International Relations in the post-Soviet Area

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:
Local:$ 3.23k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 3.23k / 1 Academic year(s)  
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Students can explore various aspects of a vast region that, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, was termed "the post-Soviet space." It is the first such programme not just in Russia but in any of the CIS countries. It has been enjoying great popularity with students ever since its start in 2001. The programme provides comprehensive knowledge about the post-Soviet region that draws Russia's interest as well as the attention of the world in general. The graduates of the programme acquire valuable research skills and practical knowledge in the field of international relations, focusing on region-specific studies. The programme instructors are outstanding experts in international relations, history and political science, well versed in foreign languages, including some 'rare' European and Asian ones.

Main courses:

  • Integration and disintegration in the post-Soviet space
  • Security issues in the post-Soviet space
  • Post-Soviet states in the contemporary system of international economic relations
  • The post-Soviet info-sphere
  • Russia's policy in the post-Soviet space

Elective courses:

  • EU policy in the post-Soviet space
  • The religious factor in the post-Soviet space
  • 'Colour revolutions' in the post-Soviet space
  • Military reform in the CIS countries: Comparative analysis

Admissions of Russian and foreign citizens are arranged in accordance with the "Rules of admission to St. Petersburg State University for the major educational programs of higher education (undergraduate programs, training programs, graduate programs) in 2014". There are admission quota financed by the federal budget, as well as the fee-paying quota based on contracts with individuals and / or entities.

Admissions of foreign citizens 
International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis and places funded by the Russian Government (on references from the Russian Federation Ministry of Education).

International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis and to places funded by the Russian Government (Scholarship includes tuition fee).

Admission procedure on a fee-paying (contractual) basis includes entry examinations for foreign applicants.

List of the required documents for application:

1.application form for an educational programm of the relevant level, stated by an Admission Committee;

2.educational certificate/diploma* (or its notarized copy) and its transcript (in case it is provided bu the legal system of a foreighn state that issued the certificate/diploma);

3.copy of identity document;

4.copy of entry visa to the Russian Federation (if there is one);

5.copy of migration card;

6."Stay Regulations for Foreighn Citizens in Russian Federation" sighned;

7.4 (four) photographs 3z4 sm.

 

How to apply:

1.To register at the Personal Account on the website of Admission Office;

2.To fill an application form for an educational program;

3.Signed application with other documents submit by one of the following ways:

-          attach at the Personal Account,

-          in person,

-          by post.

 

Deadline for application in 2015:

  • April 01 - August 10: for applicants not requiring an entry visa
  • April 01 - July 10: for applicants requiring an entry visa

Periods for the admissions tests in 2015:

  • May 5 – 19;
  • June 15 – 30;
  • July 13 – 24;
  • August 03 – 17.

*The educational certificate needs to be

  • legalised if required
  • recognized in the Russian Federation (to have either a recognition certificate or an equivalence certificate if required)

List and Forms of 2015 Admissions Tests for Main Master Programmes at St. Petersburg State University http://abiturient.spbu.ru/images/2015/VI/mag_ino_2015_EN.htm

FOR APPLICANTS ON GOVERNMENT-FUNDED BASIS 
Requirements for documents 2014 http://abiturient.spbu.ru/images/2014/foreigns/kriterii_en.htm

As specified in the Governmental decree of Russian Federation (October, 8 2013 № 891"On Fixing an Education Quota for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Citizens in the Russian Federation"), foreign citizens are provided an opportunity to take part in an Competition for state-funded educational places at Universities in Russian Federation, including SPbU (funded from the budget of Russian Federation). Information about order of admission will be available on this page in the terms defined by the Government of the Russian Federation. http://abiturient.spbu.ru/index.php/russkij/admissions-of-foreign-citizens/admissions-of-foreign-citizens/m-admission-procedure-gov

Full information on the rules and admission process for undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on the official website of St. Petersburg State University Admissions Commission: http://abiturient.spbu.ru/

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