федеральное государственное автономное образовательное учреждение высшего образования
«Самарский национальный исследовательский университет имени академика С.П. Королева»
Samara University accepts applications for studies at the preparatory course, bachelor's, master's and postgraduate programs in Russian and English language. Educational programs you can see at this link Educational Programs.
Foreign citizens who do not speak Russian can only come to study on the English language program. For admission to the Russian-language programs, foreign citizens who do not speak the Russian language must be trained at the preparatory faculty of Samara University. Admission to the preparatory faculty occurs as the result of the contest portfolio (documents on education, personal achievement, awards). Applications for training at the preparatory faculty are received during the calendar year.
Please, read the conditions for admission to the Samara University, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask our employees by e-mail: admission@ssau.ru

I. Admission 

1. Choose a Programme 
2. Fill an Application Form 
3. Upload Your Documents by e-mail: admission@ssau.ru

- Scanned copy of your education document (secondary school certificate), as well as related notarized Russian translations.
- Standard general medical certificate COPY confirming that you are medically fit. The document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service. The document is valid for 6 months.
- Medical certificate COPY indicating HIV test results. The document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service. The document is valid for 3 months.
- Medical certificate COPY on the absence of hepatitis (B and C types) and tuberculosis. The document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service. The document is valid for 12 months. 
- Passport COPY you will use when applying for your Russian visa. The document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service. Your passport must be valid for at least 18 months from your intended date of entry
For your admission to the university both your Certificate/Diploma and Transcript should be LEGALIZED. Legalization is the procedure of academic documents approval in the Ministry of International Affairs in the country of your graduation and after that in the Russian Consulate - in both these organizations they should put a stamp on the back side of your documents or on their copies; in different countries there are different rules. Without legalization we have no right for your admission and will have to send you back to your country.

Deadlines 2022

Bachelor programs – August 11, 2022 (English-thought Bachelor program September 08, 2022)

Master programs – August 08, 2022

Postgraduate programs – August 29, 2022

4. Examination
5. Sign the contract and pay the tuition fee for the first academic year to the university bank account
6. Arrival

II. Arrival to the Russian Federation

a) Entering Russia, at passport control you will be handed a stamped migration card. Make sure that your passport data and purpose of travel (Education) in the migration card are indicated correctly. Keep your migration card safe during your stay in Russia. 
b) On the day of your arrival to Samara or on the next business day (if you arrive after 6 p.m.) you should submit to the Department of International Protocol (DIP) the following documents for initial migration registration:   
- a passport;
- a migration card;
- travel documents (itinerary receipts, railway tickets, boarding passes) if you travel to Samara via Moscow or other Russian city;
- a certificate of Samara University Admission Office on receipt of enrollment application (for enrollees);
- a copy of study contract (for enrollees who will study on contract basis);
- an official note on dormitory check-in with indication of dormitory and room number.
You should submit the documents in person to the Department of International Protocol at the address: 32A, Moskovskoye Shosse, dormitory № 6, first floor, entrance from Lukachev Street.
According to the migration laws of the Russian Federation, international students residing in university’s dormitories are provided with migration registration by the Dept. of International Protocol. If you rent an apartment, its owner must provide you with migration registration. Please, remember that the registration must be issued and extended timely. Otherwise, you may be imposed with a fine.   
c) If you arrive to Samara later than 6 p.m. or on weekend and plan to stay in a hotel/a hostel before the university dorm check-in, a hotel/ a hostel must provide you with the registration. In that case, on the next business day you should get your registration permit slip from the hotel/ the hostel and apply it to the DIP together with the documents mentioned in the paragraph № b.
II. Visa and registration

Initially, international enrollees get a single-entry study visa valid for 90 days. The visa is to be extended after your arrival and enrollment in Samara University. Please, do not travel abroad during the first months of your stay at the University until a new multi-entry study visa is issued.
Visa extension

The following documents for visa extension must be submitted to the DIP at least 30 business days before visa expiration date: 
- a passport;
- a migration card;
- a registration permit slip;
- one photo (3x4 cm, matte, white background, no corners or frames)
- a receipt of state fee payment (payment details are available at the DIP)
- study contract (for self-funded students) or Russian Government Scholarship certificate (when  study funded by the Russian Government).
Making payment at a bank, make sure that your name, date of birth, citizenship are indicated correctly (as in your Russian visa). 
Extension of a registration 

  • Registration of students from the countries of visa entry to Russia is issued for the duration of visa validity.

  • Registration of students from the countries of visa-free entry to Russia is issued for the whole period of study.

  • Remember that every time you leave and re-enter Russia or change residence in Samara or other Russian city, you have to go through the process of registration again. Please, submit to DIP the documents mentioned in paragraph 2b on the day of your arrival to Samara or the next business day.

III. Obligatory state procedures: medical examination, state fingerprinting and photographing
According to the Federal Law №274-FZ from July 1, 2021 “On introduction of amendments to the Federal Law “On legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation” and to the Federal Law “On State fingerprinting in the Russian Federation”, foreign citizens arriving to the Russian Federation for study for a period over 90 calendar days must pass during 90 calendar days from the date of entrance to the Russian Federation the following procedures:

  1. medical examination to determine the presence or absence of the fact of use of narcotic and psychotropic drugs without prescription or potentially dangerous new psychoactive substances, transmissible diseases that endanger public health specified in the list approved by the authorized body of the Russian Federation Government, and diseases caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is to be passed once a year;  

  2. state obligatory fingerprinting and photographing is to be passed once.  

These obligations apply to foreign students except citizens of the Republic of Belarus and students- holders of temporary residence permits or residence permits in the Russian Federation.
Medical examination is a paid service. You can get information on actual cost of med. examination, the address and the contact details of the medical organization authorized by Samara Regional Government to provide medication examination at the DIP.
In case of non-performance of the above-mentioned procedures by a foreign student, his/her temporary stay in the Russian Federation is being shortened. The notification about such decision is sent to a foreign student by regular mail and delivered over an authorized officer of Dept. of International Protocol of Samara University. A violator shall depart from the Russian Federation during 3 days from the date of decision to reduce temporary stay is made. If a foreign student doesn’t depart within 3 days, he/she is subject to deportation.
Medical insurance
According to migration laws of the Russian Federation, international students must have a valid medical insurance policy. International Office will assist you to get the medical insurance.
Department of International Protocol
International Office of Samara University
32A, Moskovskoye Shosse
Dormitory #6, first floor, entrance from Lukachev Street
443086 Samara, Russia
Phone: +7 (846) 267 49 77; 267 47 77
E-mail: dip@ssau.ru