Fill out an online questionnaire and choose your speciality
Prepare all the documents required for entering
Receive a Letter of Consent and Invitation from the University
Obtain your visa (if required)
Come to study at SUSU
Document identifying the Applicant’s personality (Passport);
Original copy of the document on foreign education and/or foreign qualification and transcript to it, duly legalized;
Important! All documents in foreign languages shall be accompanied by their verified translations into Russian. In case your document on education is also written in Russian, its notarized translation is not required. This rule particularly concerns the graduates of educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of Tajikistan.
Russian Language Certificate(not required for English-language specialities).
Letter of Consent is an official letter from the University to a foreign student, which confirms that the University agrees to accept a foreign citizen to study at the University.
A Letter of Consent may be required by the Consulate to issue visa, and while crossing the border at the airport.
Invitation for studies is an official document which is issued by the Department of Passport and Visa Services of the Russian Federation Ministry of Interior. To execute an Invitation, you need a high-resolution photocopy of your passport; the passport expiry date shall be no less than 1.5 years after the intended date of entering the Russian Federation
The Invitation confirms that the student has been accepted to this University. The Invitation comprises the student’s passport information and the full name of the University. This document shall be submitted to the Russian Embassy in order to obtain visa (it is stamped in the passport). In general, an Invitation is prepared by the Ministry of Interior within about 45 days. This Invitation will be valid for 90 days since the date of its issue; and within the Invitation’s validity period you should file an application to the Russian Embassy requesting to issue a visa to you.
Preparatory Faculty is a special educational program lasting for 1 academic year (7-10 months). At the Preparatory Faculty the attendees study Russian language and special disciplines. The selection of disciplines depends on the chosen future speciality (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,Biology, Computer Science, Geography, History and Literature). Once training at the Preparatory Faculty is completed, the attendees pass exams. If you pass your exams successfully, you are awarded with a state-approved Certificate, which gives you the right to enter any Russian university.
A student may pay the whole sum, or may divide payment into 2 or 10 parts.
Legalization is assigning legal force to documents issued on the territory of one state to make it possible to submit them on the territory of a different state.
There are two ways to legalize documents on foreign education:
1. Consular legalization – for the countries not being members of Hague Convention, with which there are also no agreements on legal assistance signed with the Russian Federation
Consular legalization is performed in 2 stages:
verification of a document, as a rule, of its original copy, by competent foreign affairs bodies of the country where this document was issued, by means of relevant stamping and sealing with indication of the position the person verifying it and his/her signature;
verification by the consular services of the Russian Federation (Consulate or Mission of the Russian Federation) in the country where this document was issued, by means of relevant stamping and sealing with indication of the position the person verifying it and his/her signature.
2. Apostille stamping – for the countries being members of Hague Convention
Apostille stamping is a simplified procedure of legalization. Apostille is stamped on the original copy of a document or on a separate sheet bounded to the document, and may be compiled in the official language of the body issuing it. Apostille is stamped by competent authorized bodies of the country where this document was issued (Secretary of State, Department of Education, Ministry of Education, educational institutions and others).
Important! Apostille is not a separate document, it is only valid when presented with the document that it certifies. Every issued Apostille has its registration number. Hague Convention does not allow to amend the text of Apostille, or change the order of lines in the stamp. Issue of Apostille by Xerox-copying the stamp is not allowed.
After that a foreign student receives an itinerary list (a guide how to get to the University), or his/her meeting at the airport may be organized.
Also, a student receives information on the address of the dormitory and number of the room where s/he will be living, as well as on his/her further steps once s/he comes to the University.