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Ministry of Education: foreigners can apply to Russian universities from June 20

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Ministry of Education: foreigners can apply to Russian universities from June 20


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Applicants from abroad will be able to start submitting documents for admission to Russian higher educational institutions no later than June 20, TASS reports. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science explained that the start date of the admission campaign has not changed.

Future students can apply for admission to higher education institutions until August 17.

The Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov noted that this year it is possible to submit an application even before taking the exam. The application form, the school certificate and photos can be sent online. The Minister explained that this package of documents includes everything except the results of the Unified State Exam (USE), because the examination starts only at the end of June.

Another innovation will be the electronic signature of the applicant. Its certificate must be added to the package of documents. Any citizen of Russia over 14 years old is entitled to receive such a signature. It can be done at a certification center accredited by the Ministry of Communications.

This year, the USE was postponed to a later date. Vladimir Putin proposed starting it all over the country from June 29. He noted that the epidemiological threat is gradually decreasing. The decision is based on the recommendations of the health authorities. It is due to the need to protect the health of both children and teachers.

The exam was canceled for those graduates who are not going to continue their education at universities. They will receive their grades at the end of the school year. In addition, the mandatory exams were canceled for students of the ninth grades, they will also be given grades on an annual basis.

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