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Russia Pilot Programme

You can apply to the Russia Pilot Programme by filling in the application form in NettiOpsu in the section International exchanges. Please note that Russia Pilot is one choice as such (XX RUSSIA01) and in your motivation letter you can then specify to which of the Russian universities in the Russia Pilot programme you wish to apply to (please mention at least 2 Russian universities in your motivation letter). Please write your motivation letter either in English or Russian, except if you apply to MGIMO, you must write your motivation letter in Russian. The language of tuition in the Russian universities mentioned below is mainly Russian, so if you cannot study courses taught in Russian, please check the list of courses taught in English to see whether there are courses in English in a field of study/fields of study that you are interested in. For more information about how to apply please see: Student Exchange - Instruction for Applicants

Please note that you cannot apply to UrFU during the application period 17-31 March 2016.

The Russia Pilot Programme (officially the Pilot Initiative to Enhance Student Mobility between Finland and Russia) supports student mobility between higher education institutions (HEIs) in Finland and Russia. The programme is an experiment based on negotiations between the Ministries of Education of Finland and Russia. One of the goals of the programme is to increase the mobility of students between Finland and Russia.


Student Mobility from Finland to Russia

In Finland, Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) will fund a limited amount of student mobility from Finland to Russia. Long-term and short-term student mobility at BA, MA and PhD levels are supported. The programme is open to all fields of education. CIMO has granted some funding for this mobility to the University of Tampere as well.

The Russia Pilot Programme grant is between 500 and 650 euros per month and one outgoing student can get the grant for one semester (for 5 months, September-January or February-May).

Who can participate: All degree students enrolled in the University of Tampere are eligible to participate irrespective of nationality. However, students who have Russian citizenship/background must have conducted their comprehensive school and/or general upper secondary education in Finland.

The University of Tampere has been granted funding for student mobility to the following Russian universities:

-Please note that you cannot apply to UrFU during the application period 17-31 March 2016.

Kazan Federal University (KFU):

Kazan Federal University (KFU), founded in 1804, is the centre of higher education in the Volga region. It consists of 14 institutes and 3 higher schools and has three campuses in the cities of Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny and Yelabuga. KFU offers a wide variety of programmes for some 35,000 students. KFU is among the universities selected to the Russian government project 5-100, in which 15 leading Russian universities aim to reach the top 100 in the world university rankings. UTA has research connections to KFU in the fields of journalism and mass communication and Russian language and literature. For more information about the university: please click here.

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO):

MGIMO is Russia’s leading diplomatic training institution diverse with a student body of 6,000. It specializes in international affairs, political science, economics, international law, journalism, business management and energy policy. Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MGIMO is an esteemed policy think-tank and forum for debate and analysis of international developments and current affairs. As a new initiative, UTA aims at expanding the scope of the collaboration to the field of journalism. The expansion is in accordance with the current research projects of the School of Communication, Media and Theatre and has been in the interests of the School for a longer period of time. Priority is given to the students in the fields of political science, international relations and journalism and mass communication. Please note that if you apply MGIMO, you will have to write the motivation letter in Russian. For more information about the university: please click here.

Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU):

The history of the Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU) dates back to 1872. Pedagogical education and teacher training is an important mission of the university. MSPU has recently merged with Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities (MGGU), established in 1951, which is the leading Russian university in the humanitarian technologies and applied knowledge for the humanities. Both universities have a student body of 20,000, and branches in several Russian cities (MSPU in 7 cities and MGGU in 5 cities). UTA’s School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies has a Nordic-Russian partnership project with the University. Furthermore, UTA’s School of Communication, Media and Theatre has established links to MSPU. Priority is given to the students in the fields of Russian language, translation and literary studies and journalism and mass communication. For more information about the university: please click here.

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE):

The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of Russia’s top-ranked universities in economics and social sciences. Established in 1992, HSE offers all levels of academic instruction to 25,000 students in 4 campuses (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod). UTA now applies for funding for collaboration with HSE Moscow. HSE runs 17 graduate-level programmes in English and boasts a wide network of international partners. Researchers at UTA’s School of Management maintain links to HSE in the field of political science. Despite active research connections, institutional cooperation as well as student mobility are new initiatives between HSE and UTA. Priority is given to Master’s degree and PhD students in the fields of political science and international relations. For more information about the university: please click here.

National Research Tomsk State University (TSU):

The National Research Tomsk State University (TSU) is the oldest university in the Russian Asia, in Siberia. It was founded in 1878 in Tomsk as the First Siberian Imperial University. TSU is the largest classical university in the Asian part of Russia, a renowned comprehensive research university with some 17,000 students and 23 faculties and educational institutes. TSU has also been selected to the project 5-100. UTA conducts research with TSU in the field of political science and international relations. For more information about the university: please click here.

Perm State University:

Perm State University, founded in 1916, has the status of a National Research University and is one of the leading universities in Russia. PSU has some 11,000 students and 12 faculties. It is the first university in the Ural region. The University strives to protect true Russian culture. UTA’s School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies has research connections with Perm State University. For more information about the university: please click here.

Ural Federal University (UrFU):

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher education institutions in Russia with 30,000 students and 2,000 staff members, offering top-notch academic instruction in the spheres of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences in the city of Ekaterinburg. UrFU has been included in the list of top-15 Russian universities that receive special governmental support for increasing their global competitiveness. The University offers several English-based Master degree programmes, in addition to a wide range of English-based courses and modules for exchange students. UrFU participates in the AQUA project coordinated by UTA’s School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies. For more information about the university: please click here.
-PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT APPLY TO URFU DURING THE APPLICATION PERIOD 17-31 MARCH 2016.

 
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