International students eagerly come to Russian universities, both in Moscow and the provinces. One of the most attractive places to get a high quality education in Tyumen region is the University of Tyumen.
Currently, 2154 international students from 39 countries study at UTMN, with 607 of them studying on full time educational courses.
The number of international students from beyond the former USSR is growing year by year. In 2017, 40 students from Bulgaria, Brazil, Vietnam, Venezuela, Ghana, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Iraq, Yemen, China, Congo, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Serbia, Syria and France were enrolled in core UTMN programmes.
At present, 19 international students are studying Russian at the UTMN Preparatory Department.
The most popular undergraduate and masters programmes among international students are Informatics, Computing Technology, Computer Security, Physics, Biology, Economics and Management.
Every year, a number of students from international partner universities and other leading universities come to UTMN as part of academic mobility programmes.
In 2017, 33 students from France, China, Kazakhstan, Germany and Serbia enrolled at UTMN as part of an international exchange programme. Moreover, 71 international students took part in UTMN internships and summer schools.
It should be noted that alumni of international universities praise the research activity and opportunities available at UTMN. As part of the Russian Universities Competitiveness Enhancement Project (5-100), UTMN has launched the Talent++ programme for postgraduate students.
The university pays close attention to international students’ adaptation and integration. The Office for International Students and Scholars Services at the Department of International Relations has been working closely with students far from home since 2016. Almost two years ago, UTMN launched the UTMN Buddy project – a team of volunteer students who support and accompany international students and staff members, helping them to integrate into the university’s life and the foreign culture.
In addition, UTMN encourages the formation of national student associations to create a familiar environment, support international students and help them to adapt. Currently, the University is home to an Arabic Centre and a Latin American and Caribbean Centre.