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International Students

Entrance Examinations

Foreign citizens can study:

On the contract basis
In this case, foreign enrollee submit an application form "How to Apply" come to SFedU and pass mandatory screening examinations  "Study".

On the budget basis
The competetive selection for study free of charge within the quota is organized by Rossotrudnichestvo   representative offices in the world. In the countries where Rossotrudnichestvo is not represented the competitive selection is organized by Russian embassies or consulates.
To find out the exact dates and forms of qualifying tests and to ask questions on the procedure please contact a Rossotrudnichestvo representative office or a Russian diplomatic mission in your country. 

Terms of documents submission at SfedU for
Bachelors degree program
from June  20th to August 11th 

Masters degree program
from June  20th to August 5th 

For Bachelors degree seeking applicants  
Traditionally the document on education giving the access to higher educational institutions is a document on secondary general education or on secondary professional education. Admission to higher educational institutions is competitive. The selection is relied on preliminary examinations, high school completion document, interview, achievements of a school-leaver in various subject competitions, etc. Preliminary examinations are the main component of the selection procedure. The number and the list of preliminary examinations are stipulated by the regulations of a certain higher educational institution. Disciplines for preliminary examinations are determined in accordance with the requirements of a certain department and educational program. The disciplines and discipline curriculum selected for preliminary examinations should correspond to the disciplines and discipline curriculum taught in secondary comprehensive schools: history, social sciences, the Russian language and literature, foreign languages, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, etc.

For Masters degree seeking applicants  
An exam in one major subject has to be passed.

For PhD degree seeking applicants  
Research essay in the field of specialization. Passing three qualification examinations:
- Examination in the main field
- Examination in general philosophy
- Examination in Russian as a foreign language

Language proficiency is mandatory for all applicants
Level of the Russian language proficiency for Bachelors degree program is TORLF Level-1
Level of the Russian language proficiency for Masters degree program and PhD program is TORLF Level-2
For those who do not speak Russian, the university provides the Foundation Course