Do I have to take entrance examinations after completing pre-university training in order to enrol in a major?
Preparatory Department scholarship students take an examination in Russian after the end of studies. Those who pass the test are placed in education programmes per requirements of the national economy of their respective countries. In this case, you do not have to take any additional examinations as you have already been selected at the scholarship contest.
As for contract student admissions, each university has its own rules. After completing pre-university training on a fee-payment basis, students take an examination in Russian and profession-oriented discipline and get the certificate showing the subjects they have studied, study hours/credits and grades. If you enrol in an undergraduate programme at the same university, these examinations count as entrance tests. However, if you plan to study at another university, you’re likely to take entrance examinations again. For example, applicants for undergraduate programme in maths have to take the examinations in Russian, mathematics, and computer science/physics; those who seek admission to chemistry programmes take Russian, maths and chemistry tests and prospective linguists take tests in Russian, foreign language, history and social science. The examination subjects depend on the university. This is general information; requirements differ from university to university. Before making the decision, it is recommended to learn about the admission requirements for students who have completed pre-university training. You can register on our website to send an enquiry to the university you’re interested in; you will get a reply within ten workdays.