Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pe­dagogical University

General Information 

Tula State Pedagogical University L.N. Tolstoy is a pedagogical institution of higher education in Tula, one of the leading educational institutions of higher education in the Tula region. The University was founded on 19 September 1938 as an independent institution of higher education.  

29 December 1994 the university was awarded the status of State Pedagogical University, the full name is the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Tula State Pedagogical University L.N. Tolstoy”. In 2009, the university became a laureate of the contest «Gold Medal «European Quality» in the «Top 100 universities in Russia» category and won in the category «Best Russian Specialized University». At present, there are 10 study faculties at Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pe­dagogical University, 138 basic educational programs of higher edu­cation, 24 specialties, and postgraduate programs, and 3 doctoral programs of 10 branches of science. 

The university provides a wide range of study programs for additional education and training. The university infrastructure includes six academic buildings with well-equipped current technology. All academic buildings are equipped with a local area network, computer, langu­age labs, and mul­ti­media class­rooms and are provided with the resource access to the research lib­rary. The univer­sity has put in place all the necessary arrangements for the successful learning and self-develop­ment of students.  

Study Programs


  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Information Technologies
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Russian Philology and Document Science
  • Faculty of History and Law
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Technology and Business
  • Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • International Faculty

Accommodation and Housing 

On TSPU campus there are 4 dormitories. Accommodations in dormitories of the University are designed for temporary living and living of students from other cities and foreign students enrolled during full-time studying, as well as university entrants for the period of admission tests. In hostels, there are comfortable living conditions for living, learning, and recreation of students, reading rooms, lounges, a gym, sports fields, and a leisure center. Hostels are located in close proximity to the main academic buildings.  

All rooms are shared between 2-4 students and are fully supplied with all needed furniture and technologies. Every room has a permanent Wi-Fi connection, a system of central heating, air conditioning, and a permanent electricity supply. 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. Blankets, pillows, and bed sheets are also provided to students.