Results of the summer direct line of RUDN Rector with international students

Results of the summer direct line of RUDN Rector with international students

August 2, Oleg Yastrebov, RUDN Rector held a traditional meeting with international students. 167 participants were online, 23 came in person, managing to discuss more than 50 issues. Read the answers to the most important ones.

On the format of education in the first semester of the 2022/2023 academic year

“Currently we are for conducting classes in person. I want to be sure of the quality of your education. We will understand the individual requests of students from abroad for distance learning. In some countries, the situation is difficult, especially with air traffic. But please keep in mind that you will need to explain why you want to study remotely,” said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.

On academic internship at state universities in Latin America

“We have more than 100 agreements with universities in Latin America, about 15 with Brazil, 10 with Ecuador, and 6 existing agreements with universities in Peru. It is important to make sure what internships are available for students. RUDN Service for International Cooperation will help in this matter,” said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.

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On getting discounts for publishing articles in scientific journals

“In the vast majority of journals, you can publish articles for free. Two tips, especially for postgraduate students: first, write directly to journals so you don’t have to pay middlemen, and second, start submitting your papers in your first year. As soon as you have written the first paragraph of your dissertation, prepare an article and send it.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have suspended the requirement for thesis defense — publications in the journals of the Web of Science and Scopus databases,” said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.

About tuition fees

“Payment in rubles is available for all international students. To do this, you need to send an application to ,” said Olesya Saginbayeva, Head of the RUDN University Commercial Department.

“We are also introducing payment in yuan for students from China, in dirhams for citizens of the UAE. The university has opened accounts in various banks in order to solve the issue of tuition fees as flexibly as possible. We try to meet halfway, we do not accrue penalties,” said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

About transferring money from abroad

“Raiffeisen Bank is still the leader in money transfers from abroad. Almost all states can send transfers in foreign currency or rubles through it.

I know that the citizens of Turkmenistan had difficulties. We changed the details for transfers for them: we indicated RUDN University account in Gazprombank. If you have any questions, write to, we will help everyone figure it out.

Transfers are available through the payment systems Zolotaya Korona, Unistream, Contact, BELKART, ELKART, Korti Milli. We continue to work with embassies on this issue. We regularly update the information on the website,” said Olesya Saginbayeva, Head of RUDN University Commercial Department.

“Payment for tuition in installments or with a delay is possible. To do this, you need to contact RUDN MFC. Try not to delay, because if you haven’t paid tuition you will not be allowed to take state exams,” — Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.

On paying for the hostel in installments

“The possibility of paying for the hostel in installments has always existed. We allow international students to pay this way,” — Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.

On increased stipends

“Increased stipends are distributed evenly among the activists of the student council, federations and associations of foreign students, ‘Druzhba’ sport complex and others. The most active students receive such stipends for sports, social, cultural activities and good academic performance,” — Sergey Bazavluk, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs at RUDN University.

On paying for health insurance

“Until August 31, there is a 10% discount on medical insurance.

Also RUDN Medical Center provides installments for insurance payment. When applying, students pay the first part — 10,200 rubles to cover the examinations that are necessary at the initial stage, then the rest of the amount can be paid by the end of the year, ”- Olesya Saginbayeva, Head of RUDN University Commercial Department.

On renovations in hostels

“We hope to launch Building 11 on September 15-20. Furniture has already been installed on the top five floors. We try to make one building every year. Last year they made the 7th building. At a meeting in October, we will consider with Vice-Rector Sergey Nazyuta which building we will repair next year,” — Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.

On the accommodation of applicants

“We have an adaptation center where applicants come, we accommodate them there. Within 2 weeks, they undergo a medical examination, after which they are settled in a permanent hostel,” — Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

On medical students’ exams

“Foreign 3rd year medical students cannot take exams online. Exams are held internally. You are starting practice at the basic departments. Medicine is the most responsible major. You study longer, you study harder than other majors, you have more responsibilities, because you have chosen the most respected profession of a doctor, I ask you to comply with it from your student days. I recommend either taking an academic leave or come here, because internships in hospitals have already begun. I won’t be able to sign a doctor’s diploma for you,” — Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

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