students’ parties, participate in contests, festivals and sport events, they are represented in the Student Council of the University.

All this gives international students a great opportunity to make friends all around the world, to learn the cultural peculiarities of a new country, provides them with the skills necessary for their future professional career in the globalizing world.

International Students actively participate in the activities of the International Students Club of Nizhni Novgorod, which also cooperates with various organizations and governing bodies in the framework of international students support programmes.

The Student Council of International Students encourages international students’ self-actualization. Its main task is to raise the social role of international students and their activity in the educational, scientific and social life of the University.


The city of Nizhny Novgorod was established at the confluence of two Russian great rivers, the Volga and the Oka, by Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich in 1221 as a stronghold to defend Russian border. Nizhny Novgorod was a capital city of the Nizhny Novgorod-Suzdal principality, one of the strongest in Russia during the period of feudal fragmentation in the Middle Ages. Owing to its favourable geographical position Nizhny Novgorod became a big commercial and cultural hub. Makariev fair was moved to Nizhny Novgorod in 1817. The middle 19th century saw its Volga shipping company succeed. Nizhny Novgorod was connected by rail to Moscow. Throughout the 20th century Nizhny Novgorod (named Gorky in the Soviet Union) was developing into a big industrial city. It has its own administration and hosts a regional government.

Nizhny Novgorod is one of the largest industrial cities in Russia today. The engineering and metal-fabricating industries play a leading role. Car, shipbuilding and arms industries form the bulk of production.

 Several Russian large companies operating in Nizhny Novgorod are infrastructure industry leaders: Gorky Railways (branch of Russian Railways), Gazprom TransGaz (branch of Gazprom specialized in gas transportation and gas pipeline construction), Upper Volga Trunk Pipelines (oil transportation), and Joint Stock Volga Shipping.

Nizhny Novgorod is one of tech hubs in Russia. There are now many international companies including MERA Networks, Teleca Russia, and Intel along with plenty of smaller companies.

More than 20 years have passed since Nizhny Novgorod ceased to be a closed city Gorky, one of defence industry strongholds in the Soviet Union. In 2006, Nizhny Novgorod was twinned with nine cities, and four cities became its close partners worldwide.

The city’s current transport infrastructure includes a well developed international airport, Strigino, passenger and cargo ports, and one of major railway junctions on Russian railway network. Nizhny Novgorod is a part of European transnational transport corridor, which makes it attractive to tourists.

Its 6 universities, 4 academies, more than 5 institutes and a conservatoire managed to preserve the prestige of their academic programmes despite all political and economic developments in Russia. There are now more than 50 higher education institutions and branches in Nizhny Novgorod in total.

There are more than 600 unique historic, architectural and cultural monuments in Nizhny Novgorod. UNESCO included Nizhny Novgorod in the list of 100 cities in the world which are of great historic and cultural value.

About 200 regional and local cultural institutions offer leisure activities for Nizhny Novgorod residents. There are 8 theatres, including 3 academic theatres (legitimate theatre, opera house, and puppet theatre), comedy theatre, and young people’s theatre. There are also 5 concert halls, 97 libraries, 17 cinemas, and 25 educational institutions offering children training in creative arts, as well as 8 museums, a planetarium, numerous exhibitions, and 8 companies for the operation of 49 parks.

The Maxim Gorky Museum in Nizhny Novgorod, family home to the 20th century great writer, comprises three museums – Literature Museum, the Kashirin House described in Gorky’s autobiographical novel “Childhood”, and Memorial Museum of Maxim Gorky, the last Gorky’s apartment in Nizhny Novgorod, where he wrote some of his best poems.

Nikolay Dobrolubov Museum is unique in being the only museum in Russia dedicated to the great literary critic. Alexander Pushkin Museum, Andrey Sakharov Museum and Russian Museum of Photography are definitely worth visiting.

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