Information for citizens of non-CIS countries

Information for citizens of non-CIS countries about admission to NEFU in 2024


Foreign citizens and stateless persons have the right to obtain higher education at the expense of budget allocations in accordance with quota for education for foreign citizens and stateless persons established by the Russian Federation government, as well as at the expense of individuals and legal entities in accordance with commercial education services contracts.

In accordance with the Russian Federation Government Decree #891 dated 08.10.2013 “On establishing quotas for education of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation”, the order of selection of foreign citizens for 2018 was approved by the Russian Federation Ministry of Education Order №844 dated 28.07.2014. Admission of foreign citizens enrolling within the quota is carried out without entrance examinations.

Other citizens can be enrolled on a fee-paying basis and they need to pass entrance examinations (in Russian).


Bachelors and Specialist Degree programs

On admission to bachelor’s and specialist degree programs it is required to pass one general entrance examination: another examination, which is of the highest priority for the respective educational program in accordance with Annex № 1 of this Admission Regulations. A minimum score corresponds to the minimum score on specified general subjects.

Applicant Сategory Starting Date Application Deadline Dates of Entrance Examinations
persons enrolling based on the results of entrance examinations conducted by NEFU independently 20th of June 15/20th of Jule 16th of Jule — 24th of Jule


Masters degree programs

A list and form of entrance examinations are defined in Annex №4 of the Admission Regulations, i.e. foreign citizens are enrolled under the same conditions as Russian citizens.

Application deadline for master’s degree programs:

  • Jule 1 – Jule 31 / August 20.


Required documents

Passport or other official ID with certified translation into Russian, which is is notarised.

  1. A hard copy of academic document with certified translation into Russian, which is is notarised. If an academic document is issued by the foreign government, it is necessary to include certificate of equivalence of foreign education[1]. More about procedure of recognition of the foreign academic documents: National Information Center “Glavexpertcenter”
  2. 2 photos of the applicant
  3. An original or a copy of medical report confirming the compulsory preliminary medical examination in the manner prescribed in the employment contract on the relevant position, profession or specialty, with translation into Russian language, certified int he prescribed manner.
  4. Other documents (submitted at the discretion of the applicant)

[1] When presenting the academic document of foreign state, which corresponds to part 3 article 107 of the Federal Law № 273-Ф3, there is no need for this certificate.