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Step 1 Choose a programme

UNN offers a wide variety of Russian language programmes. We offer classes in three unique programmes: Preparatory Course Programme, Practical course of Russian as a foreign language. Please review our programmes summaries below to see which programme best meets your needs. If you're unsure of which program is best for you, then you can apply for admission.

It is also advisable to check the deadlines found on each programme page.

See the list of Russian Language Programmes

Step 2 Apply for Admission

Apply for Admission ONLINE.

If you have problems apply for admission via PDF download.

Submit copy of your international passport (all fulfilled pages)

Step 3 Complete your registration

Once you have been admitted to a degree programme, you will receive a detailed letter which clearly states the terms of enrolment and requirements for programmes. If you accept UNN admission offer, you will be sent a contract you should sign and send back to the Faculty of International Students. The University signs 2 copies of the Contract, registers and certifies them with its seal. Afterwards you will receive one copy of the signed Contract by email.

Step 4. 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 your contract). 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 5. Get an invitation and visa

In case all the recruitments stipulated in the Contract are fulfilled and your payment of fees is confirmed, the University addresses the Federal Migration Service (FMS) of Russia to launch the invitation process. The FMS issues an invitation letter approximately 5 weeks after the University`s official request. The original invitation letter is required in order to obtain a student visa at the local Russian Embassy.

Step 6. Coming to Nizhni Novgorod

Now that you have completed registration, it’s time to prepare for your stay in Nizhni 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 Nizhni 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 Nizhni 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 Federal Migration Service may refuse to prolong your visa if you come to Russia later than this date.

Note: It is a must to come to the Faculty for International Students Office (UNN, build. 2, office 306) on the first working day after your arrival in Nizhni Novgorod in order to be registered in the FMS.