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Tuition fees
The cost of studies, accommodation in student hostel or university residence, life and health insurance, stipulated in US dollars, represents an approximate equivalent of the same amount in Russian national currency - Russian rubles. The actual price may be slightly adjusted on the date of issue of the invoice to pay the fees for tuition, accommodation in a student hostel or a university residence and life and health insurance according to the actual US dollar exchange rate established by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Any excess payment of study fees will be automatically reimbursed to the payer's bank account from the beneficiary’s transit (in foreign currency) bank account.
The above-mentioned fees for tuition, accommodation in a student hostel or a university residence, life and health insurance are valid for the current/next academic year.
Tuition fees for the Foundation course and for the First year of studies in French and English
Please specify the cost of studies, accommodation in a student hostel or a university residence, life and health insurance, as well as the amount of other expenses, at the RACUS representative office in your country or at the central office in Saint Petersburg (Russia). The final cost depends on the fixed price of the service package in each country, which may include the cost of studies, accommodation in a student hostel or a university residence, life and health insurance, cost of plane tickets (international and domestic flights), the visa fee, the cost of translation of foreign educational and other documents into Russian, the meeting of arriving students (in groups and individuals) at Russian airports, university registration fees, as well as the cost of other services regulated by the contract.
Payment of the recognition fee
The fee for the procedure of recognition of foreign educational documents in order to obtain the "Equivalence Certificate" that is mandatory for foreign applicants at "Rosobrnadzor" (organization affiliated to the Ministry of Science and Higher education of the Russian Federation) is 6500 rubles (about 100 US dollars). Students prepare the set of documents necessary for "Equivalence Certificate" deliverance themselves and at their own expense within time constraints established by the University and pass the documents recognition procedure.
Other expenses
During the initial application, the candidate is to effect a one-time payment of 300 US dollars to cover the expenses related to the issue of the invitation for studies, its delivery to the applicant’s country of residence by the express delivery service (DHL or other), meeting of groups of students at the international airports of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, transfer to the domestic airport or to the Moscow railway station, meeting at the airport or at the railway station in the city of studies and transfer to the University, preparation of University admission documents, University registration fees etc. Plane tickets for the entire journey from the city of departure to the city where the University is located in Russia are additionally paid by the student. The average food expenses per month in all Russian cities are about 250-300 US dollars. Upon their first arrival in Russia, the student must have about 500 US dollars in cash in order to acquire basic necessities and goods for personal use (clothing, utensils, household appliances, food, etc.).