Belgorod State University

Belgorod State University started training foreign students in 1980. Since that time more than 4000 students from 106 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America have been graduated from our university. Many of them are top performers in policy, culture, health care and education of their countries, and in the activities of various international organizations as well.

Currently BSU develops contractual international cooperation with about 150 universities and organizations of the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Great Britain, and Latin America. Over 2800 foreign students from 90 neighboring countries and beyond are trained at the University. Today Belgorod State University is an admitted world scientific and educational center possessing both strong material and technical basis and high-skilled staff of teachers.

The teaching profession and research in 9 institutes and 1 faculty are carried out by 14 full corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, more than 1100 doctors of science and candidates of science. Training of high-quality experts in different specializations are provided by more than 100 departments of pedagogical, natural-science, medical, mathematical, economic and business oriented directions. Belgorod State University dominates in the field of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for industry and medicine.

The University also carries out international educational, scientific and innovative projects in the field of knowledge-intensive economy industries and social sphere branches. Nowadays there are 23000 students at the University trained in 255 majors, 349 educational programs (3 educational programs have Accreditation of European Engineering Programs). Belgorod State University provides 65 educational programs for postgraduates and has 19 Candidate and Doctoral Dissertation Councils.

Research activities under the supervision of world famous scientists both in general research area and in priority development fields of science and engineering are carried out in 55 scientific laboratories and centers, 38 innovative complexes, 3 Common Use Centers of high-tech equipment. Moreover, Engineering Center “Pharmaceutical and medical industry”, Regional Microbiology Center, Belgorod State University High Tech Solutions” science park and business incubator, Additional Clinical Research Center are in operation.

The University administration looks to provide students with comfortable accommodation, extensive opportunities for not only educational process, but also for science, creative work or sports activities. Belgorod State University campus combines 7 comfortable dormitories. Here students are provided with twin- or triple-rooms in a separate section with shared facilities inside: bathroom and kitchen. Each dormitory is equipped with a cafeteria, gym, a meeting room on each floor, offices for sports clubs (table tennis, chess) and artistic societies, a rehearsal room, a conference hall to host different events and activities. The University has an effective system of safety which provides the highest level of safety and security living and studying at the University safe and comfortable. University’s Medical Centre, Students’ dispensary and policlinic provide regular health control of all students.

The university prides itself on its involvement in both the recreational and competitive aspects of sport. The sports activities are organized within the Sports Complex named after the university’s graduate Svetlana Khorkina, the champion of the Olympic Games and the world contests. Apart from the health benefits of engaging in training exercises and physical improvement of the students and staff, the 36, 7 thousand square meters building provides the ideal ground for sports national and international sports competitions. Also BSU provides sport facilities at Sports Complex ‘Burevestnik’, Equestrian School, Nezhegol Natural Park, where all students can not only relax and spend free time healthily, but take part in Belgorod State University International language summer school, Belgorod State University International Youth School of project management ‘Pegas’. Being committed to ensuring the cultural environment in Belgorod region, Belgorod State University encourages and facilitates talented and creative people. Our students have the opportunity to develop their full potential in 17 onstage performance groups at the University Culture Centre.

Faculties of Belgorod State University:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatrics And Medical Business
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • Faculty of Pre-School, Primary And Special Education
  • Faculty of History And Philology
  • Faculty of Mathematics And Science Education
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Intercultural Communication And International Relations
  • Preparatory Faculty
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Business And Service
  • Faculty of Engineering Technology And Science
  • Faculty of Information Technology And Applied Mathematics
  • Faculty of Engineering Physics
  • Faculty of Biology And Chemistry
  • Faculty of Mining And Environmental Management
  • Faculty of Journalism
  • Faculty of Social And Theological

Faculty of Medical Affairs and Pediatrics

The process of education

The faculty offers the following specialty “General medicine”, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry”, “Nursing”.  There are 448 foreign students from different countries studying on the faculty.178 of them study in English

The term of study in the field of:

  • General medicine – 6 years;
  • Pediatrics – 6 years;
  • Nursing full – time-4 years part – time-5 years;

Graduates in the field of:

  • “General medicine” and “Pediatrics” get qualified “physician”;
  • “Nursing” – receive the qualification “Manager”;

Material-technical base of the faculty allows each student to a high level to master all the disciplines of the curriculum. Equipped with the most modern equipment available to students are:

  • Anatomical hall.
  • Laboratory of molecular human genetics.
  • Morphological laboratory.
  • Laboratory of clinical biochemistry.
  • Laboratory frontierlike and chronophotography.
  • Laboratory of immunohistochemistry

Students of the medical faculty have access to all departments of medical institutions of the city. This allows you to fully prepare for future practical activities as a pediatricians, dentists and pharmacist. For homework the students have a solid library and free access to the global computer network Internet.

Students, in parallel with the main specialty, can obtain the second higher economic or legal education.

Residency and internship

For graduates of the faculty on a speciality “Medical business” open the following post-graduate specialization programs two-year clinical residency:

  • surgery
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • therapy
  • anesthesiology and resuscitation
  • infectious diseases
  • psychiatry
  • neurology
  • ambulance
  • cardiology
  • family medicine
  • regenerative medicine
  • reflexology
  • manual therapy
  • pathological anatomy,
  • and one-year clinical internship:
  • surgery
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • therapy
  • neurology
  • ambulance
  • pathological the anatomy.


The faculty is functioning successfully graduate in 7 specialties:

  • Obstetrics and gynecology the Department of obstetrics and gynecology)
  • Psychiatry (Department of psychiatry and narcology)
  • Genetics (Department of biomedical Sciences)
  • Pathological anatomy (Department of pathology)
  • System analysis, management and information processing (Department of propedeutics of internal diseases and clinical information technology)
  • Surgery
  • Biochemistry

Heads of clinical residents, interns and graduate students are leading specialists of the faculty – professors and associate professors of clinical and theoretical departments.

Social Activities

Apart from studies, the faculty provides students with various pastime activities. The academic year starts with the Knowledge Day on the 1 of September, followed by an official student welcoming ceremony later on. In spring there is a Healthcare Day at Titovka — the University’s recreational base, where students play games, socialize and get to know each other. During the school year there are sport competitions, concerts and miscellaneous contests. We also celebrate national holidays of students from African, , Latin American, Arabic and Indian cultures. Students have access to the University Sport and Health Care Center where they can use the swimming pool and fitness equipment, take dancing classes and more.

Faculty of Parmacy

Pharmaceutical Department of Belgorod State University was established in 2003. From 2007  Pharmaceutical Department of Belgorod State University (BelSU) started functioning as an independent Pharmaceutical Faculty.

The process of education

Faculty of Pharmacy includes such chairs as: Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Organization and Economics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

The high level of education is provided by 128 people of teaching staff, among them 16 professors, more than 70 lecturers, head teachers and Candidates of Science that work in BelSU. The modern educational technologies are used in academic activity, which include business games, case studying, modeling practice situations and etc.

Students are greatly interested in the future profession. During five years of study the students learn different subjects from fundamental to narrow special such as Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacy Organization and Economics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology

In the future specialists can work at pharmacies, different pharmaceutical organizations, chemistry plants.

Degree offered on Pharmaceutical Faculty graduation – Pharmaceutist – Technologist for new drug prodaction; Pharmaceutist – Analyst for drug quality control; Pharmaceutist – Manager. Qualification in Pharmacy – Pharmaceutist.

Today Pharmaceutical Faculty has a day time department (the 5 years of education).

The material and technical base

The material and technical base of chairs provides the professional preparation of future specialists. The Internet technology, the newest informative program workings in Pharmacy Organization and Economics, the modern instrumental methods of analysis remedy are used in academic activity.

The Pharmaceutical Faculty has buildings reserved for studies and such specialized laboratories as: the Facility of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

Research work

The high potential of teaching staff is realized through the following scientific researches:

  • the perfecting of pharmaceutical management in Pharmacy and pharmaceutical marketing;
  • the methodology of creating drug forms with using modern informative technology;
  • the analysis of natural and synthetic biologically active substances in subjects of different derivation.

The staff members of faculty participate in numerous grants. The results of their studies are reconfirmed by numerous licenses and implementations in practice public health.

Students interested in research activities can join scientific societies that work at all chairs of the Pharmaceutical Faculty. There they can master their knowledge and research talents that can be useful for continuing studies.

International Contacts

The Pharmaceutical Faculty collaborates on contractual terms with German pharmaceutical company “Naturwaren”. Annually the best students attend this company and have training courses on their grounds.

Social and Educational Activities

Although studies are the most important part of students’ life, there is a wide ranges opportunities for entertainment and sports. Pharmaceutical Faculty has such good traditions as celebration of The Day of Pharmacist; the Days of Health and many others.  

Practical Training

Clinical faculties are located in the leading medical institutions of Belgorod.

  • Belgorod regional clinical hospital of Saint Joasaph
  • City clinical hospital № 1
  • City clinical hospital № 2
  • Regional infectious diseases hospital
  • Regional clinical psychiatric hospital
  • Regional perinatal center
  • Regional skin and venereal dispensary
  • Regional TB dispensary
  • Urban polyclinics
  • Children’s regional hospital
  • City children’s hospital
  • Dental clinic
  • Fourth children’s clinic.

To train students in the clinical disciplines there are also a number of specialized diagnostic and treatment centers, Belgorod:

  • Centre of Coloproctology
  • Centre of surgery of the liver and pancreas

Nephrology center and other

Student Accommodation

The dormitory has a perfect location: grocery stores, cafés, and restaurants with Russian and international cuisine are within walking distance. All city attractions, museums, theaters, historic places are either within walking distance or easy transportation from the dormitory.

The dormitory also is conveniently located in terms of going to and from the airport, either by taxi or via metro.

The dormitory is a corridor-type residential building with shared facilities. One room usually accommodates three or four roommates. Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts.

Dormitory facilities:

  • Self-service laundry (in the basement)
  • Shared kitchens (on each floor)
  • Shared bathrooms.

Room facilities:

  • Beds with linens
  • Writing desks
  • Wardrobes/closets
  • Internet connection
  • Cable TV.

Belgorod City

Belgorod Overview

Belgorod is an administrative center and capital of Belgorod oblast of Russia standing on the banks of the Seversky Donets River about 700 km south of Moscow and 40 km from Ukrainian border. There is an international airport in Belgorod (EGO).

Belgorod population is 374,000 (2012), land area – 153 sq. km.

Belgorod Features

Belgorod from Russian language means “a white city” (the area of the city was rich in limestone). It is cultural, economic, scientific and transport center of the region. The City Day is celebrated on August 5.

Belgorod is one of the cleanest and well-planned cities of Russia. There are several educational centers in the city: Belgorod State University, Belgorod Technological University, Belgorod Agricultural Academy and Belgorod Financial Academy.

Belgorod History

First time the settlement on the present Belgorod territory was mentioned in 1237. That time the village was completely destroyed by Batu Khan invasion on Russian lands. The settlement was founded again in 1596 (official foundation date) by Boris Godunov order.

The settlement was playing a role of fortress on the southern border of Russian state defending the country from Crimean Tatars raids. Later the border of Russia moved to the south and the fortress lost its importance. The area of the town became the part of Kursk guberniya of the Russian Empire.

Belgorod was captured by Nazi Germany army in October, 1941, and finally liberated by Soviet army in August, 1943. The city was heavily damaged during the numerous battles and was completely rebuilt after the war. In 1954, the city received the status of administrative center of Belgorod region.

Belgorod Attractions

The cultural environment of Belgorod is greatly influenced by cultural institutions, such as M.S.Schepkin State Academic Drama theater, State Puppet theater, Belgorod State Philharmonic Society, Culture and Art Institute, Music School and others.

There are museums of various types: Historical and of Local Study, Arts, Literature, Diorama “Kursk Battle – Belgorod direction”, Folk Culture museum.

The largest traditional cultural events of Belgorod are as follows: International Festival of Puppet Theaters “Belgorodskaya Fun”, All-Russia Theater Festival “Actors of Russia – to M.S.Shepkin”, cultural exchanges of cities and districts of the oblast as parts of cultural relay-race, International competitions of violinists, guitar-players and folk instrument players, Chorus Festivals named after S.A.Degtyaryov and G.Ya.Lomakin and others.

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