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Peoples' Friendship University of Russia enrollment terms and conditions for foreign applicants

Peoples' Friendship University was founded by the special decision of the Government of the USSR in 1960 as the Peoples' Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba. More than 52,000 foreign students from 170 countries have graduated this University, which combines the features of the classical higher education and the ideals of upbringing in the spirit of mutual respect and patriotism of young people. PFUR is the state university, which is subsidized by the Government of Russia, The University is on the top of the rating of classical universities and it has a leading position in the country among universities in the training of human resources for the foreign countries (from 28,000 students of the University 5,200 people are foreign students from 141 countries of the world). The teaching staff consists of 2,200 professors, associate professors and lecturers.

The admission procedure to the PFUR for the foreign postgraduates for the Program in English

Postgraduate studies - a form of refresher training for obtaining the scientific title Candidate of Sciences (Doctor of Philosophy - Ph.D.).
Clinical Residency - a form of refresher training for medical doctors in medical HEIs, Institutes of Further training and research institutes.
Internship - primary postgraduate specialization of graduates of medical faculties in a medical specialization, carried out on the basis of medical enterprises under the guidance of a corresponding department of University.

At the post graduate level in the PFUR (Doctor of Philosophy -Ph.D.), including programs with instruction in English, as well as to Clinical Residency and Internship are accepted foreign citizens who have higher professional education (Master's degree or specialist) without any age restrictions.
Training of the foreign postgraduates is carried out in two forms: intramural (full-time) and extramural (part-time). Term of study at post graduate level in intramural form should not exceed 3 years, in extramural - 4 years. Foreign postgraduates during the first year study Russian language. Instruction in English is only full time.
Entrants to the postgraduate level have to provide to the University the following documents:
1. Personal application for admission of the department and discipline, which the candidate
wants to study in RUDN.
2. Legalized copy of the final degree certificate of higher professional education and a copy of its supplement. Applicants who have studied abroad, need also a copy of certificate of equivalence (the document, that proves equivalence of a foreign state certificate and higher education certificate of the RF), which is issued on arrival in Moscow.
3. Recommendation letter.
4. Curriculum Vitae (filled after arrival in Moscow).
5. A medical certificate with the results of necessary tests (including certificate of the HIV- status of the applicant), confirming the possibility of teaching at the University
6. Three (3) photographs.
7. Copy of the national passport.

Post-graduate education in English for foreign citizens is provided only on contractual (fee-paying) basis. Fees could be paid both in Moscow and in the home-country (PFUR sends bank details to applicants).
PFUR provides visa support to the applicant through the appropriate Embassy (Consulate) of the Russian Federation.
For visa support it is necessary to send an e-mail to the University that contains a copy of the passport with the exact home address and phone number/work address and telephone number, occupied position, place of birth, region of residence, place of visa application (place where visa was obtained).
The National passport of a candidate must be valid remain valid for at least 2 years from the date of entry in the Russian territory.
PFUR registration and hall of residence are not provided to foreign citizens who entered Russia on a diplomatic visa.
Post-graduate applicants pass entrance exams in:
1) Applied discipline
2) Foreign language
3) Philosophy
Reception of documents, entrance exams and enrollment of applicants recommended for training on a contractual basis is carried out during the calendar year. The one-year fee is established by University.
Additional services fees:
- Health insurance $ 200 per year
- Staying in a hall of residence 750 - 4000 USD per year,
- Paperwork $ 150
- Entrance exams $ 270.
All transportation expenses associated with trips to Moscow and to the home-country are paid by an applicant, directing organization or sponsors.
During post-graduate education the student has to:
1) Implement an individual curriculum;
2) Pass the exams in:
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Foreign language
- Applied discipline
3) Complete the thesis (dissertation), submit it to the department and get conclusion of the thesis (dissertation).
PFUR registration and hall of residence are provided during exams and period of the dissertation to part-time post-graduate students.

PFUR Address:

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., 117198, Moscow,
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia


Peolples' Friendship University of Russia official website:

Tel.: +7 (495) 434-66-41; +7 (495) 433-73-85

FAX: +7 (495) 434-73-79; +7 (495)434-66-41; +7 (495) 433-73-85


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