Higher education

There is the multilevel system of training of specialists with higher education in Russia and the following levels of higher education are set:

Bachelor degree (240 credit units) is conferred after a four-year course of study. Bachelor programmes cover wide range fields of study. The function of Bachelor degree is to provide a more academically rather than professionally oriented education. Bachelor degree is a prerequisite for admission to Magister studies. State final attestation includes the defense of a thesis prepared over a period of four months and State final examinations. Following a successful attestation, a state Diploma is issued attesting conferral of Bachelor degree.

The qualification of Specialist Diploma (300-360 credit units) has two functions. It opens access to professional practice (e.g., to engineers, teachers, chemists, etc.), and it is also the traditional prerequisite for admission to doctoral studies likewise master’s degree. The qualification of Specialist Diploma is conferred after studies lasting not less than five years. The diploma is awarded predominantly in technical fields of study (specialities). The State final attestation for a Specialist Diploma covers the defense of a project or a thesis and State final examinations.

Master programme (120 credit units) is a two-year course focused more on research activities in comparison with Specialist programme (up to 50% of student’s workload). But above all, this is a profound analytical and practical training of professionals in a particular field of study and practice. State educational standard defines only general requirements for Master educational programmes and not the requirements regarding the content of education. HEIs are free to make their own decisions regarding the contents of Master programmes. The State final attestation for a Master degree covers the defense of a dissertation and State final examinations. Access to Master studies is open for holders of Bachelor degree. HEIs themselves set up admission procedures (examinations, interviews, etc.) for applicants. Those holders of HE degrees wishing to pursue Master programme in different field of study must pass an additional tests which reflect the requirements for the chosen Master programme.

Doctoral Programmes. The hierarchy of advanced scientific degrees in Russia traditionally includes Doctor’s degrees of two levels: Candidate of Sciences (Kandidat Nauk) and Doctor of Sciences (Doktor Nauk). The Candidate of Sciences degree normally requires three years of study after the award of Specialist or Master degrees. The Doctor of Sciences degree can be earned after a period of further study following the award of the Candidate of Sciences degree. In reality, to earn a Doctor of Sciences degree requires five to fifteen years beyond the award of the Candidate of Sciences degree.

Study programmes

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM INFO PAGE In Russian higher education system the duration of Bachelor's degree
MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM INFO PAGE In our 2 year Master's degree programs, the students deepen
11 full-time and 12 part-time programs Our Ph.D degree programs prepare the students for careers
More than 150 partner universities worldwide Exchange studies in the capital of the Komi Republic
Preparatory Russian language courses Preparatory Russian language program consists of a set of courses offered
Internships offer often a practical way to grow your cultural and social capital. There are

How to apply

To apply in Bachelor, Master, PhD, Exchange and Internship programs, you should use the contact form found below or email our International Office directly (diasyktsu@gmail.com). When contacting us, please indicate the study program you are interested in and we will help you to proceed the application.

Preparatory language programs

There are two possibilities for the admission to the preparatory program. The applicant can:

 Apply within the quota for foreign citizens. To do this, applicant must submit his or her application and required documents to studyinrussia.com. All the information about the application process is on the studyrussia.com webpage.

 Apply within the paid educational services. To do this, applicant must submit his or her application and the required documents to Piritim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University. (Contact form is found at the end this page.)

An applicant, who is applying within the paid educational services, is required submit the following documents:

 Filled and printed application document
 Document(s) about identity and citizenship (passport),
 Document(s) about previous education,
 Other document(s) if needed,
 2 photos (3×4 cm)
 Filled consent allowing processing of personal data.

For any questions about the application process, please contact the International Office of Piritim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University. The contact form is found at the end of this page.

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