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Masters in Mathematics in Russia

Masters in Mathematics in Russia
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Foreign students can obtain fundamental knowledge in all fields of study in Russia. Most of all country is known for its strong physical and mathematical sciences and outstanding scientists in these areas.

Master’s programmes are aimed at more profound mathematical studies and conducting one’s own research work. Universities offer to those who wish to study math in Russia a wide range of educational courses with the following specializations:

  • Data analysis (business, economics, medicine);
  • Discrete mathematics;
  • Combinatorial optimization;
  • Data mining;
  • Complex, tropical geometry;
  • Mathematical simulation in mechanics and physics, etc.

Depending on the course and educational programmes, the Master’s Degree graduate can apply for job in following directions: mathematical modulation of information systems and processes in physics, software development, mathematical and information technical support, bank’s security software and systems, of natural disasters prevention, thermonuclear synthesis controls etc.

Graduates can be hired by banks, combined heat and power plants, hydroelectric power stations, design offices, cars and household appliances factories, schools, universities, state and private companies including Russian and international joint ventures.


Admission Conditions for International Students

To continue studying math in Russia at Master's programme you have to have a Bachelor’s degree, a Specialist’s degree or an equivalent education certificate. A Russian visa is issued for the whole education period. Learn more about Russian migration legislation here.

The education programmes are available in English and in Russian. When applying, sometimes you have to specify your level of knowledge in these languages and attach the relevant certificates (IELTS or TOEFL certificates – for the English programmes). Not all universities require certificates, the conditions for admission need to be clarified.

Preparation for Entrance Exams

To integrate successfully into Russian educational system, enhance your language skills and learn more about the entrance exam structure, you can register for the Intensive Preparatory Course for the Master’s Programme (the preparatory course takes from 16 weeks to 3 semesters, depending on the university, programme and intensity of studies). The classes are often given by the tests developers, that boosts your chances for successful admission.

Top Universities

To attract scientists, researchers and students from other countries, the Russian Government has launched the Project 5-100, which includes Top-21 Russian universities. Here is a short list of universities that offer the Master’s degree in mathematics in Russia:

  • HSE (Moscow);
  • SPbPU (Saint Petersburg);
  • NSU (Novosibirsk);
  • MIPT (Moscow);
  • SibFU (Krasnoyarsk);
  • SUSU (Chelyabinsk);
  • UNN (Lobachevsky University) (Nizhny Novgorod);
  • FEFU (Vladivostok);
  • UT (Tyumen) and other.

The Master’s degree students are engaged in research work. They can in-depth specialization in chosen field. Graduates of Master’s Degrees may work in industry or further their studies on a postgraduate course. All Master’s programmes are scheduled for 2 years. You can choose a specialty and apply to a university.

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