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Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism
Year found: 1918
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Moscow

Russian State University of Physical
Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism

Year found: 1918

Legal form: State

Country: Russia

Awards: Bachelor Degree

               Specialist Degree

               Master Degree

               Doctoral Programmes

City: Moscow

Study language: Russian


Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (RSUPESY&T) known up to 1993 as State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Education (SCOLIPE) and from 1993 till 2002 as Russian State Academy of Physical Education (RSAPE), is the largest higher educational establishment in the sphere of physical education in Russia originating from 29th of May, 1918. The University is situated in the capital of Russia – Moscow the main financial, industrial, historical and cultural center of the country.


Our higher educational establishment is one of the leading centers in Russia for training highly skilled specialists in the sphere of physical culture and sports. Within the time of the University activity more than 50 thousand highly skilled specialists in physical education and sport have graduated from it including 4000 foreign specialists from 115 countries. Today the total number of students: about 6000 persons including more about 220 foreign students.


Today more than 550 instructors direct academic, educational, scientific, methodical and sports work of students and post-graduates at the chairs and laboratories of the University. More than 70 per cent of them have scientific degrees and academic status. Among the teaching staff there are 100 Professors, Doctors of Science, 250 assistant professors, PhDs. At the university work 60 Honored Workers in physical education and sport, 2 Honored Science Workers, 1 Honored Worker of Culture, 1 academician of the Russian Academy of Education, 4 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Education, 10 Honored Workers of Higher School, 38 Honored Trainers. Currently two thesis councils for conferring scientific degrees - doctor’s council and candidate’s council, - work in the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.


The University participates in the American Consortium on cultural and academic exchange. In 1997 RSUPE has entered the European Network of Sport Sciences in Higher Education (ENSSHE) as the associative member, in 1998 - in International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) as a full member. The University has its representatives in the European College of Sports Science (ECSS), European Committee on Physical Education in ENSSHE. The University fruitfully co-operates with the scientists of Universities of physical education of Germany and Czech Republic, carries out joint researches on the problem "Sports, health and the man", sociological analysis of sports education in Central and Eastern Europe.  The award of International UNESCO Diploma in 1988 to SCOLIPE for contribution to the development of physical education and sport was the actual recognition of the great international authority of the University.





Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world, a global city. Moscow is the most populous city on the continent of Europe and the seventh largest city proper in the world, a megacity. The population of Moscow (as of 1 January 2010) is 10,562,099.

It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological platforms. Historically, it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, Russian Empire (for three years in 1728–30), the Tsardom of Russia, and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. It is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, one of the World Heritage Sites in the city, which serves as the residence of the President of Russia. The Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) and the Government of Russia also sit in Moscow.

Moscow is a major economic centre. It is home to many scientific and educational institutions, as well as numerous sport facilities. It possesses a complex transport system that includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and the world's second busiest (after Tokyo) metro system which is famous for its architecture and artwork. Its metro is the busiest single-operator subway in the world.

Moscow remains the educational center of Russia and many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. There are 222 institutes of higher education, including 60 state universities & 90 colleges. Some of these offer a wide-spectrum of programs, but most are centered around a specific field. This is a hold-over from the days of the USSR, when Sovietwide there were only a handful of wide-spectrum "universities" and a large number of narrow-specialization "institutes" (mostly in Moscow & St.Petersburg). Moscow offers some of the best business/management, science, & arts schools in the world. Moscow is also a popular destination for foreign students.

Bachelor Courses:



Advertisement and Public Relations

Physical Education

Physical education for persons with health
deviations (adaptive physical education)

Recreation and sport-remedial tourism

Organization of work with youth

Teaching education

Producing theatrical performances and




Organization hotel services

Applied informatics


Master Courses:

Anthropology and ethnology

Physical Education

Physical education for persons with health deviations
(adaptive physical education)





Post-graduate Department and Doctoranture:

Theory and methods of physical education, sports training, improving and adaptive physical education



Recreational Medicine, Sport Medicine, Resorts Study, Physiotherapy


Human Anatomy

General Psychology, Personal Psychology, History of Psychology

Social Psychology

Pedagogical Psychology

Theory and History of Culture

Theory and methods of professional education


For international students the University offers one place in a three-bedroom of a hostel disposed on the territory of the University.

The payment for study in cash can be made in cash department of the University at a rate equal to ruble equivalent of the indicated sum at the rate of Central Bank RF on the day of payment, without the registration of the VAT, or by non-cash transfer in US dollars.



The University sport facilities include 17 specialized sports halls, an indoor athletics arena with artificial covering, 3 shooting halls, an indoor skating rink for ice sports, and a swimming pool with 3 baths, a stadium with football field and track-and-field facilities, 4 indoor and 10 outdoor tennis courts, special field for technical kinds of sport (carting, moto, cycling), rock-climbing ground, sauna complex.


On the territory of the University there are two buildings of the hostel for students and post-graduates, several cafes, a restaurant, а shop.

The University possesses one of the largest libraries in the world on physical education and sport with the fund of more than 650 thousand volumes of books; it represents complex informational system, aimed at providing educational process and scientific research in the field of physical education and sport as well as in adjoining subjects.


Tuition fee of study (US dollars for 2011/2012 academic year):


Preliminary department (1 year) – 3100

Bachelor department (4 years):

 - Physical education (sport preparation)

·         Volleyball, Service-applied martial arts, Handball, Rowing and sailing sport, Athletics, Badminton, Billiards, Table tennis, Chess, Water polo, Swimming, Underwater sport and Diving, Weightlifting kinds of sport, Sports and health activities – 2900

·         Basketball, Boxing, Kickboxing, Cycle racing, Gymnastics, Golf, Dance sport, Figure skating, Skating, Skiing, Service-applied martial arts and extreme activity, tennis – 2900

·         Hockey – 3400

·         Football - 3600

·         Physical education for persons with health deviations (Adaptive physical education) – 3000

·         Recreation and sportive-remedial tourism – 2800

·         Organization of work with youth – 2700

·         Psychology – 3300

·         Advertisement and Public Relations – 3300

·         Teaching education – 2800

·         Producing Theatrical Performances and Festivities – 3300

·         Economics – 3300

·         Management – 3300

·         Tourism – 2500


- Organization hotel services – 2800

- Applied informatics - 2900


Master department (2 years) – 3000

Post-graduate department (3 years)– 3300, for the graduates of RSUPES&T  – 3000

Doctoranture (3 years) – 3800

Probation and advanced qualification – 300-500 per one month (depending on the
structure of group and volume of training).

Tuition fee of study at correspondence levels (US dollars for academic year):

Bachelor department (5 years):


Physical education, Teaching education – 2400;

Psychology, Advertisement and Public Relations, Physical education for persons with health deviations (Adaptive physical education), Recreation and sportive-remedial tourism, Organization of work with youth, Producing Theatrical Performances and Festivities, Economics, Management, Tourism,Organization hotel services, Applied informatics - 1800

Master department (2,5 years)– 1800

Post-graduate department (4 years)– 1800


Other expenses:


- Accomodation fee: USD 50 per month
- Medical insurance: USD 180 per year
- Living Expenses: from USD 350 per month
- Airport trasfer: USD 100