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Training of foreign citizens

The very first foreign students who came in 1962 to study at Kaliningrad Technical Institute for Fishery were citizens of Cuba. Until the mid-1980s, Cuban students made up the bulk of foreign students. It can be said without false modesty that our University has made a significant contribution to the development of the Cuban fish industry. Together with the Cubans in the 60-70s, the Institute trained specialists for the socialist countries - Vietnam, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mongolia, Czechoslovakia, Poland.

In 1994, a group of 50 Chinese citizens came to study at a two-year Russian language course. Upon graduation, many of them became students of our University. From then onwards, Chinese students have been a significant part of the foreigners studying at KSTU. In the 90s, representatives of Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Colombia, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, and Syria began to come to study at our University.

In 1979, in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Fisheries of the USSR, a foreign students department was created in order to improve the activities of teaching and educating foreign citizens.

During the Soviet Union, training of foreign citizens at the University was carried out at the expense of our state. In 1992, the State Committee for Higher Education allowed the Institute to independently conclude contracts for training foreign citizens. In the same year, a preparatory department for foreign citizens was created as part of the foreign students department, where they got the opportunity to study Russian for one year and deepen their knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Regional Studies, and Chemistry in order to be enrolled for a first year course at one of the faculties. In January 2010, in order to develop the University traditions and improve the system of training foreign citizens, the Academic Council of KSTU decided to establish a Center for pre-university training of foreign citizens.

In 2011, the Foreign Students Department became part of the International Relations Office as a Department for work with foreign students and protocol.

For 60 years now, foreign citizens have been studying alongside with Russian students. Over the years, more than 3,500 students, graduates, trainees, students of the preparatory department, students of Russian language courses from 92 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and Latin America have studied at our University.

Preparatory department providing pre-university training for foreign citizens