Russia, Saratov

Saratov State Technical University

Bachelor, MBA

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Saratov State Technical University is one of the largest technical universities in Russia. It was founded as Automobile & Road Construction Institute in 1930.

In March 1960 it was transformed into Polytechnic Institute and then in December 1992 it got a status of university. Today SSTU is a unique educational and research complex including 89 chairs, 8 faculties, 12 educational- research centers and 3 institutes. Over 2 000 professors, lecturers and researchers work for the faculties and research institutes. More than 26 thousand students study here including international ones. SSTU provides education leading to Bachelor, Master Degrees and Diploma in Engineering, IT, Economics and Humanities as well as to Ph.D. in 69 fields of studies.

The Country

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country situated in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. The Russian economy ranks as the eighth largest by nominal GDP and fifth largest by purchasing power parity. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.

The City

Saratov is one of the most beautiful cities of the Volga River. The city is located in western Russia on the bank of the Volga River, in the center of the vast plain of European Russia. This region is one of the most highly developed and densely populated areas of Russia. Saratov –home city of Saratov State Technical University – is rather old. It’s history goes back to late 16th century, when Duke Grigoriy Zasekin founded a town on the southern border of Russia on July 2, 1590. As its neighbors – Tsaritsyn and Samara, Saratov was a fortress, protecting Russia from nomads. Today Saratov is a big city with a population over a million. Being a large urban area with a fairly well-developed entertainment infrastructure (the city has 5 theaters, the oldest circus in the country, wonderful art gallery, known also as “Volga Hermitage”, a variety of nightclubs, casinos and movie theaters, and a good selection of restaurants), it’s, at the same time, very quiet and pleasant.

Student Life

Student’s entertainment is based on the activity of Student’s Club

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at Saratov State Technical University

Health Insurance


220 EUR


287 EUR

270 EUR


28 EUR

10 EUR


177 EUR

110 EUR




16 EUR

11 EUR


Around 40 EUR

*per month


There are many options available for year-round housing, including school-supervised dormitories, individual apartments, and living with a Russian host family.

Travel Opportunities

See the magnificent Volga river, the longest river in Europe. At the most popular spot (Naberezhnaya Kosmonavtov, the Cosmonauts Embankment) the Volga is 3km wide, whereas at some other spots nearby Saratov its width reaches as much as 11km. The Embankment also features the beautiful “Old Bridge”, built in mid-20th century. The bridge was the longest in Europe until the 1980’s. Gagarin trained in Saratov and he landed The Radischev art gallery — the first public art near by. There is a museum and a monument. gallery opened in Russia (19th century). Some fine European, as well as Russian pieces of art are gathered here. Visit the circus, one of the first in Russia to be established in its own dedicated building.