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Centre for Teaching Foreign Citizens

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Welcome to Polotsk State University! Each year we meet hundreds of prospective international students that become our best students afterward. Within our walls, everyone receives hospitability and support throughout the whole study process. Here you can realize all your talents and abilities, make friends and reveal lots of opportunities.
Enter PSU and become a part of a big and friendly team!
To learn more about entering university open sections Bachelor's degree and Master's degree.
DIFFICULTIES WITH THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE?
You can prepare for studies at the university at the PSU Preparatory Department, which provides such courses as Russian language courses and preparatory ones.
After 10 months of studying, you will:
  • improve the level of proficiency in the Russian language, pass entrance exams, and continue studying in Russian according to your program
  • learn additional subjects (mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, foreign languages) to prepare for your program
  • get a certificate which is necessary for entering the university for the first academic year
You can also enter Russian language courses which can be organized in groups or individually.
Attention! Recruitment of foreign citizens for the Preparatory courses is carried out throughout the year.
JOIN STUDENT LIFE: STUDY, DORMITORY, LEISURE TIME, SPORTS AND HEALTH
Igor Magalinsky
Igor Magalinsky
Vice-head of the Department of Studies
Telephone: +375 214 50 57 62
+375 29 515-57-29 (Viber, WhatsApp)
+375 29 798 09 09
Address: 29 Blokhin Street, Room 348
211440 Novopolotsk,
Vitebsk region, Belarus
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Bachelor’s Degree in PSU

Study period:
  • full-time
  • part-time
Tuition period: from 4 to 6 years (depending on full-time/part-time study and specialty)
Language of study: Russian, English
Tuition fees: starts from $2300 per year

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

There are more than 40 Bachelor’s degree programmes you can enter.

Joint International Educational Programmes

Republic of Tajikistan
Technological University of Tajikistan (joint faculty PSU-TUT)
  • 1-36 07 01 Equipment for the Chemical Industry and Enterprises of Construction Materials
  • 1-70 05 01 Design, Construction and Maintenance of Gas and Oil Pipelines and Storages
Tajik National University
  • 1-03 04 03 Practical phycology
  • 1-89 01 01 Tourism and Hospitality
 
Republic of Uzbekistan
Tashkent Financial Institute (joint faculty PSU-TFI)
  • 1-25 01 04 Finance and Credit
  • 1-25 01 08 Accounting, Analysis and Audit (majors in)
Andijan State University named after Z.M.Bobur
  • 1-02 06 03 Technical labour and technical creativity
  • 1-89 01 01 Tourism and Hospitality
Navoi State Pedagogical Institute
  • 1-03 04 03 Practical phycology
  • 1-02 03 06 Foreign Languages (Russian, English)
Termez State University
  • 1-25 01 07 Economics and enterprise management

How to enter

STEP 1. CHOOSE A STUDY PROGRAM
There are more than 40 programs you can enter.
 
STEP 2. PREPARE THE DOCUMENTS
  • studying application form
  • a national passport and migration card
  • the document proving your education (including a transcript of grades)
  • a copy of the Birth Certificate
  • 6 photos (3x4 cm size)
  • the certificate on the completion of any university preparation courses (if applicable)
  • the following medical documents:
    • medical report on the health status, confirming the ability of performing studies in Belarus
    • the original of medical certificate, including the AIDS certificate
All the documents that are in foreign languages should have a notarised translation into the Russian language.
 
STEP 3. GET A VISA
For admission to Polotsk State University, you need to prepare the following documents for your arrival at the Republic of Belarus.
The list of documents you need:
  • an official invitation for studies (you need to contact us and send a copy of your passport, the document proving your education and filled-in form)
  • get a student visa in the consulate of the Republic of Belarus in your country
 
STEP 4. PASS AN INTERVIEW AT PSU
For entering Polotsk State University it is necessary to pass an interview to assess the Russian proficiency level. The date and place of the interview you’ll be able to know after the arrival at the Center for Teaching Foreign Citizens.
Polotsk State University attaches particular importance to the strengthening and development of international cooperation with near and far-abroad countries in the field of highly qualified specialists training. The University makes every effort to ensure the high quality of training.

Master’s Degree in PSU

Study period:
  • full-time part-time
Tuition period: from 1 to 2 years (depending on full-time/part-time study and specialty)
Language of study: Russian, English
Tuition fees: starts from $2500 per year

Master’s Degree Programmes

There are more than 20 Master’s degree programmes you can enter.

Joint International Educational Programmes

Republic of Uzbekistan
Termez State University
  • 1-21 80 10 Literature Studies

Principles of the educational process

Foreign citizens, including the citizens of the People's Republic of China, studying at the second stage of higher education at Polotsk State University are guaranteed to get a high quality training based on the following principles of the educational process:
  • the most qualified scientists and teachers from among the teaching staff of the University are involved in the educational process and supervision of the Master's thesis for foreign citizens. Academic staff working with foreign citizens has a sufficient level of English proficiency
  • annually by the beginning of the academic year all educational materials together with program documentation (including English language resources) are reviewed and updated considering the specifics of foreign citizens training. Appropriate additions and changes are introduced to the syllabus as well
  • graduate student and their supervisor choose a Master's thesis topic according to the scientific interests and characteristics of the professional activity of a foreign citizen in the country of their permanent residence
  • the scientific and methodological support of the educational process is carried out on regular basis. Each academic discipline (e-learning course) of the curriculum is included into the e-learning system administered by PSU academic staff. The e-learning course is divided into modules. Each module contains: study materials (texts and lecture presentations, articles, videos); mandatory tasks (skills simulators, cases, creative tasks, projects, laboratory research, guidelines for self-study); knowledge control (surveys, tests, projects and laboratory research defense)
  • the scientific library of Polotsk State University provides access to the University and external information resources necessary both for the organization of training and research activities for the preparation of a Master's thesis
  • during the educational process each foreign citizen is paid an individual attention, including the possibility to have additional supervision. Foreign citizens have the possibility of unlimited communication with their teachers via email, chat or forum based on Microsoft Teams platform

Required application documents for foreign citizens

  • degree certificate (diploma of higher education) including academic transcript
  • copy of passport
  • medical documents (certificate of absence of HIV-infection; medical certificate of the absence of medical contraindications for studying in the Republic of Belarus)

Documents provided in a foreign language must have a notarized translation into Russian.

Enrollment

Enrollment to Master's Degree Program of Polotsk State University is based on the results of the interview. It is necessary to pass an interview to assess the required proficiency level in the language of chosen Program (English or Russian). There is also an additional interview on the content of the chosen Program.
 

Professional Development and Staff Retraining

Institute of Professional Development and Staff Retraining is a structural division of the university which aims to provide quality service in the field of continuing education for adults with the use of modern technologies of education.
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Summer Schools

Polotsk State University invites you to participate in Summer Schools!
At our Summer Schools you will get the chance to spend a part of summer holidays usefully. You can successfully combine knowledge and skills acquisition with entertainment and rest.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

Polotsk State University offers Russian language courses for foreign citizens. You can study Russian in groups (6-10 people) or individually. The groups are formed considering the Russian language proficiency. On completing studies, students pass an exam showing their Russian language proficiency. Those who successfully pass the exam, acquire the certificate. It allows them to continue their studies at any higher educational institution in Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.
At Polotsk State University, we created a committee for international students. The purpose of the committee is to help all the international students studying at PSU.

The international student committee is a student’s self-governing body aimed at realizing the students’ rights to participate in the study process, making important decisions concerning the student lives, developing their social activities, supporting and actualizing social initiatives.

Members of the international student committee are as follows

  • Kemal Yollyev – Faculty of Law (Turkmenistan)
  • Michael Landu Tvakelevo – Faculty of Finance and Economics (the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Tavus Annamova – Faculty of Humanities (Turkmenistan)
  • Ganjina Dzhumakhonzoda – Faculty of Humanities (Tajikistan)
  • Fofolo Josue Pombi – Faculty of Finance and Economics (the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Shabibi Amanova – Faculty of Humanities (Turkmenistan)
  • Dostonjon Isroilov – Faculty of Finance and Economics (Uzbekistan)
  • Faiziev Samariddin – Faculty of Finance and Economics (Uzbekistan)
  • Mekan Garyagdyev – Faculty of Mechanics and Technology (Turkmenistan)
  • Eziznurgeldi Badamov – Faculty of Mechanics and Technology (Turkmenistan)

Dormitory Curators

  • Dormitory № 1 – Shabibi Amanova
  • Dormitory № 2 – Mekan Garyagdyev
  • Dormitory № 3 – Eziznurgeldi Badamov
  • Dormitory № 4 – Fofolo Josue Pombi
  • Dormitory № 4 – Kemal Yollyev
  • Dormitory № 5 – Tavus Annamova
  • Dormitory № 5 – Ganjina Dzhumakhonzoda
  • Dormitory № 6 – Kemal Yollyev
  • Dormitory № 6 – Michael Landu Tvakelevo
  • Dormitory № 6 – Dostonjon Isroilov
  • Dormitory № 7– Faiziev Samariddin

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMMITTEE AT THE UNIVERSITY BOARD

  • Kemal Yollyev
  • Michael Landu Tvakelevo
  • Tavus Annamova
  • Ganjina Dzhumakhonzoda
  • Dostonjon Isroilov

1. Do I have to pass any entrance exams?

No, you don’t. Foreign citizens pass an interview to assess the Russian proficiency level. You DO have to pass an extra exam ONLY if you enter a creative speciality.

2. Which documents do I need to enter the 1st step of education (bachelor’s degree)?

Passport, the original document proving secondary education (or bachelor’s diploma for entering master study), copy of the birth certificate, medical report on the health status, AIDS certificate, 6 photos (3x4 cm size). All the originals that are in foreign languages should have a notarised translation into the Russian language.

3. How much does the study cost?

The cost of the 1st step of education is 2300 USD per year. The 2nd step costs 2500 USD. Preparatory section costs 1800 USD for the whole course.

4. Can I get an education discount?

Yes, you can. The discounts are given for outstanding academic performance, scientific activity, or active participation in university life. The discounts can reach 60%.

5. How to get an invitation for studies?

To get the invitation, you have to send the documents to the university (the same pack needed for the entrance). The approval takes 7 days. After that, the invitation is sent to the consulate of the Republic of Belarus in your country. Then you can make a free study visa there.

6. Can I have studies in English?

Yes, you can. The language of studies depends on the speciality you choose.

7. Do I get a dormitory? What about the living costs?

All the international students get the dormitory. The costs are 40-50 USD depending on the type of dormitory.

8. Are there any Russian language courses at the university?

Yes, there are. You can study Russian in groups (6-10 people) or individually. The groups are formed considering the Russian proficiency level. At the end of studies, students pass the exam showing the Russian proficiency level. Those who successfully pass the exam, acquire the certificate allowing them to continue their studies at any higher educational institution in Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

9. How long does it take to study at the preparatory department?

The study period is 10 months. You can enter throughout the year.

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COVID-19

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 at Polotsk State University:
  • MS Teams for online learning
  • social distancing in meeting rooms
  • a reduced number of students physically present in lecture halls
  • сlean frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly
  • soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer, tissues, toilet paper

TUITION FEE

The cost of a bachelor’s degree is $2300 per year. A master’s degree costs $2500. The preparatory department costs $1800 for the whole course.

LIVING

Polotsk State University has 7 dormitories. All students are given dorm rooms for the study period. Housing fee is $40-50 depending on the type of a dormitory.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

Polotsk State University offers Russian language courses for foreign citizens. You can study Russian in groups (6-10 people) or individually. The groups are formed considering the Russian language proficiency. On completing studies, students pass an exam showing their Russian language proficiency. Those who successfully pass the exam, acquire the certificate. It allows them to continue their studies at any higher educational institution in Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT

A full-time preparatory department is created to train international students for entering the university. The tuition fee starts from $1800 per year.
Study period: 10 months.
Students start to attend the courses as soon as they arrive.

The core of the studying process is learning Russian together with the subjects of the program chosen. The three major directions are:
  • humanities
  • economics
  • engineering

At the end of studies, students pass the Russian proficiency test as well as the exam in the major subject. Those who successfully pass the exams and complete the training program, acquire the certificate allowing them to continue their studies at any higher educational institution in Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

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