Applicants are expected to submit the following documents electronically (in English or Russian) prior to their arrival:

  1. The completed application form.
  2. Motivation letter explaining in a free form the reasons for studying Russian and future educational plans.
  3. Copy of international passport valid for at least 1.5 years from the date of entering the Russian Federation.
  4. Copies of all educational documents, including the certificate of completed secondary education with a list of courses taken and grades.

Upon their arrival to the university, foreign nationals and stateless persons are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Original of the main educational document (certificate, diploma, etc. – depending on the country).
  2. Original of the supplement to the main educational document (if it is a separate document).
  3. Notarized translation of the main educational document and supplement to it into Russian (if the documents or at least one stamp on them are not in Russian).
  4. Passport original and passport copy.
  5. Copy and duly certified translation into Russian of passport of the educational document owner (if the document is not in Russian), if a foreign applicant needs to go through the document nostrification procedure.
  6. Copy of the visa to the Russian Federation, if the foreign national entered the Russian Federation with the visa.
  7. Migration card issued when entering the Russian Federation.
  8. Medical insurance valid on the territory of the Russian Federation for nationals of visa-free countries. For nationals entering the Russian Federation with the visa – medical insurance covering 100,000 rubles – to be bought after the arrival.
  9. 6 matte photos (3 x 4 cm).
  10. Referral issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for foreign nationals and stateless persons to be enrolled on its basis.