Volga State Academy of Water Transport

General Information 

Volga State University of Water Transport (VGUWT) is a Russian educational institution funded by the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transportation. It is the largest educational institution in the Volga-Vyatka region. University is an educational institution for higher education aimed at combining traditional academic teaching with fundamental knowledge and practical orientation.

At the beginning of 2010, more than 18,000 students and cadets were enrolled. Since its formation, VGUVT (formerly – VGAWT, GIIVT) has prepared more than 46,000 specialists in their areas. Students focus on the development of their academic research skills and expertise, participate in the work of the university research teams, and apply for and win research grants to realize their in-house projects. On the basis of their merits and excellence in social activities, they are provided with an opportunity to take part in student exchange programs with universities around the world.

Study programs are based on ratified educational standards and harmonically group the latest scientific and technical progress. Most departments are provided with scientific research laboratories and divisions, which perform research activities and development on major directions of engineering science.

Study Programs

University provides studying processes at the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Navigation
  • Faculty of Electromechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Shipbuilding
  • Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Protection
  • Institute of Economics, Management, and Law 

Accommodation and Housing 

Dorms consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their own rooms. We encourage students to apply early, as the number of rooms is limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.

The hostels have kitchens, laundry rooms, study rooms and training sessions, recreation rooms, a gym, etc. The complete hostel complex is equipped with internet access and is guarded by professional security; and CCTV and fire alarm system. There are many apartments in Kursk available for rent at an affordable price, and many VGUWT students choose to stay in these private apartments.