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Russian State Geological Prospecting University n. a. Sergo Ordzhonikidzе
Year found: 1918
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Moscow

Russian State Geological Prospecting University n. a. Sergo Ordzhonikidzе


Year found: 1918
Legal form: State
Country: Russia
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                    Specialist Degree
                    Master Degree
                    Doctoral Programmes 
City: Moscow 
Study language: Russian


The Russian State Geological prospecting University is one of the world’s leading universities training specialists in geological sciences and geological engineering. The University originated from Moscow Mining Academy founded in 1918. More than 30000 high qualified mining engineers including 1,300 international students from 78 countries were trained over the time of its almost centennial existence. Former University name - Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute (widely known as MGRI). 


MGRI-RSGPU is the only postsecondary institution in the world, specialized in search, exploration, evaluation and development of the mineral raw material resources. More than 90 years the university trains professional community for exploration and mining companies: mining engineers, geologists, geophysicist, geo-ecologists, economists, etc.



In MGRI-RSGPU there is also a post-graduate education; the post-graduates may get a PhD or a post-doctorate degree in technology, geology and mineralogy, physics and mathematics or economics. Mankind always uses mineral resources for the development of the productive forces of their own countries. Russia (former USSR) has reached its economic power thanks to the geological investigation of the mineral resources.



MGRI-RSGPU graduates are of importance in the widespread investigation of the mineral resources not only in Russia but also in 70 countries of the world.

Geological Engineering is the practical application of principles, concepts and techniques of the geological sciences to provide sustainable engineered solutions to human needs. These include resource exploitation and management, environmental and geotechnical design involving rock, soil and water interaction, groundwater protection and remediation, risk mitigation, and the non-destructive or geophysical investigation of the subsurface environment for engineering purposes. Our students gain knowledge related to mineral and energy exploration, evaluation, development and production; engineering site selection; groundwater and geo-environmental engineering including geologic hazards assessment. 


Why study at MGRI-RSGPU?


  • The high-quality education at MGRI-RSGPU is based on the great Russian scientific school of geological exploration.
  • MGRI-RSGPU trains the specialists in search and extraction of the whole range of minerals – from plain water to rare-earth elements. The preparation of the specialists for the oil and gas industry is of primary importance at our university.
  • The reasonable tuition fee is not the least of the factors attracting international students to MGRI-RSGPU.
  • MGRI-RSGPU post-graduate and post-doctorate education is a perfect way for the continuation of academic career.






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.

Specialist, 5 years

Applied geology

Technology exploration


Physical processes of mining or oil and gas production


Bachelor, 4 years


Ecology and Nature



Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas Business

Applied Mathematics

Art Materials Processing Technology


Technosphere Safety


Master, 2 years


Oil and Gas Business

Applied Mathematics


Student Residence MGRI-RGGRU "Rudoznattsy" is located on the campus, 100 meters from the academic building. In the 14-storey building block type there are more than 1000 students from Russia, CIS and other countries, as well as non-resident applicants in passing the entrance test. The comfortable living room designed for 2 or 3 persons, equipped and furnished for business and leisure, with all the necessary amenities. At the University a wide range of additional services is presented. The hostel is provided with the round the clock security, video surveillance. The building entrance is on the magnetic card access.


For students and visitors of the University a network catering is provided. There is a spacious dining room for 430 seats on the ground floor in a separate part of the building, where students may find the inexpensive meal. There are always a wide range of dishes. Small coffee shops are located in the central hall of the university, which can be a break between classes to drink a cup of hot tea or coffee and sweets. In addition, the University installed kiosks, where you can buy the necessary stationery, newspapers, magazines, books, training materials or to make copies of the required documents.

The University has seven lecture halls with the number of seats from 100 to 250 people, 40 group classrooms, 60 specialized laboratories and 20 computer labs that allow virtually all occupations. The exceptions are some studies conducted at training facilities and landfills MGRI-RGGRU, as well as a number of companies during the summer practices. Many audiences have modern multimedia and projection equipment, which improves the quality of the educational process.

The modern 5-hall of the University Sports Complex provides not only an obligatory classes with students of 1-4 courses, but also provides the conditions for a more active exercise and a variety of sports. Sports complex facilities allow students to practice aerobics, rhythmic gymnastics, mini-football, volleyball, basketball, athletic sports, billiards, pin types of martial arts, etc., and also to carry out sports activities and competitions. Our students regularly take part in sports tournaments and competitions and have repeatedly been the winners of competitions of different levels.

The university created a unique training and educational museum complex consists of five separate stand-alone exhibitions and expositions. Mineralogical Museum, which is the basis of the museum complex, has one of the largest mineral collections in Moscow. The permanent exhibition is located in three rooms on an area of 600 square meters, which features over 5000 unique samples of minerals, ores and rocks from all over Russia and many countries of the world. The galleries of the museum complex are regularly organized exhibitions and guided tours for visitors, workshops and classes of students.


Tuition fees for 2012/2013 educational year:


Foundation course (Russian language, Maths, Physics) - USD 2300 (1 year)


Specialist, 5 years: 

Applied geology; Technology exploration; Mining; Physical processes of mining or oil and gas production - USD 3270 per year

Bachelor, 4 years: 

Ecology and Nature; Economy; Management; Oil and Gas Business; Art Materials Processing Technology; Construction; Technosphere Safety - USD 3270 per year

Applied Mathematics - USD 4000 per year

Master, 2 years:  

Oil and Gas Business; Construction - USD 3500 per year

Applied Mathematics - USD 4500 per year


Other expenses:

Accommodation  - USD 100 a month

Medical Insurance  - USD 150 a year

Living expenses  - from USD 200 a month

Airport pick up: USD 100 from Moscow