EUSP ACADEMIC PROGRAM
2005 – 2008 ACADEMIC YEAR
Scholarly-educational academic program of raising qualification and
retraining of specialists in the sphere of social and humanistic knowledge is
implemented by the European University at St.Petersburg (current license A ¹
101619 granted February 17, 2003, for the right to conduct educational activity
in the sphere of postgraduate professional education; certificate of state
accreditation ¹ 25-1969 granted July 16, 2004).
Admission is open for the following departments:
- History of Arts;
- Political science and sociology;
Academic program consists of two levels of preparation:
1. Program of
raising qualification and retraining of specialists of MA level (educational
component of the academic program); upon completion of the program students
are awarded an MA degree and receive an MA diploma of the European University
at St.Petersburg, as well as a state standard diploma on professional
retraining. Duration of program is 1 to 2 years depending on the department
2. Program of raising qualification and re-training of specialists of PhD
level (educational and research components of the academic program); the aim
of the program is preparation of a PhD work in submission for doctoral degree.
Duration of program is 1 to 2.5 years depending on the department chosen,
after the completion of the MA level program.
The first level (educational component) may be an independent program and
does not require the obligatory continuation of studies in the form of PhD
research. Post-doctoral students may be accepted straight to the program of the
second level in case they already have an MA diploma and unless this does not
contradict department admission rules.
FOR EUSP ACADEMIC PROGRAM
2005 – 2008 ACADEMIC YEAR
The present Admission rules for the academic
program are stipulated by EUSP Statute and the Regulation of education
process. The rules were adopted by the Scholarly Council on February 1, 2005
and are in effect during 2005-2006 academic year.
Peculiar features and
specificity of the academic program implementation on each of the five
departments are outlined by additional regulations in the corresponding
sections of the present document.
Admission of students for the academic program is
performed by the Admission Committee of the European University at St.
Petersburg, acting on the basis of the Regulation on Admission Committee and
in accordance with the present Rules.
The basic form of education in the academic program is full-time tuition. In
some departments other forms of education, such as full-time tuition together
with tuition by correspondence, or tuition by correspondence are possible upon
individual agreement). Enrollment of students is performed on competitive
basis, according to the results of entrance examinations.
documents for the competition starts July 1 and ends August 15, 2005.
Documents may be submitted either personally, or by post. Documents may be
sent by post to the Admission Committee from with June 1 till August 1
according to the post stamp.
To participate in the competition applicants
must have higher professional education. Admission to EUSP does not depend on
the applicant's citizenship, gender, ethnic background, religion etc.
way of exception, and based on a special request of the department, EUSP
Academic Council may allow simultaneous enrollment and studying in a
postgraduate program of a different educational or a scholarly-research
institution. Conditions of such parallel education are determined separately
in each particular case on the basis of agreement between EUSP and the second
educational or a scholarly-research institution.
To be considered for
admission applicants should submit the following documents to the Admission
1. Application to the Admission Committee (admission forms may be
taken in the Admission Committee or downloaded from the EUSP web-site).
2. Copy of identification document.
3. Short autobiography (resume)
4. A copy of diploma of higher education (with a supplement listing the
subjects taken and grades received).
5. Four photographs (3 by 4 cm. size).
6. Medical certificate.
7. Declaration of scholarly intentions or necessity of professional retraining
and raising qualification.
8. List of scholarly papers published (if any).
9. Letters of recommendation from the University chair, department chair, or
academic supervisor (if available).
10. On the necessity to submit a written paper in the field of specialization
– see department rules of admission.
Applicants with diplomas of higher
education received in Universities beyond CIS borders should submit a degree
certificate equivalent to the Russian high education, i.e. at least a BA
degree in sciences / art. Notary confirmation and translation of the diploma
into Russian are not required.
To administer entrance exams, special
examinations committees are formed at the departments.
Entrance examinations consist of three stages:
1. Studying of submitted documents by the Admission Committee
3. Entrance examination and/or written work (see department rules of admission).
Interview and entrance examination are conducted in Russian (unless department
rules for organization of entrance examination contain different
possibilities). For applicants living outside St.Petersburg and by
special decisions of the examination committee, the interview may be
substituted by examination of documents submitted by the applicant, or
conducted by phone.
Interview is conducted with the following aims:
- getting more accurate information on the data contained in the
- discussion among the members of Committee and the applicant of the
submitted declaration of scholarly intentions or necessity of professional
retraining and raising qualification;
- clarifying the level of the applicant’s overall educational preparation
and his/her motivation for enrollment to EUSP.
Applicants are responsible for providing accurate personal data. In case this
condition is violated, applicants automatically lose the right to get enrolled
starting from the moment the violation is discovered.
Examination committee assesses the applicant’s interview (grades ranging from
one to ten), and on the basis of this assessment decides on admittance of the
applicant to the examination.
The total grade received by the applicant at the
entrance examination and at the interview determines his/her position in the
The procedure and the form of entrance examination are established separately
at each department and are approved by the EUSP Academic Council.
Department examination committees report the results of the entrance
examinations to the Admissions Committee, together with recommendations in
regards to the applicant's admission.
Admission is determined primarily by the results of
entrance examinations. If the latter do not allow giving preference to a
particular applicant, their achievements in other fields of knowledge, as
well as experience in research work or teaching and recommendations given by
prominent scholars or employers are taken into consideration.
Enrollment of students is announced by the rector’s order not later than
September 12, 2005.
Applicants who disagree with the decision of the Admission
Committee have the right of appeal only if they consider that the Admission
committee violated the rules of procedure determined by the present
A written appeal is addressed to the EUSP rector not later than three days
upon the publication of the rector’s order on admission, and is reviewed within
a week's time.
To review the appeal, the rector creates a commission consisting of members
of the Rector’s Office and the Department. Appeals are examined by the
commission in the presence of the appealer. The commission’s decision on the
appeal is confirmed by the Rector and is final.
COST OF TUITION
Studying at the EUSP is tuition-based.
Tuition cost for the academic program of 2005-20008 is established by the
EUSP Scholarly Council and amount to:
- $ 1400 per academic year (payable in rubles) for the citizens of the
Russian Federation and CIS countries.
- $ 3500 to $ 7000 per academic year, depending on the department
(payable in rubles) for other foreign citizens.
Tuition payment may be effected in installments in the course of the academic
year. Students’ method of payment does not influence their academic rights and
Students unable to meet the costs of tuition, whether fully or partially, may
address the Stipend commission for different kinds of financial support
(stipends etc.). Decision on stipend award and its amount are taken by the
commission on the individual basis and by the personal application of a student.
The stipend is paid for not more than 10 months starting with the date of the
EUSP does not provide housing accommodations to the students. In cases of
extreme necessity students from other parts of Russia and CIS may be rendered
individual help to get accommodated in St.Petersburg.
Within one week upon the
beginning of the academic year all students from other cities and foreign
students should go through the process of registration in St.Petersburg in
accordance with the current laws.
Medical insurance effective on the territory of the Russian Federation is
mandate for all EUSP students.
Upon admission, all students sign individual
contracts with the EUSP administration. Contracts determine mutual
responsibilities of the student and the University. Financial conditions
of the individual contract are confidential and may not be disclosed to
any third parties, except in cases stipulated by the Laws of the Russian
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