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Tomsk Polytechnic University

Year of foundation: 1896
City: Tomsk
Address: St. Usova 4A, Tomsk, Tomsk region, Russia [Show map]

Tomsk Polytechnic University started in 1896 as the first engineering university in the Asian part of the country. University has attained many rankings. For instance, in 2022, the university was ranked 801th in the world by World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, and 879th in the world by U.S. News & World Report in 2023. TPU is constantly working with upgrading its educational programs and developing new ones that meet both public and individual requirements.

TPU researchers conduct research projects within the grant programs of the European Commission Seventh Framework Program (FP7), Horizon 2020, Erasmus Program and others.

In 2007, the university became the winner of innovative educational programmes competition in the framework of Priority National Project “Education”. The objective of TPU Innovative Programme included education of elite specialists and professional teams of the world-class in priority areas of science, engineering, and technology. In 2007-2008 approximately 1 bln. rubles was allocated for its implementation. Within two years of Innovative Educational Programme implementation TPU purchased modern specialized facilities for 660 mln.rub., ensured the mass transition to licensed software, modernized 155 classrooms, developed 678 items of innovative educational methodical resources, provided professional development to 1043 staff members, including 393 in foreign universities and research centers.

The university offers over 80 areas of bachelor, master, and specialist degree programs. There are 5 Double Degree programs. Academic mobility programs link TPU with 90 universities in 30 countries.

TPU graduates are in high demand in Russian and abroad. According to statistics, every year, TPU graduates receive 1.7 applications from employers.

The Campus includes 14 dormitories and halls of residence for 8000 students as well as 29 academic buildings, 1 stadium, 1 swimming pool, 1 skiing center, 1 science park and much more. Dormitory rooms are fully-furnished and equipped. TPU has a supercomputer cluster, more than 5,000 computers, advanced research equipment, and nuclear research reactor.

In addition, there is the oldest Engineering Library in Siberia, including about 2.7 million books and materials.


  • Biomedical Sciences and Engineering – 227490 RUB per year
  • Biotechnical Science and Engineering – 3400-3800 EURO per year
  • Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability – 211500 RUB per year
  • Informatics and Computer Engineering – 3300-3600 EURO per year
  • Instrument Engineering – 3300-4100 EURO per year
  • Mechanical Engineering – 1750-2300 EURO per year
  • Operation and Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants – 256300 RUB per year
  • Petroleum Engineering – 3300-7000 EURO per year


  • Technical (Russian, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Engineering Graphics, the History of Russia)
  • Economics (Russian, Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Science, Fundamentals of Economics, Geography, the History of Russia)
  • Humanities (Russian, Literature, the History of Russia, Society Studies, Geography, Linguistics and Regional Studies, Computer Science)
  • Biomedical (Russian, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Anatomy, Latin), implementation of the network program with Siberian State Medical University is also possible.
  • Natural Science (Russian, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, the History of Russia, Engineering Graphics)


  • Technical (Russian, Scientific Style of Speech, Special Mathematics and Information Technologies, Special Physics, Special Chemistry, Modern Technologies, Philosophy, Introduction to Master/PhD programs)
  • Economics (Russian, Scientific Style of Speech, Special Mathematics and Information Technologies, the History of Russia, Society Studies, Introduction to Economical Theory and basic Management, Philosophy, Introduction to Master/PhD programs)
  • Natural Science (Russian, Special Mathematics and Information Technologies, Special Physics, Special Chemistry, Philosophy, Research Methods, Scientific Style of Speech, Introduction to Master/PhD programs)

An Interesting Fact: Exams and tests of Russian as a foreign language are taken at the end of the course. If they are passed, a State Certificate of Command of the Russian language (not below B1 level) and a Certificate of Completion of Pre-university Education are issued.