Fulbright Program Opens Applications for Academic Year 2023-2024

International Department of Perm State University informs about a great academic opportunity: the Fulbright program invites representatives of Russian universities to participate in the competition for the academic year 2023-2024. The following programs are open for competitions:

  • Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student (VGS): Master and Internship course program for graduates and graduate students. The scholarship covers tuition fees for a US master’s degree (up to 2 years of study) or postgraduate research (1 academic year) in the USA (application deadline: 15 May, 2022).
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA): the program lasts 9 months and involves working as teachers or assistant teachers of the Russian language at a US university, being also enrolled into courses at a local University, including U.S. Studies. (applications are accepted until 1 June, 2022).
  • Fulbright Faculty Development Program (FFDP): 5-month program for university professors with a continuous teaching experience of at least 3 years – providing best practices and theoretical approaches to curriculum development (applications are accepted until 15 June, 2022).
  • Program for Scientists and Artists: applicants with an academic degree no less that than a candidate of sciences or arts are eligible to take part. The Program involves no age restrictions. The Program duration is 3 to 9 months (applications are accepted until 15 July, 2022).

The Fulbright Program is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

For more detailed information about the conditions of the competition, required documents and submission forms can be found on the official Fulbright website.

ADA University, Azerbaijan, Invites for Academic Exchange

Love diplomacy? Enjoy Eastern culture? Looking for academic exchange opportunities?  

ADA University (Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy) invites PSU students to study under the academic mobility program for the autumn semester of 2022-2023. Students of 2-3 years of bachelor’s and 1st year of master’s degree are invited to participate in the competition.

Programs in English are offered for study. Applicants must provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of foreign passport;
  2. Certificate of study at PSNIU;
  3. Transcript of progress (an extract from the grade book or transcript of records in English);
  4. Certificate of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL certificates or teacher’s certificate).

Interested? Please, send your documents to: Academic Mobility Office, PSU International Department before 10 March, 2022.

For reference:

ADA University (ADA), founded in 2006 as Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, was transformed into university in 2014.  Its main objective was initially to train experts for a diplomatic career in national foreign affairs. By time, its programs expanded, hence the university status.

At the present moment, ADA has four major faculties:

  • School of Public and International Affairs (teaching: BA in International Relations; BA in Public Affairs; MA in Diplomacy and International Affairs; Master in Public Administration; Law);
  • School of Business (teaching: BA in Business Administration; BS in Economics; Master of Business Administration);
  • School of Education (teaching: MA in Educational Management; EAPP);
  • School of Information Technologies and Engineering (teaching: BS in Computer Science; BS in Computer Engineering; BS in Information Technologies; MS in Computer Science and Data Analytics).

Please, see detailed info about the ADA University here and its courses here.

Slovenia Invites for 2022/2023 Scholarships

In accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on cooperation in culture, science and education, the Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS, ) provides students and postgraduates of Russian universities 16 monthly scholarships for the 2022/2023 academic year – the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation reminds.  

Candidates need to provide documents for both the Russian and Slovenian related bodies.

  • letter of introduction;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • certificate of knowledge of Slovenian or English;
  • an extract from the record book;
  • a copy of the diploma with an insert (if available);
  • a copy of international passport;
  • signed agreement to personal data processing.

For the Slovenian side, the following documents must be submitted:

  • questionnaire;
  • letter of admission;
  • the passport;
  • letter of recommendation;
  • a copy of the diploma or an extract from the student’s record book with a certified translation into English or Slovenian.

More detailed information about the scholarship and the required documents is available on the related website and in the information letter.

The deadline for accepting applications is 4pm, 5 March, 2022 (Moscow time).

Contact person – Olga D.Poleshchuk, phone: 8-495-788-65-91, e-mail:

Participate Scholarship Competition, Study in Slovakia

PSU International Department informs: According to an agreement between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic on cooperation in the field of education in the 2022/2023 academic year, the Republic of Slovakia sets a training and internship Program for the undergraduate students (up to 5 months), and graduate students, scientists and teaching professors (up to 10 months).

To participate in the Program, the candidate must prepare two packages of documents.
The set of documents for the Slovak side includes:

  1. Filled in Questionnaire;
  2. CV;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Plan for study or scientific work;
  5. Letter – an invitation from a Slovak university (if possible);
  6. Letters of recommendation;
  7. Academic certificate/extract from the student’s record book or diploma;
  8. List of publications related to scientific work;
  9. Photos for the questionnaires.

For the Russian side, it is necessary to provide a letter of recommendation from the home university (PSU, in this case), a curriculum vitae, a certificate of knowledge of Slovak or English (in Russian), and the first page of international passport.

The deadline for accepting applications for the 2022/2023 academic year is 16:00 March 10, 2022.

Information about the program in English and Slovak, the questionnaire and the list of documents for the Slovak side are available on the website of the Ministry of Education Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic: of-cooperation-for-20222023/
Please, find more detailed information on the Program on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, or in the information letter (leave no spacings in the link).

Documents for the Russian and Slovak sides must be sent by e-mail:
Contact person – Olga D. Poleshuk, phone: 8-495-788-65-91, e-mail:

PSU Experts Participate Volga-Yangtze Youth Forum

Perm State University discussed the prospects for scientific cooperation between universities in Russia and China at the Volga-Yangtze Youth Forum. At the Forum, PSU students and teachers presented several reports, covering the history of Perm Society of Friendship with China, the creation of tourist routes for Chinese students and the creation of a common academic network.

“During the preparation for the Forum, we worked closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Youth Policy of the Perm krai. The projects of our University were highly appreciated. In the future, we plan to hold a series of events to discuss the plan and algorithm for the implementation of projects that were developed at the Forum,”

comments Vyacheslav Tereshenko, PSU International Department.

The Forum, which lasted 2 days, consisted of four sections:

  • education;
  • science and innovation;
  • youth entrepreneurship;
  • tourism, culture and art.

PSU delegates presented the following reports:

1. “The Introduction of Chinese Students to Perm Territory: Tourist Attractions and Routes” by Anna Sterlyagova, undergraduate student, Faculty of Geography, PSU (academic adviser: Svetlana Myshlyavtseva, Associate Professor, Department of Tourism);

2. “Perm Society of Friendship with China: History, Formation, Modern Development” by Mikhail Kamenskikh, Associate Professor, the Department of Culture Studies and Social-Humanitarian Technologies, PSU;

3. “Russia and China: Creating a Common Educational Space” by He Tingting, postgraduate student, Faculty of Philology, PSU.

“I was quite excited to participate in the Forum. We discussed new educational technologies as a tool of international cooperation, the mission of young teachers in education and international exchange, the cooperation of Nanchang University with Russian partners, and the importance of student mobility programs. It was interesting to ask questions to speakers both from China and Russia,”

comments Meilis Tuvakov, undergraduate student, Faculty of Economics, PSU.

The Forum has been attended by representatives of Universities located in the Volga Federal District, Russia, and the provinces of the upper and middle Yangtze River: Anhui, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, as well as the city of central subordination Chongqing. The event is part of the program of the Year of Russian-Chinese Scientific, Technical and Innovative Cooperation.

In June 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the Joint Statement between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation on the Development of Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Interaction Relations Entering a New Era. According to the Statement, 2020 and 2021 were declared the Years of Russian-Chinese scientific, technical and innovative cooperation.

During the Years of Cooperation, over 1000 joint events are taking place both in Russia and China, including scientific projects, conferences and exhibitions, as well as intensive exchange between scientific institutions, universities and innovation centers.

Delegations of Perm-based universities have been taking part in the Forum for several years already, promoting academic exchange and opportunities for international students. In 2017, PSU delegates attended lectures at Hefei universities, took tours to local enterprises, visited classes on Chinese history, culture and arts, and planted a tree in the Friendship Alley of Anhui University.

PSU Students about to Start Academic Year in France

Five students of Perm State University will enjoy the included education program at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, France. Four undergraduates in Translation and related sciences, and a graduate in Linguistics will spend 6-10 months there, studying according to their individual academic plans.

“This is the 10th year of our collaboration with the University of Grenoble-Alpes. Surely, a lot has changed both on our side, and the French one. Most of the documentary support has become digital and is run online, which makes the entire preparation much easier,”

Natalia Khorosheva, Head of the Department of Linguistics and Translation, PSU, states.

“We even managed to maintain our exchange pace regardless of the pandemic, with no breaks. Over the years, a dozen students continued their graduate studies in Grenoble having finished their courses, choosing France and nearby countries as a place to build their career and personal life,”

Natalia Khorosheva confirms.

At the present moment, the students’ quarantine isolation is coming to an end, and they will soon start their studies. Notably, PSU students choose the disciplines upon their personal plans, corresponding to the topics studied at PSU. Their marks in France will be credited back home in Perm.

“Despite the quarantine, we have already managed to try the local flavours, a bit,” Maria Erypalova, 4th year undergraduate, shares. “It’s still summer here, warm, incredibly beautiful and so extremely expensive (cucumbers for €0.50 a piece, not to mention prices on milk!). Still, French people are sweethearts, at least those with whom we have already managed to communicate”.

“Besides our location, we have seen the city of Grenoble twice: narrow streets typical of an old small European city. The parks, the summer cafes and life around seem to belong to a movie, which I fell in love for instantly, and am waiting impatiently for a chance to see more! The campus – I found it crowded: it’s a wide space with buildings, a large area. I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful! ”

The teachers of the Department of Linguistics and Translation at PSU wish our exchange students a successful and safe academic year, full of unforgettable impressions, useful experience and upgrade of language skills!

Academic Exchange with Myongji University: Call for Applications

Department of International Relations at Perm State University (PSU) informs about the opportunity of studying in the Republic of Korea – along the academic mobility programs for the autumn 2021-2022 semester at Myongji University. The applications are due to 10 May, 2021.

Students of 2nd-3rd years of bachelor’s degree and 1st year of master’s degree are invited to participate in the competition.

Applicants must provide the following documents:

  1. a copy of applicant’s international passport;
  2. a verifying letter showing the academic status by Perm State University;
  3. transcript of progress (an extract from the grade book or transcript of records in English);
  4. a letter of motivation in English indicating the intended direction of study;
  5. a certificate of English language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL certificates or a certificate from the teacher).

Electronic copies of documents, as well as any possible inquiries should be addressed to the Academic Mobility Office, Department of International Relations, Perm State University: + 7 (342) 239-66-55.

For more information on applications and related documents, please, see the following link.

Additional information on living costs and courses available might be found here.

The deadline for applications for Department of International Relations, PSU is 10 May.

Myongji University (명지대학교; 明知大學校) is a private university founded in 1948 in South Korea. It provides higher education in the fields of engineering, sciences and humanities. It has two campuses: the Social Science Campus is located in Seoul and the Natural Science Campus is in Yongin which is 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of the capital. It is made up of 10 colleges, 42 departments, seven faculties and eight specialized postgraduate programs, aimed at educational and research activity.

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