How to apply
This section will guide you through all the steps of the application process. It is important that on every stage you understand what you have to do and are aware of the deadlines.
Step 1 Choose a programme and check the entry requirements
Choose your career path and major from over 140 Academic Programmes available at Lobachevsky University. If you choose a programme taught in Russian, you need to take the Pre-University Preparatory Programme or you must provide a proof of sufficient Russian language proficiency.
t is also advisable to check the deadlines found on each degree programme page.
Step 2 Apply for Admission
Apply for Admission online.
Step 3. Get preliminary approval
Once our experts check your educational documents you will receive preliminary approval of educational background in compliance with a chosen program of study.
Step 4. Pass online examination test
Examination test is taken through the Examus service in the online monitoring mode of the entrance test process (proctoring).
You must ensure that the following technical and software requirements are met:
- • registration in the e-learning system mooc.unn.ru
- • Operating system - Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8/7, Mac OS X 11 or higher, Linux.
- • The installed Google Chrome Internet browser with the latest version at the time of passing the Test
- • Web-camera (built-in or external) with resolution of at least 640x480.
- • An Internet access channel with a bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps.
- • The installed Client application of the Examus service of the latest version at the time of use.
Then you will receive full instructions concerning examination process.
Note: Violations of the Rules for passing the entrance test include*:
- Non-compliance of the real person undergoing entrance tests with the declared system user.
- Lack of actions (mouse movements, text input, chat responses, etc.) in the App for 10 minutes or more.
It is prohibited to leave the room in which an applicant passes the entrance test.
It is prohibited to use any means of communication and any software with the exception of Examus.
*The manual on how to register and use the Examus extension to your browser (eng | rus)
Step 5. Complete your registration
Once you have been admitted to a degree programme, you will receive a detailed Acceptance letter which clearly states the terms of enrolment and requirements for Master’s degree programme. If you accept UNN admission offer, you will be sent a Learning Agreement you should sign and send back to the International Students Office. The University signs 2 copies of the Learning Agreement, registers and certifies them with its seal. Afterwards you will receive one copy of the signed Learning Agreement by e-mail.
Step 6. Pay the tuition fees
Tuition fees shoud be paid before your arrival at the University. This can be done by bank transfer to the University’s account (you will find the account number in the Invoice). In this case you pay the fee under the registered study contract at your local bank and send a copy of receipt to the University.
Learn more about tuition fees
Step 7. Get an invitation and visa
In case all the recruitments stipulated in the Learning Agreement are fulfilled and your payment of fees is confirmed, the University addresses the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Russia to launch the invitation process. The MIA issues an electronic invitation letter approximately 5 weeks after the University`s official request. The electronic invitation letter is required in order to obtain a student visa at the local Russian Embassy.
Step 8. Coming to Nizhny Novgorod
Now that you have completed registration, it’s time to prepare for your stay in Nizhny Novgorod. Visit the section on practical matters to learn more about housing, insurance, visas and other important matters.
After you obtain the visa and buy the plane (train) tickets to Nizhny Novgorod, please inform the University about the date of your arrival. On the additional request (please, contact your admissions officer), you can be met at Nizhny Novgorod airport or railroad station and guided to the University.
Students must come to Russia no later than one month before the expiry of the initial three-month visa in order to have enough time to prolong this student visa. The Ministry of Internal Affairs may refuse to prolong your visa if you come to Russia later than this date.
Note: It is a must to come to the International Students Office (UNN, build. 2, office 306) and to the Visa and Immigration Support Office (UNN, build. 2, office 305) on the first working day after your arrival in Nizhny Novgorod in order to be registered in the MIA.