Pedology: Genesis and Evolution of Soils

Start: 1 September 2023

Degree: Bachelor

Duration: 4 years


Language: Russian

Application deadline: 15 August 2023

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Not only is this program based on state education standards—it represents the most relevant innovations and cutting-edge technologies in pedology. Teaching techniques are constantly updated, which keeps the quality of education high and competitive comparing to the leading pedology departments in Russia.


The program Genesis and Evolution of Soils aims to train specialists able to study the composition, properties, and genesis of soils as part of the biosphere, conduct activities in areas of agrochemistry and soil studies, with organization and implementation of field and soil-and-ecological observations and measurements using state-of-the-art technological means, analyze agriculture production and the use of fertilizers, enhance the efficiency of soil use, develop optimal parameters of soil fertility, contribute to soil-reclamation, soil-engineering, soil-landscape projects, etc.


The program includes the following main subjects: pedology, geography of soils, biogeochemistry, agrochemistry, soil chemistry, soil physics, physical-and-chemical analysis of soils, land management, agricultural chemistry, modeling of soil processes.


The program trains its attendees to eventually find employment in the departments of Russian Academy of Sciences, centers for environmental pollution control, agrochemical labs, and field-specific projects and enterprises.

Required documents (to be submitted online):


1) copy of passport

2) copy of high school certificate/a registrar-issued transcript of grades for the last semester; upon arrival, students must provide the Admission Office with an original document

NOTE! documents received outside of Russia must be endorsed in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, or with an apostille (except when endorsement is not required by the legislation of the Russian Federation and (or) an international treaty)

3) certified translation of the diploma and the passport into the Russian language (can be submitted upon the arrival)

4) completed application form (

5) other diplomas and certificates proving any other achievements (if any)

6) entrance exams:

                - written test in biology

                - written test in Russian language proficiency

Tuition fee per year is 227,000 rub. 


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