National Research Tomsk State University (TSU) was founded as a research-intensive institution and for over 135 years has been successfully carrying out its original aims of preserving and advancing cultural values, generating and disseminating knowledge and information, and providing elite education through the integration of the educational process, fundamental academic research, and innovative approaches.

TSU creates a good study environment that allows you to maximize your learning efficiency. It has the extensive range of degree programmes that have a good international reputation in various research areas. Students of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds are trained to work in an international environment.

TSU is known all over the world: students from all parts of Russia, the CIS, and many other countries come to study here; distinguished scientists conduct their lectures; and postgraduate students pursue Ph.D. studies. The University also takes an active part in international, scientific, and educational programmes and collaborates with universities in Oxford, Sheffield, Maastricht, Utrecht, Brussels, Ulsan, and Shenyang, and numerous other institutions of higher education. Among our partners are leading centres and universities of the USA, Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany, France, Mongolia and other countries, as well as the Soros, Carnegie, MacArthur, Ford, Oxford-Russia and CRDF foundations. TSU is a well-known leader among higher educational institutions in fundamental scientific research. University scientists were awarded the State Prize, the Russian Federation President’s Prize in education, and the RF Government Prize in science and engineering.  Scientists at TSU actively participate in international scientific and educational programmes.