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Admission to RSHU for international students


Contract (self-funding)

Contract prescribes a conclusion of an agreement between a student and RSHU about paid educational services provision.


In order to be admitted to RSHU, it is necessary to accomplish the following procedures:


1. Study Programs


Please learn about Study Programs offered by RSHU here.

If you have any questions concerning Study Programs and application rules and requirements please refer to International Relations Office via email  ums@rshu.ru




If you have chosen a study program please prepare the following documents:


  1. Scan Copies of passport pages containing the information required for study visa, valid for at least 18 months from the start date of the entry student visa (clearly readable pages containing the setting data for invitation);
  2. Copies of documents confirming subsequent educational levels including a transcript of records.


The documents should be sent to International Relations Office via email  visa@rshu.ru







from April 1 to August 15 for Turkmenistan;


from April 1 to September 10 for other countries


Entry into the Russian Federation is carried out strictly until November 1.


2. Invitation


After examination of documents and receiving of positive answer concerning your admission to RSHU, it is necessary to apply for Russian study visa in embassy/consulate of the Russian Federation in the student’s country of residence (except citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistani, and Ukraine).  


RSHU will prepare the official invitation to apply for a study visa. To issue the official invitation letter it is necessary to fill in  Anketa EN   and send it together with a copy of passport to   visa@rshu.ru or to bring it to the International Relations Office.  The period of invitation letter issuing is one month.


3. Study visa


After receiving an official invitation letter, a student should refer to embassy/consulate of the Russian Federation in the student’s country of residence. Information about the documents requested to apply for Russian visa can be found on the official web page of embassy/consulate of the Russian Federation in the student’s country of residence.


When the visa is received it is important to check the correct spelling of the student’s name, surname and the University’s name: Российский государственный гидрометеорологический университет or short version РГГМУ.


As soon as you received a visa and bought tickets, it is necessary (at least one week before the arrival) to inform about the date of arrival Centre for International Education via email  сmo@rshu.ru.


IMPORTANT! Before arriving in Russia, foreign students from certain countries should undergo recognition procedure for foreign documents on education. The detailed information could be found in section legalization and recognition of foreign documents. The legalized education documents must be submitted to the Center for International Education upon arrival at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University.


4. Arrival to RSHU

After arrival to Saint-Petersburg a student should go to the Centre for International Education (Malookhtinsky pr. 98, room 218, tel. number +7 (812) 372-50-89, 633-01-96 to fill in the requested documents. A student should bring a passport and migration card, which is issued at customs while entering Russia. Medical insurance is issued separately. Upon arrival, a student should also bring originals of all the documents and legalized educational documents. 



5. Entrance exams and admission  

Upon arrival students wishing to apply for Bachelor Degree programs should pass entering exams on Russian language and main subject. Students wishing to apply for Master Degree programs should pass entering exams in the form of the interview. Those students who do not pass entering exams could be enrolled to study at the university preparatory course.  


EXAMINATION PERIOD in 2020: from  1 August till 30 August.




 After successful completion of entering exams and payment of tuition fee, a student is admitted to RSHU.

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