Derzhavin Tambov State University


Saidi Mohammed Reda,

Student's life with Derzhavin Tambov State University is complete and colorful. Throughout academic year, I benefit from a professional teaching experience in every sphere of my specialty. This helps me assimilate a considerable amount of new and in-depth information. Furthermore the practical courses I attend enlighten me about the details of my future profession. I enjoy literally every day that in spend both in the university when I have classes and in Tambov on holidays, here I get the chance to do all kinds of activities including skiing, running and cycling. The citizens of Tambov are really friendly, generous and welcoming that makes me feel at home.

Peng Jiao Jiao,

I am a Philology master’s degree student at Derzhavin University. My acquaintance with Russia, Tambov and the University began in 2019. I came from China with other exchange students. We learned Russian for 10 months. Then I continued my studies under the double degree program of Tianjin Foreign Studies University and Tambov State University. After getting the bachelor’s degree and receiving diplomas from both universities, I decided to enter the Master’s program at TSU. I really like it in Russia, in Tambov. It is a small town, but it is very comfortable, and foreign students are treated friendly and amiably here.
I submitted an application to the University Admissions Committee for a full-time Master’s degree program myself. Then I passed entrance examinations where my level of Russian was checked. The exam was held in the form of testing on a computer. After passing the entrance examinations and signing the contract, I was enrolled in the Program. Entering the university was not difficult, the main thing is not to be afraid to ask if something is not clear to you, the University staff will help and explain what needs to be done.
I am very glad that I have the opportunity to study at Derzhavin University! I really like how the Russian language is taught here, all teachers are professionals in their field, they are very caring, treat students well and help in solving various issues.
In addition to Russian classes, I take part in many University and town events. I was a Lecturer in the cycle of Chinese language classes “Culture and Traditions of China” for Tambov residents held in the Tambov Regional Universal Scientific Library named after A.S. Pushkin. I am a translator of a collection of works by Chinese and Russian philology students of Derzhavin TSU and Tianjin Foreign Studies University (PRC, Tianjin) “Creative debuts of Chinese and Russian philology students”. I am an active participant in organizing and conducting events for the adaptation of foreign students of the University, I represent Derzhavin TSU at events at other universities in Russia.
TSU gives a great opportunity to meet foreign students from different countries, we all communicate together, learn other cultures, practice not only Russian, but also English.
I like to study and learn a lot of new things not only about my profession, but also about the town where I live. I love learning new languages, I also love cooking and reading interesting books.

Pevekar Chinmay Krishna,

Derzhavin Tambov State University has played a significant role in shaping the experience of education, especially for a foreign students like me! Everything from the classes and the practicals have their unique touch of knowledge and advancements and yet being so easy to understand! Apart from that, the University hold number of events regardless of where you're from! We celebrate all the major festivals and make sure you're felt at home! Various opportunities and positive competitions, indeed serves a big factor for shaping one's personality, especially a future doctors. I'm blessed to be in such an extravagant University!

Negumbo Rachel Sheehamandje,

So far my time in Tambov has been fruitful not only in academics but socially as well. Although challenges present themselves now and then, Derzhavin Tambov State University makes changes to help accommodate international students better. It's motivating and encouraging to look forward to the future. The schedule also allowed me enough time for to join some extra curricula activities like the volunteer club, which help me meet a lot of people from other places, travel and to cope with my studies better.

Shehata Mena Victor Tawfik,

Tambov is a very quiet and peaceful city and I really like it, Derzhavin Tambov State University always provide us with all we need, helps us when we have problems, gives us the time to do all our activities and supports us! I like drawing and from my achievements that I became president of art club in the university and I got a lot of certificates I really like the university because it supports me, we are like a big family.

Safaia Hussam,

On behalf of the residents, I would like to express my deep gratitude to the management, administration and the entire faculty of Derzhavin Tambov State University. Thank you for always believing in us, passing on knowledge and helping us to develop. Thank you for your patience, inexhaustible enthusiasm and wisdom. Under your guidance, we go through all the difficulties to get a great start and further achievements. We sincerely thank you for your warmth and concern. Being an intern in Derzhavin Tambov State University is honorable and rather difficult. But we easily overcome all difficulties thanks to your diligence and professional skills. We want to thank you for everything that we have already gained during our student days and are gaining at the present time. Each of us received not just a doctor's diploma - we received a certificate that he has already achieved something in this life and will definitely achieve it. We do not promise that we will meet all your expectations, but we will do everything possible so that you will not be ashamed of us!

Tchimboto Valdez Moreira Viye,

In addition to studying I am a football player for the university football club Derzhava. I started playing football in Angola at the age of 8, when I arrived in Tambov in the first year I started playing for the football club. At first it was very difficult because of the language and the adaptation in the team, the more time passed and things became easier. I am already in a better position in the team. I have helped in the team's victories and in the trophy conquests. Since I started playing for Derzhava football club I have grown a lot in all areas of my life. Today I can see life differently. I had to learn to organize my time because of training, trips to games and time for classes. I like studying at Derzhavin Tambov State University because I had the opportunity to continue playing football at a very high level and prepare my future professional as a doctor.

Bouakkaz Mohammed,

I want to tell you a little bit about my experience here in Tambov and with Derzhavin Tambov State University during these 6 years. I came here in 2015 without knowing anything about Russia or Russian language but it was very easy and simple to learn it with our teacher in TSU. And the adaptation with the state was very easy too where every student will simply find himself in easier way. As a medical student you have a lot of choices to improve your skills with doing and participating in different activities and master classes: you can do surgery, clinical training, and it’s always depending on you and your motivation to be always successful. I was such a very motivated student when I came here and I used this motivation to enrich my medical training and I finally was able to succeed in all my exams with 5/5 and being the international student of 2020 in Tambov region. Success will always depending on your works and your efforts, I always wanted to be a doctor from my childhood. It was my dream and Derzhavin TSU gives me this opportunity.

       Benas Anass,        Morocco

I came to study in Russia from Morocco. Before entering, I spent a long time on choosing a Russian university. My friends, who had previously come to study in Russia, advised me Derzhavin Tambov State University. I chose TSU and I have no regrets!
I decided to enter a Russian university with the Racus recruiting company. This company has a good reputation and extensive experience. There is a RACUS office in Morocco, which is very convenient for students who want to study in Russia. They helped me with all the paperwork, with moving to Tambov and now they coordinate the process of my studying and staying in Russia.
First, I entered the preparatory department of TSU, where I studied Russian for a year. I am very grateful to my Russian language teacher for good teaching, as now I understand Russian, so I can study, communicate, help other foreign students.
I study “Dentistry” at the Medical Institute. Studying medicine is difficult, it is a big responsibility, so I take this process very seriously. The University provides excellent conditions for studying medicine: there are laboratories, a simulation center and good clinical facilities. Since my 1st year of studies, I have been a member of the All-Russian public movement
“Medical Volunteers”. As a volunteer, I help medical workers at various University and city events, summer schools, provide first aid and talk about a healthy lifestyle.
During the emergence and spread of the new coronavirus infection in the Tambov region, I worked as a volunteer in the city hospital. It was a tremendous experience!
I love helping people, which is why I became a member of the buddy volunteer program in 2021, which aims at adapting foreign students to living in Russia.
For my volunteer work, I was awarded a letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and a diploma of the Winner of the personal achievement competition “Student of the Year at Derzhavin TSU – 2021”.
I am very happy that during my studies I could already help people and I am very grateful to my University for such opportunities!

    Kurdanin Nikita,     Kazakhstan

I entered the state budget at Derzhavin University in 2021 and now I am a 1st year student of the Faculty of History, World Politics and Sociology majoring in Philosophy.
As a citizen of Kazakhstan I had an opportunity to enter a Russian university for a state-funded place along with Russian students. I chose Tambov State University named after G.R. Derzhavin for studying, because it is a good university with a great amount of faculties and it is easier to enter on a budget here than in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
To enter the university, I applied to the admission committee of TSU, where they consulted me, informed me about the dates of the admission campaign. You can apply to Derzhavin University online, but I had an opportunity to come to Tambov, so I applied in July 2021 personally. The admission committee of TSU accepted my documents (passport, certificate and translations of documents) and set the date for entrance examinations. Together with other applicants, I took exams in social science, Russian language and history in the form of testing. For me it wasn't difficult at all. After successfully passing the entrance examinations, I was enrolled in the university.
I am very interested in philosophy, so I have been thinking about entering this particular specialty for a long time. Studying at the Faculty of History, World Politics and Sociology leaves a positive impression, I like that the education process has become freer, but has not ceased to be less responsible. All teachers are professional and well conduct classes and clearly present educational material.
Russia turned out to be a country with an interesting culture and good people. Tambov is a cozy, clean and beautiful city, which is a pleasure to be in.
I am sure that the university will provide me with good professional knowledge, that the TSU diploma will help me a lot in the future. I wish Derzhavin University further development and prosperity!


Sadi Ali Sanigue,

Republic of Chad

I study at TSU free of charge through the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
I learned about the possibility of free education in Russia when I was already a student at the University of N'Djamena in Chad. Studying the history of Russia, I fell in love with this country and decided to enter a Russian university. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation assigned me to study at Tambov University, I agreed and do not regret, because this is the best choice.
To obtain a quota, I applied to the National Scholarship Authority in my country. It is this department that submits the documents of candidates to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Chad according to their merits. In my case, they took into account the average scores received in the following subjects: philosophy, English, literature, history and geography. Also a number of academic, medical and official documents were required, such as: a bachelor's degree and extracts from it, a passport, medical tests. It wasn't difficult to get a quote, you just needed to make sure that all your documents were up to standard, make sure you weren't sick, and have very good average scores.
Since I already fell in love with Russia through its history, from the first day of my stay in Russia, I simply said to myself: “I am here, I must be patient and courageous, because this is a new beginning”.
My education began with the study of the Russian language at the preparatory faculty. It was difficult, but I tried and I am very grateful to my teacher.
After the preparatory department, I kept studying at the department of Advertising and Public Relations. I chose this specialty because I like it, and with its help I can make my dream come true, this profession is universal, and you can work both in the commercial and in the public sector. As soon as I receive a TSU diploma, I hope to fulfill my dream, because this diploma is recognized all over the world, and this, in my opinion, is its advantage.
What I like about the university, faculty and department is that we form a big family, I have good relations with all my classmates and teachers. I am grateful to them for this. As for my teachers, they are all dedicated to their work and give us the maximum of their knowledge.
Besides, I take part in scientific, social and cultural events of the university, faculty, such as olympiads, master classes and many others.
TSU has a large campus, many sports and cultural facilities, in our free time my friends and I play football at the stadium of our university; we go on excursions to museums, libraries, and galleries.
During my studies, I fell in love with Russia even more, but I also love my Motherland, so after graduation I am planning to come back home and make my small and modest contribution into its development.
I can tell all students who choose a Russian university to study that we leave our country to study, gain new knowledge and one day we return to serve our countries. We represent our countries here, so we must be loyal and show our good side so that our compatriots can be proud of us!