Russian Foreign Trade Academy

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For more than 90 years, Russian Foreign Trade Academy has been training professionals for foreign economic activity. The Academy graduates become highly qualified specialists in international trade, international finance and international economic law.
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Tuition fees per year

Bachelor’s programs 230,000 – 460,000 RUB

Master’s programs 125,000 – 360,000 RUB

PhD programs 100,000 – 400,000 RUB

Aspects of admission

State-funded places

Citizens of the CIS countries and other foreign countries can apply within the Russian Government quota, filling in the application form on the website Applications are reviewed and candidates are selected by the foreign representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo (the Russian House).

Fee-paying places

When applying for Bachelor’s programs, foreign nationals take two online exams in the Russian language and foreign language.

The language of instruction is Russian

Applying for contractual form of education

Admission Office

Tamara Salnikova,
Assistant of the Rector for Academic Affairs
+7 499 143-12-79
+7 910 455-70-28 WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram

Aspects of studies

Bachelor’s programs provide for compulsory learning of two foreign languages. The Academy students are offered such languages as English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Hindi, Arabic, Farsi, Vietnamese.

Thanks to a wide range of international contacts, students have the opportunity to pursue double degree programs and academic mobility programs and undertake study placements at the universities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Vietnam, Turkey, India, Mexico, and other countries.

The Academy offers business education programs, including continuing professional education programs and MBA programs.

Preparatory courses for foreign nationals

  • Knowledge upgrade and preparation for admission to Bachelor’s and Master’s programs
  • Adaptation to life and study in Russia
  • 10% tuition discount for students who complete the program with flying colors
  • The opportunity to take entrance exams (Russian and foreign languages) in a distance format for those applying for fee-paying places in Bachelor’s programs
  • If students do well in the program, they get a course completion certificate


  • Russian Language
  • English Language

Duration: six months, one year

Tuition fees: 100,000 – 200,000 RUB

+7 499 143-12-79

Educational programs

Bachelor’s programs


  • Global Economy
  • Commercial Policy
  • International Cooperation with China
  • Global Economy and Media Business
  • Finance and Credit
  • International Finance
  • Financial and Trade Regulation of International Business


  • Management of Foreign Economic Activity
  • Corporate Management in International Business
  • International Management in International Business

State and Municipal Management

  • International Project Management


  • Legal Regulation of International Business
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law with In-Depth Study of a Foreign Language and European Organizations Law

Master’s programs


  • Foreign Economic Activity
  • Finance in International Business
  • Financial Tools to Support Export Business
  • International Economics
  • Finance in International Trade
  • Foreign Economic Activity in Knowledge-Intensive Technologies


  • Logistics in Foreign Economic Activity
  • International Business
  • Management in Foreign Economic Activity
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Management


  • Legal Regulation of International Business
  • Legal Regulation of Export and Import
  • International Economic Law


  • A chamber higher education institution ensuring an individual approach to each student
  • Compulsory learning of two foreign languages for Bachelor’s students
  • Ample internship and employment opportunities for students and graduates
  • Students’ engagement in the learning process by way of holding practical events such as international student contests, international projects, and others
  • Modern facilities and resources
  • An eventful student life


The Academy has a modern campus in Moscow

  • Educational buildings
  • Dormitory
  • Sports and fitness center with a swimming pool and fitness and game rooms
  • Library with a reading room and self-study areas

Internship and career

The Academy cooperates with 100 partner companies on student internship and graduate employment.

The Academy assists students in searching for internship places as part of their learning process as well as in their subsequent employment.

After obtaining high-quality education in foreign economic activity, graduates of RFTA of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia work for federal agencies, state corporations, trade promotion offices as well as major private Russian and foreign companies in Russia and abroad and hold leadership positions there.

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