NIZHNIY NOVGOROD STATE UNIVERSITY FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

It takes your breath away to look at the skyscrapers of the world's largest capitals or the classical buildings of Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, and Paris. The moment you look, you could often regret that you are not an architect …
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NIZHNIY NOVGOROD STATE UNIVERSITY FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

It takes your breath away to look at the skyscrapers of the world's largest capitals or the classical buildings of Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, and Paris. The moment you look, you could often regret that you are not an architect yourself, and that you cannot put your talents and dreams into life. If you choose a profession that is related to construction, design or architecture, you become personally involved in building the future. Every project will bring changes to the image of your native town, country, or world capitals; each project will be its creator's contribution into history. To achieve this, one needs to obtain higher education of a proper quality. Studying in Nizhny Novgorod, one of the largest and most rapidly developing industrial cities of Russia, will definitely make your talent flourish; it will give you priceless professional and life experience.
Nizhny Novgorod State University for Architecture and Civil Engineering was established in 1930. Since the day of its foundation, the integration of science, education and modern progressive practice has become the key principle of training at the University. The reasonable merger of these essential factors is the secret underlying the brilliant achievement of the young specialists. The “European Quality” contest was twice won by Nizhny Novgorod State University for Architecture and Civil Engineering, when in 2004 and 2005 it became a gold medal winner among the “100 Best State Universities of Russia”. The University trains specialists in popular and prestigious fields such as Architecture, Design, Building, Landscape Architecture, Management, Economics, Information Systems and Technologies, and many others. At present, the University is participating in a number of large-scale federal and international programs related to ecology and environmental management. Interaction with universities of Germany, France, Great Britain and the USA is an essential aspect of the University's activities. This cooperation becomes an additional advantage for the University graduates seeking to get a job or to further study in other countries. Books in foreign languages, communication possibilities and experience exchange with foreign colleagues are available for the students. It helps the students of the University to become world class specialists and to be up to world standards in their profession.
The University's reputation abroad as one of Europe's leading higher education establishments in the area of architecture and civil engineering attracts lots of foreign students. Presently, about 22 000 people from Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia, Africa, Near and Middle East, European countries are students at the University.
Over 600 highly qualified professors are on the teaching staff, and two thirds of them have got their Ph.D. Specially designed and annually updated educational programs, exclusive teaching methods, modern equipment, excellent academic rooms for practical classes, 65 computer rooms, the Internet center, a large library stock, and more than 70 educational and research laboratories, all contribute to the favorable conditions for studies and training of specialists of the highest rate.
For the whole period of studies, students are accommodated in comfortable student hostel rooms. The campus is located in the heart of Nizhny Novgorod, where everything retains a touch of history. There are several sports centers, a swimming pool, cafes, and other places for leisure and entertainment in the campus area. There are many student clubs and societies, an excellent sport and health camp, the Student Theater.
International exhibitions and competitions, where students enjoy the opportunity to present their own projects, let them test their abilities, and develop their creative skills as well as to win recognition during study. Many of them win world prizes and prestigious awards for their creativity and brilliant use of technique.
The University graduates are successful and extremely popular with employers both in Russia and all over the world.Most foreign students who graduate from the University get a remarkable opportunity to follow their career in their homeland. The most successful ones are now holding high posts in their government structures, or head architectural offices, design agencies and construction companies.
Upon successful completion of the University, the graduate gets a higher education degree of Russian national standard indicating Degree/ qualification and speciality. The graduate also gets an additional document “European Appendix”, which allows its holder to get its equivalence in any of 45 European and other countries signed up to the “Bologna Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education” and to further education or apply for a prestigious job in these countries.

SPECIALITIES, DURATION AND FEES

SPECIALITIES

Architecture; Design; Architectural Environment Design; Monumental and Decoration Art; Arts and National Crafts; Industrial and Civil Engineering; Unique Buildings and Constructions Engineering; Ecology and Environmental Management; Land Surveying and Land Cadastre; Standardization and Metrology; Heat-and-power Engineering and Technique; Information Systems and Technologies; Applied Informatics; Technosphere Safety; Management; Economics; Tourism; Psychology; Pedagogy and Psychology; Psychology of Office Activity; Law; Cultural Studies.

  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 2500 400 160 3060
Master's Degree 2 2500 400 160 3060
Master's Degree-
Industrial and Civil Engineering
2 2500 400 160 3060
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 4,5 3400 400 160 3960
Architecture Master's Degree 2,5 3400 400 160 3960
Ph.D. 3 2500 400 160 3060

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 train station in Moscow, meeting at the train station of Nizhny Novgorod 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 Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod.
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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