List of documents for PhD programs

To be admitted to FEFU, you must submit a complete set of documents before the application deadline.


Подготовка документов

1.    Master's or specialist degree diploma + supplement with grades + consular legalization/apostille (if required) + notarized translations into Russian;

*If the previous education was received in the Russian Federation, it is necessary to provide:

- Master's Diploma (with supplement) or
- Specialist Diploma (with supplement)

2.    Copy of passport + copy of visa (if there is) + notarized translation of passport (if passport data is not duplicated in Russian);
3.    Documents confirming the status of a compatriot (in the case of enrollment in a budget place on the line of a compatriot);
4.    Essay on interested research topic (for applicants who apply for Russian Governmental Scholarships (quota for international students);
5.    Application form for international applicants to FEFU;
6.    Application for Admission;
7.    Consent to the processing of personal data.


Подача документов

International applicants who need visa support from FEFU must submit the entire set of documents by August 01, 2024.

In person
Office A724, Building A, FEFU Campus (Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, break time 1 pm – 2 pm). Submit the full set of documents within the established deadlines.

Online – send a complete set of documents within the established deadlines. Attach each document as a separate PDF file!
For example: passport 1 document = 1 file, passport translation 1 document = 1 file, education document 1 document = 1 file, etc.). The name of the files should correspond to the item "Step 1" ("Bachelor’s Diploma", "Passport", "Passport translation", etc.).

Your application form will be reviewed and you will receive further enrollment instructions.


Вступительные испытания

You can find the List of Entrance Tests at the following link

Mode of study

Full-time and Part-time

Type of cost recovery



Deadlines for submission of documents

20.06.2024 – 29.07.2024

20.06.2024 – 01.08.2024

Deadlines for entrance tests

05.08.2024 – 16.08.2024

Deadlines of enrollment

22.08.2024 – 26.08.2024

23.08.2024 – 30.08.2024

Postgraduate education in Russia is 3 years. To enroll you have to hold a Master’s or a Specialist’s degree. Postgraduate have to successfully defend a thesis to obtain Ph.D.

Regarding admission procedures, you may contact:

- In person at office B907, Building B, FEFU Campus
Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (break time 1 pm – 2 pm)
Phone: +7 (423) 265 2424 (ext. 2835) B649.

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Far Eastern Federal University was founded by the commands of Russian Emperor Nicholas II as a non-profit public higher education institution located in of Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia in 1899.

FEFU is officially accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The university is ranked on the top 100 of QS BRICS University Rankings and Top 550 on QS World University Rankings. 

FEFU has established over 240 international cooperation with leading universities and international institutions, and become the only Russian university that is a member of the Association Pacific Rim Universities. The international cooperation has led to major collaboration in terms of scientific researches, joint projects, exchange programs, and double degree programs. Currently, Far Eastern Federal University provides 250+ degree programs for bachelor, master and doctorate studies.

More than 3000 international students have chosen Far Eastern Federal University for a higher education degree due to its reputation as a prestigious university with a long history in higher education.

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Students and faculty live in a comfortable and safe environment near the sea. Each room is equipped with a bathroom and new furniture. Wi-Fi is free and the custodial staff regularly clean the rooms. Students can enjoy cooking in the dormitory kitchen and buy groceries at shops on the campus. They also have varied options of cafeterias, cafes, and restaurants that offer Asian, European and American cuisine. Explore

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All the facilities have wheel-chair accessibility, which offers students with disabilities extensive opportunities to live, study and enjoy their education at FEFU.

FEFU is a walkable city, yet, it provides free transportation within the campus and parking lots for students' cars.

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