How to apply

Choose a variant of financing & scholarships
  • Personal Funding (more info)
  • Study Funded by the Russian Government
    • By Government Scholarships (Quota)
      For the information, please visit the official website
       for international students
    • On Equal terms with Russian citizens on a Competitive basis (more info)
Prepare your application documents

By submitting of your application:

  • Originals of officially legalized (if necessary) foreign educational document and its attachment (if this is provided in the country where document had been received)
  • A document certifying the identity of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation
  • 6 photos (size 3х4)


After the enrollment:

  • A medical confirmation of having no contraindications for studying in Russia (form «086 У»)
  • A medical confirmation of having no HIV infection during 6 months prior to the first day of classes specified in the contract (form «050»)
  • Certificate of the radiography examination (a medical examination made using X-rays), passed in St. Petersburg
  • Transcript of records or other official document of pre-university (secondary) education (original), where courses and notes are indicated
  • Certificate of vaccination (if available) or an extract from a personal medical information card issued in student’s home country (at the place of residence)


Documents issued in a foreign language must be translated into Russian (translation should be certified by a notary).

Submit your Application

Your application and supporting documents can be submitted:

Take part in Competition

All applicants are required to pass the entrance Competition. Coordinators of educational programs inform the applicants about the date and time of their respective examinations and provide all the necessary instructions.

Get an Invitation and apply for a student visa

Check your e-mails regularly and follow the instructions after receiving the letter of invitation

Become a part of the RANEPA St. Petersburg!

Welcome to RANEPA!




1) Documents issued in a foreign language must be translated into Russian (translation should be certified by a notary).

2) Foreign citizens undergo an admission test in the form of an interview.

3) Foreign citizens are enrolled in case of successful admission test (interview) and submitting all documents. The date of admission test is defined when groups are formed, after that candidate is informed about the date.

4) Admission documents must be submitted by an applicant in person or by a trusted person.

5) Foreign citizens enrolled in the framework of the quota are provided with a dormitory.

Documents as scanned copies can be sent to the E-mail address: