Ukhta State Technical University (USTU) is one of the largest technical institutions of higher education in the north of Russia. Our university successfully implements international projects and programs, cooperates with universities and organizations in more than 40 countries of the world, with all large oil and gas enterprises of the Komi Republic and Russia, mining, forestry and construction enterprises. Today more than ten thousand students study at USTU. About five hundred of them are foreign citizens, most of whom are citizens of Kazakhstan.
The university conducts a multi-level system of training bachelors, specialists, masters, doctoral students and other levels of education in 7 directions and more than 30 specialties in full-time, correspondence and distance education.
Students can apply for the study at Ukhta State Technical University online at: https://en.ugtu.net/apply-now. But before they should learn more about the Enrolment Procedure rules:
Fill in all the required fields in the online application form and upload educational documents there such as:
The online application will be processed within 48 hours, on receipt of all required information fields and documents. The documents must be uploaded by filling in the online application form.
If you provide us with a full set of the required documents and your marks are good enough for the enrolment, you will be invited for an online interview via Skype. To make it effective you should possess a high speed internet, Skype installed, a microphone and a camera. After passing it successfully, you will get the Letter of Admission from the university.
After getting the Letter of Admission the first thing you do is to learn it properly paying your attention to every section. If you agree with every section of the Letter, you can make the 50 % payment of the tuition fees online at: https://pay.ugtu.net/en. The date of payment is the date of receipt of funds to the University bank account.
As soon as the payments is made and the money is received, we will apply for your invitation letter, which is prepared by Federal Migration Service office.To prepare the invitation letter for you usually takes 30-35 days. Since May, 2015 international students are provided with electronic invitation letters, which are sent by e-mail. It is fast, convenient and free of charge.
After you get your invitation letter, you need to turn to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country for applying for a Russian student visa. You have to bring your international passport and the printed invitation letter with you. The first visa will be available for 90 days only!
You have to come to the town of Ukhta (Komi Republic) in the period appointed by International Department. In the case of late arrival the extension of your visa will be impossible (visa extension must be made not less than 35 day before its expiry date). This involves that you have to leave the territory of the Russian Federation after your visa is expired.
Before you leave your country, don’t forget to take the following documents with you:
Note: All the required documents have to be translated into Russian. For some countries it's important to get the "Apostille" or council legalization for Certificates of completed full secondary or higher education before starting your study in Russia. You can specify these points at the Russian Embassy in your country.
For some countries it is important to get recognition for the Certificate of completed full secondary education. This procedure is made after arriving to Russia.
According to the date of your arrival the coordinator of International Department will meet you at the airport (or railway station) of Ukhta and bring you to the student hostel.
At the moment the property complex of the University has 14 dormitories, 13 dormitories of the University complex are designed for students. There are approximately over 2000 vacant places for every academic year.
Speaking of international students, they live in the dormitory № 1- 72, Internationalnaya St. offering accommodation to both Russian and international students.
The dormitory is a 5-storey building. Each floor houses around 24 people in total, spread across 8 units. The units (26 square meter) are made up of a hallway, a bathroom, a dining room and one bedroom. The units are designed to accommodate 3 people.
The rooms are equipped with beds, desks, chairs and wall shelves for each student. Wardrobes and shoe racks located in the hallway are shared by the students living in the unit as well as a refrigerator. Every room has got a good access to Wi-Fi. Blankets, pillows and bed sheets are also provided to students. The linen is changed once every 10 days.
The accommodation cost is 1000 rubles per month.
USTU students participate in various directions of the USTU extracurricular activity:
And if you're a creative person, then you can try yourself in a variety of clubs:
All of these groups have participated in various international and Russian competitions. In summer the University recreational center "Krokhal" hosts a bard-song festival. At the graduation day, the grads dressed in special mantles gather for the solemn parade down the streets of the town.
The University is actively involved into the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among students and employees.
The University employs the highest category coaches in various sports: basketball, volleyball, skiing, polyathlon, table tennis, boxing, chess, judo, Greco-Roman wrestling, orienteering, mini-soccer, ice hockey, track and field, in the village of Shudayag there is a horse barn for ride-lovers.
I am a preparatory course student at USTU. I had been to some countries and decided to study abroad. This situation improves my skills and increases my confident.
To learn Russian Ukhta is a good choice. As far as I know in the Southern part of Russia there are many Turkish students. If talking about the price range for education services, it is cheaper in Russia than in other countries. Russia wasn’t my only one option. Also I thought of going to Poland or Germany. I got to know about USTU from Internet. This university was faster at papework than others. I can emphasise that the Russian language education is quite good. I have some friends, who study in different cities of Russia, and they are not fully satisfied. For now, I can say there is no problem.
I do not have a specific plan. Like other people do, I will be looking for a job after pursuing Master’s degree and graduation.
My first impression of Russia was a cold weather and that no one speaks English. Travelling by plane from Moscow to the Komi Republic, I was only one black skinned person on board. At first I didn’t feel quite comfortable, but people around me didn’t let me feel different. They were so friendly and everyone tried to help me. Even if they couldn’t express everything they wanted to with words in English, their hand language was enough for me to understand.
My first travel to Russia was courageous for me: a new country, new people, new culture, difficulties in communication. The only words I have learned before my trip were “Хорошо” and “Спасибо”.
In Russia I saw snow for the first time in my life. Now my dream is to make a snowman. I believe this dream and lots of others will come true very soon!
After landing at the Moscow airport and looking at the Russian landscape with my own eyes, the ground covered with much snow seemed cloudy blanket with small islands of land to me. I saw the snow before, but so much – it was my first experience!
Many people say that it is very cold in Russia. Yes, it is true, but, for example, the temperature -10 degrees is quite comfortable for me. Maybe it is because I have Russian roots – my ancestors were born in Bokhara (Uzbekistan). In addition, I can’t say that I have a hard time learning the Russian language. The reason for that is my native language – Urdu, which is as difficult as Russian is.
To tell the truth, the study in Russia wasn’t my only one option. I was also thinking of going to Germany and Japan. Everywhere the conditions were almost similar. Luckily, the final decision came quickly. Your University responded my enquiry faster than other did. That’s why I’m in Ukhta now. I should add that people here are extremely friendly and secretly curious. I can read much interest in their eyes when they see me, but only some of them dare to come up to me and start the conversation.
At school I was fond of music and science. Not to say that I was an excellent student, because I had a large number of unsatisfactory marks. I have never asked myself, where to go for my further study and what I want to become? At that time I didn't think about study at another city or even another country at all. Well, my only one dream was to join a music band.
But at the end of the school year I heard two friends of mine wanted to go to the northern Russian town called Ukhta. Later I learned something about the Ukhta University and about that fact that the town of Ukhta is the birthplace of the first Russian oil, etc. I set my sights on study in Russia too. My parents didn't mind me to go to Ukhta, otherwise, they even supported my decision, and I appreciate it a lot. Right now I live in the student hostel and have everything necessary for my living. I really like the town I live in and study!
I am a second year student of Oil and Gas Engineering (Master degree), I study development and operation of oil and gas fields. I got a chance to study at Ukhta University thanks to the grant received from Gazprom. At first I had to get used to new schedule at the university, because the academic year in Serbia begins since October. I quickly got acquainted with my fellow students and lecturers, and realized that all of them are friendly to me and ready to support. After graduation from the university I plan to return to Serbia and start my career there.
Name: Sukhorukov Alexander Nikolaevich
Occupation: the member of Russian National Team in swimming, Merited Master of Sports of Russia, double world champion and world record-holder, multiple medalist of European and Russian Championships, multiple record-holder of Europa and Russian. Nowdays he is preparing for Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
Year of graduation: 2013
Name: Nesterenko Sergey Mikhailovich
Occupation: CEO “RN – North Oil”
Year of graduation: 1993
Specialty: Economics and Management in Fuel & Energy Complex
Name: Degtyov Yuri Leonidovich
Occupation: Director of the branch of Sosnogorsk gas refining plant “Gazprom pererabotka”
Year of graduation: 1992
Specialty: Oil & Gas Machines and Equipment
Name: Vitovich Elena Alexandrovna
Occupation: Head of the Ukhta branch bank “Petrocommerts”
Year of graduation: 1989
Specialty: Civil Building
Name: Popov Alexander Nikolaevich
Occupation: Head of Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) in the Komi Republic
Year of graduation: 1979
Specialty: Civil Engineering, Managing the personnel and suppliers