SARATOV STATE AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY

Saratov State Agrarian University, named after N.I. Vavilov is one of the biggest and oldest universities of the European part of Russia. The university was founded in the year 1913. For its almost one hundred years' history at the university …
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SARATOV STATE AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY

Saratov State Agrarian University, named after N.I. Vavilov is one of the biggest and oldest universities of the European part of Russia. The university was founded in the year 1913. For its almost one hundred years' history at the university there were prepared about 100 000 highly qualified specialists for such spheres as economics, veterinary and the whole agricultural sector. On the moment more than 20 000 students from many countries of the world study at the university.
The university maintains its academic traditions, offers to school-leavers specialties, which are in demand on the market, and develops science intensive technologies for agricultural, industrial and economic spheres. There are a lot of respected scientists, politicians and public persons among graduates of the university. Higher education degree of Saratov State Agrarian University indicates high professional level of its owner and emphasizes the prestige.
There are a lot of reasons to choose Saratov State Agrarian University as the place for studies. The university is situated in one of the most beautiful cities on the south of Russia- Saratov. Being one of the biggest cities on the south- east of the European part of Russia, Saratov is the administrative centre of Saratov region and unofficially is named “the capital of Volga region” (central Russia). High level of education and prestige of the higher education degree of Saratov State Agrarian University is confirmed also by the rating of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. According to the information of the Ministry, the university is in the top five in the list of more than 50 universities of Russia. In the year 2002, French Industry Assistance Association awarded the university with the international prize Spi golden medal for stability and dynamics of development. By the results of the work in the course of 5 years the university was repeatedly recognized as the best university of Saratov region and was awarded with the standard of the Governor and the Government of Saratov region.Saratov State Agrarian University is a modern higher education establishment, including 9 faculties, where the studies are conducted for Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and also for the qualification “Specialist” at more than 43 mostly demanded agricultural, engineering, technological, economic, managing specialities. Candidates are also offered post-graduate studies.
Also the university owns research departments, publishing house, library, containing almost 1 million of academic books. Infrastructure and material and technical base of the university are equipped with everything necessary for comfortable studies of high quality, interning, laboratory research and accommodation. The structure of the university includes 3 academic complexes and 16 academic buildings. Nine comfortable hostels are prepared for students, there is a sports complex with playgrounds and swimming pool. There are more than 30 sports groups at the university. For practical training there are special educational facilities.
The leading enterprises of the region are also involved in the process of studies, and this fact has a great positive influence on the practical professional training of the students and graduates of the university. The university also owns a large internet-centre, equipped in accordance with all up-to-date requirements to such structures. Here students have free access to any internet-resources and they also can work with numerous software programs. Highly qualified staff of professors and teachers at Saratov State Agrarian University, including more than 1200 teachers, 160 professors, doctors of science, 690 associate professors, PhDs, government prize winners, allows to conduct educational process on a very high level.
A special place in the management of quality of specialists' training at the University belongs to module-rating system of education. Based on profound pedagogical experience of foreign partners from the countries of Western Union and USA, and also on the consolidation and analysis of activity of influential organizers of Russian higher education, which inspires students to systematical knowledge absorption, it encourages formation of a specialist of high level qualification. These methodological and pedagogical developments of the university are used also by many other leading universities of Russia and foreign countries.
In the educational process there are implemented such innovative methods of studies as business games, computer educational courses, round tables meetings, academic competitions, conducting of practical classes at enterprises, engagement of the leading specialists and heads of organizations into the process of studies. Famous scientists and specialists from foreign universities of the Western Europe, Asia, North America, Arabic region are invited for reading lectures at the university. Professors together with students take part in the programs of educational and scientific exchanges, conduct studies and internships, agricultural practice and also improve their skills in the USA, Germany, France, UK and other countries.
The university offers to the students a great possibility not only to get prestigious education and obtain a highly demanded profession, but also they gain a chance for development of their creativity, communication, sport, personal growth. Each student here can demonstrate the talent due to warm friendly atmosphere.

SPECIALITIES, DURATION AND FEES

SPECIALITIES

Management; Economics; Trade Science; Veterinary; Agronomy; Zootechnics; Water Bioresources and Aquaculture; Ecology and Environmental Management; Environmental Engineering and Water Usage; Agroengineering; Heat-and-power Engineering and Technique; Civil engineering; Overland transport and technological complexes; Technosphere Safety; Land Arrangement and Cadastre; Forestry; Landscape Architecture; Biotechnology; Foodstuff from Vegetative Raw Materials; Foodstuff of Animal Origin; Product Processing and Public Catering Organization; Fire Safety; Overland transport and technological equipment.

  Course duration
(academic
years)
Tuition fees
for 1 academic
year (USD)
Hostel accommodation fees for 1 academic year (USD) Life and health insurance fees for 1 year (USD) Total (USD)

Candidates for studies in Russian State Universities, who don't speak Russian language, are firstly admitted to the Foundation Course (duration is 1 academic year) to study Russian language and improve the level of knowledge in major special subjects up to the required for further study at the University on the chosen specialty. To specify the tuition, accommodation, life and health insurance fees and other expenses, please, contact the representative office of RACUS organization in your country.

Bachelor's Degree 4 2100 100 160 2360
Specialist's Qualification 5 2100 100 160 2360
Master's Degree 2 2100 100 160 2360
Ph.D. 3 2100 100 160 2360
ENGLISH MEDIUM PROGRAMS  

«Agronomy»
– english medium

4 1st year  -
2nd
-4th years – 2500
100 160 -

2760

«Veterinary» 
– english medium

6 1st year  -
2nd
-5th years – 2500
100 160 -

2760

Tuition, accommodation in a student hostel and insurance fees, stipulated in US dollars, are an approximate equivalent of tuition fees in Russian rubles. The actual tuition and accommodation fees may be slightly corrected due to the US dollars /Russian ruble exchange rate correlation on the International Monetary Exchange as on the date of the tuition, accommodation and insurance fees invoice issuance.

The price for legalization of the documents which is required to obtain the 'Certificate of Equivalence', obligatory for all international students, in Rosobrnadzor (Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) is 6500 Russian rubles (which is equivalent to approximately 100 USD). All the activities concerning the preparation of the documentation package required to obtain the equivalence certificate and the equivalence procedure itself are undertaken by the student himself/herself at their own expense.

The above-mentioned fees for tuition, accommodation in student hostel, life and health insurance are valid only for 2016/2017 academic year.

During the initial registration procedure the candidate pays a enrollment fee of 300 USD which covers the charges for the issuance of the invitation letter for studies, sending its original and other documents to the candidate's country of the permanent residence by express mail (DHL), meeting the candidate at the international airport in Moscow, transfer to the domestic airport/train station in Moscow, meeting at the airport/train station of Saratov and accompanying to the University, drawing up documents for admission to University for studies, registration fee, etc. The above mentioned amount doesn't include the cost of the train ticket or airfare Moscow-Saratov (the approximate cost of the train ticket destination Moscow-Saratov is 90 USD, travel time – 16 hours; the approximate cost of airfare 300 USD, travel time – 1h35). Average food expenses are 300 USD per month. When first entering Russia, the candidate should have about 500 USD to buy some basic necessities and personal things (clothes, dishes, electrical equipment, etc.).

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