How to apply for Bachelor’s programs

Step 1: Learn Russian and prepare for studies if necessary

The language of instruction at Gubkin University is Russian. Therefore, it is important to learn the Russian language before applying for a Bachelor's degree program.

To enter an academic program at Gubkin University it is required to pass a Russian proficiency test. There are several ways to study Russian language:

  • take classes offered by the Preparatory Faculty (Department) of a Russian university;
  • study at home and pass the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) in the training and testing language center for foreigners.

Gubkin University offers a 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.

Preparatory course for Bachelor’s Program

Taking the Preparatory course enables prospective students to integrate smoothly into life in the University and Russia, find out more information about Gubkin University, attend Open Days and choose the academic program.

Language studies are at the core of the Preparatory course curriculum, but they are complemented by a wide range of electives in several areas of study. The Bachelor’s Program Preparatory course curriculum includes:

  • Russian language,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics,
  • Chemistry,
  • Drawing,
  • Computer Science.

To apply for admission to the Preparatory Department prospective international students are requested to contact the International Students Office via email: and submit the required documents (Step 4).

Step 2: Choose the program

Gubkin University has 12 Faculties which offer training in 29 Bachelor's and 3 Specialist’s degree programs.

Step 3: Check the admission deadlines

The application deadlines for 2019 vary by program and should be additionally checked with the International Students Office via email:

20 June Call for applications
10 July Application deadline
11 – 25 July Entrance examinations
29 August Final submission of original documents

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.

List of required documents

General Component

  1. The original Education Certificate legalized in a proper way. Often it can be done through the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of your country and in the Russian Consulate.
    To apply to Gubkin University Bachelor's programs, the Education Certificate that verifies Secondary School level (including academic transcript: the list of subjects studied and scores earned) is required.
  2. The copy of the legalized Education Certificate/ Diploma (including academic transcript) and the Education Certificate/ Diploma translated into the Russian language and certified by a Russian notary.
  3. The copy of national ID (passport) valid for travel to Russia.
  4. The national ID (passport) translated into the Russian language and certified by a Russian notary.
  5. Six printed photos in the 3*4 cm format.
  6. Medical Component

  7. Medical Certificate confirming that you have no medical restrictions to study abroad (statement of good health).
  8. Medical Certificate with HIV test.

While preparing your application package contact the International Students Office via email: and submit the required documents.

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.

Student visa application package
  1. The official Invitation Letter by the Federal Migration Service. This document is issued upon successful completion of entrance examinations and recommendations given by the Admissions Office.
  2. Invitation Letter by Gubkin University
  3. Enrolment Contract. This document is signed upon successful completion of entrance examinations and recommendations given by the Admissions Office.

To request the official Invitation Letter by the Federal Migration Service, submit via e-mail: the following documents:

  • the copy of national ID (passport). Passport validity – not less than 1,5 years,
  • postal address in home country,
  • for students: the name of educational institution, city / town / residential area where it is located;
  • for employed applicants: place of employment, city / town / residential area, telephone number;
  • city / town / residential area of the Russian Consulate where visa will be claimed.

During the enrollment campaign applicants may stay in the University dormitory in Moscow. The cost of living in the University dormitory for applicants equals 1000 rubles per day. If necessary, applicants are requested to inform the International Students Office via email: when submitting the documents.

For the whole period of studies international students are provided with accommodation. The cost of living in the University dormitory, including utilities (electricity is not included) for the academic year 2019-2020 is as follows: 763 rubles per month – for students financed by the federal budget; 1,650 rubles per month – for self-financed students.

Step 6: Pass entrance exams

To enter Gubkin University prospective international students require to pass a number of entrance examinations.

Programs Entrance examinations
Ecology and Environmental Management Mathematics, Russian language
Chemistry related programs Mathematics, Russian language
Technology related programs Mathematics, Russian language
Jurisprudence related programs Social Studies, History of Russia, Russian language
Economics and Management related programs Mathematics, Russian language
Exam Schedules for 2019

Admission requirements for Bachelor's programs:

All exams start at 9:00

  • July 11 – Mathematics, History;
  • July 13 – Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, Geography;
  • July 16 – Russian language;
  • July 19 – extra day for those who missed exam for a sound reason.

Applicants are eligible to review examination papers in the presence of members of the subject examination boards according to the following schedule:

  • July 12 – Mathematics, History;
  • July 14 – Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, Geography;
  • July 17 – Russian language.

Review of papers will be held from 11:00 to 15:00.

The same dates from 13:00 to 15:00, the meetings of the appeal commissions take place where applicants are eligible to ask questions related to review of the examination papers.

For applicants taking exams during the extra day, the Admissions Office will organize review of the examination papers and the meeting of the appeal commissions according to individual schedule.

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 2019-2020.

By agreement with the University, tuition fee can be paid in a Russian 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 Admission Guide: Bachelor’s Programs

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