This page contains information on application and admission to the English-medium programmes for the academic year 2020/2021. 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:

The admission for 2020/2021 academic year is held via online system. 
Please follow the steps mentioned in the link:

Steps of Application for Admission

Please note, the number of places in each education programme is limited. Admission to the programmes (except for the Preparatory training) is conducted on a competitive basis. Competition conditions can be found in relevant Admission Rules.

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.

Admission periods for 2020-2021 academic year

Please note that the dates of admission period might change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Preparatory course- 1-year program

Admission dates: 16.06.2020-31.09.2020

Start of the course: 01.10.2020

Tuition fee: 255 000 rubles for the course

Specialist programs

Admission dates: 16.06.2020-18.09.2020

Start of the course: 01.10.2020

Residency programs 

Admission dates: 01.07.2020- 24.08.2020

Entry examinations: 12.08.2020- 26.08.2020

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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 20/21 admission campaign:

 Programme  Entry Examination  Form  Minimum Entry Result

Specialist's programmes

 General Medicine
 Chemistry (1)  CT*  55
 Russian language (2)  CT  55
 Professional discipline (1)  CT  40
 Chemistry (2)  CT  55
 Russian language (3)  CT  55
 Pharmacy    Chemistry (1)  CT  45
 Russian language (2)  CT  45

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

Minimum Entry Results are indicated as number of points out of 100 points possible.
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 as a foreign language. Examination cannot be taken in a language which is the official language of the applicant's home country.

For an exam program, please follow a relevant link: Biological Science, Chemical Science, Clinical Medicine (Dentistry profile)Clinical Medicine (General Medicine profile), Clinical Medicine (Pediatrics profile), Education and Pedagogic ScienceFundamental Medicine, Historical Science and Archeology, Pharmacy, Preventive MedicinePsychological Science.

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 2019-2020 

Tuition fees 2020-2021 (bachelor, specialist programs, residency, PhD, master programs)

Begin your studies

Moving abroad for studying can be a challenge for a young student. You will need to adapt to new surroundings, culture and big city life, but being a student is full of fun. What is more, Russian people are friendly and can always help you.

Before you start the studies, please be sure to arrange the following:

⁃               Visa

After submission of documents in admission committee in Moscow you will need to return back and wait for the visa invitation. It can take around 1 month. After receiving it you can get a student visa at the Russian Embassy in your country. Every academic year you must renew visa at the migration department of Sechenov University.

⁃               Accommodation

Accomodation at Sechenov University dormitories is limited due to a big number of students from other Russian cities and abroad. For this reason, we suggest applicants to pay special attention to this issue and arrange their accomodation in Moscow themselves in advance. 

⁃               Transfer

There are several ways to get to Moscow from the airport: aeroexpress trains, taxi and buses are available. You can find more information, schedules and prices on the airport websites

⁃               Beginning of study

 Address your questions to International Dean’s Office by visiting it ( Trubetskaya street, 9, Dean’s office building, left wing). Study schedule can be found at the website

⁃               Planning your budget

It is important to consider that apart from food, clothing, transport and entertainment expenses, you will also need medical insurance, home goods, cellular communication and Internet. On average, student spends around 300-400 US dollars (20.000-25.000 rubles) per month, but this number can vary.

 We wish you a pleasant moving and amazing time at Sechenov University!    

    Partner agencies

If you would like to get the assistance in admission and document preparation, please check out the list of official partner agencies of Sechenov University.

List of partner agencies for 2019-2020 academic year

Nevertheless, you can also apply directly without the assistance of the agency.

Admission Contacts

Thinking of applying to Sechenov University and have questions? Ask us at ✉, ✆ +7 (495) 609-14-00 (Monday and Wednesday 13:30- 15:30 GMT +3)

Please note that is the only official email of Sechenov University regarding admission of international applicants. Please be careful.

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: Trubetskaya street, 8, 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.