Astroparticle Physics - EN


Astroparticle Physics is one of NSU’s leading subjects for future research and study. It is an interdisciplinary field combining astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics, aimed at addressing fundamental and phenomenological issues from the origin and evolution of the universe to the study of dark matter and dark energy.

Program goal

The program aims at training highly qualified specialists and the strategic development of astrophysics in Novosibirsk by involving young scientists in the research work at Novosibirsk State University and research institutes of the Russian Academy of Science.

Duration of study

Three academic years

Language of instruction


Entrance requirements

  • Copy of the 1st page of your travelling passport with your personal data
  • Legalized (if required) educational certificate
  • Legalized (if required) academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)
  • 2 photos
  • English language course marks sheet/TOEFL certificate or other international certificates (in case English is not your mother tongue and your previous education wasn't in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational Letter (1-2 pages)
  • Medical certificate of overall health condition
  • HIV + AIDS certificates
  • Research paper in Russian or English language
  • List of publications
  • Entry interview

Note! For enrollment you have to submit both original and notarized Russian translations of the required documents to the NSU Admission Office.


The courses cover a wide spectrum of subjects, including

  • quantum field theory
  • elementary particle physics
  • cosmology
  • gravitation theory (General Relativity and its extensions)
  • fundamentals of astrophysics (in particular, physics of supernovae).

Lectures by internationally known experts are included.

During the course of these studies students benefit from contact with scientists from all over the world.

During the first year, students are offered a number of courses and have exams in some of them.

Final examination

At the end of a three-year course of study and research, students take a final exam to receive a PhD.

PhD dissertation

By the beginning of the second year students undertake a research project under the supervision of one or more Astroparticle Physics Centre staff members.

Training base

  • NSU Astroparticle Physics Centre

Key persons


Sergei Ivanovich Blinnikov

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head scientist researcher at the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics SB RAS and NSU
Scientific Associate, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Todai Institutes for Advanced Study, Tokyo University, Kashiwa, Japan


Alexander Dmitrievich Dolgov

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor of the University of Ferrara, Head of the Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology in NSU


Igor Ivanovich Tkachev

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science, Head of the department of Experimental Physics of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees

Tuition fees is U.S. $5,500 per year


Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship Program

Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend
Application deadline: depends on the country of applicant

Career opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the training program and who have participated in the original research work, can defend their thesis in English before the scientific council. The PhD (doctor of science) degree, awarded by this council, is internationally recognized.

Application deadlines

Application is over.