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For foreign students studying at Russian universities

We would like to inform you that according to the decree of the Russian Ministry of Higher Education, the academic year 2020/2021 in Russian universities begins on the 1st of September, 2020. Students who are currently staying in Russia will be able to attend classes in offline format or study online depending on the decision of each university. Astrakhan and Saratov Medical Universities, as well as Tambov State University will provide studies in offline format. In the majority of technical and economic universities, studies will begin online (except for South-Russian State Polytechnic University and North-Caucasus Federal University).
As for the foreign students who have left Russia for the summer holidays, they will start their studies on the 1st of September, 2020 online at all universities of RACUS group. From September, 15th (in case of borders opening) they will be obliged to return to Russia in order to continue their studies in offline format. We would like to underline once again that medical studies (in Tambov, Astrakhan, Saratov) will take place in offline format throughout the whole academic year 2020/2021. Before returning to Russia, students will be invited to follow the courses online and upon arrival they will join their groups and tutorials in the offline format.
ATTENTION: all students with Russian visas valid until the 15th of October 2020, are invited to start the process of obtaining new invitations and visas in Russian embassies in their countries in order to be able to return to Russia to continue their studies. For all questions please write us at

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