RSUH is an institution with
-scientific research in all spheres of liberal arts
-faculty that excels in teaching and research
-Ph.D./post-doctoral dissertation defense committees
All of the above create all necessary conditions for successful conducting and completion of graduate and postgraduate studies.
Graduate (with a Ph.D. (rus. Kandidat) diploma) and postgraduate (rus. Doktor diploma) studies at RSUH will require a financial investment (contract basis: tuition+fees) on the student's part. The Univesity offers 12 postgraduate programs in 7 academic areas and 54 Ph.D. programs in 11 academic areas:
- technical sciences
- history of art
- political science
- cultural studies
The University has 14 dissertation defense committees.
About 800 graduate and postgraduate students are currently enrolled.
Graduate and postgraduate students study basic prerequisite subjects: foreign languages (including Russian), history and philosophy of science. Profession-specific courses include Theoretical Problems of Liberal Arts Knowledge: Interdisciplinary and Borderline Fields of Research and others.
1.1. Citizens of foreign countries (including CIS countries) can be enrolled to graduate/postgraduate program on a contract basis (tuition+fees) only.
1.2. Foreign applicants are required to have an equivalent of M.A. (Master of Arts/Sciences) and are expected to exhibit excellent research capabilities.
1.3. Foreign applicants are accepted to graduate school having as goal writing and subsequent defending a dissertation.
1.4 The length of studies cannot exceed three years for on-campus training and four years for correspondence (in absentia) training.
1.5. Foreign on-campus students who do not have an adequate command of Russian can apply for one more year of school in order to learn the language, thus increasing the maximum length to four years.
1.6. Foreign applicants:
2.1. Foreign applicants are expected to submit the following forms and documents (in Russian):
2.2.Documents are accepted throughout the whole year.
2.3.Date of acceptance is established by the Department that accepts the applicant.
2.4. RSUH confers on foreign students that have successfully completed all graduate school requirements and defended the dissertation, a Ph.D. degree and issues a corresponding diploma officially accepted by the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science in Russia.
2.5. RSUH confers on foreign students that have successfully completed all postgraduate school requirements and defended the dissertation, a Doctoral degree and issues a corresponding diploma officially accepted by the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science in Russia.
Please note: in Russia there exists a degree higher than a Ph.D. which is also called doctoral. As it is the source of unending translation difficulties, here's a rough correspondence table:
A COUNTRY WITH THE
Kandidat (literally Candidate of Sciences) - requires a dissertation defense
Doktor (Doctor of Sciences) -- requires a dissertation defense
Usually translated as "Associate Professor"
First you defend your Kandidat dissertation and then if you decide to go to Russian postgraduate school, you defend your Doktor dissertation.