Siberian Federal University was established in November 2006 in a merger of six leading Krasnoyarsk-based unversities. SibFU has international cooperation agreements with universities and organisations in 33 countries. Two double degree programmes with German and Italian universities are available to prospective international students.
“Deutsches und Russisches Recht” is a joint programme with University of Passau (Germany). Admission requirements: bachelor’s, specialist or master’s degree in law (preferable). Holders of degrees in other fields can apply as well if legal disciplines made up two thirds of their curriculum. Language proficiency requirements: Level B2 or higher confirmed by internationally accepted certificate. Also, applicants are requested to write a motivation letter.
The master’s programme curriculum was designed to meet Russian and German universities requirements. Training venue, 1st year: University of Passau; students study the disciplines pooled into the Foundations of Foreign Law block, such as Civil Law (I, II), Criminal Law (general and special parts), Constitutional Law etc. Students can choose two semester-long courses. Six- to eight-week practice at a law firm or joint stock company provides experience in working with German law.
Training venue, 2nd year: students return to SibFU and focus on specialisation disciplines (Current Problems of Civil Law, Current Problems of Criminal Law, Current Problems of Constitutional and Administrative Law etc) and work on master’s degree thesis. Final state certification includes an examination in Russian and German law and thesis defence. The Examination Board includes Russian teachers and their German colleagues for whom a video conference is arranged.
Graduates get two diplomas: SibFU master’s degree in law and University of Passaur Urkunde Master of Laws (LL.M.) Tuition fee: 160,316 rubles; no fee is charged for one year of training in Germany.
“Banking” is the second double degree programme. It is implemented jointly with University of Siena, Italy. Language of instruction is English. Admission requirements: bachelor’s, specialist or master’s degree; interview, analytical skills, knowledge of economic processes.
Training venue, 1st year: SibFu; lectures are read by Russian teachers and visiting professors from the Italian university. Training venue, 2nd year, one semester: University of Siena. All disciplines taught within this programme at the partner university meet curriculum requirements. Students prepare for master’s thesis defence during the last semester at SibFU.
Key programme specialisations are Financial Modelling, Financial Investments, Risk Management, Monetary Economics. Curriculum includes such disciplines as Research Methodology for Banking and Finance Problems, Financial Investment, Macroeconomics, International Financial Markets, Quantitative Methods in Finance, Applied Econometrics for Financial Intermediation etc. Students take examinations upon completion of every course of lectures. The programme also includes research and practice. Tuition fee: 250,000 rubles (rent and daily expenses not included). Awards: Master’s degree diploma from Russian and Italian universities.
The SibFU student body includes nearly 1,000 foreign nationals from 42 states such as former Soviet republics and countries of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania. They take programmes of various degree levels and come to SibFU as exchange students or interns. SibFU offers international applicants more than 200 education programmes including seven programmes accredited by the European Council for Business Education. More information in the SibFU section. Create a personal account for free to send your application to SibFU.