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Organization RACUS GROUP OF RUSSIAN
STATE UNIVERSITIES

Scope of activity:
  • Representation of the group of Russian state universities abroad; advertising and exhibition campaigns
  • Admission of foreign citizens to Russian state universities; student support and supervision at all stages of studies
  • Enhancing international cooperation in higher education
  • Assistance in agreement between Russian and foreign universities
Organization RACUS foundation year: 1991
Organization RACUS was founded in St. Petersburg at the initiative and with support of the group of Russian state universities.
Organization structure:
Representation offices
in 64 states of Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and CIS (Commonwealth of Independ-ent States)
Branches
in 10 cities of the European part of Russia: Moscow, Astrakhan, Veliky Novgorod, Vladikavkaz, Nizhny Novgorod, Novocherkassk, Pyatigorsk, Saratov, Stavropol, Tambov
Central office
is located in St. Petersburg. The central office consists of five departments:
  • Department 1: Russian-Arabic Center for University Services
  • Department 2: Russian-Asian Center for University Services
  • Department 3: Russian-African Center for University Services
  • Department 4: Russian-American Center for University Services
  • Department 5: Department for CIS and European countries
The name RACUS is an acronym of first four departments.
The central office consists of five departments
Services offered by organization RACUS for international students
  • Consulting on studying in Russian universities, their study programs, Russian educational system and life in the country. Assistance in study program choice
  • Preliminary expertise of school certificate eligibility for studying in Russia
  • Assistance in making and delivery of Invitation letter to a particular university
  • Consulting on and assistance in visa document submission to the Russian Embassy in student’s home country
  • Meeting of students at the airport in Moscow and/or regions where universities are located
  • Admission to chosen universities and programs
  • Provision of accommodation in the university hostels during the entire period of studies (up to 7 years)
  • Assistance in registration at the Migration Service office of Russian Federation
  • Provision of free study materials in the university libraries
  • Consulting on “Procedure of Equivalence” for foreign education certificates which is a must for for-eign students
  • Monitoring of students’ academic performance and conduct
  • Offering parental control and feedback on parents’ request
  • Student interest protection and support during the entire period of study in Russia
All services offered by RACUS organization for international students in Russia are free except actu-al costs of tuition, accommodation and admission fees, health and life insurance, air tickets and visa to Russia as well as living expenses during their stay in Russia. Above mentioned services provided by organization RACUS are financed by the group of Russian State universities.
Services offered by organization RACUS for Russian state universities
  • Organization of admission and study of foreign students in the Russian State universities
  • Representation of RACUS group universities in foreign countries by means of advertizing and exhibi-tion campaigns
  • Enrollment of foreign citizens to the universities of RACUS group
  • Elaboration and implementation of new teaching standards and study programs in Russian and foreign languages in accordance with the demands of the international labor market in the universities of RACUS group
  • Consulting RACUS group universities on Russian higher education certificates recognition abroad
  • Elaboration and implementation of joint educational projects between Russian and foreign universities
  • Parental feedback and student support during the entire period of studies in Russia
  • Creation of foreign branches of Russian state universities