Faculty of Economics

The graduates of the Faculty of Economics NSU are employees of such organizations and companies like World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, large foreign companies; some of the graduates are vice-governors, vice-mayors, general and financial directors, board members, financial analysts and leading specialists of major companies. Six out of the eight official billionaires in Novosibirsk - graduates of the Faculty of Economics.

The personnel recruiters call the graduates of the Faculty of Economics NSU the most desirable target for employers.

In all areas of training at the Faculty, the basic economic preparation is conducted. Mathematical methods in Economics are a separate unit that is being paid special attention. The skills acquired by students of the Faculty help them to orient in any real life situation.


  • Bachelor's degree (Economics, Management, Sociology, Law)
  • a new sub major in 2016 – Business Informatics
  • Master’s programs (Russian-taught and English-taught)
  • PhD
  • Exchange programs with the universities in Germany, France, Holland, Italy, England, Spain and the USA
  • Scholarships and scholarship contests from Ernst&Young, Baker Atlas, OJSC "MDM – BANK" and others.

Entrance exams: 

  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Russian language
  • History of Russia* (*only for Law-majors)
Faculty of Geology and Geophysics

The FGG NSU has a special atmosphere due to cohesion during the field practices, the celebration of Geologists Day, initiations, and medians. You should study here if you intend to work in the lucrative oil and gas industry in the future; or if you are not indifferent to the fields, the mountains and the rocks, dream about cheerful student years and real friends-fellow classmates. Or if you are a real bearded geologist, or not indifferent to the beards.

The graduates-geologists work in science, in large manufacturing companies, in Russia and abroad. Many of them are leading researchers in the largest scientific centers; teach in the universities of the highest level, work in the largest commercial companies: Rosneft, Gazprom, Schlumberger, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, Halliburton and others.


  • Physical - Mathematical Specialized School (physicomathematical direction, chemico-biological direction) – 9, 10, 11 grades
  • Bachelor's degree ("Geology")
  • Master's degree;
  • PhD;
  • 6 basic departments, 5 scientific research institutes;
  • the double degrees program with the University of Lille 1 (Lille, France);
  • Master's exchange program with universities in Norway and France;
  • Annual geological practice in the Altai, Baikal, Khakassia, Mongolia, Novosibirsk oblast, Tuva, Kazakhstan and other expeditions;
  • Scholarships by companies: Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, BP, Baker Hughes.

Entrance exams: mathematics, physics, Russian language


Website: www.nsu.ru/ggf
Tel: 8 (383) 363-40-16
E-mail: ggd@admin.nsu.ru

Faculty of Information Technologies

The curriculum of the Faculty of Information Technologies is designed with the participation of the best experts from Intel, Parallels, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Yandex, Facebook, HP, Samsung, Schlumberger, Autodesk, Baker Atlas, Inteks, SoftLab, LEDAS, Signatek, Tornadoes, UniPro, data East Alecto, etc.

Therefore, graduates of FIT NSU are staff members of the largest international corporations in IT in the world and work in interdisciplinary areas at the intersection of computer science and physics, geology, geophysics, biology, chemistry, economics, banking, business structures, in the field of high-tech industries.

Software companies give students the opportunity to do internships and training with the prospect of employment. The graduates of this Faculty never face the problem of lack of work.


  • Physical - Mathematical Specialized School (physicomathematical direction) – 9, 10, 11 grades
  • Bachelor’s Program – Informatics and Computer Science
  • Master’s Programs (Russian-taught, English-taught)
  • PhD
  • 7 main departments
  • double degrees programs with French universities: ENSTA (Ecole nationale supérieure de techniques avancées) and ENST (Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications)
  • internships at:
    • high-tech IT companies in Akademgorodok
    • the joint laboratory NSU – Parallels and NSU – Intel
    • educational and scientific center of technologies Hewlett-Packard
    • the school of data analysis Yandex
    • 5 specialized institutions of the NSC


Website: http://fit.nsu.ru
Tel.: (383)-363-40-25
E-mail: dekanat@ccfit.nsu.ru
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (FMM)
Graduates of FMM NSU are in demand in both science and business, working in large companies in Russia and around the world (Intel, Microsoft, Sсhlumberger, Baker Hughes, Hewlett Packart, Sun, SWsoft/Parallels, KPMG, CFT, Alawar, 2GIS, AT Consulting, Rosneft, Gazprom, Novosoft) and innovative companies in Academpark. They are also becoming highly qualified specialists in high-tech sectors, top managers and successful business owners.


  • The main task is to train mathematicians who are able to conduct research using fundamental mathematical base not only in mathematics but also in other areas of its applications.
  • The faculty gives students the broadest possible view of mathematical science at the present stage of development. Training programs are continuously being refined and improved. At the beginning of study students are given knowledge about main directions of mathematics and their history.
  • Physical - Mathematical Specialized School (physicomathematical direction) – 9, 10, 11 grades

- Bachelor's Programs:
  • mathematics; 
  • mathematics and computer science;
  • applied mathematics and Informatics; 
  • mechanics and mathematical modeling

- Master’s Programs: taught in Russian; taught in English
- PhD
  • About 20 departments, 10 research Institutes NSC
  • The double degrees program in Applied Mathematics and Energy Strategies with Ecole de Mines Paris, France.
  • Scholarships by Intel, Shclumberger, Hewlett-Packard, Baker Hughes

Website: mmf.nsu.ru
Tel.: +7 (383) 363-40-20
E-mail: dec@mmf.nsu.ru
Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS)

It is number one at NSU in terms of seniority and demand. The demand for FNS graduates outnumbers the size of its graduate population.

There are two majors at FNS: Chemistry and Biology.

Every year the Faculty accepts more than 150 freshmen and teaches them to think on a grand scale of all humanity.

The graduates of FNS get involved in the following:

  • Inventing new drugs
  • Nanotechnology
  • Looking for new sources of food
  • Learn methods of dealing with diseases
  • Genetic engineering
  • Study of hydrogen energy

It is here that the highest percentage of NSU graduates (80%) goes to graduate school to become scientists.


  • Physical - Mathematical Specialized School (chemico-biological direction) – 9, 10, 11 grades
  • Specialist (Chemistry) and Bachelor's degree (Chemistry / Biology)
  • Master’s programs
  • PhD


  • more than 50 themes of scientific works;
  • over 10 research institutes of Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk
  • scholarship programs and employment at the largest manufacturing and science-intensive enterprises

Entrance exams

Biology: Biology, Mathematics, Russian language.
Chemistry: Chemistry, Mathematics, Russian language.


Faculty of Physics

Novosibirsk State University is one of the best top-100 universities in the world in the field of physics, which means here students get the highest quality education in Russia in physics.

Scientists and teachers of NSU take part in the world's largest collaborations in the field of physics of elementary particles and high energies.
Senior students, graduates and teachers of the Faculty actively participate in research and experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, working in the leading areas of modern science: astrophysics, cosmology, dark matter research, nonlinear photonics, and computer simulation of energy processes

The Faculty of Physics, NSU provides students with high-quality fundamental knowledge, as well as the opportunity to try them in the field of engineering. From the first years of study, the student chooses a specialized department and begins research work in the Institute of SB RAS. In addition, many graduates work in applied research, becoming residents of Academpark.


  • Physical - Mathematical Specialized School (physicomathematical direction) – 9, 10, 11 grades
  • Bachelor’s degree (Physics)
  • 15 basic departments in different areas of physics and research institutes 
  • Master’s programs (conducted in Russian and English),
  • Graduate school (+PhD)
  • Double degree programs with the best French universities: Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole de Mines Paris, École centrale de Lyon.
  • Scholarships by the companies: Baker Atlas, Intel, Schlumberger, Tokyo Boeki, Carl Zeiss, etc.

Entrance examinations: physics, mathematics, Russian language.


Institute for the Humanities
The Institute for the Humanities combines 6 areas: history, African and Oriental studies, philology, linguistics (foreign languages), fundamental and applied linguistics, and journalism. 

Graduates of each department have unique specialization: orientalists are immersed in the culture of the countries in Asia and Africa; philologists study ancient philology, foreign languages, are fluent in mother tongue; historians comprehend the regularities of the world historical process that allows a better understanding of the present. 

Linguists help people from different cultures understand each other. 

Specialists of the "Fundamental and applied Linguistics" field create various electronic linguistic resources. Journalists can work professionally with information, interpret and present it correctly, understanding the context and meaning of what is happening.

  • Bachelor’s programs: history, fundamental and applied linguistics, philology, African and Oriental studies, linguistics (foreign languages), journalism. 
  • Master’s programs: history, philology, journalism. 
  • PhD: history, philology, journalism.
  • International double degree master’s programs with universities in France and Kazakhstan.
  • Exchange programs with universities in Japan and China. 
  • Internships at universities in Germany, France, USA, China, Italy, Spain, Peru, Korea, Japan.

Entrance exams:
  • History: history, Russian language, social studies / foreign language.
  • Philology: literature, Russian language, foreign language / history.
  • African and Oriental studies: history, Russian language, foreign language.
  • Fundamental and Applied Linguistics: Russian language, foreign language, mathematics.
  • Linguistics (foreign languages): foreign language, Russian language, history / social studies.
  • Journalism: creativity competition, literature, Russian language. 
Institute for the Philosophy and Law
In 2016, as a result of the merger of the Faculty of Philosophy with the Faculty of Law, the Institute for the Philosophy and Law was established.

Philosophical education in the 21st century gives us special advantage. Graduates of the Faculty of Philosophy obtain a professional approach to the analysis and forecasting of processes of social development, have extensive knowledge in the humanitarian field, get the opportunity to work in different areas: some of them are professional philosophers – researchers, analysts, advisors, politicians, journalists, teachers and businessmen. Faculty of Philosophy is the only Philosophical Faculty in Novosibirsk where we conduct full-fledged bachelor’s and master’s programs in philosophy.

The Faculty of Law means high-quality education and practice in law: from the senior years, students are engaged in work on real trials and research in the joint laboratory of forensic export research at FL – the Institute of Nuclear Physics, to work with primary sources in archives.

  • Philosophy: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, PhD
  • Specialization options: ontology and epistemology; logic, philosophy and methodology of science; philosophy and methodology of decision-making; history of philosophy; social philosophy

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree
  • Second degree (term of education – 3 years, part-time form) 
  • Practice at the legal clinic, forensic laboratories, executive bodies, courts, lawyer’s firms, notaries, investigation committee, prosecutor's office

Political Science:
  • Master’s degree

Entrance exams:
  • Philosophy: social studies, history / computer science / foreign language, Russian language.
  • Law: social studies, history / computer science / foreign language, Russian language.
  • Political science: essay, accounting for individual achievements.
V. Zelman Institute for the Medicine and Psychology
In 2016, as a result of the merger of the Faculty of Psychology with the Faculty of Medicine, V. Zelman Institute for the Medicine and Psychology was established.

Training at the Faculty of Medicine, NSU allows the graduates not only to become a practicing doctor, but also a doctor-researcher. Thanks to ongoing scientific practice on the basis of institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, students of the Faculty of Medicine can get unique competence which enables them to improve existing methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In 2016, its own Medical Center opened at NSU. 

Over the years, the Faculty of Psychology has developed a unique educational program that combines both the basics of classical academic psychology and modern achievements of psychological science and practice. Among the graduates of the faculty, there are employees of research institutes, psychologists and consultants in various medical organizations and psychological centers, business coaches, HR managers, teachers of educational organizations.

  • Cooperation with western partners: B. F. Skinner Foundation (USA), World Association of Dynamic Psychiatry, German Academy of Psychoanalysis (Germany), Institute of Viktor Frankl (Austria)  
  • Students psychological center 
  • Practice at the AVA center: working with children with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Physical - Mathematical Specialized School (chemico-biological direction) – 9, 10, 11 grades 
  • Bachelor’s degree (psychology) 
  • Specialist’s degree ("General Medicine", taught in Russian and English) 
  • Master’s degree (psychology)
  • Center of postgraduate education: residency  
  • Internships at universities in Germany and USA 

  • Basic medicine 
  • Internal medicine 
  • Surgical diseases 
  • Obstetrics and gynecology 
  • Clinical biochemistry 

Entrance exams: 
  • General medicine: chemistry, biology / mathematics, Russian language.
  • Psychology: biology, social studies, Russian language.