Baikal State University

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Words of Welcome

Dear friends,

The administration of Baikal State University (Irkutsk, Russia) is happy to inform you about one of Russia’s leading universities and its Bachelor’s and Master’s academic programs, which might be interesting and attractive for undergraduate applicants from different countries.

Baikal State University is located in Irkutsk, a large administrative center in Eastern Siberia, with population of over 600,000. Only 60 km away from Irkutsk there is the world-famous lake Baikal listed among UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Irkutsk is a multicultural city, which helps people of different nationalities fit in the local environment, and many non-residents feel like home here. Irkutsk citizens are friendly and tolerant, and demonstrate a true interest in cultures and ways of other peoples.

The university has a long history. Since 1930, it has become a large academic and scientific center, and is currently establishing itself in the international education space. Long-time traditions, highly-qualified teaching staff, well-established scientific schools, and a wide range of academic programs – all these guarantee a high quality training of potential specialists and executives. We gladly invite young people from different countries to study at Baikal State University.

Baikal State University offers:


Bachelor’s programs

(a 4-year academic period)


Master’s programs

(a 2-year academic period)

The university not only provides classical academic training in Economics, Management, Law, Public administration, Commerce, Business analytics and Tourism, but also offers relatively new programs on International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Art and Humanities, with the focus on Theory and Methods of teaching Russian to students of other languages, Foreign languages in International Relations, as well as Theory and Practice of cross-cultural communication.

Choosing Irkutsk as the place of their academic residence, foreign students get a wonderful opportunity to travel and observe beautiful local sites, also get to know cultures and ways of other nations.

Strengthening of our international links, internationalization of higher education, building-up partner relationships, and enhancing friendly connections are among our strategic priorities.

We sincerely hope for the interest in the prospects of cooperation with us and training students from different countries at our university. The more detailed information about Baikal State University, regulations for foreign students’ enrollment, and academic programs are available on our website.

The advantages of studying at Baikal University include:
  1. a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s academic programs based on our best practices;
  2. up-to-date educational technologies;
  3. opportunities to acquire competences relevant in a multi-cultural environment;
  4. communication and interaction with students from over 10 countries; international academic groups;
  5. Master's programs in International management and Banking and Finance (in English);
  6. opportunities to choose from a number of languages, including Russian, to study, as well as to learn language teaching methods;
  7. participation in academic mobility programs due to established links and cooperation with foreign universities and international organization;
  8. favorable geographic location and accessibility of Irkutsk;
  9. a comfortable and well-equipped campus, which facilitates the academic process and helps to combine study, rest, and sports activities. The dorms are easily accessible and cost about $ 10 per month.
Mikhail Kuz’min
With best wishes,
Mikhail Kuz’min,
Vice-Rector for International Relations, BSU