Belgorod State University

About University 

Belgorod State University is one of the oldest universities in Belgorod and the largest university in the Belgorod region. Belgorod State University was established in 1876 as a pedagogical institute. In July 1996, University in Belgorod region became one regional university which is today known as Belgorod State University. In the national ranking of universities Belgorod State University holds 37th place among the best 100 universities

University offers undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses, and doctoral courses for 23,000 students from all regions of Russia. Students can get an internationally recognized degree and take part in 18 Joint Educational Projects with top universities in Europe and Asia-Pacific Region. University provides both international students and local students with the opportunity to study Bachelor`s courses and Master`s degree programs in English medium of instruction.

 In 2012 and 2014, BelSU won the competitions of development programs for students’ associations. Successful implementation of the study programs along with the federal financial support encouraged the development of the BelSU Students’ Union and helped the student self-government to move to a new high-quality education in various fields of the university’s life. It encourages the development of studying processes and teaching methods.

The state university offers study programs for specialists, bachelor’s courses, and master’s courses in 349 fields of studies and majors, as well as 26 areas of training and 349 educational programs for Ph.D. students and those pursuing the Doctor of Science degree. In the university, there are 17 Scientific Dissertation Councils. The fundamental and applied research is carried out in 50 areas. 

The university has nine educational and research innovation complexes, 50 research centers, and scientific laboratories, including 21 research and educational centers, 26 research centers and research laboratories, 3 common-use centers of scientific equipment, and BelSU High-tech Solutions Tech Park with a business incubator. In 2015, based on BelSU there was established the Regional Microbiological Center. 


Belgorod State University is accredited by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. In 2012, BelSU joined the rank of the 30 best national universities, following a study of 103 Russian state universities and 500 study branches. As of the end of 2013, all the major indicators of another stage of the National Research University Program were reached, by which the Russian university proved its national research university status and effectiveness.

In 2012 and 2014, BelSU won the competitions of development programs for students’ associations. Successful implementation of the study programs along with the federal financial support amounting to about 55 million rubles encouraged the development of the BelSU Students’ Union and helped the student self-government to move to a new high-quality level of education in Russia in various fields of the university’s life.

Faculties and Courses

Belgorod State University provides studying process in the following institutes and faculties:

  • Institute of Law
  • Institute of Pedagogy
  • Institute of Medicine
  • The Institute of Cross-Cultural Communications and International Relations
  • Institute of Management
  • Institute of Economy
  • Institute of Engineering
  • Institute of Technology and Science
  • Faculty of Mining and Natural Resource Management
  • Faculty of Journalism
  • Faculty of Theology and Social Sciences

Every student covers a range of comprehensive courses:

  • Developing Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Research Methodology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Theory of Literature
  • Latin American Post Colonialism
  • General Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Physiology Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Science 
  • Dental Surgery 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychology 
  • Nursing 
  • Cardiology 
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Science 
  • Forensic Biology and Toxicology 
  • Financial Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Commercial Banking
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Business Economics
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Science
  • Computer Animation
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Law Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Jurisprudence
  • Business Law Studies
  • Administrative Law Studies
  • Dispute Resolution Studies
  • Economic Law Studies
  • National Law Studies


International students studying MBBS at Belgorod State University have the option of staying in student hostels equipped with all modern amenities. University’s own 5 Student Dormitories in the same city center. They are fully furnished, renovated, and can accommodate over 3,000 students. Dormitory No. 5 is reserved exclusively for students with disabilities. The hostel is situated close to a healthcare center, also there are two swimming pools, a bakery, laundry, recreation centers, a clothing store, an ATM, and retail stores nearby.  Due to its convenient location, all hostel residents have an opportunity to spend their free time enjoying nature and the infrastructure of the city.

The student hostel is well-equipped and cozy. It even has a student gym where students can exercise and stay fit. Every room is well-furnished and provided with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a permanent electricity supply. The hostel’s main highlights include separate bathrooms, toilets, and shared kitchens for everyone. The campus also has university museums, a botanical garden, university libraries, and a dance studio.

About City 

Belgorod is a city located in the southwest of the central European part of Russia, about 700 km south of Moscow and 40 km from the Russian border with Ukraine, the administrative center of Belgorod Oblast. The climate of Belgorod is temperate continental. Summers are hot and dry. Winters are moderately frosty with often thaws accompanied by rains (especially in December). The city industry is represented by enterprises in the chemical plants, pharmaceutical industry, woodworking industry, light, and food industries, mechanical engineering, and the production of building materials.

Belgorod is a city of opportunities for young and prominent students. The city is full of higher educational establishments with accreditations from recognized international organizations and state Russian bodies. Barnaul University is a great place for getting new experiences and boosting knowledge and practical skills in all fields of humanity science.