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On this page you can find answers to frequently asked questions about your enrolment, tuition fees, admission and more. 


What programs in Russian/English do you have?

Tomsk Polytechnic University offers about 200 Bachelor’s (4 years), Specialist’s (5 years), Master’s (2 years) and Postgraduate (3-4 years) programs in engineering or humanities in Russian and English. 

Russian language proficiency should not be viewed as a barrier to enroll in our programs. We offer a one-year prep course in Russian to help applicants meet our admission requirements.

In addition to degree programs there is a wide range of short-term courses for international students to help them strengthen their language skills, bridge the cultural gap and equip them with tools to succeed in their studies.


Do you have any scholarships?

Certain groups of foreigners, Russians living abroad and immigrants can apply for state scholarships on the same terms as Russian citizens once they pass entrance exams or Uniform State Examination (EGE).

Russian Government scholarships are awarded to the most talented students on the basis of their academic merit. The commission looks at your secondary school marks if you apply for a Bachelor’s program, or at your academic excellence during undergraduate studies if you apply for a Master’s program.

You will find more information on various scholarship opportunities here.


What is the cost of the program?

The tuition fee at Russian universities varies from RUB 120,000 to 500,000 per year depending on the program, institute, and major studies. Detailed information on costs, tuition and fees is available here.


Do you have a hall of residence?

Tomsk Polytechnic University has a great campus with 14 modern well-furnished residence halls. Living on campus is an ideal way to transition to university life. The residence hall that hosts international students and local students studying foreign languages is located just a short 5 to 10 minute walk from main university buildings. 


How much will I pay for a hall of residence?

The accommodation fee depends on the type of room you have and can be paid monthly. Shared accomodation with one roommate varies from RUB 800 to 1000. Detailed information on costs, tuition and fees is available here.


What is the temperature in Tomsk now?

In Tomsk, all the four seasons are well identifiable. They transfer into one another, so it won’t be stressful for you if you come, for example, in summer. All you need to feel comfortable in various climatic conditions is the right clothes, which can be easily purchased in Tomsk. Winters are harsh; Tomsk barely escapes a subarctic classification with a January daily mean of -17 Celsius (1.4 Fahrenheit). The lowest winter temperature recorded is -55°C (January 1931).Please check out weather network before scheduling a campus visit in winter months. The average summer (June to September) temperature is around 20-25°C. The temperature of 30-35°C is typical for the midsummer.


What is the duration of the admission procedure?

Usually application processing takes up to two weeks. For more information on the admission procedure please follow the link.


Can I use my visa/master card in Tomsk?

The most convenient way to bring money with you is to have it on a credit card. Major cards (VISA, MasterCard) are accepted at almost all ATM’s so you will be able to withdraw some cash when you need it. You can also open a local bank account in Tomsk with a debit card for spending purposes while in Russia, and transfer money from your home bank account.


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