Siberia: modern development, culture, history (Russian Studies: Siberia)

Key information

About the programme

Globalization, internationalization and regionalization have led to increased international and cross-border cooperation. For further development of the Russian regions, cities, institutions and TSU in particular active participation in these processes is required. On the one hand, the goal is facilitated by a stable and growing interest in the world to Siberia, to the potential of its regions and to the University. On the other hand, Siberian regions need to show their characteristics and their potential in order to become a member of international cooperation. That is the objective of the programme Siberia: modern development, culture, history (Russian Studies: Siberia). The programme is designed for foreign students who after their graduation plan to work in government, business structures, the expert-analytical centres and cultural organizations interested in the development of mutually beneficial relations with Russia and its regions and with Tomsk State University. 

Estimated time of the programme launch: June 2017.

Graduates’ areas of activity

  • research;
  • expert-analytical;
  • pedagogical;
  • cultural and educational;
  • organizational and managerial.


The programme contains the base module consisting of the courses on the theory and general practice of studies of 

Russian regions, as well as survey courses on main subject areas. The elective part of the programme consists of seven modules: 

  • Economic and legal support of business in Siberia;
  • Historical and Cultural Heritage of Siberia;
  • Social and Political Sphere of Siberia;
  • Siberian Philology (Linguistics and Literary Studies);
  • Ethnography and Anthropology of Siberia;
  • External and Interregional Relations of the Regions of Siberia;
  • Geography and Resource Potential of Siberia.


The programme Siberia: modern development, culture, history (Russian Studies: Siberia) is carried out by specialized departments and faculties of TSU. 

Fees, funding & scholarships

Home students. Please check the for the application guidelines and to see the list of required documents.

International students should contact the International Office of Tomsk State University ( – Veolette Galitskaya, Recruitment and Foreign Students Documentary Support Specialist) to inquire about the process of documents submission, invitation and visa application process, and other issues. International Office representative will send upon request the list of necessary documents and provide additional information.

Further information can be found at the TSU International Office web-sites:

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Head of program: Dr. Dmitry Shevelev:

Manager of program: Dmitry Khaminov: