Software Engineering

Master’s programme

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About program

The Master's programme “Software Engineering” is one of the most sought after courses offered by Lobachevsky University. The training is organized in accordance with the fundamental international recommendations in the field of computer technology. The course is aimed to prepare highly qualified professionals in the field of modern industrial technologies of large-scale software development.

During the programme, students acquire the engineering knowledge necessary for a graduate who maintains information systems. They also study general fundamental principles of natural sciences, which helps them to be well-versed in the current state and trends in the development of new information technologies.

The graduates are provided with a sufficient amount of theoretical knowledge in the field of management sciences, which allows them to design original data and knowledge processing technologies for specific organizations.

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Program details

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Program details

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Language of Instruction: English

Entrance Exams: English, Mathematics

Tuition fee: 216 000 RUB per year

Duration: 2 years

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  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Algebra and geometry
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Basics of programming
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Graph theory
  • Differential equations
  • Probability theory and mathematical statistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Operating systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Databases
  • Computational methods
  • .NET Technologies
  • Java technologies
  • Applied probability theory
  • Programming for mobile systems
  • Optimization methods
  • Social and ethical issues of IT
  • Theory of automata and formal languages
  • Nonlinear logic
  • Computer animation
  • Basics of IT project management
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How to apply
Make sure you match the prerequisites

To apply for the programme, you should have at least a B2 level of English and a BSc degree or equivalent.

Fill in the online application form

Provide the necessary information in all the fields of the form. Attach a copy of your educational documents with translations into Russian or English (if any*). Our Admissions Team will contact you soon after you submit the application form.   * You may also have your documents translated and authenticated (apostilled) upon arrival in Nizhny Novgorod.

Receive the email with information and instructions from the admissions officer

Our Admissions Team will check your documents and inform you about next steps of application procedure. We recommend you to find out more about visa procedures and recognition of your educational documents in advance.

Take the entrance exam

The list of examination questions can be found in Programme details

Sign the educational contract and pay the tuition fee

The tuition fee for this Master's programme is 195 000 RUB (≈2601,30 USD. Please note that it may change due to fluctuations in the currency exchange rate)

Application deadline
20 July

Please note that you should submit your application before the application deadline. Otherwise you will have no time to obtain your visa and undergo the admission procedure at the University.

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International Students Office

+7 831 462 35 21

Gagarin Ave., 23, office 306

Open hours: Mon - Thu 9:00 - 17:00

Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Visa and Immigration Support Office

+7 831 462 35 64

Gagarin Ave., 23, office 305

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Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Centre for International Credentials Expertise

+7 831 462 34 32

Gagarin Ave., 23, office 306

Open hours: Mon - Thu 9:00 - 17:00

Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Application form
1. General information
As it appears on your passport or other official ID
Date of birth
Place of birth

Please provide details of your education - school / college /university.

Provide copies of certificates and transcripts where appropriate.

2. Accommodation
3. Residential information / Visas
Date of issue
Date of expiry
4. Home address (permanent residence)

Please indicate the location of the nearest Russian Embassy (Consulate), where you plan to obtain a Russian Visa

Do you currently have a Russian Visa?
Type, expiry date and Visa number:
Have you ever studied in Russia on a student visa?
Please give details
5. Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is true, complete and accurate. No information requested or other material information has been omitted. I consent to the storage and processing of this data by Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod.

I am aware that in the event of my submitting incomplete or inaccurate information, my application for admission will not be considered, and all the results I have received during my studies will be canceled (in case the applicant was enrolled at UNN).

I have been informed on the regulations of admission to UNN, on the tuition & accommodation fees.

I'm aware that after coming to Russia I must come to the International Students Office on the very first working day after arrival.

I am obliged to timely pay the tuition & accommodation fees.

I have been informed on the obligation to present a state-approved certificate of recognition confirming the correspondence of my foreign document on education to those issued by Russian educational institutions in order to enter UNN for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

I note that if I do not fully comply with these requirements, UNN has the right to cancel my application and I will have no claim against UNN in relation thereto.

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