550 new international students from 70 countries enrolled in UNN in 2022
Lobachevsky University has summed up the results of the admission campaign for international students to its Bachelor's, Specialist's and Master's Degree programmes. In 2022, about 550 international students from 70 countries of the world were enrolled in UNN. They come from Asia (Vietnam, China, Thailand, South Korea), Africa (Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa and other countries), the Middle East (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Syria and other countries), Latin America (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and other countries) and CIS countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Altogether, more than three thousand applications have been received from foreign candidates.
"The 2022 admission campaign shows that there is a growing interest from foreign nationals in postgraduate study programmes, which is very encouraging. I also note that more and more international students who are admitted under the intergovernmental quota choose study programmes at Lobachevsky University. This year, the most popular fields of study are medicine, software engineering, international relations, psychology, law, management, as well as education," said Elena Zagaynova, Rector of Lobachevsky University.
This year, Lobachevsky University also welcomed foreign applicants for new international educational programmes. The first 24 students from Uzbekistan have already started their studies at the UNN Faculty of Law in the joint Bachelor programme with the Tashkent State Law University. A joint programme in Biology with the MSU-BIT University in Shenzhen (China) has also been launched. It is taught in English. In September 2022, UNN welcomed for the first time students from its partner University of Zhengzhou (China), who came to study Russian as a foreign language. The students are already studying at the UNN Centre for Educational Programmes.
Currently, Lobachevsky University has about 1,900 foreign students from 91 countries.
"The Nizhny Novgorod region is justly regarded as one of the leading educational centres in Russia. In the current academic year, more than 90,000 students are studying at the region's universities, including about six thousand students from 128 countries. Lobachevsky University, which hosts most international students, offers unique opportunities for intercultural exchange," said Olga Guseva, Director of the Department of International Relations of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region.