he outset of international co-operation of N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University can be dated back to 1987. It is at the end of 80-ies – beginning of 90-ies that the university accepted several numerous groups of students from Afghanistan, Vietnam and India.

By now more than 500 former graduates work in different countries of the world: Australia, Algeria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Germany, Egypt, India, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Spain, Yemen, Cameroon, Canada, China, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, USA, Syria, Soudan, France, Sri Lanka, and also the so called CIS (former SU republics) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Estonia.

There are currently over 300 international students from 30 countries having classes at the various faculties and institutes: most popular are the institute of medicine, national and folk culture institute, physics and chemistry institute, mechanics and power engineering institute, history and sociology institute, institute of mechanical engineering; law faculty, economics, foreign languages, architecture and construction engineering, geography, faculty of pre-diploma studies.

The international graduates can also apply for clinical residency, postgraduate studies and individual programmes of further training. Those, who have little knowledge of Russian have to apply for a course of Russian language at the Faculty of pre-diploma studies and secondary vocational education.

Upon completion their studies at the Faculty of pre-diploma studies the international applicants get admittance to one of the 18 faculties (institutes) depending on chosen specialisation. The regular programme of study last for 4 years (full time) and 5 years (part time), at the institute of Medicine – 6 and 7 years correspondently. Master’s Degree Programme comprises 2 more years after completion of a regular curriculum.

International students have equal rights with local applicants in all applicable programmes be it undergraduate, graduate or post graduate studies. The university pursues a policy of tolerance and cross-cultural dialogue to ensure successful adaptation and interaction with and between international students on campus.

The university offers the short-term courses in Russian language, where the content and forms of studies are determined by the level of a student’s preparedness and his interests.

Programmes of further training (one month or more) are offered for those, who are willing to deepen their knowledge of a specific research problem.

Tuition fees and available tracks of study are determined by the University Senate for each academic year prior to commencement of the Admission Campaign.

All international applicants are placed at a comfortable halls of residence.