Admission procedure

Admission procedure

Before arrival
STEP 1

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS

Please pay attention to the deadlines of each program for submitting your documents. After you have filled out the application form, a selection committee will examine your application within 2 weeks. If you are accepted for enrollment at NSU, you have to get your education documents legalized.

STEP 2

LEGALIZATION OF THE DOCUMENTS

1. All international students coming to Russia for studies have to legalize their education documents

  • For member countries of the Hague Convention: have an apostille affixed to your education document (Ministry of Education at the country issuing the education document from the country of graduation)
  • For other countries: The copy of your education document must be stamped by two organizations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs at your country of graduation and the Consulate/Embassy of the Russian Federation in your country)

2. Legalized education documents have to be translated into Russian and notarized. Copies of your legalized documents have to be sent to the International Student Recruitment Office at NSU: foreign@lab.nsu.ruintersrudy@lab.nsu.ru

  Note!

The legalization procedure of your documents may take a long time (up to one month). Please, take care of this issue in advance. You can get information about the terms at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Consulate/Embassy of the Russian Federation.

STEP 3

INVITATION

After receipt of the copies of your legalized documents, the International Student Recruitment Office will start the procedure for issuing a visa invitation.

List of required information for issuing the invitation:

1. Copies of all the pages of your international passport (for EU citizens, only the pages with your photo and passport validity)

  Important! Your passport should be valid for 1.5 years before you enter the Russian Federation.

The legalization procedure of your documents may take a long time (up to one month), so please take care of this issue in advance. 
You can get information about the requirements at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Consulate/Embassy of the Russian Federation

2. Place of permanent residence (country, city)

3. Place where you are you going to apply for a Russian visa (country, city of the Russian Consulate/Embassy)

4. Place of work/study: name, address 

  Important! The procedure for issuing the visa invitation takes one month.

The University will only send the invitation after receipt of the copies of your legalized education documents

At this stage, you will get:

  • a study contract (you can get more information about the tuition fees here)
  • a contract for the registration fee (covers issuing the visa invitation, migration registration and visa renewal after your arrival to Russia). This will start the procedure of issuing a visa invitation.

You have to pay the tuition fee before arrival at the University (payment schedule is specified in your study contract). The contract for the registration fee has to be paid in rubles after your arrival at the University Casher’s Office. Cost: 130 dollars.

At this stage, you can contact the International Student Recruitment Office for more information about x accommodations.

STEP 4

APPLYING FOR A RUSSIAN VISA

There are two ways the University can send you a visa invitation: 

  • An electronic invitation is automatically sent by Novosibirsk Migration Services to the Russian Consulate in your country, whose address you have to specify when submitting your documents. The University also sends you the electronic invitation via email. To apply for a visa you should provide the Consulate/Embassy with the printed version of it. We kindly recommend you use this form of invitation. This is the easiest way to apply for a Russian visa, but it only works when you know for sure the city in your country where you will apply for the visa.
  • A paper invitation. NSU sends a paper invitation to your home address by Express-post. Once you have received the invitation, you should provide it to the Russian Consulate/Embassy in your country to apply for the visa. In some countries you only need to provide a copy of the visa invitation (please, contact the Consulate/Embassy for more information).

  Important! For EU countries (except the UK) the invitation processing time can be shortened.

STEP 5

ARRIVAL

Originals of the documents have to be provided before July 10 for Bachelor's programs and August 6 for Master's programs. You can send originals of the documents by post or bring them yourself. From the moment of your arrival until your enrollment, the University will provide you housing in the dormitories. Cost: 100 rubles per day.
After arrival
STEP 1

GETTING TO THE UNIVERSITY

  • You should inform the International Student Recruitment Office of your arrival date and time, the number of your flight/train and coach. If you order a transfer to the University, our driver will meet you at the airport (at the exit of the Baggage claim area) or at the train station (at the exit of your wagon) and take you to the dormitory.
  • If you decide to get to the University on your own, please watch the video so you don’t get lost 
STEP 2

MIGRATION REGISTRATION

In the airplane or at the airport custom, you have to fill out a migration card and keep it with you. Within 3 working days after crossing the border into the Russian Federation, you have to provide the International Student Recruitment Office of NSU with the following documents: 

  • passport 
  • migration card
  • medical insurance 

The penalty for those who are late registering may vary from paying a fine to deportation from Russia.

After the registration you will get a tear-off part of the form which will serve as your Migration Card from then on. Please, keep it and always carry it with you since it is the main document during your stay in Russia.

Contacts

2nd floor, Pirogova 1, room. 2324
Contact persons: Ekaterina Sotova
E-mail: sotovakaterina@yandex.ru

  Please note!

  • Migration registration usually takes 3 working days (not including Saturday and Sunday as well as any Russian holidays).
  • If you have lost your passport, migration card or the detachable part of the notifying document with the stamp of the Russian Federal Migration Service, please, contact NSU's International Student Recruitment Office.

STEP 3

RECOGNITION PROCEDURE OF FOREIGN DOCUMENTS ON EDUCATION

In addition to mandatory legalization (Step 2. Legalization of the documents), applicants from some countries have to follow a procedure for recognition of their documents in Russia.

Foreign documents relating to Secondary Education (issued by any country other than CIS) and documents relating to specialized-secondary and higher education (issued by any country) shall undergo a recognition procedure within the first semester. Please, contact the Foreign Education documents Evaluation Center of NSU within the first month after your enrollment.

Contacts

Office 2324, 2nd floor, Pirogova 1
Person in charge: Olga Kuznetsova
Tel.:+7 (383) 363 42 92

E-mail: olga_k@lab.nsu.ru



Admission procedure for Russian Government Scholarship
Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship which covers full tuition and monthly living allowance. Travel costs, living expenses and health insurance policy are not included. The Scholarship is granted on a competitive basis. Selection criteria and procedure as well as the number of scholarships depend on the applicant’s country of origin.
Application procedure starts in January. Deadline depends on the country of applicant (March-June).

To apply for the Scholarship:
STEP 1

REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE RUSSIA.STUDY

Register on the website russia.study, complete your application and mark Novosibirsk National Research State University as your first choice. If you need to specify a training program code, please contact International Student Recruitment Office by foreign@lab.nsu.ru
STEP 2

CONTACT ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO REPRESENTATION IN YOUR COUNTRY

Contact the Rossotrudnichestvo representative or the Russian Embassy in your country to clarify the admission procedure.
STEP 3

SUBMIT DOCUMENTS IN ELECTRONIC FORM

Provide the Rossotrudnichestvo representative or the Russian Embassy in your country with the following documents and upload them on the website Russia.study:

1. Completed and signed application form with colored photo attached;

2. Copy of your travelling passport (the first page with photo);

3. Education documents (diploma and transcripts);

4. Medical certificate of overall good health and results of HIV/AIDS test (the period of validity of certificates is 3 months);

5. Any other documents, such as recommendation letters, certificates of international exams, certificates of language skills.

   Note! All the documents have to be translated into Russian and notarized.


If your candidacy is accepted by Rossotrudnichestvo, your application will be sent to Novosibirsk National Research State University for approval. For more detailed information kindly contact the Rossotrudnichestvo representative or the Russian Embassy in your country.