State Academy of Oil and Gas named after Ivan Gubkin
Gubkin University is in the top 3 of the leading Russian universities in the demand for graduates from employers
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Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international

Masters and PhD programmes \international

Teaching staff

Foreign students from 70 countries study in Gubkin University
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Entrance tests & Deadlines
Admission rules
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    To collect a folder of required documents for admission: a copy of valid international passport, a copy of the document on graduation with transcript, a certificate of recognition, photograph (3 x 4 cm). All documents must be translated into Russian and notarized or consul-certified.
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    Entrance exams. The exams can be passed remotely (online) or in the candidate's personal presence (offline).
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    To pay tuition fees
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    Medical Certificate indicating the absence of HIV infection and contraindications to studying in the country
Russian student visa
Student visas in Russia are required for students from most foreign countries. Russia is not a member state of the EU/EFTA, so the EU visa-free entry privilege does not apply for European students. Required Documents for Study Visas in Russia:
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    A valid passport which will be valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of the visa and with at least two unmarked pages
  • 2
    An official invitation letter from your chosen university
  • 3
    Application form
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    A certificate showing your HIV-negative status no older than 90 days
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    A letter of consent from your parents and certified by a notary (if you're under 18)
  • 6
    Photograph 3.5x4.5 cm
This is the general list. Consult the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
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Gubkin State Oil & Gas University Presentation Video
International students activity
Students congratulating with 90th anniversary
Presentation Video of Students
  • In 2016 research findings of Gubkin University faculty were stated in 1664 publications
  • In 2016, 6 University faculty members defended their theses for a degree of Doctor of Science, and 33 for a degree of Candidate of Science
  • During 2016 the University faculty members received 46 awards, prizes, titles and diplomas, including the Russian Academy of Sciences Award named after Ivan Gubkin for outstanding scientific work in the field of oil and gas geology
  • On the December 8, 2017 Professor of the Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry I.M. Kolesnikov was awarded witha diploma for the discovery of the "Fourth Law of Thermodynamics" by the International Academy of Authors of Discoveries and Inventions
  • Gubkin University is In the top 3 of the leading Russian universities in the demand for graduates from employers
  • Occupies the 256th position in the Global World Communicator Ranking of the best universities in the world
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" (Gubkin University) is the leading institution in the system of higher oil and gas education in Russia.

Gubkin University is a powerful national research center and a real source of manpower for the Russian oil and gas industry. According to the proportion of budget income from research, the University is in top rank among the Russian industry universities.

Gubkin University was founded in 1930 by the outstanding scientist, academician Ivan Gubkin. For almost a century, the University has trained more than 90,000 diploma engineers, Candidates and Doctors of Sciences.

Gubkin University actively applies innovative learning methods and the interdisciplinary approach to education, develops infrastructure for training in virtual environment of professional activity based on interactive full-scale simulators, computer models and systems.
Bachelor's and Specialist's programs are undergraduate academic programs awarded to students upon completion of four-year and five/ five and a half-year university studies respectively. Both types of programs require applicants to hold a secondary school diploma

Master's programs are second-cycle academic degree programs awarded upon completion of two-year studies demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field. Master's programs require applicants to hold a Bachelor's or Specialist's degree diploma.

Postgraduate school trains academic personnel. Graduating students are awarded a PhD diploma. Postgraduate programs require applicants to hold a Master's or Specialist's degree diploma. Gubkin University curriculum offers a two-tier program in postgraduate studies: applicants work from three to four years of studies toward candidate of sciences designation and afterwards from five to fifteen years toward doctor of sciences designation. Both are viewed as an equivalent to PhD.
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