Tomsk Polytechnic University

About University 

Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Tomsk, Russia, is the oldest technical university in Russia east of Ural. TPU was a member of 12 international associations, including the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) until it was suspended in March 2022, and the European University Association (EUA) until it was suspended in March 2022.

The university was founded in 1896 and opened in 1900 as the Tomsk Technological Institute. It has a huge informational base in the university library and provides its students will all the needed studying process facilities. The university has more than 22,000 current students and has graduated more than 100,000 technical specialists in different fields of science.

University has a wide multicultural community. The quantity of international students is over 13,500 from 48 countries of the world. All courses are held in English medium of instruction, so foreign students won’t have any problems with assimilating. The university includes 27 Bachelor’s Degree Programs, 36 Master’s Degree Programs, 7 Specialist Programs, and 19 Ph.D. Programs, 30 Doctor of Science Degree Programs, etc.

Tomsk Polytechnic University is a leader in education in Russia and research activity in Russia in a wide range of engineering fields. TPU is the Flagship University of Gazprom, Rosatom, Rosneft, and other high-tech companies. It ranks first in Russia in Petroleum Engineering (according to International Rankings). It leads in the subject areas of study Energy, study Chemical Technologies, and study Nuclear Technologies.

Getting an education in Russia at Tomsk Polytechnic University provides a student with the exceptional groundwork for their career growth. Having a higher degree in Russia from Tomsk Polytechnic University gives you confidence in your bright future and unfathomable career opportunities.


Tomsk Polytechnic University is engaged in extensive international projects. Every year, TPU employees submit applications for grant funding jointly with foreign partner universities, including the world’s TOP-100 universities. The projects conducted in collaboration with international organizations and foreign universities are aimed at streamlining and internationalizing higher education, improving research quality, and creating a framework for developing and strengthening cooperation with partner countries.

TPU was a member of 12 international associations, including the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) until it was suspended in March 2022, and the European University Association (EUA). Among the business partners of the university is Schlumberger Limited (France). TPU researchers conduct research projects within the grant programs of the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Horizon 2020, Erasmus Programme, and others.

Faculties and Courses

University provides studying processes in such institutes:

  • Institute of Natural Resources
  • Institute of High Technology Physics
  • Institute of Cybernetics
  • Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • Institute of Power Engineering
  • Institute of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technologies
  • Institute of Strategic Partnership and Competences Development
  • Institute of International Education and Language Communication
  • E-learning Institute
  • Yurga Institute of Technology, TPU Affiliate
  • Military Training Department

The university has several relationships with universities in Russia and all over the world. It has set up several centers in cooperation with universities abroad such as Ohio State University, Michigan State University, and Goethe-Institut. It is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network. The various education centers include:

  • The Russian-American Centre
  • The Russian-German Centre
  • The Russian-French Centre
  • The Asian and Pacific Centre
  • The Central Asia Centre for
  • Engineering Education (CACEE)
  • International Scientific Relations Department

Every student covers a range of comprehensive courses:

  • Earth Sciences
  • Toxicology
  • Soil Science
  • Geology
  • Hydrology and Water Management
  • Climate Studies and Meteorology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Analytical Mechanics
  • Foundations of Mechanics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics of Matter
  • Biological Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Control and Instrumentation 
  • Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems 
  • Programming for Engineers 
  • Sensors and Networks 
  • Engineering Professional Skills 
  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineers 
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Media Studies


Tomsk Polytechnic University provides its students with renovated student apartments with convenient locations and needed facilities. The dormitory is located a 15-minute walk from the main TPU building and a big supermarket with Russian food, 5 minute’s walk from the nearest food market and big shopping center in Russia, and 7 minutes by bus from the city center.

Students are accommodated in comfortable shared rooms for 2-3 people with shared bathrooms and WC. Each section (4 rooms) shares a shower and toilet. Each room is equipped with beds, tables, wardrobes, chairs, and bedside tables. The student is provided with a kettle, microwave, and TV/fridge. You can bring your computer with you. A direct internet connection in a hostel is possible in every room and Wi-Fi is available in all dorms. The student is provided with bed linen (changed every 10 days) and cooking utilities. In the dorm building students have permanent access to common kitchens and study rooms on each floor; a canteen is situated on the ground floor.

About City

Tomsk is located in the very heart of Siberia, about 3.6 thousand kilometers east of Moscow, on the border of the West Siberian Plain and the spurs of the Kuznetsk Alatau on the right bank of the Tom River, 50 km from the place of its confluence with the Ob River. The city is located on the edge of a taiga natural zone.

Tomsk is the oldest educational center in Russia and the scientific center in Siberia. Today, students make up one-fifth of the population of Tomsk – more than 117 thousand people. The wooden architecture of Siberia is a bright page in the history of Russian architecture. In Tomsk, wooden architecture is original and expressive. It is here that whole groups of wooden buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries have been preserved. You will need at least three days to explore a large number of local attractions.

Tomsk also is a place of quality education in Russia for over 50,000 young students. It is the main educational and research center of Siberia. Tomsk University provides its students with internationally recognized higher degrees and gets upcoming opportunities concerning future career opportunities in Russia the labor market.