FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAUCASUS

Stavropol region – one of the richest and most picturesque regions of Russia – is located between the Black and Caspian seas. The capital of the region and its cultural, industrial and business centre is Stavropol. The city was founded …
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FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAUCASUS

Stavropol region – one of the richest and most picturesque regions of Russia – is located between the Black and Caspian seas. The capital of the region and its cultural, industrial and business centre is Stavropol. The city was founded in 1777. The regional centre, situated on the top of the hill, is plunged into rampant verdure of chestnuts and poplars and it seems as it's erased in the forest. Modern architecture can be found here side by side with historic monuments. The city has plenty of gardens, allays, cozy parks, bright beds of flowers, fountains refreshing in the summer heat. Stavropol is one of the warmest and sunniest cities of Russia. Its close location to the Black sea, sunny and warm climate especially attract citizens of southern countries for studies to Federal University of North Caucasus which is located in Stavropol.
The University is designated to become an educational, scientific and innovational centre of the region that prepares qualified specialists for social and economic development of all the federal districts of North Caucasus.
Federal University of North Caucasus was founded in 1930. For the moment, the university hosts 35 000 students from more than 50 countries of the world, who study in 221 specialties. There are more than 2000 professors at University, 1750 of them are Doctors of Science and PhD candidates who prepare highly qualified specialists of international standard.
Federal University of North Caucasus includes 11 institutes: Institute of oil and gas; Institute of information technologies and telecommunications; Institute of electric-power industry, electronics and nano-technologies; Institute of civil engineering, transports and mechanic engineering; Institute of economics and management, Institute of service, tourism and design; Institute of law; Institute of mathematics and natural sciences; Institute of living systems; Institute of human sciences, Institute of education and social sciences. In the whole the institutes include 112 chairs.
Science of extracting, storing and recycling oil and gas is one of the most ancient and important in the history. It gives the idea of composites, structure, motions and history of development of Earth crust. Nowadays, it's the most promising and developing industry in the world. Geoscientists' work resulted in many things of our environment such as subway, petrol and automobile itself.
Federal University of North Caucasus welcomes everyone who has natural curiosity and a wish to study mineral resources; everyone who is interested in deposits of ore, oil and gas, process of making jewelries, ground research for the building of skyscrapers or tunnels. The young of all Russia and all the world are eager to come for studies to the University, as it's one of the biggest scientific and educational centers of North Caucasus Federal District and it has the richest historic, scientific and financial potential as well as provides students and PhD candidates with great opportunities for self-realization.
 There are over 1200 postgraduate students, 14 doctoral students and 154 doctoral candidates study in the Federal University of North Caucasus nowadays. The University holds research work in 67 specialties in 9 scientific research institutes and centers.
 University provides studies in all educational programs for obtaining of the degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Specialist/Engineer, Ph.D. Candidate/Doctor of Sciences.
University has preparatory department for foreign students, where during 1 year they prepare foreign citizens for entering basic studies (1-6 years) and post-graduate programs.
Stage-by-stage development program of Federal University of North Caucasus permits to expose at the world educational market a compatible university, working on the principles of unified scientific, educational, economic and social processes and serving strengthening of Russian state and society that is on the top list of Russian scientific research centers.  
One of the most promising and admired institutes of Federal University of North Caucasus is the Institute of oil and gas. Study programs for Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist's degrees in such specialties as “Oil and gas” (profiles: drilling of oil and gas holes, exploitation and maintenance of oil objects, erasing and repairing of pipeline transport systems), “Applied geology”, “Geoexploration technologies”, “Energy- and resource-saving processes in chemical technology, petroleum chemistry and biotechnology” allow students of the University to study fundamental sciences of oil, gas, geology. All this allows the graduates of the University to work in the world known companies – “Rosneft”, “Gazprom neft”, “Lukoil” and many other companies in Russia and abroad. After their graduation, the specialists of oil and gas industry are capable to lead many-profile geologic research in the field of fuel power engineering, elaboration of strategy for oil and gas territories exploration, transportation, storing and recycling of raw material, providing of ecologic safety of work environment. The University holds innovation scientific centers equipped with the most modern scientific research devices and highly technologic materials.
University students have a unique opportunity to lead scientific research activities in equipped classes and laboratories, to pass their training on different enterprises of Stavropol and other Russian cities in different fields, have consultations with outstanding professors and use all the infrastructure of the University in their study purposes. During their leisure time students can go in for sports and arts, sports facilities are situated on the campus territory. Rooms for studies are supplied with all the necessary modern equipment: comfortable tables for studies, projectors and projecting screens, all the necessary supportive materials and miniatures for vivid examples. Students have in their disposal laboratories, where one can find all the necessary materials for research and training in all the fields. For self-preparation students have in their disposal a unique scientific library, which is one of the best libraries of Russia and the fund of which is more than 2, 5 million examples.
Federal University of North Caucasus created the ideal conditions for studies, development and self-realization. All the departments of the University are supplied with study and research laboratories, computer classrooms and analytical instrumentation.
For the strengthening of their theoretical training, annually students go out to the different regions of Russia, which vary in landscape and climate, for their study and work training. Besides, Federal University of North Caucasus has signed agreements with more than 15 countries of the world, which allows students to participate in geologic expeditions and excavations not only in Russia, but also in other countries of the world.
At Federal University of North Caucasus one can obtain not only perfect knowledge and skills eligible for professional career. At university students have wide opportunities for all-round development, self-improvement and perfection of professional and personal qualities such as social skills, self-confidence and qualities of personal leadership. Personal charm, good physical shape, eggheadism, leader's qualities, which one acquires during the years of studies at university, will become major factors for successful self-realization at labor market and rapid career progress. And if you want to go in for sports, dancing, signing or acting, you are more than welcome. Sports teams and various creative teams of the university will be happy to see you joining them. University's students take active part in university, regional and international events and often win different contests.
More than 2 000 students of Federal University of North Caucasus live in university residences. Russian students live together with foreign ones who come from the countries of Africa, Middle East, CIS, South-Eastern and Central Asia. They live together and keep warm atmosphere in the residences. Every institute of the University has its own floor in the residence. The residences are warm and comfortable and situated near the University. Some of the residences (which are 7 in Stavropol) have laundry rooms, computer classrooms and all other necessary things for comfortable living and self-preparation for classes.
The graduates of Federal University of North Caucasus are in great demand among the leading Russian and foreign companies that fulfill their activity in different fields of industry. Certainly, to study at this University is prestigious and interesting, while the title “the graduate of Federal University of North Caucasus” sounds honorable and proud.
Upon successful completion of the University, the graduate gets a higher education degree of Russian national standard indicating Degree/qualification and specialty. Upon request the graduate gets an additional document “European Appendix”, which allows its holder to get its equivalence in any of 47 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

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.

Oil and Gas (profiles: drilling of oil and gas holes, exploitation and maintenance of oil objects, erasing and repairing of pipeline transport systems), Geology, Geoexploration Technologies, Chemistry Technology (profile: Chemistry technology of natural energy producing materials and carbon material), “Energy- and resource-saving processes in chemical technology, petroleum chemistry and biotechnology”, Information Systems and Technologies, Applied Informatics, Exploitation of Transport Technological Machines and Complexes, Technology of Transport Processes, Management in Technique Systems, Automatization of Technological Processes and Enterprises, Civil Engineering, Design, Design of Architecture Environment, Info-communication Technologies and Communication Systems, Economics, Management, Human Resources, Business-informatics, State and Municipal Management, Service, Tourism, Merchandizing, Hotel Business, Customs Affairs, Law, Sociology, Journalism, Physical Education, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Cartography and geo-informatics, Ecology and natural resource management, Psychology, Clinic psychology, Pharmacy, Medical biochemistry, History, Advertising and Public Relations, Philology, Linguistics, Translation, Pedagogic Education, Social Work, Psychological and Pedagogic Education, Speech Pathology Education, Applied Arts and Crafts, Land Management and Cadastres, Standardization and Metrology, Alimentation of Animal Origin, Production Technology and Organization and Catering, Technosphere Safety. 
from 2000 to 3000
depending on the specialty
450 160 from 2610 to 3610
ENGLISH MEDIUM PROGRAMS
«Oil and Gas» – english medium
1st year -
2nd-4th years – 3000
450 160 -
3610
«Civil Engineering» – english medium
1st year  -
2nd
-4th years – 3000
450 160  -
3610

Course duration: 4 years – Bachelor's Degree; 2 years – Master's Degree; 5 years – Specialist's Qualification; 3 years – Ph.D.

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 US dollars). 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 Stavropol 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-Stavropol (the approximate cost of the train ticket destination Moscow-Stavropol is 250 USD, travel time – 35 hours; the approximate cost of airfare 350 USD, travel time – 2hours). 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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