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About the University

Federal State-Financed Educational Institution of Higher Education "VSUWT" (founded in 1930) is a major territorial and industrial education complex, which includes the main campus in Nizhny Novgorod, six campuses in Kazan, Astrakhan, Samara, Perm, Ufa, Rybinsk, Nizhny Novgorod River College, laboratories and maritime simulation training complexes, Student Design Bureau, 2 vessels for training, 3 student dormitories, student camp on the Volga river.

VSUWT is a public educational institution of higher education, under the responsibility of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), and is licensed to conduct educational activities in the field of higher, secondary, vocational and postgraduate education.

At present Volga State University of Water Transport is made up of 3 faculties (Shipbuilding, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Faculty, Navigation Faculty, Electromechanics Faculty) and Institute of Economics, Management and Law.

Since 2012 the university is headed by the rector Prof. Igor Kuzmichev.

Quality Management System

  • Certificate EUROCERT S.A.;
  • Certificate EFQM (Recognised for excellence 4 star);
  • Certificate of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

Academic programs

VSUWT provides education on Bachelor, Diploma, Master and Post-graduate programs

Bachelor programs:

  • Technology of Transport Processes
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Law
  • Civil Engineering
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Shipbuilding, Ocean Engineering and Systems Engineering of Marine Infrastructure
  • Water Transport Management and Hydrographic Shipping Provision

Diploma programs:

  • Navigation
  • Operation of Ship Power Plants
  • Operation of Ship Electrical Equipment and Automation Facilities
  • Maintenance of Transport Radio Equipment
  • Operation of Transport Technological Machines and Complexes

Master programs:

  • Technology of Transport Processes
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Shipbuilding, Ocean Engineering and Systems Engineering of Marine Infrastructure
  • Operation of Transport Technological Machines and Complexes

PhD Programs:

  • Mathematics and Mechanics
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Electrical and Heat Engineering
  • Technique and Technology of Shipbuilding and Water Transport
  • Economics
  • Earth science

International Activities

Foreign Partners

ASIA





EUROPE

COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

International Associations Membership

  • EDINNA https://www.edinna.eu/
  • The Nautical Institute https://www.nautinst.org/
  • International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) http://iamu-edu.org/
  • Association of universities of the Volga Federal District (Russia) and the river Yangtze provinces (China)
  • Association of transportation universities rectors of the Russian Federation and People’s Republic of China






Credit Mobility

Southwest Petroleum University (China)

  • http://www.swpu.edu.cn/en/
  • Course of the Chinese language for VSUWT students
  • Duration period in the partner-university: 2 terms
  • Language of studies: English
  • Scholarship: 10000 Yuán

Yuzuncu Yıl University (Turkey)

  • Scholarship program Mevlana
  • Staff mobility program for lecturers of the university
  • Duration period in the partner-university: 2 weeks
  • Language of teaching: English
  • Travel costs compensation: up to 3000TL
  • Daily payments: 50TL

Erasmus+ Credit Mobility



  • University of Oviedo (Spain)
  • Credit mobility program for Master, PhD students and lecturers
  • https://ka107.em.uniovi.es
  • Duration period in the partner-university: 3-5 months for students;
  • 5 days for lecturers
  • Language of studies: English
  • Scholarship: 850 €/month for students; 160€/day for lecturers

Scholarship programs and grants

Erasmus+ Capacity Building: ProdLog

The university participates in the ERASMUS program Capacity Building aimed at developing Master’s program “Resource-efficient Production Logistics”. Within this project VSUWT maintains cooperation with 9 universities in Germany, France, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, etc.

"Pavel Melnikov" scholarship program for Ph.Ds, lecturers and Ass. Professors of transport universities co-funded by DAAD


  • EDINNA https://www.daad.ru/
  • Scholarship for Ph.Ds and young lectures: 1200 Euros per month;
  • for Ass. Professors : 2150 Euros per month.
  • Partial covering of travel costs.

DAAD Studienreisen for Bachelor and Diploma students Contact details:
International Relations Office 
Tel: +7(831)419 51 84 
Fax: +7(831)419 51 84 
email: chuvilina@vsawt.com 
Head of International Relations Office: Olesya Chuvilina, PhD