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Steps to be done in order to study at SSEU

Step 1:  Submission of documents

In order to study at Samara State University of Economics a foreign applicant needs to come to Russia with a tourist visa by the 20-s of June and submit to the of Organizing and Visa Support department the following documents: a letter of request for admission, filled-in application form, consent to processing of personal data, official copy of a document of previous education with the list of subjects and grades translated into Russian:

  • for undergraduate program applicants – certificate of complete secondary education
  • for graduate program applicants – diploma of previous degree (bachelor or equivalent)*

Foreign students applying for graduate (master) level programs are obliged to nostrificate previous (bachelor level) diploma.
The nostrification - professional recognition enables the holder of the foreign qualifications to pursue professional activities in the Russian Federation. See more on the official website of National information center.
The decision on recognition and equivalence of educational qualifications is made by the Federal Education and Science Supervision Service (Rosobrnadzor).

Step 2: Entrance examination (in a testing form for foreign applicants)

All applicants are obliged to take an entrance test, which usually takes place by 25th of June. The results of the test are announced within 3 days after the examination. It should be noted that in order to come to Samara and take a test at SSEU, foreign applicants from abroad are needed to apply a tourism visa.

Step 3: Tuition fee and invitation issue

In order to receive the official invitation (this is a key document to apply for Russian student visa) applicants pay tuition fees, which depend on the program of study. After the payment of tuition fees an applicant submit to the Organizing and visa support department following documents and information: a copy of the first page of passport (page with photo), country and city of birth, postal address , date of entering Russia for studying, place of visa application (country, city). The invitation is to be ready in about 20 days after submitting the documents and to be sent to the applicant's residence address via express-post.

Step 4: Application for visa

Upon receiving of the invitation, the applicant applies for a Russian visa.
The Organizing and Visa Support Department of the International Office is responsible for support of application of foreign citizens for studying at Samara State University of Economics.