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Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University
Year found: 1911
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Nizhniy Novgorod

Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University



Year found: 1911
Legal form: State
Country: Russia 
Awards:  Bachelor Degree
                      Specialist Degree
                      Master Degree
                      Doctoral Programmes 
City: Nizhniy Novgorod
Study language: Russian

Minin University is the oldest educational institution in Nizhny Novgorod region. A teachers training institute was founded in the beginning of the 20th century — in 1911. For more than a century-old history the university has passed through eight stages of its development. During this period it has obtained numerous traditions, long-term experience and unique methods of teaching. This scope of knowledge and skills enabled the institution to overcome the limits of a teachers training university.

Today Minin University is a modern and prestigious high school with tens of thousands students from 27 countries of the world who receive education according to 25 courses of study with about 60 specialties. The high school has positively taken a top position in international educational process and continues active development: new programs of study and courses are being introduced, international cooperation is being extended, ambitious projects are being realized. Teachers of Minin University are scientists with experience and practice. Scientific and research activity of the high school is well known outside the region. The university is recognized by experts as a centre of civil consciousness education and a generator of social initiatives. Our graduates are highly qualified specialists, who are demanded in various industries. They successfully work not only in Russia, but also abroad. Each of them is certain that Minin University is the greatest start to any way!

Nizhny Novgorod

The city that has kept its spirit of old times. Anyone who happens to walk along the streets of Nizhny Novgorod seems to be carried a hundred years ago. Narrow lanes with wooden houses perfectly fit into a modern megalopolis. Landmark of the city — Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street — is a multi-kilometer pedestrian zone that leads to the centre of Nizhny Novgorod — the Kremlin. Fortress walls stretch for two kilometers. There is the highest embankment situated there — with a beautiful view of the confluence of two great rivers — the Volga and the Oka, on two banks of which the amazing city is settled. The gorgeous landscape is impressive.

Nizhny Novgorod is the only ancient city in Russia, founded by an orthodox Saint. It appeared in 1221 in a remarkably beautiful place due to Faithful Saint Grand Prince Georgy Vsevolodovich. Until now magnificent cathedrals, monasteries, convents and churches are the main landmarks of the city. The domes glisten in the sun and clear sounds of bells delight residents of Nizhny Novgorod and its guests. 

  • Located at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers
  • Inhabited since 13th century
  • Population of 1,3 million, 5th most populous city in Russia
  • 4-hour railway trip from Moscow
  • Historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Top IT industry nationwide
  • Houses largest Intel R&D Center in Europe
  • Over 30 educational and research institutions




  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Design, Arts and Media Technologies 
  • Faculty of Matematics and Informatics 
  • Faculty of Psycology and Pedagogics 
  • Faculty of Management and Social Technical Services 
  • Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports 


- Russian as a foreign language

Interest to Russian language in the world is increasing, more and more foreigners wish to be able to speak Russian without mistakes, clearly delivering their thoughts. The teaching staff of the university has a vast experience in teaching correct pronunciation, proper construction of sentences, rules and exceptions of the language to representatives of foreign-language environment. It is getting necessary to know Russian. It is a means of communication of business community, intercultural communications, scientific and research contacts. Minin University is one of few high schools in Russia that teaches Russian to foreign students with a following right to teach this language at their home country.

Core disciplines

— linguistic fundamentals of teaching Russian language in a foreign environment

— ethnolinguistics

— practices of presentation of Russian culture

Foreign students have an opportunity to try their hands at the university — for them the teaching practice is organized within the walls of Minin University. Due to the contracts made by Minin University with partner high schools in China and Poland students get a chance to do a practical teaching training abroad.

Moreover, there is a «Guest professor» program. Lectures and practical classes are given by professors from foreign partner universities. Our students daily receive unique knowledge from the world’s leading experts.

Graduates of the program are highly qualified specialists in teaching Russian in multiethnic classes; in foreign educational institutions, preparing specialists who can speak Russian; they know technical translation in the sphere of business, cultural contacts. Moreover, the bundle of knowledge received at Minin University, enables the graduates to be demanded as translators from Russian.

Students live in apartments consisting of 2 rooms with bath and toilet. A common kitchen is available on each floor of the hostel. One room is intended for 2 or 3 students.



When student arrive to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel.

During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties. University has own security system.

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living. The Russian people are well-wishing and peaceful. Cities are secured by powerful police system observation. You will find that we share dry, cynical humor about people and events. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors. Foreign people came to Russia for education or business highly respected by Russian people. So, welcome, Russia is waiting for you!

Foreign students successfully participate in bright and vibrant life of the university. For them it is a perfect chance to practice communication in Russian with other students outside studies.

Teachers-dancers, psychologists-poets and philosophers-volunteers. Not only that is possible at Minin University. Each student can find activities according to his interests. Students’ life is very busy. No one is surprised at rehearsals in hallways, recitals in classes and discussions at breaks. Student years are not all studies. Studentship is a special time in everyone’s life and one need to spend it well enough to have good memories afterwards.

Foreign students take part in theatrical productions, students’ initiatives council, pedagogical groups and many others.

Besides, there are three student hostels at Minin University, which are located in different parts of the city next to the academic buildings. For students from other cities there are more than 400 rooms provided. All academic buildings of the university have Wi-fi with free Internet access and gyms. Foreign students become a part of a big and happy family.


Preparatory course from USD 1500 (1 year)

Bachelor courses from USD 2000 a year