Higher Education System in Russia
To enter an institution of higher education in Russia, both Russian and international citizens are required to have a certificate of secondary education.
International applicants without prior knowledge of Russian can enter Foundation Programme provided by NArFU Preparatory Department for international students.
In Russia, 5-point grading scale is used:
Two-stage grading system is also used in higher education (“pass” and “fail”).
Students are allowed to continue their education only if their grades are positive (5, 4, 3 and “pass”). Diplomas of higher education are also issued only if a student gets positive grades for his/her final exams.
The main documents a student has from the moment of enrollment to getting a diploma are:
- Student ID is given to every first-year student in the beginning of September. Students must renew their IDs at their institutes every year;
- Record Book contains student’s credits, exam grades, course paper grades, and internships. Before every semester’s finals period students must get a stamp that they are eligible to take exams;
- Dorm pass is given to every student who lives in a dormitory;
- Library Card allows students to visit the library and to use its services.