This page contains information on application and admission to the English-medium programmes for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note, application and admission dates for the next academic years may differ and will be officially announced and placed on this webpage later. For admission to the Russian-medium programs, please go to: 

Steps of Application for Admission

Upon choosing a programme, an applicant is required to:

1. Provide a primary e-application

2. Provide originals of the documents

3. Pass entry examinations

4. Sign a contract and pay a tuition fee

5. Start education in time

1. Primary E-Application

Primary E-Application is a primary application of copies of key documents via e-mail. It cannot be deemed an application for admission to the University, rather an application for an admission letter or a visa invitation (if applicable).

Please, e-mail the fully filled Application Form and scanned copies of your passport and education certificate to for obtaining an admission letter.

2. Admission Periods & Required Documents

Admission period is a period when applicants are required to submit originals of the required documents to the Admission Committee of Sechenov University at the address: 2-2 Bolshaya Pirogovskaya street, Moscow, Russia, pass entry examinations and pay their tuition fees (if applicable).

Please, pay attention that the Admission period is the 2nd step after the Primary E-Application which is a primary application of copies of key documents via e-mail (see Primary E-Application).

The following original documents are required to be provided to the Admission Committee:

1. Notarized translation of your passport into Russian.

2. Your education certificate with consular legalization or bearing the Apostille stamp. More information on documents legalization: Please note, education certificates obtained in the Russian Federation do not require legalization, Apostille stamps or Certificates of Recognition.

3. Notarized translation of the education certificate into Russian. 

4. Certificate of recognition of foreign education. It is provided by the Main State Center for Education Evaluation (Glavekspertcentr). Here you will find information on how to get the Certificate of Recognition:

5. Certificate of absence of HIV-1 infection translated into the Russian language. 

6. Medical form of eligibility for studying in Russia. 

All documents issued outside Russia must be legalized prior to submission in accordance with the law of the Russian Federation: undergo consular legalization (in the Consulate of the Russian Federation in the country where the document was issued) or bear an Apostille stamp (for documents issued in the countries that are parties to The Hague Convention). Original documents rather than copies should be legalized! 

Please note that every country has its own requirements of legalization and recognition of education certificates.


Entry Examinations

Entry examinations are internal exams borne by the University independently for applicants wishing to apply for the University programmes. Examination dates depend on the admission periods 19/20 and can be found in the table above.

An applicant is allowed to choose a language of the examination - Russian or English.

The following Entry examinations and minimum entry results are established by Sechenov University for the 19/20 admission campaign:

 Programme  Entry Examination  Form  Minimum Entry Result

Specialist's programmes

 General Medicine
 Chemistry (1)  CT*  
 Russian language (2)  CT  
 Professional discipline (1)  CT  
 Chemistry (2)  CT  
 Russian language (3)  CT  
 Pharmacy    Chemistry (1)  CT  
 Russian language (2)  CT  

Master's programmes

 Public Health  Public Health and Healthcare    CT  40
 Linguistics  Lingustics  CT  40

PhD programmes

 Chemical Science    SD** (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language*** (2)  CT  40
 Biological Science
 SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Fundamental Medicine    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Clinical Medicine (General Medicine profile)    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Clinical Medicine (Pediatrics profile)
 SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Clinical Medicine (Dentistry profile)    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Preventive Medicine    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Pharmacy    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Psychological Science    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Education and Pedagogic Science    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40
 Historical Science and Archeology    SD (1)  CT  40
 Foreign language (2)  CT  40

Numbers in brackets indacate priority of an exam.
*CT is a computer test.
**SD is a special discipline which is relevant to the chosen PhD programme.
***Citizens of the countries where the Russian language is not among the official languages can choose examination in the Russian language. Examination cannot be taken in a language which is the official language of the applicant's home country.

For relevant programmes of the exams, please follow the link: Exams programmes (will be added soon).

Tuition Fees

Upon results of the entry examinations, successful applicants will be provided a relevant admission contract to sign and an invoice for payment of the tuition fee.

Tuition fees for the academic year 2019/2010 will be officially announced later. Please, follow this section for updates.

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Admission Contacts

Thinking of applying to Sechenov University and have questions? Ask us at ✉, ✆ +7 (495) 622-96-99 (Mon, Wed: 12:00-14:00, Tue, Thu: 14:00-16:00 GMT +3)

Send your Primary E-Application to

Waiting for your visa invitation? Please, contact our Migration Office:

To submit the originals, pass entrance exams, appeal, sign a contract, and pay a tuition fee, please come to the Admission Committee during the admission period: 2-2 Bolshaya Pirogovskaya street, Moscow, Russia. 

Working hours (during admission periods): Mon-Fri, 09:00-18:00, GMT+3. 

Or contact us if you have questions: +7-495-622-98-20,

For non-degree applications: +7-495-622-95-86 or

Please, download a brief admission guide for offline use.