How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to Gubkin University! To prepare your application as an international student, read carefully the following step-by-step guide.

Special application procedure is set for prospective students applying through quotas (state scholarships) allocated by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation. For additional information visit the official website for foreign nationals enrollment for study in the Russian Federation.

Step 1: Learn Russian and prepare for studies if necessary

The language of instruction at Gubkin University is Russian. Only several Master's degree programs are instructed in English. Therefore, it is important to learn the Russian language before applying for a degree program. Gubkin University offers the ten-month Preparatory course for prospective international students.

Prospective international students from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS countries), the Baltics (including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), the Ukraine, and Georgia are allowed to take entrance exam for the Russian language without completing the Preparatory course.

Step 2: Choose the program

Gubkin University has 11 Faculties which offer training in:

  • 29 Bachelor's and 3 Specialist’s degree programs,
  • 92 Master's degree programs,
  • 44 PhD programs.

Step 3: Check the admission deadlines

The application deadlines for 2017 vary by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies) and should be additionally checked with the International Students Office via email: dis@gubkin.ru.

Individual application and enrollment deadlines are set for prospective students applying through quotas allocated by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Step 4: Prepare required documents and submit the application form

The application package contains general and medical components. Note that document requirements vary by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies).

While preparing your application package contact the International Students Office via email: dis@gubkin.ru.

Step 5: Apply for visa and prepare for arrival

To enter the Russian Federation most international students need to have a student visa. The student visa is arranged in the Russian embassy or consulate in your home country. Note that visas cannot be obtained within Russia, because it is an entry document to the country.

At first, applicants have to receive a visa invitation which is prepared by the University.

In case of a received quota place (a state scholarship), the invitation is prepared by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The applicant can check an invitation status via russia-edu.ru (the service is provided by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation).

As soon as the invitation is received or a status notification is provided, the applicant will have to collect a document package and address to the Russian embassy.

Additional information is available in step-by-step guides by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies).

Step 6: Pass entrance exams

To enter Gubkin University prospective international students require to pass a number of entrance examinations. The list of entrance examinations varies by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies).

Step 7: Make payment

Students are responsible for tuition fee, round-trip airfare ticket, dormitory, living expenses, and health insurance.

Check out the tuition fees for academic year 2017-2018.

By agreement with the University, tuition fee can be paid in Russia in a commercial bank or in the applicant’s home country (in this case the applicant should provide a document from the bank confirming payment upon arrival to the University).

Step 8: Join Gubkin University!

The academic year at the University begins September 1.


Step-by-step guides by program

  • How to apply for Bachelor’s programs

    Step-by-step guide for international students applying for Bachelor’s programs.

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  • How to apply for Master’s programs

    Step-by-step guide for international students applying for Master’s programs.

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  • How to apply for PhD programs

    Step-by-step guide for international students applying for PhD studies.

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