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Russia entry requirements

This page outlines the entry requirements for students who normally live in Russia and wish to study at the University of St Andrews. This includes the academic and English language requirements, as well as information on fees, scholarships and visas.  

  • If you have graduated from high school in Russia with a national school leaving certificate (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii), we would also expect you to have one of the following:

    • Foundation programme certificate: Our International Foundation Programmes offer a range of programmes providing excellent preparation for undergraduate academic study at the University of St Andrews.
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): 36 (HL 6,6,5) to 38 (HL 6,6,6 plus SL 6,6,6). From 2021, programmes requiring  A-levels Mathematics will accept either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at higher level. 
    • A-levels: AAB to A*A*A
    • SQA Highers: AAAB to AAAAB

    You will also be expected to meet the University's general entry requirements as listed on the individual course page for your intended programme. 

    Applicants to Medicine should refer directly to the medicine course pages.

    This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

    For more information please contact the Admissions team by emailing admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

  • Postgraduate candidates will be expected to hold a Russian Bachelor’s degree - Diplom Bakalavra / Bakalavr Diploma or a Specialist Degree issued by the Russian Federation -  Specialist Diploma / Diplom Specialista.  In either case, students should have completed their degree with an average mark (grade) of four or higher on the Russian five-point marking scale.  Students with higher level qualifications such as Magistr, the Kandidat Nauk, would also be considered for postgraduate study.

    Postgraduate entry requirements may be higher depending on the School and the programme you wish to study. For more information please contact the team in Admissions by emailing admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk

    The degree of MD (Medicine) requires a medical qualification that is recognised by the UK General Council.

    This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

  • All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at St Andrews.

    We accept a wide range of language tests and qualifications as proof of English language proficiency. If you were educated outside the UK or use English as an additional language, you should include information about your English language proficiency with your application.

    Undergraduate English language requirements

    For full information about the language tests and qualifications that the University accepts for undergraduate applicants, please see the English language requirements for undergraduates.

    Postgraduate English language requirements

    For information on the language tests and qualifications which the University accepts for postgraduate students, please see the English language requirements for postgraduates.

    Pre-sessional courses

    In order to fully prepare yourself for academic study, you can attend one of our pre-sessional courses. These combine language development with academic skills and orientation and provide an excellent introduction to university life.

    It may be a condition of your offer that you are required to take a 10-week or 4-week pre-sessional course.

    You can find out more about pre-sessional courses in the pre-sessional courses section.

    Visas and English language proficiency

    Overseas students typically need a visa to study in the UK. See the visa section below to find out more about the English language proficiency tests required to obtain a visa.

  • In order to obtain a visa, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires students to have passed a 'SELT' - a secure English language test. Language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University may not be accepted by UKVI, so you must take an approved SELT in order to obtain your visa. You can find a list of approved SELTs on the St Andrews language requirements page.

    For further information and guidance on visas, refer to the visas page.

  • Undergraduate

    Undergraduate applicants to the University of St Andrews are classed as either Home (Scotland and the EU), RUK (rest of the UK) or Overseas for fees purposes. Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.

    The current tuition fees for undergraduate students, as well as more information about financial assistance, can be found on the undergraduate tuition fees pages. To find out more about the scholarships available to undergraduate students, take a look at the undergraduate scholarships page.

    Postgraduate

    Postgraduate applicants to the University of St Andrews are classed as either Home (EU) or Overseas for fees purposes. Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.

    The current tuition fees for postgraduate students, as well as information about financial assistance can be found on the postgraduate fees and funding page. For information on postgraduate funding and scholarships, take a look at the postgraduate scholarships page.

  • For more information about applying to the University of St Andrews, you may contact the international Admissions team by email on admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk

    Alternatively, the University of St Andrews has the following agents in Russia. Find out more about the University's relationship with local representatives (PDF) .

    ITEC
    Tverskaya ul., 22a
    Building 3, 3rd Floor
    Moscow 125009

    Phone: 495 708 4242
    Email: info@itec.com.ru
    Web: www.itecgroup.ru


    ITEC
    Ostrovskogo st. 79 Office 310
    Kazan

    Phone: 843 278 1700
    Email: kazan@itec.com.ru
    Web: www.itecgroup.ru


    ITEC
    Business-Centre 'Vertikali', Office 6-22
    49 Alekseeva Street
    Krasnoyarsk, 660077

    Phone: 391 272 1775
    Email: krasnoyarsk@itec.com.ru
    Web: www.itecgroup.ru


    ITEC
    Krasnogo vosstaniya st. 20 Office 210
    Irkutsk

    Phone: 392 272 1775
    Email: irkutsk@itec.com.ru
    Web: www.itecgroup.ru


    ITEC
    Sovetskaya 64, Office 807
    Novosibirsk 630091

    Phone: 383 292 7163
    Email:
    apetrova@itec.com.ru
    Web: www.itecgroup.ru


    ICLASS Education Group
    19, Lenina Street, P.S., Office 28
    St Petersburg 197136

    Phone: +7 812 320 99 71
    Email: educa@iclass.ru
    Web: www.iclass.ru