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Tomsk, Russia: Tomsk State University

Spotlight: This is the Tomsk State University – Gain useful insights, facts, and insider information about our partner university in Tomsk

Tomsk State University is one of the best known and most valued universities in Russia. 16,000 students, of which 2,000 are international, study at the university. International students come from over 70 countries! The campus has several dormitories where students are accommodated during the semester. Recently, Tomsk State University has built new classroom buildings and dormitories and is, therefore, more than modern. In addition, there is a Siberian botanical garden on campus, which covers 128 hectares across the campus, has a greenhouse complex of 6500 m² and 6,000 different plant species. For all history enthusiasts among you: unlike many other universities, Tomsk State University even has a museum where you can learn more about the history of Russia. For those who are still unsure about academic writing, the university offers support through an Academic Writing Center, which helps international students to improve their writing skills in the best possible way.

The best way to get to Tomsk from Germany is by plane. From there it is about 30 minutes by car to Tomsk State University. Moscow and St. Petersburg, for example, are on the other side of Russia. If you still want to explore the capital of the country or the two most beautiful cities of Russia during your stay abroad, a weekend trip is perfect for this. The weather in Russia can sometimes get very cold and fall deep into the minus range of the temperature scale. Therefore, a tip: pack nice warm clothes!

The university is located in the Russian city of Tomsk, which was founded in 1604. It is in very center of Russia and in the west of Siberia. The city is especially known for its impressive architecture, which varies in styles more than any other city. “House with a Hipped Roof” is one of these buildings. “Human Puppet” Theater is one of the biggest attractions of Tomsk. Several different plays are performed every year, for which people travel from all over the world. One of the funniest statues the “Monument to Happiness,” which represents a very famous animated wolf from the Russian cartoon “Once Upton a Dog,” is located in the middle of the city and attracts attention.

The exchange is possible for Bachelor of German Studies, History, MKW and all BAKuWis and Bachelor of Education German, English, French, History, Spanish, Italian and Philosophy.

The application deadline is October 15th!

More information about the Tomsk State University can be found here.