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Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
(former Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University – founded on February 05, 1960)
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Address 6, Miklukho-Maklay Street Moscow, 117198, Russia
Tel. No. +(7 495) 434 53 00; 434 70 27
Fax No. +(7 495) 433 15 11
E-mail address rector@rudn.ru
Rector Professor Vladimir M. Filippov - Ph.D ; D.Sc (math)
Faculties and Academic Institutes The University has 14 Faculties and Academic Institutes:
  • Faculty of the Russian Language and General Educational Disciplines (Preparatory faculty for International students)
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Ecology
  • Institute for Hotel Business and Tourism
  • Institute for World Economics and Business
  • Institute for Foreign Languages
  • Institute for International Programmes
  • Academic year calendar The academic year is divided in 2 terms of 18 weeks. The first semester starts in September 1st and the second in February; students have vacations of 2 weeks in January and of 6 weeks in July-August.
    Type of course Full-time programs (Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate), part-time (evening courses), dual degrees, short term upgrade courses etc.
    Length of course Foundation (Preparatory) program – (1 academic year)
    Bachelor Degree - (4 years of study full time);
    State Specialist Degree – (5 years of study full time)
    Medical Doctor Degree (MD) – (6 years of Study full time)
    Master of Dentistry – (5 years full time)
    Master of Pharmacy – (5 years full time)
    Master's Degree - (2 years of study after B.Sc. graduation)
    Ph.D – 3-4 years (after Masters or Specialist degree)
    D.Sc – 2-3 years (after Ph.D degree)
    Language of instruction The common language here is the Russian language. All foreign students pass through the preparatory\foundation course, where during one year they receive accelerated courses of Russian language and the necessary scientific language for their future studies. Foreign Graduates are certified, after taking appropriate exams, as interpreters of Russian. For students in English programmes there are summer language school and additional courses during academic year.
    Student profile At this time more than 28000 students of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate courses representing about 1000 nations and nationalities from 152 countries of the world study at the University. These are young people from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, almost from all republics of the former Soviet Union as well as representatives of autonomies and regions of multinational Russia. International students are organized in students associations by country and regions.
    Fees
    Fee rate for major course training at the University depends on the chosen specialty (major).
    Tuition fees for the Preparatory and Foundation course per academic year is $ 4300 USD.
    Tuition fees for Bachelor/Specialist Programs ranges from $ 2800 to $ 8650 per academic year.
    Tuition fees for Master Programs ranges $ 2800 to $ 8650 per academic year.
    Tuition fees for Postgraduate Programs ranges from $ 2900 to $ 5350 per academic (depending of specialty).
    (see also below)
    Admission requirements See below
    Person responsible for International activity: Olga Andreeva (PhD in History)
    Vice-Rector for International activity
    Tel/fax: +7 (495) 434-70-16
    Address: 10/2, Miklukho-Maklaya street, Moscow, 117198, Russia dai@mx.rudn.ru

     


    About Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia


    General information

    The University was founded in 1960 by a special resolution of the USSR government and named as Patrice Lumumba University of Peoples’ Friendship symbolizing the struggle of oppressed people all over the world for freedom and independence. Over 80,000 foreign nationals from 170 countries have studied and graduated from this University which combines the classical structures of higher education and always promotes objectives of educating and bringing up youth in the spirit of tolerance, mutual respect and patriotism. This University is a state university under the Government of the Russian Federation, occupying one of the top places among classical universities in Russia and a leading position in training of international students.

    Students campus

    PFUR student campus is the winner of the “Best campus’ Moscow Mayor’s Prize. The university has also won the title “Best student hostel” at the all-Russia contest. The campus occupies 50 hectares of land near a large park and hosts 27 buildings, sport and medical faculties, hostels and shops.12 comfortable hostels have cozy rooms and well-occupied kitchens. There is a TV and Internet in every room. At the disposal of students are Laundromats, dry-cleaners, ateliers and beauty salons. All buildings are a walking distance form each other.

    The students’ campus is situated in the South - West of Moscow city, and it is one of the best places for living and studies. The Hostels are situated in 5-storey and 16-storey buildings offering double and triple bedded self-contained rooms, costing from 980$ to 3500$ per year including water and electricity expenses, furniture, cooking and washing facilities. The rooms have connections to the internet, satellite TV and telephone. The students are organized in students’ councils, in charge of discipline, social education and support of their rights.

    Medical care

    If student happen to fall ill, the university policlinic will have everything for high level medical assistance. The medical and rehabilitation centres are equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities. In the frame of the”Student health” program all students and employees undergo annual medical check-up. PFUR is the winner of the all-Russia contest “University with healthy life style”. University's Medical Centre provides regular health control and care on the basis of medical insurance policy costs of 270$ per year. Students' dispensary and policlinic operate within the campus.

    Security

    The site of the University Campus is fenced. Electronic gate pass system is strictly maintained. Visitors allowed being identified. Local Police station and the Department of Internal Security control over public order and discipline. Contemporary Fire Prevention system is being applied in all premises of the University.

    Sport, leisure

    To make students’ life comfortable at the University, we offer free of charge halls for gymnastics, handball, basketball and football grounds. Tennis courts and pools are also open in the campus. An International post-office, a telephone centre, a shopping centre, some restaurants offering dishes of national cuisine of different countries, an international student cultural centre, and a computer centre are situated within the campus.

    The sport complex occupies a huge territory of 6,500 sg.m. You can do sport all the year round. Despite weather conditions – there are 4 football fields (2 – indoors), 15 tennis courts and 36 sport sections. One of the traditions of the international university – regular “small world championship” in individual and term sports.

    Libraries

    Our Central Library has a literature with about 2,500.000 volumes in many foreign languages as well as specialised libraries at the faculties, and is of free access to students.

    At the beginning of the term students receive books at faculty’s library and can also freely visit the comfortable reading halls and internet classes whenever they need it.

    Visa, ticket, residence permit

    Russian students’ entry visa will be issued on official invitation to every duly admitted student. International air tickets to fly to Moscow are available from many air companies. Transport expenses to Moscow and back home after graduation to be covered by students or their sponsors.

    Residence permit in Russia will be provided on students’ reporting and extended every year. The PFUR International office will assist our newly admitted in many countries.

    Finance

    The fees are to be paid at the beginning of each academic year (September) to the account of the University. An International bank service is available at the campus, where the Students can open private accounts and keep their money. Students are advised to have some $ 300-350 per month in order to meet the costs of the meals, transport, clothes, private needs etc


    Admission Requirements


    The University enrolls students on contract (fee payment) basis and on the scholarship basis as well. All entrance procedures are executed directly by the university Admission Board. Decision on admitting a foreign candidate is taken after careful examination of the level of general marks (“contest of diplomas”).

    Documents required for admission:

      1. Copy of passport
      2. copy of a document on education with Russian translation
      3. copy of statement of results (transcript) with Russian translation
    To complete the enrollment candidates (applicants) are required to:
      1. Document on education (original with apostle)
      2. statement of results (transcript, original with apostle)
      3. copy of a document on education certified by notary with Russian translation
      4. copy of passport (page with photo) certified by notary with Russian translation
      5. 7 photos (3x4)
    (!) All translations into Russian should refer the same name as specified in the entry visa to Russia.

    3. Sign a Preliminary Contract on Study at the PFUR. The Preliminary Contract is an offer to the general public (public offer) (p. 2, art. 437 of Civil Code of the Russian Federation). The amount of the payment according to the Preliminary Contract which should be offset against the cost of the first (1) semester is 1 500 U.S. Payment must be transferred to the University account. In this case, the transfer of payment may be carried out both by the applicant and the authorized person or entity. Upon the arrival the University will require you to perform all the necessary terms set by the Admission Regulations of the PFUR for the ongoing academic year (Admission Regulations are available on the official web-site of the University). Then, there will be signed an Individual Study Contract between the student and the University. Payment transferred according to the Preliminary Contract on Study in the PFUR, namely the 1500 U.S. dollars, will be taken into the account when the Individual Study Contract will be signed and payments according to the Individual Study Contract will be made.

    (!) After payment it is necessary to confirm the payment by sending a scanned copy of bank document on payment done to the International office by e-mail.

    4. Send an e-mail to the International office with the following information that is required for visa support:
    - Country and city of birth
    - Address of living in the country of residence
    - Place of visa receipt (country, city)
    - Full home address where the invitation should be send (country-province-city-etc.)
    - Name and contact number of the person who will receive the invitation.

    (!) The official invitation will be sent to the candidate after receiving the confirmation of payment. (SEE ABOVE).

    Visa support to the accepted candidates is made through the corresponding Embassy (Consulate) of Russian Federation. Duration of the invitation issue – 30 working days.

    IMPORTANT:

    Due to requirements established by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, all foreign students willing to continue their studies in Russian Universities (including Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia) for the purpose of further education must pass through the recognition (Nostrification) procedures and to confirm the equivalence of the foreign education documents.

    Definition: Recognition of foreign higher education document is a procedure which grants the document holder the right to continue education.

    Nostrification is required:

    - for admission to undergraduate courses if the applicant received Higher Secondary Education document in schools outside of the Russian Federation;
    - for admission to postgraduate and additional education courses (internship, clinical, PhD, Grand PhD) if the applicant received Higher Professional Education Diploma outside of the Russian Federation.

    Documents required for the recognition (nistrification) procedure:

  • Application for recognition of the foreign qualifications in the Russian language.
  • Copy of the ID document (passport or other document if there is no passport system in the applicant's country of citizenship) of the applicant and/or the holder of the document, if necessary with the notarized translation into Russian.
  • Original of the duly legalized (if necessary) document of education.
  • Original of the duly legalized (if necessary) diploma supplement, if foreseen by the legislation of the issuing country, with the list of all study courses and disciplines (modules) and their volumes as well as other constituencies of the study process.
  • Copies of the document of education (original and transcript) with notarized translation into Russian (if necessary). Translations should be issued in the same name, first name and father name (if relevant) as written in the entrance visa or the registration in the Russian Federation.


     

    Russian-taught undergraduate programs                                                          Tuition Fees (per year in USD $)

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Agronomy

    2500

    Veterinary

    2500

    Disease and sanitation

    2500

    Landscape architecture

    2500

    Land Management and Cadastre

    2500

    Standardization and Metrology

    2500

    Economics of real estates in Agriculture

    6000

    Faculty of human and social sciences

    Public administration                                                                                                                               4500

    Arts and humanities

    3750

    International Relations

    8650

    Political Science

    4200

    Philosophy

    3300

    Sociology

    4200

    History

    3200

    Overseas regional studies. Profile “China, Eastern Arabia”                                                                   5000

    Engineering Faculty

    Architecture

    5000

    Mining Engineering

    2000

    Civil Engineering

    4400

    Mechanical Engineering

    2500

    Technical Systems Management

    2000

    Operation of machines and complexes

    2500

    Applied Geology                                                                                                                                      2000

    Oil and Gas management

    5000

    Design and Technology support for Mechanical Engineering industry

    2000

    Economics. Profile “Management and Industrial Business Administration”

    6000

    Design of architectural area

    4000

    Faculty of Medicine

    Medicine

    7000

    Dentistry

    7000

    Pharmacy

    4750

    Faculty of Sciences

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    2300

    Mathematics

    2300

    Applied Mathematics and Informatics                                                                                                     2300

    Business Informatics

    4000

    Physics

    2000

    Chemistry                                                                                                                                                 2000

    Fundamental informatics and information technologies

    4000

    Faculty of Philology

    Journalism

    4500

    Linguistics

    5000

    Psychology

    4300

    Philology                                                                                                                                                  5000

    Advertising and public relations. Profile “Media”

    4500

    Faculty of Ecology

    Ecology and use of nature

    2000

    Energy efficient and resource-saving processes in chemical technology

    2000

    Faculty of Economics

    Management. Profile “General”

    1,2 acad.year – 6000

    3,4 acad.year - 6500

    Management. Profile “Marketing”

    Management. Profile “Enterprise management intensive industries”

    Economy. Profile “General”                                                                                                       1,2 acad.year – 6000

                                                                                                                                                          3,4 acad.year - 6500

    Economy. Profile “Accounting and Audit”

    1,2 acad.year – 6000

    3,4 acad.year - 6500

    Economy. Profile “Finance and Credit”

    Economy. Profile “Business Economics”

    Law Faculty

    Law

    5800

    Law. Profile “International Law”

    6000

    Institute for World Economics and Business

    World Economics

    1,2 courses - 6000

    3,4 courses - 6500

    International management

    Public Relations

    4500

    Advertising

    4500

    Institute for Foreign Languages

    Linguistics

    5000

    Psychological and Pedagogical Education

    2100

    European Studies

    5000

    Institute for Hotel Business and Tourism

    Service

    4700

    Tourism

    4700

    Hotel management

    4700

    Institute for International Programs

    Overseas regional studies. Profile «Russia and neighboring regions»

    3200

    Institute of Applied Feasibility Studies and Examinations

    Management

    1,2 courses – 6000

    3,4 courses - 6500

     

    RUSSIAN-TAUGHT MASTER’S PROGRAMS

    Russian-taught Master’s programs                                                                     Tuition Fees (per year in USD $)

    Faculty of Engineering

    Architecture

    Architecture of residential, public and industrial buildings

    3100

    Management

    Audit of subsoil

    5000

    Organization and management of manufacturing business

    5000

    Innovative technologies of subsoil

    5000

    Management in the oil and gas business

    5000

    Civil Engineering

    Theory and design of building and structures-making

    2750

    Theory and practice of organizational, technological and economic decisions in construction

    2750

    Architecture, geometry and calculation of large space structures

    2750

    River and underground hydraulic structures

    2750

    Power Machinery

    Internal combustion engines

    2800

    Steam and gas turbine power plants

    2800

    Technical Systems Management

    System studies in management tasks

    2750

    Intellectualization and optimization of management processes

    2750

    Geology

    Innovative technologies in searching and exploration of solid minerals

    2750

    Innovative technologies in prospecting and exploration of oil and gas

    2750

    Design and technological support for Mechanical Engineering Industry

    Technology of automated engineering

    2750

    Automation and control of technological processes and production (in engineering)

    2750

    Automated and automatic machine tools and complexes

    2750

    Nanotechnology and Microsystems technique

    Engineering and physical technologies in nanoindustry (Joint innovative interdisciplinary program (PFUR-Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”)

     

    2750

    Faculty of Sciences

    Mathematics

    Nonlinear analysis, optimization and mathematical modelling

    2200

    Functional methods in differential equations and interdisciplinary research

    2200

    Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

    Probability theory and mathematical statistics

    2200

    Mathematical and computer modelling

    2200

    Physics

    Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

    2000

    Applied physics and physical computer science

    2000

    Chemistry 

    Fundamental and Applied Chemistry

    2000

    Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology

    Management of information communications and intelligence systems

    2000

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Agronomy

    Integrated Plant Protection

    1750

    Agrobiotechnology

    1750

    Management technologies in production, processing and certification of crop products

    3000

    Zootechnics

    Modern biotechnology in animal industry

    1750

    Technological Management in zoo business

    1750

    Landscape architecture

    Modern landscape architecture and design

    1750

    Management

    Management Consulting in Agro-industrial complex

    5000

    Economics

    Real estate Economics of Agro-industrial complex

    3000

    Land Management and Cadastre

    Management in technologies of geodesic and cadastral works

    1750

    Faculty of Economics

    Management

     

    International Management

    5000

    International Marketing

    5000

    International projects Management

    5000

    Innovation Marketing in the context of global technological trends

    5000

    Economics

     

    International trade

    5000

    Financial management in the sectors of the Economics

    5000

    Economics of firm and industrial markets

    5000

    Economics of innovative activity

    5000

    Management of intensive industry

    5000

    Insurance and management of insurance activity

    5000

    Accounting, internal control and audit

    5000

    Economics of Sustainable Development

    5000

    Institute for Law

    Law

    Theory and History of State and rights, Comparative Legal Study

    4000

    International Human Rights Protection

    4000

    International Law

    4000

    Medical Law

    4000

    Judicial power, public prosecutor’s supervision, organization of law enforcement, lawyers, notaries

    4000

    Corporate lawyer

    4000

    Public economic law

    4000

    Civil law, family law, business law, private international law

    4000

    Counteraction of criminality: legal regulation and practice of implementing

    4000

    Civil procedure, arbitration

    4000

    Lawyer in the field of sports, show business and advertising

    4000

    Constitutional law, municipal law

    4000

    Energy law

    4000

    Faculty of Philology

    Philology

    Russian as a foreign language

    3500

    Study of Literature

    3500

    Linguistics

    3500

    Linguistics

    Theory of Translation and Intercultural Communication

    3200

    Russian Language

    3200

    Theory and Methods of Foreign Languages Teaching

    3200

    Journalism

    Modern international journalism: genesis, history, features

    3500

    Organization of Information output

    3500

    Psychology

    Social psychology

    3000

    Psychological counselling

    3000

    Psychology of management

    3000

    Forensic psychology

    3000

    Advertising and Public Relations

    Management of business communication

    3800

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Science

    History

    History of Russia XIX – the beginning of XIX century

    2650

    Comparative history of civilizations and security issues

    2650

    World history and mass communication

    2650

    Sociology

     

    Management Sociology and Social Management

    2750

    Theory, methodology and methods of sociology: past and present

    2750

    Overseas regional studies

    Middle East Studies

    4500

    Public Administration

     

     

    Public Administration

     

    3600

    Innovation Management

    3600

    Arts and Humanities

    History and theory of Culture and Art

    3200

    Creative industries and Management in the Sphere of Culture

    3200

    International Relations

    World politics: a conceptual framework and intercultural communication

    4500

    Political Science

    Strategic analysis, modeling and planning of social and political actions

    2750

    Political challenges of globalizing world

    2750

    Political institutions, processes and technology

    2750

    Philosophy

    Philosophy and modern world

    2650

    Ethics

    2650

    Faculty of Ecology

    Ecology and use of nature

    Integrated water recourses use

    2000

    Rational use of nature

    2000

    Nature use research of environmental safety

    2000

    Nature use Management

    2000

    Economics

    Economics of nature use

    3000

    Institute for World Economics and Business

    Linguistics

    Foreign language of professional communication and specialized translation

    3200

    Management

    International Business Strategy

    5000

    International Business Management

    5000

    Economics

    Foreign economic activity

    5000

    MBA

    General Management

    6500

    International Business

    6500

    Financial management

    6500

    Marketing

    6500

    Human Recourses

    6500

    General Management (Modular form of education)

    5500

    Institute for Foreign Languages

    Linguistics

    Communication Theory and International Public Relations (PR)

    3200

    Overseas regional studies

    European studies

    4500

    Psychological and Pedagogical Education

    Psychological and pedagogical basis of organizational management activities

    2100

    Institute for Hotel Business and Tourism

    Tourism

    Planning and development of tourism

    6500

    Institute for International Programs

    Management

    Management of international education

    5000

    Overseas regional studies

    Russian Studies

    4000

    Francophone Studies

    4000

    Educational and Research Institute for comparative education policy

    Management

    Management of higher education

    6450

    Educational and Research Institute for Gravitation and Cosmology

    Physics

    Gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics

    2000

    REC “Nanotechnology”

    Nanotechnology and Microsystems

    Innovative technologies and nanotechnology in medicine, pharmaceutics and biotechnology

    2800

    Institute of Applied Feasibility Studies and Examinations

    Economic

    Economic

    6600

    Tuition fee at the Preparatory and Foundation course per academic year is 4300 USD $

    ENGLISH-TAUGHT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

    English-taught undergraduate programs                                                           Tuition Fees (per year in USD $)

    Faculty of Medicine

    Medicine(Specialist course with duration of training 6 years)

    7800

    Density(Specialist course with duration of training 5 years)

    7450

     

    ENGLISH-TAUGHT MASTER’S PROGRAMS

    English-taught Master’s programs                                                                     Tuition Fees (per year in USD $)

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Agronomy

    Integrated Plant Protection

    1750

    Management of soil fertility

    1750

    Agro-ecological assessment and geographic system

    1750

    Economic

    Economics of Agro-industrial complex

    3000

    Veterinary

    (Specialist course with duration of training 5 years)

    4500

    Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

    International relations

    World politics: political processes and international safety

    4500

    Philosophy

    Comparative philosophy

    2650

    Engineering Faculty

    Management

    International Business management

    5000

    Civil Engineering

    Computational Civil Engineering

    2750

    Faculty of Science

    Mathematics

    Functional methods in differential equations an interdisciplinary research

    2500

    Physics

    Theoretical Mathematical Physics

    2000

    Chemistry

    Environmental Chemistry

    2000

    Faculty of Philology

    Journalism

    Applied International Journalism

    3500

    Philology

    Theoretical and applied linguistics

    3500

    Faculty of Ecology

    Ecology and nature use

    Environmental Biotechnology

    2000

    Economics of natural resource management

    2000

    Faculty of Economics

    Management

    International Marketing

    5200

    Management

    Marketing Innovation in the context of global technological tends

    5200

    Economics

     

    International business

    5200

    International trade

    5200

    Institute for Foreign Languages

    Linguistics

     

    Communication Theory and International Public Relations (PR)

    3200

    Overseas regional studies

    European studies

    4500

    Institute for Law

    Linguistics

    Legal translation and Interpreting

    4000

    Translator and Interpreter for Public Services and Institutions

    4000

    Law

    International Human Rights protection

    4000

    International private law

    4000

    FRENCH-TAUGHT MASTER’S PROGRAMS

    French-taught Master’s programs                                                                     Tuition Fees (per year in USD $)

    Economics

    International business

    5200

    SPANISH-TAUGHT MASTER’S PROGRAMS

    Spanish-taught Master’s programs                                                                     Tuition Fees (per year in USD $)

    Philology

    Theory of translation and Intercultural Communication

    3500

    Economics

    Modern Latin American Studies

    5200




    Moscow Summer School Moscow Summer School (MSH) is the new project of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. This academic event will be organized every July and August since. Each year we will give students from different countries an unforgettable experience that combines high quality courses with a wide range of cultural and social activities. MSH includes multidisciplinary courses, which are taught in English and Russian, aimed at stimulating thought and intellectual development in an open and diverse environment.

    PFUR offers

    • 2 weeks full immersion in Russian language in July and August at the University where international astronauts study Russian.
    • 20 hours of language instruction per week + lectures and seminars on broad range of cultural topics.
    • Modern language labs with computer-assisted listening and speaking facilities.
    • Accommodation at University Campus.
    • Various cultural and social programmes.
    • Tuition fee 900 euro for 2 weeks including accommodation. Courses
    • Russian language: elementary, intermediate, advanced.

    More information about courses, terms and registration on www.moscowsummerschool.ru

     


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