Full name of the organization: Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Pyatigorsk State University”
License, state, public, international accreditation and certification:
License No.2213 of June 20,2016 (termless) with right to conduct educational activities. Issued: Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency.
Certificate of Accreditation No.2176 of August 11, 2016 valid until June 20, 2020. Issued: Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency.
Certificate of Management of Education Quality No. 08009/0 of May 05, 2009. Issued: Quality Austria Training Certification and Evaluation Agency (Austria).
Rector: Prof. Dr. Alexander Pavlovich Gorbunov, D.Sc., Economics. Chairman, Rectors’ Council of the North Caucasus Federal District; Vice President of the Russian Rectors’ Union
Year of foundation: 1939
Total number of students: 4489
Specialization: Liberal Arts
Institutes and Higher Schools:
HIGHER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
HIGHER SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
INSTITUTE OF TRANSLATOLOGY AND MULTILANGUAGE STUDIES
INSTITUTE OF ROMAN AND GERMAN LANGUAGES, INFORMATIONAL AND HUMANITARIAN LANGUAGES
The University commands 4 academic buildings, 39 IT equipped lecture theatres and 180 auditoriums, 15 computer labs, library, 2 sports complexes, 5 comfortable dormitories for 1358 beds, student canteen and 4 cafeterias.
Awards and academic recognition signs, successful participation in federal competitions/programs:
Membership in Russian and international associations:
Participation in the international programs and projects (educational, scientific):
Foreign partner universities:
Agreements on academic cooperation have been signed with 51 partner universities and educational institutions whereof dynamic collaboration is conducted with:
HEI enrolls foreign students from the following countries:
In 2018-2019 academic year different educational programs involved 159 international students from:
Azerbaijan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Afghanistan, Belgium, Great Britain, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Latvia, Mali, Syria, USA, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Estonia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea.
Foreign staff members:
Educational programs partly or fully taught in foreign languages:
Educational programs taught partially in foreign languages (incl. e-learning):
Besides, all professional programs/majors are provided obligatory in combination with 1 or 2 professionally applied foreign languages.
International alumni associations:
Association of PSU International Graduates – Ms. Arevik Gevorgyan, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission regulations of foreign citizens and the list of required documents:
Application and enrollment
Degree-seeking international applicants who have Russian language skills of at least B1 level are welcome to apply for any major\profession offered by Pyatigorsk State University for intramural and distant education both on tuition paid or tuition-free basis. The distant studies also provide international students with an opportunity to earn the second higher education Degree along with Degree earned at home university.
Preparatory Department. As Russian is the main language of teaching at PSU the non-Russian speaking students should initially apply for Preparatory Department to take one-year Russian language studies and to be thereafter enrolled for the selected major / profession. The preparatory studies are provided from October 1 thru June 15 next year with formal Certificate awarded.
No entrance exams are envisaged for applicants for Preparatory Department and their further enrollment for major\profession.
Application deadline – June 15
Application and documents to be sent to email@example.com
Applicants for variable Russian Language courses available year-round from September thru June should submit their online filled-in Application Form and send a scanned copy of passport by e-mail about 45 days prior to the wished course start date. They can join courses of any duration and intensity at any time under individual Study Contract and corresponding payment effected. A formal invitation to obtain a Russian visa will be provided after contracted payment has been affected.
Applications to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The applicants from Schengen area countries can receive visa invitation within 5 working days but for only up to 90 days of studies.
For academic mobility exchange students the home university should send to PSU the list of nominated students with personal details and disciplines to study:
- for Fall semester not later than May 15 and their scanned mandatory documents by May 30;
- for Spring semester not later than October 15 and their scanned mandatory documents by October 30.
Acceptance letters are released within 7 days after receiving the application and mandatory documents and formal invitation put under processing.
Documents required and to be sent at email@example.com:
filled-in online Application form;
a scan of the passport (page with personal data and photo);
draft Learning Agreement with requested disciplines indicated.
Pyatigorsk State University takes an obligation to provide international students and academic mobility participants with invitation processed thru Migration Service to obtain Russian entry student visa.
To start the process international applicants must fill in the Application online form and send it to the Department of International Students It should be done well in advance as it takes about 30 days to process, issue and send visa invitation. One page of invitation will be sent by Migration Service directly to Russian Consulate you indicated in Application online form, we will send the second page to an applicant by e-mail to present at the Consulate.
Visa issued by the Russian Consulate grants single entry to the Russian Federation within 90 days from the date of issue. Upon your arrival at PSU, it will be reissued by our University on site into a multi-entry visa for the period of studies.
All incoming international students are supposed to carry internationally valid health insurance.
The International Students Department will also assist to get local student health insurance for the period of stay that ensures free medical assistance provided at Pyatigorsk city medical facilities and clinics except for chronic diseases and dentistry.
Pyatigorsk State University provides international students with comfortable shared accommodation at an on-campus safeguarded dorm in walking distance from the main PSU building. The lodging units with shower cabin and bathroom consist of 2-bed rooms. The galley kitchens equipped with stove, frig, microwaves, kitchenware, and utensils provide opportunities for self-cooking. Self-operated laundry facility is also available at the dormitory.
The request for dorm accommodation should be mentioned at the time of application.
Please, address all inquiries and applications to:
Dpt. of International Students
Phone: +7 8793 40 02 22
Fax: +7 8793 40 05 27
Contact: Ms. Anna Chernova
Educational infrastructure and activities (Preparatory department for foreign students, summer/winter schools, language courses, buddy program):
The Center of International Education provides Russian courses at elementary, basic, and advanced levels for international students and trainees currently from 35 countries. Groups are compiled based on students’ Russian language proficiency level and sized 8 students on average.
short-term and long-term group programs of one month up to one-year duration;
individual classes with a tailor-cut program based on your personal needs and shaped to mostly match them;
intensive Russian course of 2 weeks (42 academic hours) developed as an individual program in accordance with your Russian language proficiency level and based on preliminary test results;
preparatory courses for foreign citizens to undergo the national Test of Russian Language (TORFL) with formal National Certificate of language proficiency granted
The extra Russian Literature and History courses are available upon request.
The highly qualified tutors experted in teaching Russian as Foreign Language are employed at our Center of International Education, and individual approach is guaranteed for all our students.
All teaching materials and books, as well as the corresponding Certificate upon completion of studies, are provided.
The cost of one year standard Russian Language course of 12 hours/week intensity for academic year 2019/2020 has been totaled to 92000 Rubles (USD 1,465). The higher intensity can be offered upon request.
Summer Russian Language School welcomes international students and interested foreign citizens on July 1-30 to take the intensive course of Russian language in a combination of its different aspects.
LOCATION. The program is offered in Pyatigorsk - one of the best places to study Russian due to its rich historical heritage, friendly community, and the unique Mineral Spa resort environment. The atmosphere of the city is enlightened by the names of famous Russian poets and writers Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov who lived and created their Caucasus poems here. The city is only 80 km from the Great Caucasus Range of mountains that offers breath-taking excursions.
TUITION includes 2 to 4 weeks classes of 20 hours/ week intensity in small groups of students with a combination of Speaking, Grammar, and Reading. One class makes up 2 academic hours (90 minutes) or total 10 classes/ week Monday thru Friday. Formal Certificate of Russian skills level provided.
LODGING is offered in shared rooms with all conveniences at the on-campus dorm in walking distance from the University, bed linen and kitchenware included.
The variety of meals is available either in the University cafeteria or at McDonald’s and Pizzerias across the street while equipped dorm kitchen allow self-cooking.
TRAVEL. The domestic airport Mineralniye Vody located 18 km from Pyatigorsk offers several daily 2 hours round-trip flights from all Moscow airports thus giving an opportunity to easily reach Pyatigorsk by air.
COSTS include processing and issue of formal invitation to obtain a Russian student visa, round-trip airport pickups, registration, orientation, placement testing, tuition, and educational materials, Certificate of Russian skills level and shared lodging in the dorm.
Application deadline – annually May 20.
Accommodation for foreign students:
All enrolled international students including pre-university (preparatory) department enjoy shared room accommodation at the University dormitory
Scholarship programs, social adaptation support to foreign students:
The University does not offer scholarships to international students. Meanwhile the program of social adaptation and ongoing support for international students is provided on regular basis by the International students Office.
Employment opportunities for foreign students during study and after graduation:
The University does not provide services in employment of international students other than native speaker – trainee instructor of foreign language.
Does the International Department have an opportunity to interact with the target audience via HEI’s official website?
The interactive contacts with international applicants provided round –the– clock via special internet account firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Chernova Anna, Head, International Students Office, Tel.: +7 8793 400 222, e-mail: email@example.com
Ms. Pivovarova Anastasia, specialist-consultant, International Students Office, Tel.: +7 8793 400 222, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
357532 Pyatigorsk, Kalinin Avenue 9, Russian Federation