A "super service" for international students is launching on January 20

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It will become easier to apply for study in Russia 

On 20 January the applications will be open for those wishing to study in Russia. Foreign nationals and persons without a citizenship, as well as, compatriots living abroad, can apply to be selected for state scholarships to the Russian Federation in the academic year 2021/2022.  

For the first time, foreign students living abroad who want to study in Russia will be able to apply online on the website of the state information system "Education in the Russian Federation for Foreigners" (GIS ORFI). The deadline is February 20, 2021. 

GIS ORFI is a new service, a one-stop application platform that will provide a completely transparent process: from filing an application, to selection, to support, including migration support. 

The selection will take place in two stages. 

The first one is carried out by Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices, Russian embassies, and foreign missions (registration is done at https://education-in-russia.com,  redirection to the system is possible at https://edu.rs.gov.ru/ and https://future-in-russia.com/ ). Based on the test results, a list of candidates is formed according to the quota allocated for the country. 

The second stage of selection is conducted by the Russian universities based on the dossiers of the candidates. 

If you want to learn more about the possibilities of studying in the Russian Federation and the admissions process for foreign citizens within the quota, please visit the portal https://education-in-russia.com.  

Please note that foreign applicants and compatriots living abroad need to apply to the Russian foreign office in the territory of the country of citizenship. 

You can find the contacts of all Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices on the Rossotrudnichestvo website (https://rs.gov.ru/en/contacts). If there is no Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in the country, the selection of candidates for training is carried out by the diplomatic mission, including the Embassy of the Russian Federation. The contacts of the Russian embassies can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (http://www.mid.ru/ru/maps).  

If you have any questions concerning the application results, please contact the Russian foreign missions.