ADMISSION RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
11.1 These Rules regulate admission to the educational programs at RSUH of international students (also referred to as “applicants”), that is, non-Russian citizens and people without citizenship.

11.2 Admission to and education at RSUH is effected in conformity with international agreements maintained by the Russian Federation as well as intergovernmental agreements of the Russian Federation.  In some cases the prospective students are eligible for the federal budget financial aid (as established by the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation). In all other cases the student (or the organization representing him/her) is responsible for making the payments.

11.3   International students are eligible for the federal budget financial aid

11.3.1  as established by the Government of the Russian Federation (Government Decree #638 of 25 August “On cooperation with foreign countries in the field of education”).  The students are required to have a referral by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;

11.3.2 in conformity with the Agreement on Equal Rights for the Citizens of States Members of the Agreement on Furthering the Integration in Economic and Liberal Arts Fields of 29 March 1996, enabling international students to be admitted to the institutions as approved by the Governmental Decree of the Russian Federation #662 of 22 June 1999;

    in conformity with the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Education of 15 May 1992, concluded in Tashkent;

    in conformity with the Agreement between Russian and Georgia on Cooperation in the Field of Culture, Science and Education #43 of 2 February 1994;

    in conformity with other agreements of the Russian Federation.

11.3.3 on the basis of a document confirming that the holder is a member of the State Relocation Program that assists Russian nationals living abroad in returning to Russia (the Program was sanctioned by the Presidential Decree #637 of the Russian Federation of 22 June 2006).

11.3.4  in conformity with Federal Law #99 of 24 May 1999 “On State Policy of the Russian Federation as Regards Russian Nationals Abroad” (hereinafter referred to as “Federal Law”).

11.4  Admission to RSUH of international students who fall into the paragraphs 11.3.1 – 11.3.4  of these Rules is effected on a competitive basis unless otherwise provided for by the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation

11.5  Admission of international students who wish to pay for their education or those whose fees are paid for them by an organization (hereinafter referred to as “contract students”), is effected within the range established by the License to Carry out Educational Activities, on the conditions set forth every academic year.

11.6  Admission of foreign students to majors that are open yet related to military occupations is approved only with an express permission of the Federal body of the specially assigned Executive branch.  Such approval is given on the basis of the decision of the special Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (“Committee on Admission to Open Military-Related Majors”).

11.7  During admission period RSUH provides a phone hotline (in Russian and in English) at +7(499) 250 6531 and email assistance at inter@rggu.ru.

International students: applying to RSUH

11.8 Application for international students is subject to the following application deadlines:

11.8.1 for international students who fall into the paragraphs 11.3.1 – 11.3.4 the deadline is established by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;

11.8.2 for international contract students the deadline is established by the Admissions Committee of RSUH.

11.9 First-year international students can apply for three majors (specializations) and for different types of education (regular, evening, off-campus, etc).

Those who have a Unitary State Exam (hereinafter referred to as “USE”) Certificate can use it as a required entrance document.

Application documents sent by mail will not be admitted later than the established deadline.

11.10 When applying to RSUH (the application letter should be in Russian) an international student needs to present the following documents:

  • the original document (or a duly notarized copy), accepted by the Russian Federation, certifying that the holder has graduated from a pre-University institution or higher, and, if needed, with a nostrification/legalization document attached (if such service is provided by the legal system of the native country).  The documents are listed under paragraph 13 of the present Rules.
  • a duly translated graduation document (e.g. high school diploma) with all attachments coming with it (if such attachment is provided for by the educational system of the native country).
  • a copy of the document proving the applicant’s identity (accepted is a copy of a non-resident Russian ID in conformity with Federal Law #115 of 25 July 2002)
  • copies of documents or other proofs certifying that the applicant belongs to  the groups as mentioned in Article 4 of the Federal Law. 
  • a copy of Russian visa if the applicant arrived at Russia with such a visa.

All Russian translations should be effected in the name of the applicant as indicated in the visa.

11.11  An international student applying for a B.A. program or a specialist program needs to provide a high school diploma or its equivalent as accepted in the Russian Federation.

An international student applying for an M.A. program needs to provide a B.A. diploma or its equivalent as accepted in the Russian Federation.   

11.12 Those international students applying under the quota as established by the Governmental Decree of the Russian Federation #638 of 25 August 2008 (“On Cooperation with Foreign Countries in the Field of Education”), need to provide a referral by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

11.13 In the application letter (with personal signature) the applicant states the fact of firsthand acquaintance with RSUH License to Effect Educational Activities, State Accreditation Certificate, and the chosen major/specializations documents attached thereto.

The applicant is also required to submit (with personal signature) the following:

  • official USE scores or the address of the testing site if taking USE during the extra period (when applying with USE scores);
  • document certifying that the applicant has read and understood the entrance scores appeal procedure;
  • agreement to have his/her data processed in conformity with Federal Law #152 of 27 July 2006 “On Personal Data”;

In cases when the applicant submits inaccurate data, RSUH reserves the right to return the documents to the applicant.

11.14  Upon submitting the documents the applicant is given a written confirmation receipt.

III. Entrance examinations for international students

11.15 Entrance examinations for non-Russian citizens falling into the paragraphs 11.3.1. – 11.3.4 of the present Rules are determined according to the Rules of Admission as defined for educational institutions with state accreditation.

11.16  The format and the list of entrance examinations for non-Russian citizens falling into the paragraph 11.3.2 of the present Rules are determined separately by each institution.

11.17 The entrance test of Russian is conducted orally provided that the applicant has graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Preparatory Center of International Education or from an officially listed similar school of the Russian Federation or provided that the applicant has official test scores from the State Testing Center or provided that the applicant has graduated from a high school in the Russian Federation, one of CIS or Baltic countries and has Russian as one of the subjects in the high school diploma.  If the applicant studied Russian in a Russian college/university and has Russian as one of the subjects in the transcripts, the grade received is accepted as the entrance examination result.

11.18  Those international students that are eligible for the federal budget financial aid and are winners and runners-up of the All-Russian High School Student Olympiad are accepted by state and municipal colleges and universities without entrance examinations into those majors/specializations that correspond to the type of the Olympiad.

First, second and third place at the Olympiad are considered as 100% entrance examination results for the corresponding subjects if the type of the Olympiad does not correspond to the chosen major/specialization.

Those non-Russian citizens that have won first, second or third place at high school Olympiads, are admitted into educational institutions in accordance with Decree #285 of 22 October 2007 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

11.19  International students falling within paragraph 11.3.1 of the present Rules, are admitted into federal state educational institutions (colleges and universities) with a referral by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, have their entrance examination requirements waived.

IV.  Admission to RSUH

11.20  The international students falling within paragraphs 11.3.1 - 11.3 of the present Rules, that are eligible for the federal budget financial aid, are admitted in the order established by the admission rules of colleges and universities with state accreditation.

11.21 Admission of students with a referral by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation is effected in the order established by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

11.22 Admission of contract students is effected in the order established by the college/university.




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