Pskov is the administrative centre of Pskov District. Its population is over 203,279 people.
Pskov still preserves much of its medieval walls, built from the 13th century. Its medieval citadel is called either the Krom or the Kremlin. Within its walls the 256-foot-tall (78 m) Trinity Cathedral rises, founded in 1138 and rebuilt in the 1690s. Pskov is exceedingly rich in tiny, squat, picturesque churches, dating mainly from the 15th and the 16th centuries. On 7 July 2019, the Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 17th-century residential architecture is represented by merchant mansions, such as the Salt House, the Pogankin Palace, and the Trubinsky mansion.
The Pskov Fortress, which was one of the largest in medieval Europe: the length of its walls was 9.5 km in total, and the Pokrovskaya Tower is considered to be one of the most impregnable towers of Europe.
The city has many parks and botanical gardens. Governor House, Fomichev’s House and the Rodina movie theatre are the centres of attractions of the city.
Pskov is home to plenty of museums (Pskov State Museum-Reserve of History, Architecture, and Art, Museum-Apartment of Yury Spegal'sky, Lenin Museum, Railway museum).
The city is eco-friendly, green, with a well-developed infrastructure. Pskov has a favourable geographical position: located close to the cities of St. Petersburg, Riga, Tallinn, Minsk, it is only 50 km away from the borders of the European Union.
The climate here is humid continental with maritime influences due to the city’s relative proximity to the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland; with a relatively soft but long winter and warm summer.
Pskov is home to universities where it is possible to gain a profound education, to become a master of your craft, to turn your dreams into reality. One of the best universities is Pskov State University.
About the University
The type of the University: Public
The number of students: over 7000
The number of teachers: 627
Pskov is the centre of the educational, cultural and scientific life of the Pskov Region. We invite international students to gain enter Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and postgraduate academic programs.
The University currently has over 10 000 students including more than 1200 foreign citizens from 41 countries of the world.
The university offers well-developed MBBS programs for foreign students with the cult of knowledge, high scientific potential, a strong commitment to research and highly professional training programs.
The university has more than 20 training and laboratory buildings, 12 student dormitories, 6 assembly halls, 8 gyms, 7 reading halls and 2 electronic reading rooms. The faculty at the university offers proven academic excellence that encourages the students to participate in regional, national, international competitions, conferences and Olympiads.
International activity is one of the priority directions of Pskov state university development. It has 84 universities — partners from 26 countries of the world. Paying the main attention to the quality of the educational process, the university widely introduces innovative approaches to the training. The high professionalism of our staff, modern scientific research allow Pskov state university to take a rightful place in the European family of classical universities.
Medical students at the university are trained under the guidance of qualified specialists in affiliated hospitals which increases the chances of employing the students in a number of renowned hospitals.
The university trains specialists at a different level for the benefit of the economic, political, social, cultural development of the society. Pskov State University has a highly skilled teaching staff that tries to do their best to turn students’ dreams into reality and really succeeds in it.
Programs of studying
- Information Technology
- Acquired sciences
— The faculty of Computer Science
— The faculty of Medicine
— The faculty of Educational Technology
— The faculty of Electrical engineering
— The faculty of Finance and economics
— The faculty of Foreign languages
— The faculty of History
— Law faculty
— The faculty of Management
— The faculty of Mechanical Engineering
— The faculty of Natural Sciences and Geography
— The faculty of Philology
— The faculty of Philosophy
— The faculty of Technology and Design
— The faculty of Physics and Mathematics
Swimming pool of Pskov State University
Swimming lessons for the students are conducted in the pool according to the curriculum. A lot of sports events are held in the pool, such as a swimming competition among freshmen, inter-faculty competitions, the open cup for the “Rector’ Prize” which involves not only the staff, teachers and students of the university but also visitors of the city and region.
“The swimming pool is not only an object for learning but also an object of domestic value to students and teachers of the university,” — said the Rector Yuri Dem'yanenko. PskovSU was included in the top three Russian universities, which first have got a pool.
Sports infrastructure of Pskov State University
The sports infrastructure of PskovSU includes 9 gyms (6 playrooms and 3 workout rooms), an open-air stadium, 3 skiing lodges, a shooting gallery, and a swimming pool with a gym.
These sports facilities are used to hold training sessions for the students of the University. Classes are held under the supervision of 25 instructors on the staff of the Department of Physical Education. The number of students involved is more than 5 thousand people.
There are 20 different sports clubs in PskovSU: volleyball (men and women), basketball (men and women), athletics, indoor soccer (women), table tennis, shooting, swimming, aerobics and fitness aerobics, orienteering, athletic gymnastics, unarmed self-defence, and shooting archery. More than 600 people are involved in these clubs. Training is supervised by experienced coaches from among full-time employees, as coaches on a contractual basis.
Hostel & Accommodation of Pskov State University
Pskov State University provides the facilities of accommodation and mess for students.
12 dormitories are provided for the students with accommodation of 544 beds. Out of which 10 dormitories are located in the city of Pskov and 2 are located in Velikiye Luki. Hostels are provided with the facilities for living, studying and relaxing.
All foreign students stay in student hostels in rooms for 2-3 people. Rooms are equipped with the necessary furniture and bedding.
Unlike many other European countries, there is a kitchen on sharing basis for several rooms, where you can prepare meals according to your individual taste and wishes. A broad variety of food products from all over the world that you may find in food stores and supermarkets gives foreign citizens an excellent opportunity to stick to the same food that they were accustomed to.