5 Steps to Applying to a Russian University
Prepare your Document Package
How to submit your documents:
- Initial Application indicating the desired area of study and your level of education;
- Official submission of documents to the university after your arrival in Russia.
Copy of a document detailing your education (diploma, transcript), listing subjects studied and grades achieved (with translation into Russian)
Copy of identification
(The form is issued by a university or a Rossotrudnichestvo office)
Official Submission of Documents at the University
Application for admission, indicating chosen subject and form of study
Document confirming your identity and citizenship (original and notarised translation into Russian).
An education certificate
indicating studied subjects and grades (original and notarised translation into Russian).
Statement on standard medical form
indicating no contraindications for studying in Russia, with note on results of HIV test (or medical certificate).
in specified form.
At the first stage it is usually sufficient to provide certified and translated copies of an identification card and education certificates. At the second stage (after your arrival in Russia), you need to bring the originals of the documents and additional certificates to the selection committee of the university.
Get more information about the documents required at each stage by contacting:
- International offices of universities (if you are enrolling independently);
- Rossotrudnichestvo offices or a Russian embassy in your country (if you are participating in competitive selection for a government scholarship).
In most cases, documents require certification in the applicant’s home country. Applicants from some countries will also have to go through a procedure of recognition of their diplomas or certificates in Russia. For more details, see the "Certification section".