Education in Tajikistan, both long and short-term provides unique chance to self-development and opportunity to get a good impetus to move forward. It is great place to learn the rich culture, discover new places. Tajikistan is a country of the highest peaks, powerful glaciers, and rapid turbulent rivers, inimitable in its beauty lakes, unique flora and rare animals.
Education in Tajik high schools and universities conducted in both Tajik (Farsi) and Russian languages. In some cases, there is a practice of teaching individual courses in English.
Universities in Tajikistan, as well as language high schools are providing not only good level high education, but give foreign students invaluable experience of living in different cultural environment. This is fundamentally unique experience from other countries. Tajiks hospitality is legendary. Tajikistan has an extraordinarily rich cultural legacy of poetry and music. As example, just about every Tajik can recite some lines by poets such as Rudaki or Rumi, among others. That might be an indication of high level of language teaching and the education system as well.
Education in Tajikistan today - is opening wide prospects and gaining invaluable expertise of language, culture and traditions.
Foreign nationals wishing to apply to Tajik high education should have advance level of Tajik/Russian language. Foreign students, who do not speak Tajik/Russian language, can take preparation courses in language schools.
If you are interested in the curriculum of a particular course/faculty, please use web sites of high schools or universities. Further information may be requested from the department of international studies of University/High school you are applying to.
Tajik National University
Tajik National University is a national university of the Republic of Tajikistan and located in Dushanbe. TNU was established in 1947.
The University consists of 17 faculties, publishing, research library, a botanical garden. It provides training in 56 fields/specialities. In 2009/2010 the new faculty of Pharmacology was opened on the basis of existed biological faculty.
The University is proud of graduates working at the various most senior government positions, such as - President of the Republic of Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon, many ministers and others. Among graduates of the University there are prominent scientists - academicians and members of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Tajik State Medical University named after Abu Ali Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
The Tajik State Medical University was established in 1939. It is located in Dushanbe and named after Avicenna (Avicenna - greatest scientists and physicians of antiquity, X-XI cc).
The University has 4 faculties (medical, dental, pharmaceutical and School of Public Health), which operate 64 departments. The teaching staff consists of more than 631 people, of which 90 doctors (Post Doctoral, PhD level) and professors, 222 candidates of sciences (PhD).
In TSMU there are more than 7,500 students, of which 475 foreign students from 15 countries.
Many graduates of the Medical University of Tajikistan works not only in the country, but also in more than 40 countries around the world, including Russia, CIS countries, UK, Germany, US, Iran, Afghanistan, China, Turkey, India, Yemen and number of African states.
Russian-Tajik Slavonic University
The university consists of following five faculties:
Tajik Technical University named after academician M. Osimi
The structure of the University includes as well: branch M. Osimi TTU in Khujand, Dushanbe Technical College, Centre for Distance Learning and retraining, preparatory courses for students.
University has an agreement for cooperation with number of universities from abroad.
Tajik Agrarian University named after Sh.Shohtemur
Now at university study 6500 students. For years of the existence, the institute has prepared more than 35 thousand experts. Now there are nine faculties at the university: agronomical, agrobusiness, zoo- engineering, veterinary, economic, horticulture and biotechnology of agriculture, mechanization of agriculture and hydromeliorative and prepares experts on 31 specialties.
Technological University of Tajikistan
University has strong links with major research centres, universities of the CIS and foreign countries. University teachers improve their skills by trainings in research centres of foreign and the CIS countries. In January 1992, the University became a member of IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical practices).
Tajik State University of Commerce
Khujand State University
Kulob State University
Kurgan-teppa State University
Khorog State University
Finance and Economics Institute of Tajikistan
Tajik Institute of Languages
Tajik Institute of Entrepreneurship and Service
Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Dushanbe
Tajik State Pedagogical University
Khujand Polytechnical Institute of Tajik Technical University
Tajik Energy Institute
Mining-metallurgy Institute of Tajikistan
Penjikent Pedagogical Institute
Branch of Moscow National Research Technological University
Tajik Institute of Physical Training
Tajik Institute of Art
Islamic Institute of Tajikistan
Branch of Moscow Energy Institute
Tajik State University of Law, Business and Politics
Phone: (+992 3422) 2 3811;
Academy of Pedagogical Sciences