This year, Tomsk State University graduated 335 international students. For the first time, TSU diplomas were presented to students from India and Bulgaria.
As in previous years, the largest number of international graduates was from Kazakhstan, 244 students this year. China took second place, and Kyrgyzstan was third, with 34 and 21 graduates, respectively. Among the “rare” countries are Bulgaria, India, Vietnam, Laos, Lithuania, Poland, and Syria: in 2018, one person from each of these countries received a TSU diploma.
Thus, Anand Kumar Khemka from India became a Master of Philology, and Dimitar Trifonov from Bulgaria became a Master of Physics. Rahaf Duhan from Syria graduated from the Faculty of Radiophysics in Photonics and Optoinformatics, and Anchak Phongtraichak from Laos became a Master of Information Systems and Technologies.
Two students from Iraq have successfully graduated from a TSU master's program: Kasim Hamid Abdulkadim studied agronomy at the Biological Institute and Abir Yasin Al-Azawi studied Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Innovative Technologies.
The Institute of Economics and Management and the Faculty of Philology were the most popular for international students. 18 Chinese citizens received bachelor’s and master’s diplomas from the Faculty of Philology program Russian as a Foreign Language.
172 international students graduated undergraduate programs, 18 completed a specialist program, and 145 received master’s diplomas.