Irkutsk State University Irkutskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet (ISU) 

Russian Federation

top General Information


Street:Karl Marx st. 1


Province:Irkutsk region

Post Code:664003

Tel.:+7(3952) 521-900

Fax:+7(3952) 521-931


Institution Funding



Created 1918. It gave the impulse toward the development of higher education in Siberia and Russian Far East. Irkutsk State University became the major educational, scientific and cultural center on the vast territory of Eastern Siberia at once. At first there were only two faculties at the University: the Faculty of History and Philology and the Law Faculty. Irkutsk State University is a large scientific and educational institution training students in humanities, natural, technical and applied sciences. ISU facilities include 7 educational institutions, 10 faculties, 1 branch in Bratsk, the scientific library that is one of the largest University libraries in Russia. Among other facilities Irkutsk State University has the Center for Advanced Training and Retraining, 3 research institutes, Interregional Institute of Social Sciences, Center for New Information Technologies, Baikal Research and Education Center, department for post-graduate and doctoral courses, scientific libraries, astronomical observatory and botanic garden. The University faculties and institutions are located in 9 educational buildings in Irkutsk and in Bratsk. The majority of these buildings are of great historical and architectural value. They date back to the 18th-19th centuries. Senior students of all the faculties have specialized courses and internship in laboratories and scientific research institutions of ISU and Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Academic Year

September - July (September-January; February-July)

Admission Requirements

Secondary education certificate (Attestat o srednem obrazovanii) and entrance examination

Tuition Fees

National:130 000 (RUB)

International:130 000 (RUB)



Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Igor V. Bychkov

Job title:Acting Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Alexander Schmidt

Job title:First Vice-rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Konstantin Grigorichev

Job title:Vice-rector for Research and International Cooperation

International Relations Officer : Yulia Elokhina

Job title:Head of International Office

top Divisions

Faculty : Biology and Soil Science

Fields of study:Biology, Ecology, Physiology, Soil Science

Faculty : Business and Management

Fields of study:Business and Commerce, Economics, Management

More details:Extramural and Distant Training

Faculty : Chemistry

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Faculty : Geography

Fields of study:Geography, Meteorology, Water Science, Wildlife

Faculty : Geology

Fields of study:Geochemistry, Geology, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Surveying and Mapping

Faculty : History

Fields of study:Archaeology, Ethnology, History, International Relations, Political Sciences, Regional Studies

Faculty : International

Fields of study:Business and Commerce, Linguistics

Faculty : Physics

Fields of study:Electronic Engineering, Physics, Radiophysics

Faculty : Psychology

Fields of study:Psychology, Speech Therapy and Audiology

Faculty : Service and Advertising

Fields of study:Advertising and Publicity, Cultural Studies, Tourism

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Management, Social Work, Sociology

Institute : Law

Fields of study:Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Law

Institute : Mathematics and Economics

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Econometrics, Economics, Mathematics

Institute : Pedagogical

Fields of study:Adult Education, Art Education, Computer Education, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Special Education, Teacher Trainers Education, Teacher Training, Vocational Education

Institute : Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication

Fields of study:Applied Linguistics, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Philology, Regional Studies, Russian

top Degrees



Specialist Diploma

Kandidat Nauk

Doktor Nauk

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Cultural Activities

Health Services

Language Laboratory


Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals


Scientific Papers of the ISU

Scientific Papers of Young Researchers of the ISU

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2017-2018

Full Time Total:923


Statistics Year:2017-2018


Students with Disabilities:74

Updated on 04-06-2018