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English Medium Programmes in Russia 2019

English medium programmes in Russia 2019
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Russian universities provide an opportunity to prospective international students to study in Russian or English. This article presents new English medium programmes at leading state universities.

Study in English is one of the advantages of higher education in Russia. Russian universities have a large range of English-taught undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes. Foreign nationals can study in English information technology, electric power engineering, physics, chemistry, linguistics, law, psychology etc.

How to apply:

Requirements depend on the university and education level. To apply or get detailed information on document requirements and examinations, create a personal account and write to the selected university; it is free.


Russian Studies

University: Higher School of Economics

Discipline: Russian area studies

Education level: bachelor’s

Description: students are provided with an understanding of social, political, and economic trends in Russia and its foreign policy and learn to work with sources of information and write analytical texts. The disciplines include Russian law, history, geography, Russian politics, modern Russian (taught in English), Russian culture and literature etc. Career prospects: Russian and international mass media, offices of international companies in Russia, banks.

Application deadline: 20 August, 2019

Tuition fee: 400,000 rubles a year ($6,250) with possible discounts

Entrance examinations: test in social science (in English), English proficiency test

Contacts: inter@hse.ru; RTurovsky@hse.ru

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Tomsk International Science Programme

University: National Research Tomsk State University

Field of study: innovation studies

Education level: bachelor’s

Description: the programme was designed jointly with Maastricht University, Netherlands. After studying general subjects during the first year, students can select the major and minors for their own study path. The five available fields are chemistry, physics, neuroscience, ecology and biomaterials. Statistics, data analysis, computer-aided design are related education modules available to all. Internships in Russia and abroad will be provided. Classes are taught by well-known international and Russian teachers.

Application deadline: 10 July, 2019.

Tuition fee: 302,000 rubles a year ($4,720)

Entrance examinations: written math and physics exams in English

Contacts: centrejointedu.tsu@yandex.ru

Second Language Teaching and Pedagogical Design in Digital Environments

University: National University of Science and Technology MISIS

Field: linguistics

Education level: master’s

Description: The program equips students with the academic knowledge and practical skills required for being a successful teacher. One of the two modules can be chosen: teaching English or Russian as a second language. The study plan includes language didactics, text and language theory, methods and techniques for language teaching, modern technology for designing education courses.

Application deadline: 10 August, 2019

Tuition fee: 225,000 rubles a year ($3,520)

Entrance examinations: online intercultural communication interview in English

Requirements: English at B2 or higher for the “Teaching English” module, Russian at B1 (TRKI-1) for the “Teaching Russian” module

Contacts: english@misis.ru; danasmb@hotmail.com

Efficient Electric Power Industry

University: Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI"

Field: electric power engineering and electrical engineering

Education level: master’s

Description: The programme consists of blocks of theoretical courses dealing with the field of energy, electrical engineering and energy management as well as practice. The graduates show the knowledge and understanding of power equipment, electromagnetic compatibility. renewable energy, principles of effective power systems management. The programme includes learning Russian from scratch, technical English and history of science and technology.

Application deadline: 20 August, 2019

Tuition fee: 198,000 rubles a year ($3,090)

Entrance examinations: test in field-specific subjects, interview, degree grade point average is taken into account.

Requirements: bachelor's degree in engineering, English proficiency certificate

Contacts: master@etu.ru

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Cyber Security

University: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Field: applied mathematics and physics

Education level: master’s

Description: the programme equips students with competences to protect data on computers, cloud services and smart devices. Students will study the processes of cyber object formation and evolution and learn to determine cyber attack sources and measures of protection.

Application deadline: 23 October, 2019.

Tuition fee: 435,000 rubles a year ($6,800)

Entrance examinations: portfolio contest (CV profiling major achievements, cover letter, at least two references and interview).

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in engineering (knowledge of networking technology, informatics, computers, probability theory and programming skills); English proficiency at B2 or higher.

Contacts: interadmission@phystech.edu

Laser and Fiber Optic Systems

University: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Field: physical and engineering sciences and technology

Education level: master’s

Description: Students are trained to do research in the fields of laser physics, optics, photonics, and fibre optic systems. Theoretical courses are combined with practice at University research laboratories. Students are involved in research as team members.

Application deadline: 9 August, 2019

Tuition fee: contact university representatives for accurate information

Entrance examinations: field-specific test, interview in English

Requirements: bachelor’s, specialist or master’s degree in the relevant field, English proficiency at B2 or higher

Contacts: velichko-spbstu@yandex.ru

More information about the programme

Digital Diplomacy

University: Kazan Federal University

Field: international relations

Education level: master’s

Description: the programme trains specialists in international relations, foreign policy and interaction with opponents in electronic and printed media. Students will focus on the basics of digital economy, social networking services, psychology of cybersecurity, big data, area studies and other disciplines.

Application deadline: 1 June, 2019

Tuition fee: contact university for accurate information

Entrance examinations: international relations, English language

Contacts: Valerij.Letyaev@kpfu.ru; BGAhmetkarimov@kpfu.ru

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Mathematics

University: Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch

Field: mathematics

Education level: master’s

Description: Double degree programme in collaboration with University of Passau, Germany, is focused on mathematical methods for data analysis. Students will gain the knowledge and understanding of modern mathematical and natural science theories, learn to formulate and prove hypotheses and acquire competence in topology, dynamic systems, connectivity theory, function theory, probability theory and other disciplines. Optional modules are available. Career fields: IT and insurance companies, think tanks and organisations requiring strategic planning and big data analysis. Graduates get a degree from HSE and University of Passau.

Application deadline: 20 August, 2019

Tuition fee: 220,000 rubles a year ($3,440)

Entrance examinations: portfolio contest, interview in English

Requirements: bachelor's degree in mathematics or natural sciences

Contacts: pknn@hse.ru; iremizov@hse.ru

More information about the programme

Bioinformatics for Industry

University: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Field: applied mathematics and physics

Education level: master’s

Description: Students learn to process and analyse large amounts of information on biological objects. Graduates have competences in such fields as genome sequencing, spatial structures of biomolecules and testing new drugs. The subjects include protein physics and structural bioinformatics, molecular modelling, anatomy and physiology, population genetics, data structures and databases etc.

Application deadline: 23 October, 2019

Tuition fee: 435,000 rubles a year ($6,800)

Entrance examinations: portfolio contest (includes CV detailing research achievements, cover letter and at least two references), interview in English

Requirements: bachelor’s degree in engineering, English proficiency at B2 or higher

Contacts: interadmission@phystech.edu

Environmental Engineering in Urban Construction

University: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Field: Construction equipment and technology

Education level: master’s

Description: the programmes trains specialists in civil engineering who are able to solve environmental problems and apply technologies for environmental protection The study plan includes mathematical modelling and BIM-technologies, basics of environmental protection, applied ecology in construction etc. Students will be able to take an internship at Russian construction and environmental companies as well as at international partner universities.

Application deadline: 9 August, 2019

Tuition fee: contact university representatives for accurate information

Entrance examinations: test in environmental engineering, interview in English

Requirements: bachelor’s, specialist or master’s degree in the relevant field, English proficiency at B2 or higher

Contacts: andrianova_myu@spbstu.ru

More information about the programme

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Condensed matter physics and quantum technologies

University: National University of Science and Technology MISIS

Field: physics and astronomy

Education level: postgraduate

Description: The programme targets prospective students planning to do research in quantum physics. Postgraduates study physical properties of metals and alloys, quantum mechanics, types of radiation and their impact on condensed matter and engage in teaching and research. Students can complete part of the course at international partner universities and participate in the contest for research engineer job at a leading university laboratory. Successful thesis defence earns PhD degree (with certificate stating in Russian and English that Cand.of Sciences is a PhD equivalent).

Application deadline: 20 June, 2019

Tuition fee: 301,000 rubles a year ($4,700)

Entrance examinations: oral test in the principal subject in English. Publications over the past five years, the h-index and the university department’s interest in enrolling the candidate are taken into account

Requirements: English proficiency at advanced level or higher

Contacts: aspirantura@misis.ru, vopros@misis.ru

Optical and Optoelectronic Devices and Systems

University: Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI"

Field: photonics, instrument engineering, optical and biotechnical systems and technology

Education level: postgraduate

Description: the programme trains scientists for research in the field of optoelectronics, photophysics, and laser technology Postgraduates have access to state-of-the-art equipment. The study plans includes photonics, informational optics, computer technologies, foreign language (Russian/French/German), pedagogy of higher education and other disciplines.

Application deadline: 20 August 2019

Tuition fee: 220,000 rubles a year ($3,440)

Entrance examinations: portfolio contest (degree grade point average, author’s abstract, articles in scientific journals, participation in conferences, seminars etc, student contest and/or Olympiad winner’s/awardee/participant’s certificates, participation in research projects, grants, work at research laboratories, participation in project teams)

Requirements: specialist/master’s degree in the appropriate field, English proficiency at intermediate or higher

Contacts: 2343553@mail.ru

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Clinical Psychology PhD

University: Far Eastern Federal University

Field: clinical psychology

Education level: postgraduate

Description: the programme provides research competences in the field of psychology. Postgraduates study psychosomatics, psychology of corporeality, mathematical methods in psychology and forensic examination principles, and learn to provide emergency aid. Graduates will defend their thesis in English and get PhD degree from FEFU.

Applications: all year round

Tuition fee: 380,000 rubles for three years ($5,940)

Entrance examinations: applicants to do not take entrance examinations; they have to meet document requirements to be admitted (specialist/master’s degree in any field, application, passport); also they have to write an essay

Contacts: odpo.gum@dvfu.ru

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