Bsc. Tomsk International Science Program - TISP

Start: September 1, 2023

Degree: Bachelor

Duration: 4 years


Language: English

Application deadline: August 15, 2023

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At TISP we give you the freedom to choose your own curriculum, meaning that you are responsible for the direction of your education. Depending on your ambitions and interests, you can pick from a wide range of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, neurosciences, and various interdisciplinary fields such as biomedical engineering, biobased materials, systems biology, and nanomaterials. Because of our open curriculum structure, you can either focus on one discipline, or combine multiple disciplines into a single bachelor's degree.


The Core


The core part of the program will ensure that you obtain essential knowledge before you start building your own curriculum.


Since all introductory courses are prerequisites for more advanced courses, you are guaranteed that your peers will have an equal knowledge base when you start selecting more advanced courses.


The mandatory core courses, skills, and project work offer an introduction to:


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Physics
  • Research methods
  • PBL


Academic Year

An academic year at TISP is split into two semesters. Each semester consists of two periods of eight weeks, followed by a four-week project period. During the project period, you incorporate the knowledge and skills you have acquired over the previous weeks into a single research project.




Modules at TISP are taught at four levels of increasing complexity:


  • level 1000 (Introductory)
  • level 2000 (Intermediate): might have course prerequisites, such as having completed an introductory course
  • levels 3000—4000 (Advanced): will have course prerequisites, such as having completed one or more intermediate courses


To ensure in-depth knowledge, the amount of level 1000 courses you can choose is limited, whereas a substantial amount of level 4000 courses is required. 



At TISP, we use a diverse range of assessment methods: exams, term papers, peer reviews, presentations, and lab reports.


Each course will have at least two ways of assessment to ensure an adequate review of the knowledge you have obtained. 

Institute of Smart Materials & Technologies

Tomsk International Science Program

Tomsk State University

36 Lenin Ave, Tomsk, Russia, 634050


1) copy of passport

2) General Certificate of Secondary Education; 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 translations of diploma and passport into Russian (can be submitted upon the arrival)

4) motivation letter

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

6) entrance exams:

Citizens of the Russian Federation must pass 3 exams:
  • Mathematics, Russian language proficiency
  • chemistry, physics, or computer science to choose from
For international applicants, the list of exams is as follows:
  • mathematics
  • chemistry, physics, or computer science to choose from

The admission campaign for international applicants begins from January 11, 2023 (to be submitted via

Tuition fee per year is 308,000 rubles