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About program

The Global Education is one of the key projects of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. December 28, 2013 the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No 967 On measures to strengthen the human resource capacity of the Russian Federation , was signed, which enshrined the principle of the implementation and provisions of the Program.

The purpose of the Program is the preservation and growth of scientific, educational, medical and engineering personnel, administrative personnel of the social sphere, as well as support of the citizens of the Russian Federation, admitted on their own in the leading foreign educational organizations, and their subsequent employment.

Andrey Nikitin

Chief Executive Officer of ASI

"The program is designed so that any citizen of Russia,
who knows English and is admitted to the university on his own,
included in the list of the leading foreign universities,
may qualify for study at the cost of government."

As a result of the implementation of the Program in the leading universities of the Russian Federation and the research organizations, medical institutions, high-tech and industrial companies, the organization of the social sphere it is planned to employ up to 3,000 highly qualified specialists who have received the world-class education on the master, postgraduate (doctoral) and residency programs.

The program aims to improve the competitiveness of Russian education, high-tech sector, state and municipal government, social services by outsourcing of graduates from the leading world universities into the Russian economy.

27
countries
227
educational
organizations
332
qualifications
6.9mln.
grant amount

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to download the entire package of documents in order to register on the official website of the Program, or I can download part of the package later?
Partial download of a package of documents for registration is possible. Herewith, the package of documents including scanned documents, original documents and notarized copies of the documents should be checked by the operator of the Program before closedown of the registration in the Queuing system. If the package of documents does not pass the verification, the candidate will not be admitted to the competitive selection procedure. 
[List of required documents]
Англ название:  Do I have to download the entire package of documents in order to register on the official website of the Program, or I can download part of the package later?
How long after registration in the Queuing system is it necessary to provide original documents and notarized copies of documents and to what address?
The original documents and notarized copies of documents are to be provided in person or through a legal representative, or by registered mail till the closing date in the Queuing system to the office of the operator of the Program. The office of the operator of the Program for documents receipt is located at: 119021, Russian Federation, Moscow, Bolshoy Chudov pereulok 8, building 1 [address on the map].
Англ название:  How long after registration in the Queuing system is it necessary to provide original documents and notarized copies of documents and to what address?
What if I'm not from Moscow and I can not come in person / transfer originals with anyone?
The original documents and notarized copies of documents may be provided through a legal representative, or by registered mail till the closing date in the Queuing system to the office of the operator of the Program at he address: 119021, Russian Federation, Moscow, Bolshoy Chudov pereulok 8, building 1.
Англ название:  What if I'm not from Moscow and I can not come in person / transfer originals with anyone?
Do I need to be present in person to conclude an agreement with a member of the Program in 2014?
Signing of Agreement with the Program participant is possible personally by a citizen of the Russian Federation or through a legal representative acting under a general power of attorney executed in accordance with the law for the citizens of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation
Англ название:  Do I need to be present in person to conclude an agreement with a member of the Program in 2014?
How to get a certificate of criminal record and (or)certificate of criminal prosecution or termination of criminal prosecution, being outside the territory of the Russian Federation?
Information on methods of obtaining a certificate of criminal record and (or)certificate of criminal prosecution or termination of criminal prosecution, being outside the territory of the Russian Federation, is available through the Portal of public services of the Russian Federation. [Obtaining a certificate of criminal record on the Portal of Public Services]
Англ название:  How to get a certificate of criminal record and (or)certificate of criminal prosecution or termination of criminal prosecution, being outside the territory of the Russian Federation?
By whom and where can the documents be notarized if I'm abroad?
According to Article 1 of the Basic Legislation of the Russian Federation on notaries  dated February 11, 1993 N 4462-1  notarial acts on behalf of the Russian Federation on the territory of other states are performed by officials of consular institutions of the Russian Federation authorized to commit these acts. 
Англ название:  By whom and where can the documents be notarized if I'm abroad?
What if I study outside of the Russian Federation and have no power of attorney for any of the relatives?
Apply for a general power of attorney for the legal representative in the manner prescribed by law for the citizens of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation. Prepare the necessary documents and take part in the Program in one of the stages of the competitive selection within the 2014-2016 period. In 2015, there are 4 competitive selections scheduled within a year, the exact dates are now being coordinated.
Англ название:  What if I study outside of the Russian Federation and have no power of attorney for any of the relatives?
What if the original proof of enrollment in the leading foreign educational establishment I will get after closedown in the Queuing system in which I am registered?
Competitive selection for participation in the Program will be held 4 times a year. Citizens of the Russian Federation, who have received a document confirming the enrollment into the leading foreign educational establishment at different times, will be able to apply for the various stages of the competitive selection within the year.
Англ название:  What if the original proof of enrollment in the leading foreign educational establishment I will get after closedown in the Queuing system in which I am registered?
Is a «conditional offer» enough for registration in the Program?
You may register in the Program, but to participate in the Program you must have an «unconditional offer» (unconditional offer to study at the leading foreign educational establishment). If the documents do not pass the verification, the candidate will not be admitted to the competitive selection procedure.
Англ название:  Is a «conditional offer» enough for registration in the Program?
What do I need to write in the information on the scientific work during the registration? How is it verified?
You specify both bibliographic references to your publications, and links (url) to the electronic version of the publication, if any. The Program operator himself checks these publications in the bases of Scopus Scopus and Web of Science.
Англ название:  What do I need to write in the information on the scientific work during the registration? How is it verified?
Can the final year students now participate in the program if they do not have a diploma, and they can not specify its number?
Final year students can enroll in foreign higher education establishments during the last year of study and take part in the competitive selection, which will take place immediately after receiving their diplomas.
Англ название:  Can the final year students now participate in the program if they do not have a diploma, and they can not specify its number?
What are the terms and conditions of the competitive selection of the Program? What determines my place in the rating?
The terms and conditions of the competitive selection may be found in the document «The procedure and the quantitative values of the criteria of competitive selection of citizens of the Russian Federation, enrolled by themselves at the leading foreign educational establishment and studying there in specialties and directions of training, the training quality of which meets the highest international standards, and who apply for the provision of social support measures under the Program », located on the Program official website in section «Regulatory Documents» 
Англ название:  What are the terms and conditions of the competitive selection of the Program? What determines my place in the rating?
Is the working experience in a high-tech company abroad taken into account when calculating the working experience coefficient?
The coefficient is calculated on the basis of the working experience, without reference to its location.
Англ название:  Is the working experience in a high-tech company abroad taken into account when calculating the working experience coefficient?
Do the Russian citizens living and working at the moment in other countries have the right to take part in the Program?
Yes, if they commit themselves to employment in the employing organization in Russia in accordance with the obtained qualification upon completion of the training program.
Англ название:  Do the Russian citizens living and working at the moment in other countries have the right to take part in the Program?
Can citizens of other CIS republics living in Russia participate in the Program? Is there any age limit for participation in the Program?
  • No, only citizens of the Russian Federation may participate in the Program .
  • No age limits are applied.

Англ название:  Can citizens of other CIS republics living in Russia participate in the Program? Is there any age limit for participation in the Program?
Does it matter in which country the bachelor degree was received?
In accordance with Regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.568 one of the requirements to Russian citizens applying for grants is the availability of the document on education and qualifications (bachelor's or professional diploma (graduate diploma).
To participate in the "Global Education" Program, it does not matter in what country the certificate of education has been received.

Англ название:  Does it matter in which country the bachelor degree was received?
I already have several university degrees. Will this be an obstacle for obtaining the grants?
No. 

Англ название:  I already have several university degrees. Will this be an obstacle for obtaining the grants?
Is it possible to receive training at the joint educational program of several leading foreign educational establishments, when one of them falls under regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.1094-r?
Within the "Global Education" Program the training is only possible under a full-time educational program of magistracy, graduate school, residency, implemented by the leading foreign educational establishment approved by regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.1094-r and issuing the original document on education (diploma) after graduation.
Англ название:  Is it possible to receive training at the joint educational program of several leading foreign educational establishments, when one of them falls under regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.1094-r?
Is it possible to study in another country at a branch of the University under the program from the list? (For example, Monash University is also present in Malaysia, is it necessary to go to Australia?) And does the program apply for remote training in these institutions?
No, training is assumed in the main campus of the universityin the country of its location. You can not study at Monash University in Malaysia, only in Australia.
No, the program includes only full-time education..
Англ название:  Is it possible to study in another country at a branch of the University under the program from the list? (For example, Monash University is also present in Malaysia, is it necessary to go to Australia?) And does the program apply for remote training in these institutions?
Are pre-Master programs financed?
No.
Англ название:  Are pre-Master programs financed?
Can I participate in the Program if the first higher education was a specialist/engineer, and not Bachelor/Master?
Yes, it is not an obstacle for your independent admission to the university.
Англ название:  Can I participate in the Program if the first higher education was a specialist/engineer, and not Bachelor/Master?
Does the participation in the Program relieve from military service? Does participation in the Program constitute grounds for service delay?
Participation in the Program does not constitute grounds for exemption from military service.

At the same time regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.568 sets the grounds for the renewal of agreement with the Program participant, in case of military induction of the Program participant,after graduation, but for not more than 1 year (in case of a military subpoena containing time and place of departure to the place of military service). At the same time, the period provided for by these grounds of renewal of the agreement with the Program participant is not included in the period of work in the employing organization.

Англ название:  Does the participation in the Program relieve from military service? Does participation in the Program constitute grounds for service delay?
If my training program lasts for several years, should I participate in the competitive selection of the "Global Education" Program every year if I was once recognized as the winner?
No. The grant is provided to the Program participant for the whole duration of the educational program at a leading foreign educational establishment and will be transferred each year when the Program participant fulfills its conditions.
Англ название:  If my training program lasts for several years, should I participate in the competitive selection of the "Global Education" Program every year if I was once recognized as the winner?
Will there be any quotas based on constituent entities of the Russian Federation both for participation in the Program, and for subsequent employment?

The Supervisory Board of the Program can determine the procedure for establishing quotas for the training of scientific, educational, medical and engineering personnel, administrative personnel in the social sphere as part of the Program. Currently, the Supervisory Board of the Program has no established quotas based on the constituent entities of the Russian Federation to participate in the Program.

Regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.568 establishes that the number of participants in the Program, employed in the employing organization and registered in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the actual place of work of which are employing organizations, located in Moscow and St. Petersburg, should not exceed 10 percent of the total number of employed participants in the Program.


Англ название:  Will there be any quotas based on constituent entities of the Russian Federation both for participation in the Program, and for subsequent employment?
What are the criteria for selection of higher educational establishments and programs?

All higher educational establishments approved by the Regulation, were or are included in the first 300 positions of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities), World University Rankings (QS World University Rankings) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings) at the same time, and the programs - in the first 150.


Англ название:  What are the criteria for selection of higher educational establishments and programs?
Can new higher educational establishments and new specialties and areas of training appear in the List?
During the Program implementation the supervisory board of the Program may make recommendations for changes in the Program and other documents relating to its implementation, including the specification of the List of foreign educational establishments, implementing educational programs on specialties and areas of training, the training quality of which meets the highest international standards. In the future it is possible to consider the question at the meetings of the supervisory board of the Program.
Англ название:  Can new higher educational establishments and new specialties and areas of training appear in the List?
Are there any priority countries and areas of training to focus on them during enrollment?

No, all the programs from the list approved by Regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No. 1094-r are equal.


Англ название:  Are there any priority countries and areas of training to focus on them during enrollment?
Is MBA training financed under the program?
No, but you may consider other programs under the "Economics and Management in the social sphere" direction.
Англ название:  Is MBA training financed under the program?
Is training in law, for example, LLM, financed under the program? Is training in the following programs: linguistics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, archeology, contemporary art financed?

No, but you may consider the list of training directions in Regulation of the Government dated June 20, 2014 No. 1094-r.


Англ название:  Is training in law, for example, LLM, financed under the program? Is training in the following programs: linguistics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, archeology, contemporary art financed?
Can I, after a master's degree, stay on PhD with a different source of financing and upon graduation work in Russia?
No, the Program participant who has completed training in the masters program, has to return within 30 calendar days to the territory of the Russian Federation for subsequent employment in the employing organization.
Англ название:  Can I, after a master's degree, stay on PhD with a different source of financing and upon graduation work in Russia?
If I became a Program participant, when and how can I get a grant?

The procedure and terms  of transfer of social support measures through the grant to the Program participants can be found on the Program official website under "Regulatory Documents". 


Англ название:  If I became a Program participant, when and how can I get a grant?
What is paid in addition to training and to what extent?
In addition to training, travel to the location of the university and back to the place of residence of the Program participant, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, purchase of educational and scientific literature are paid. The total cost for one year of study can not exceed 1381.8 thousand rubles.
Англ название:  What is paid in addition to training and to what extent?
Does the program compensate the application fee and the cost of TOEFL/IELTS, GRE, GMAT exams? Does the program finance the foundation year?
No, to join the Program, you should already be enrolled in the program from the list of foreign educational establishments implementing educational programs on specialties and areas of training, the training quality of which meets the highest international standards. Financing of the foundation year is also not provided for by the terms of the Program.
Англ название:  Does the program compensate the application fee and the cost of TOEFL/IELTS, GRE, GMAT exams? Does the program finance the foundation year?
I already have a grant from a foreign university for full payment of the cost of training. If I take part in the "Global Education" Program, will it reduce the amount of the grant provided?

Measures of social support for participants in the Program are carried out in order to ensure the financial costs of training in the leading foreign educational establishment, travel to the location of the leading foreign educational establishment and back to the place of residence of he Program participant, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, purchase of educational and scientific literature, payment of commissions of a credit institution for the transfer of funds.

Due to the fact that full payment of your costs of training is carried out through the grant of the foreign university, receipt of a grant under the "Global Education" Program in the part of the cost of training will be impossible.  

The expenditures rate of the Program participant travel to the location of the leading foreign educational establishment and back to the place of residence, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, purchase of educational and scientific literature, payment of commissions of a credit institution to transfer funds may be found on the official website of the Program under "Regulatory Documents"


Англ название:  I already have a grant from a foreign university for full payment of the cost of training. If I take part in the "Global Education" Program, will it reduce the amount of the grant provided?
When applying for a visa for an educational program in the leading foreign educational establishment, should I indicate that I have funding for all the years of training. How can I guarantee this, if the Program is till 2016?
The grant is provided to the Program participant for the whole duration of the educational program at a leading foreign educational establishment and will be transferred each year when the Program participant meets its conditions.
Англ название:  When applying for a visa for an educational program in the leading foreign educational establishment, should I indicate that I have funding for all the years of training. How can I guarantee this, if the Program is till 2016?
What costs in the cost estimates compiled by a candidate for Program participants require the provision of official payment documents?

  • The payment document(s) from a foreign educational establishment, indicating the total cost of training/cost of one year of training, the details of payment.
  • Invoice for the remaining period of training (if the participant has paid part of the training period).

The package of documents submitted by a candidate for participation in the Program can be found on the Program official website under section "For the candidate".


Англ название:  What costs in the cost estimates compiled by a candidate for Program participants require the provision of official payment documents?
Whom the grant will be transferred to: a citizen of the Russian Federation or the leading foreign educational establishment?

In accordance with regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.568 the transfer of the grant is arranged by the nonprofit organization of the Program to the Program participant's bank account or on behalf of the participant in the Program to the account of the leading foreign educational establishment.


Англ название:  Whom the grant will be transferred to: a citizen of the Russian Federation or the leading foreign educational establishment?
Is it possible to compensate for the cost of training in 2014?
No. The program is not intended to compensate for the already implemented cost, but it is possible to participate in the Program to get a grant to finance the remaining training period.
Англ название:  Is it possible to compensate for the cost of training in 2014?
What is the amount of the grant and the expenditures rate for each country?

The amount of grant is calculated on the basis of the need to cover the cost of one year of training and can not exceed the amount of 1381.8 thousand rubles for 1 Program participant. When the duration of the educational program is more than 1 year, this amount increases accordingly.

The expenditures rate for the Program participant's travel to the location of the leading foreign educational establishment and back to the place of residence, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, purchase of educational and scientific literature, payment of commissions of a credit institution to transfer funds can be found on the official website of the Program under "Regulatory Documents".
Англ название:  What is the amount of the grant and the expenditures rate for each country?
Where can I find a list of employing companies?

List of employing organizations, in which employment to the Program participants is provided


Англ название:  Where can I find a list of employing companies?
Can new employing organizations on specialties and areas of training (e.g., architecture), which are currently not in the list of employing organizations, which provide employment to participants in the Program, appear?
During the implementation of the Program the supervisory board of the Program may make recommendations for changes in the Program and other documents relating to its implementation, including the specification of the list of employing organizations, providing employment to the Program participants. In the future it is possible to consider the issue at the meetings of the supervisory board of the Program.
Англ название:  Can new employing organizations on specialties and areas of training (e.g., architecture), which are currently not in the list of employing organizations, which provide employment to participants in the Program, appear?
Is there any correlation between the duration and cost of training and subsequent employment period in Russia upon completion of the training?
No, regardless of the educational program and duration of training it is necessary to work in the employing organization in accordance with the qualification received for at least 3 years.
Англ название:  Is there any correlation between the duration and cost of training and subsequent employment period in Russia upon completion of the training?
Can I work in the office of the Russian company abroad after completing the training under the Program?

No, the employing organization must be registered and located in the territory of the Russian Federation.
[List of employing organizations, in which employment to the Program participants is provided]


Англ название:  Can I work in the office of the Russian company abroad after completing the training under the Program?
What conditions of employment will be offered by the employing organizations, registered in the territories of advancing social and economic development located in the Far East and Eastern Siberia?

In accordance with regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 20, 2014 No.568 during the implementation period of the Program, the employing organizations will post on the official website of the Program a list of vacancies and update it on a monthly basis with an indication for each position of the wage conditions and guarantees for social support (if any), as well as participate in activities organized by the operator of the Program aimed at ensuring employment of the Program participants.

Information on the activities of cooperation between the Program participants and the employing organizations, under which it will be possible to familiarize with conditions of employment, will be published on the Program official website.


Англ название:  What conditions of employment will be offered by the employing organizations, registered in the territories of advancing social and economic development located in the Far East and Eastern Siberia?
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