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Rules of admission of international students



GENERAL INFORMATION

The University was founded in 1960 by a special resolution of the USSR government and named as PATRICE LUMUMBA UNIVERSITY OF PEOPLES' FRIENDSHIP symbolizing the struggle of oppressed people all over the world for freedom and independence. Over 72,000 foreign nationals from 170 countries have studied and graduated from this University which combines the classical structures of higher education and always promotes objectives of educating and bringing up youth in the spirit of tolerance, mutual respect and patriotism. This University is a state university under the Government of the Russian Federation, occupying one of the top places among classical universities in Russia and a leading position in training of international students.

FACULTIES AND STUDENTS

The University has 14 Faculties and Academic Institutes. The teaching staff consists of 2200 lecturers and professors (1300 Ph.D, D.Sc. and academicians). The scientific research is based upon dozens of research laboratories and centres, operating within the University. Out of a total of 28000 students, about 5000 are international students from 141 countries, they are organized in students associations by country and regions.

ACADEMIC YEAR CALENDAR

The academic year is divided in 2 terms of 18 weeks. The first semester starts in September 1st and the second in February; students have vacations of 2 weeks in January and of 6 weeks in July-August.

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

This University offers a wide number of professional courses. It gives study programs covering all fields in fundamental sciences, engineering, humanities, medical sciences, agriculture and arts. 62 majors are available on the undergraduate and graduate level.
Tuition Fees range from:

Bachelors programs - $2650 - $7450 - 4 years
Specialist program - $2850 - $7350 - 5 years
Masters programs - $2650 to $7450 - 2 years (after B.Sc\B.A.)

NEW IN MASTER PROGRAM

Some Master Programs in English and Spanish medium became available at the
University's Main Faculties as from September 2010 (Duration: 2 years, tuition fee range from 4000$ to 5550$ per annum).
For the following disciplines:
• Functional methods in differential equations and interdisciplinary researches
• Chemistry of the Environments
• Comparative philosophy
• Economics of natural resources management
• Real estate economics in the Agroindustrial complex
• Theoretical and applied linguistics
• Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
• Information systems in Civil Engineering
• Communication Theory and International Public Relations (PR)
• Contemporary Research on Latin America (Spanish Medium)
• Agronomy (Integrated Plant Protection)
• International Relations (Political problems of international relations and global development)
• Innovation management
• Oil and Gas management
• Journalism
• Environmental Biotechnology
• Management (International marketing)
• Economics (International trade)
• Law (International protection of human rights)
• Foreign Regional science

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The University offers 129 courses (specializations) in different levels: full-time, internship and refresher training:
• Full-time postgraduate courses (Ph.D and D.Sc)
(3 - 4 years, $1750 to $5350 per annum.)
• Medical\clinical residency course
(2 - 5 years, $3250-$5900 per annum)
• Advanced\refresher course
(0,5 - 2 years, $350 -$550 per month)
• Short-term upgrade course
(1 month - 1 year, $450 -$550 per month)

Within the period of postgraduate studies a student has to fulfill an individual plan under the guidance of a scientific supervisor who is a highly qualified professional - Doctor of Science, professor, a Ph.D holder or associate professor. Successful postgraduates are awarded with State Degree papers and relevant professional certificates.

NEW IN POSTGRADUATE STUDY

Some Postgraduate Programs in English medium became available at the
University as from September 2010 (tuition fee range from 2900$ to 5250$ per annum).
For the following disciplines:
• Plant Protection
• Political problems of international relations and global development
• General and regional geology
• Cardiology
• Theoretical physics
• Journalism
• Ecology
• World economics
• International Law

For more detailed information about the admission process, courses offered, tuition fee and other related information, visit our official website at "www.rudn.ru".

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

• certificate of completed secondary education
• statement of results
• application form, proof of sponsorship
• medical fitness and HIV test certificate
• certified copy of birth certificate
• scanned passport (page with photo)

STUDENTS CAMPUS

The students' campus is situated in the South - West of Moscow city, and it is one of the best places for living and studies. The Hostels are situated in 5-storey and 16-storey buildings offering double and triple bedded self-contained rooms, costing from $ 750 to $ 2500 per year including water and electricity expenses, furniture, cooking and washing facilities. The rooms have connections to the internet, satellite TV and telephone. The students are organized in students' councils, in charge of discipline, social education and support of their rights.

SECURITY

The site of the University Campus is fenced. Electronic gate pass system is strictly maintained. Visitors allowed being identified. Local Police station and the Department of Internal Security control over public order and discipline. Contemporary Fire Prevention system is being applied in all premises of the University.

SPORTS, LEISURE

To make students' life comfortable at the University, we offer free of charge halls for gymnastics, handball, basketball and football grounds. Tennis courts and pools are also open in the campus. An International post-office, a telephone centre, a shopping centre, some restaurants offering dishes of national cuisine of different countries, an international students cultural centre, and a computer centre are situated within the campus.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

The common language here is the Russian language. All foreign students pass through the preparatory\foundation course, where during one year they receive accelerated courses of Russian language and the necessary scientific language for their future studies. Foreign Graduates are certified, after taking appropriate exams, as interpreters of Russian.

LIBRARIES

Our Central Library has a literature with about 2,500.000 volumes in many foreign languages as well as specialised libraries at the faculties, and is of free access to students. At the beginning of the term students receive books at faculty's library and can also freely visit the comfortable reading halls and internet classes whenever they need it.

MEDICAL CARE

University's Medical Centre provides regular health control and care on the basis of medical insurance policy costs of $ 250 per year. Students' dispensary and policlinic operate within the campus.

VISA, TICKET, RESIDENCE PERMIT

Russian students' entry visa will be issued on official invitation to every duly admitted student. International air tickets to fly to Moscow are available from many air companies. Residence permit in Russia will be provided on students' reporting and extended every year. Local Agency will assist our newly admitted students in many countries.

FINANCE

The fees for the Preparatory course according to the study contract must be paid before the course begins to the account of the University either through an international bank or paid directly in Moscow. An International bank service is available at the campus, where the students can open private accounts and keep their money. Students are advised to have some $ 300-350 per month in order to meet the costs of the meals, transport, clothes, private needs etc.

PFUR Address:

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

FOREIGN STUDENT ADMISSION DEPARTMENT (FSAD)

Peolples' Friendship University of Russia official website:

"WWW. RUDN. RU"
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

E-mail: g.sokolov@rudn.ru
rector@rudn.ru



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