Life is changing rapidly, driven by new technologies and people able to change themselves and world around them. This is what university about.
For over 120 years, the Russian University of Transport (MIIT) has evolved from small engineering school into a multidisciplinary and practice-oriented university, which implements its strategy in close cooperation with industrial partners and global education leaders.
Today we offer a diverse education with more than 70 majors in the field of transport, economics, law and other areas. In addition to academic programs, our students enjoy a variety of cultural, social and sport activities.
We are seeking to train our students to anticipate trends and drive large-scale transformations of transport industry.
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Rector of the Russian University of Transport (MIIT)
> 2000 international students from 44 countries
200 partner universities and organizations from 66 countries
325 students in the framework of academic mobility
25 joint educational programs with international partner universities
90 delegations from 33 countries yearly
350 employees and students sent on official business every year
Since 1946 the university has hosted 5181 international students from 101 countries
172 partner universities and organizations from 53 countries
In 2019 in the framework of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum RUT (MIIT) and Siemens company have signed an agreement for developing the “Pavel Melnikov” scholarship program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
In 2018 Siemens has granted the university 365 academic licenses for PLM software.
In addition, exclusively for RUT (MIIT) students Siemens regularly carries out lectures, workshops and field trips at company sites.
Since 2011 the university along with SNCF (National Railway Company of France) organizes an exchange trip for teachers and experts of railway transport in Russia and France.
During the exchange trips the participants learn about the development and exploitation of railway infrastructure, visit the departments and laboratories of RUT (MIIT), as well as the sites of JSC Russian Railways and SNCF
Since 2014 more than 100 students have studied at European partner universities receiving the Eras-mus+ scholarship.
In 2019 more than 35 universities or Russia have participated in a seminar on refreshment training which was organized by the national office of Erasmus+ in Russia at RUT (MIIT).
As of today, RUT (MIIT) is hosting more than 1898 international students from 44 countries who are carrying out their studies within Bachelor, Master and Post-graduate degree programs, as well as vocational and extended training.
It should be noted that attendance at the university for consultations, exams and participation in events is a mandatory requirement for part-time and extramural students.
In addition, it must be said that all university students, regardless of the program of study, coming to Russia must follow the Algorithm of Entry for International Students, which means to inform the international office (firstname.lastname@example.org) about their arrival in advance, to do PCR tests, etc. You can read more about the algorithm at the link.
There are various international academic mobility programs.
Every student and staff member of RUT (MIIT) has the chance to go by the existing academic mobility programs, which are carried out with partner universities.
Erasmus+, EU program for education
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
International corporation scholarships
Double diploma programs
Short-time educational exchanges
1 semester educational exchanges
RUT (MIIT) is successfully carrying out summer schools for international students and applicants. Summer schools usually last from 2 to 8 weeks.
During this time the students learn Russian language and get acquainted with the university and the city.
The intensive classes are organized in small groups. Classes can be eligible for both beginners and those who are familiar with Russian language. The program usually contains lectures on Russian history and culture.
For those who do not speak Russian or would like to enhance it the university has a special course where students are prepared for the further education at RUT (MIIT). Apart from Russian, the students learn the disciplines according to the chosen course.
The Russian language study course lasts for 1 or 1.5 years. During this time the students learn about Russian culture, mentality and the city of Moscow.
RUT (MIIT) regularly organizes public lectures, seminars and workshops of the prominent foreign scientists and experts.
CEO of Ulaanbaatar railways,
alumnae of RUT (MIIT)
I am happy to be part of a long and glorious history of RUT (MIIT). I was an 80’s student, getting a de-gree in railway exploitation. My career started at a railway station and in the end I have completed the career ladder. I have also been working for some time in private sector. Whatever my job was, the knowledge and skills that I have obtained at RUT(MIIT) were indispensable. I am thankful for my destiny and I am proud to be an alumnus of such a prestigious institution.
President of the National
Assembly of Congo
The university has changed for the better as it is the leading institution providing transport industry education. I have made a great career in my country thanks to the education I have got here.
1998-2003 - Minister of Railways in China
2003-2008 - chairman of financial-economic committee of NPC
I sincerely wish my alma-mater (RUT (MIIT) becomes a world class university providing highly qualified staff!
Tran Phu Thuan
Chief of Vietnamese
association in Russia
I am happy to have chosen RUT (MIIT) in the 80’s, starting as a 1st year student and making my way to a PhD. During my student years the university became a second home for me. Not only have I obtained professional knowledge, but also life skills. RUT (MIIT) alumni are always in demand as experts and leaders in Russia or elsewhere. I wish the university success, development and the expansion of qualified experts training.
Are you an international student who wants to apply for university in Russia and get unique experience? Or are you a professional searching for new markets and carrier boost? Russian language can open wide range of opportunities for education and professional development.
RUT (MIIT) can help you take the maximum advantage of the country’s potential. University’s Russian Language Center offers Russian language courses that will allow you to open doors to the best universities of Russia and get competencies to drive the change. The unique methodology guides students from the beginner level (A1) to proficiency (C2). The center offers both short- term and long-term options for you to choose.
Take a chance to discover Russia! Learn Russian and take your first steps towards new horizons!
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Documents will be accepted via your personal account on the site (later a link and detailed instructions for creating an application in your personal account will be posted here).
At the moment, we recommend you to prepare an electronic version of the following required documents:
Foreign students (sitizens) must undergo a mandatory procedure of fingerprinting and photographing: see more.
In addition, if you are in doubt about the correctness of your documents, you can send them to us for consultation and verification to the e-mails specified in the section «Contact us».
This is the visa given to you by a Russian embassy/consulate in your country of residence. The visa is valid for 90 days only. It allows you to enter Russia only once, so if you leave the country before getting a multiple-entry visa you will not be allowed to enter Russia before receiving another single-entry visa. International students are recommended to apply for a multiple-entry visa at the Visa and Registration Office 45 days before the date your single-entry visa expires.
It replaces the single-entry visa and is issued for the entire duration of your studies. Visit the Visa and Registration Office to apply for a multiple-entry visa.
Apply for registration within 3 days of your arrival in Russia. If you are staying at the RUT (MIIT) student dormitory the administrator will do this for you. For registration, please present the following documents: your passport (ID page + visa page), migration card.