Frequently asked questions (F.A.Q.)

  1. What’s necessary to enter the University for studying the Russian Language at beginner or elementary level?
  2. What’s necessary to enter the University for studying the Russian Language at advanced level?
  3. What’s necessary to enroll for bachelor or master programs?
  4. What’s the cost of education?
  5. What is the minimum payment period?
  6. Where and when to pay for education?
  7. How to get accommodation in the dormitory?
  8. How to get a medical insurance?
  9. What can a student be expelled for?
  10. Does one have the right to restore the status of a student at the University?
  11. What categories of foreign citizens have a right to study on a state-financed basis receiving a scholarship?
  12. How to follow the Russian migration law?
  13. Are international students allowed to work?
  14. When are international students allowed to go to their mother country?
  1. What’s necessary to enter the University for studying the Russian Language at beginner or elementary level?
    • Filled-in application form (for countries with a visa regime)
    • Scan of the passport

    MRSU offers foreign citizens a pre-university tutorial program “Russian as a Foreign Language for Beginners” (educational program “Russian as a Foreign Language for Students at Beginner or Elementary Level”).

    To receive an invitation to study you need to email the following documents to the Department for International Students at interstudents@mgou.ru :

  2. What’s necessary to enter the University for studying the Russian Language at advanced level?

MRSU offers programs in Russian as a Foreign Language (Advanced Russian) lasting from 1 to 10 months.

Besides, those who want to improve the Russian language skills can participate in Summer School “Modern Russian Language”.

To receive an invitation you need to email the following documents to the Department for International Students at interstudents@mgou.ru :

  • Filled-in application form (for countries with a visa regime)
  • Scan of the passport

3.     What’s necessary to enroll for bachelor or master programs?

To study at bachelor or master programs you need to have the Russian language skills at the level necessary for passing the entrance tests and for further studying at the chosen faculty.

The set of education documents to present to the University depends on the country where you were educated. You can get all the necessary information about education documents at the Department for International Students (interstudents@mgou.ru ).

To get the full information about the enrollment procedure to MRSU it is necessary to agree to the Enrollment Rules (including the paragraph “Procedure of Admitting International Students”), the list of Entrance Tests, and with the Rules of Conducting Entrance Tests.

4.     What’s the cost of education?

Tuition fee for international students is determined annually by Rector and is posted on the MRSU webpage.

How to pay for education?

Those enrolling for bachelor or master programs pay after successfully passing the entrance tests.

Payment is based on the agreement of paid educational services for foreign citizens which is to be signed between the student and the University at the Department for International Students.

5.     What is the minimum payment period?

Bachelor, master and doctorate students as well as those enrolled in the pre-university tutorial course Russian for Beginners may pay both for a semester and for a whole academic year.

Students enrolled in short time courses lasting less than 6 months pay for the whole period of education at once.

6.     Where and when to pay for education?

You can pay for education in any branch of Sberbank of Russia located in Moscow or in bank terminal in MRSU Study Building 1.

The education payment form can be acquired in the Department for International Students.

7.     How to get accommodation in the dormitory?

Student should send a request to the Department for International Students at the same time with applying to study.

8.    How to get a medical insurance?

The Department for International Students helps international students with getting a medical insurance which enables them to receive necessary medical care.

9.     What can a student be expelled for?

In the majority of cases a student can be expelled for the following reasons:

•          on a student’s free will including bad health condition

•          upon graduating from the University

•          academic failure

Students are expelled for academic failure if they:

•          get an “unsatisfactory” mark or “failed credit” in three or more subjects during the interim attestation

•          fail to pass three or more examinations

•          fail to pass an examination within the designated time

•          fail to resume studies after academic leave

•          lose contact with the University (absence from classes for two weeks without a valid reason)

•          don’t pay for education in time

•          are subjected to criminal

 (for more detailed information see MRSU Regulations)

10.  Does one have the right to restore the status of a student at the University?

A student has the right to resume studies on the same basis (self-paid or scholarship) within 5 years after leaving the University if he/she left it on  one’s own free will or for a valid reason it if the University has vacancies.

11.  What categories of foreign citizens have the right to study on a state-financed basis receiving a scholarship?

Foreign citizens may apply for state-financed studies on a competitive basis on conditions valid for Russian citizens in accordance with:

•          international agreements of the Russian Federation,

•          Federal laws including “Law on Compatriots Living Abroad”.

For more detailed information please read MRSU Entrance Rules (paragraph procedure of admitting international students and those without citizenship).

Foreign citizens may also apply for a state scholarship upon assignment from Russia’s Ministry of Education in accordance with the quota determined for foreign citizens and those without citizenship by the Russian Federation Government. For more detailed information on applying for scholarship upon assignment from Russian Ministry of Education please consult the departments of the Russian federal cultural agency Rossotrudnichestvo (http://rs.gov.ru/ ) or the Russian Federation consulate in your country.

12.  How to follow the Russian migration law?

All the international students of MSRU must always carry the following documents:

•          passport;

•          valid visa (for citizens of countries with a visa regime);

•          migration card with notice of crossing the boundary (except for citizens of the Republic of Belarus);

•          detachable section of the notification of arrival of a foreign citizen at a place of stay.

For more information please read  the Rules of arrival, residence and travelling for foreign citizens studying and/or entering MRSU (download)

13.  Are international students allowed to work?

In accordance with Russian legislation (Federal Law of the 25st of July 2002 № 115-ФЗ “On Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation”, Clause 6-7 Sub-clause 4. Article 13) international students have the right to work only in professional educational institutions and educational institutions of higher education during vacations or after classes as well as in business companies or business partnerships created by the state-financed or autonomous educational institutions where they study.

Is against law to work somewhere else, and student may be subject to administrative deportation losing a right to arrive in Russia.

14.  When are international students allowed to go to their mother country?

International students are allowed to leave the Russian Federation only during summer or winter vacation.

Departure during a semester for a valid reason is possible subject to the existence of official confirming documents and notification of Department for International Students and the heads of the corresponding departments of MRSU.