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ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Foreign students are required to get a student type of visa for studying in BSU. In order to get a visa invitation (for getting visa in the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence) you need to send us by post (664003, Russia, Irkutsk, 11 Lenin St., 3-201) or via e-mail (umd@bgu.ru):

  • a scan of your legalized certificate of completed secondary education with a statement of results (for taking a bachelor’s degree program in BSU) or scan of legalized bachelor’s degree diploma with a statement of results (for taking a master’s degree program in BSU);
  • a scan of your passport;
  • a filled invitation form.
  • two months before your arrival.

    Invitation application deadline: August 15, 2015.
    Academic year start: September 1, 2015.

    Documents required for admission to
    Pre-graduate Faculty Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs
    • An original of a legalized certificate of completed secondary education with a statement of results (for the preparation course for taking a bachelor’s degree program in BSU) or legalized bachelor’s degree diploma with a statement of results (for the preparation course for taking a master’s degree program in BSU); see list of countries education documents of which DO NOT require legalization
    • A certified translation of education documents (including the statement of results) into Russian;
    • An original of your passport with a pasted single-entry visa;
    • An original of your migration card with a border crossing mark;
    • 3 colored photos (3x4) on matte paper.
    NB! If you don’t have legalized education documents (if necessary) and its certified translation, we won’t be able to admit you to the course chosen.
    • An original of a legalized certificate of completed secondary education with a statement of results (for taking a bachelor’s degree program in BSU) or legalized bachelor’s degree diploma with a statement of results (for taking a master’s degree program in BSU); see list of countries education documents of which DO NOT require legalization
    • A certified translation of education documents (including the statement of results) into Russian;
    • A Russian language certificate (B1 - for taking a bachelor's degree program, B2 - for taking a master's degree program) is welcomed, but not compulsory required.
    • An original of your passport with a pasted single-entry visa;
    • An original of your migration card with a border crossing mark;
    • 4 colored photos (3x4) on matte paper;
    NB! If you don't have a Russian language certificate, you can get one after taking a Russian test in the University. The entrants are also required to take interim university exams on special subjects depending on the program. (for more detailed information please go here)

    Important! The originals of documents are submitted upon arrival to the International Relations Department (Office 201, Bld. 3, 11 Lenin St., Irkutsk) during its working hours:
    Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Depending on the country where your educational documents were obtained, going through the procedure of educational documents recognition may also be required. For more detailed information on legalization and recognition procedures please go here.

    For more detailed information on recognition and equivalence of documents of education and scientific degrees please go here.