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At TISP we give you the freedom to choose your own curriculum. This means you have the responsibility to direct your own education. Depending on your ambition and interests, you can pick from a wide range of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, neurosciences and various interdisciplinary fields such as biomedical engineering, biobased materials, systems biology and nanomaterials. Because of our open curriculum structure, you can either focus on one discipline or combine multiple disciplines into a single bachelor degree.

The Core

The core will ensure that you obtain essential knowledge before you start building your own curriculum.

Since all introductory courses are prerequisites for more advanced courses, you are guaranteed that your peers have an equal knowledge base when you start selecting more advanced courses.

The mandatory core courses, skills and project offer an introduction to:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Physics
  • Research methods
  • PBL

Academic year

An academic year at the TISP is split into two semesters. Each semester consists of two periods of eight weeks, followed by a four-week project period. During the project period, you incorporate the knowledge and skills you have acquired over the previous sixteen weeks into a single research project.



Modules at the TISP are taught at four levels of increasing complexity:

  • 1000 level Introductory
  • 2000 level Intermediate: might have course prerequisites, such as having completed an introductory course
  • 3000 - 4000 levels Advanced: will have course prerequisites, such as having completed one or more intermediate course

To ensure in-depth knowledge, the amount of 1000 level courses you can choose is limited, and a substantial amount of 4000-level courses are required. 



At the TISP, we use a diverse range of assessment methods: exams, papers, peer review, presentations or lab reports.

Each course will have at least two ways of assessment to ensure an adequate review of your obtained knowledge. 


Because of our open curriculum structure, you can either focus on one discipline or combine multiple disciplines into a single bachelor degree. To see the full scale of courses offered at TISP, please download our curriculum.

Download course catalogue (2020-2021)


Semester abroad

Tomsk State University encourages its students to acquire an international experience during their studies. Thus all the TISP students are recommended to spend at least one semester abroad. Our Bachelor students have the opportunity to spend the second semester of the second and/or third year abroad at a partner university.

TISP integrates an international element into its curriculum. This  provides students with a solid international profile, allowing them to confront the challenges of the multicultural world in which they are to evolve. International expertise and intercultural skills are essential for future graduates whether they decide to work in Russia or abroad.

Tomsk State University has developed partnerships with numerous universities to facilitate admissions procedures for an exchange semester for the students of the TISP.

Partner Universities