Studying in Russia? Learn History, Meet Friends, Build Collaborations!

Are you a foreign student studying in Russia? Looking for new friends or research collaborations? Interested in Russian culture and history? Students from Perm State University, as elsewhere across Russia are welcome to take part in 2nd International Winter School of History ’2022.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian Historical Society, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Tula Region and the Tula State University invite Russian and foreign students to participate in the 2nd International Winter School of History ‘2022.

Students of all undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses may take part. The School will be held from 21 to 25 March, 2022. Applications are due to 25 January, 2022.

The School will cover the following theme tracks:

  • history of Russian economy and industry;
  • history of Russian literature;
  • history of Ancient Russia and the Moscow kingdom;
  • history of the Great Patriotic War (WWII);
  • history of the Russian Empire.

The School Committee covers costs of travel, accommodation and meals for the School participants. A prerequisite for participation are: certificate of vaccination against coronavirus infection; certificate of contraindications to vaccination, or a previous illness. Applications are accepted in two categories: international students studying at Russian universities, and Russian students.

Applicants must fill out an electronic form, and send a motivation letter indicating personal information and preferred track (no more than 2,000 characters). For international students, required is a letter in Russian, for the Russian students the one in English.

Please, see related links in the comments below:

2nd International Winter School of History ’2022:
Application form:
Information Letter:!2022/01-11_3/infopismo_Tula.pdf
Further contacts: Olga E. Shumilova,, tel: +7-910-940-76-24.

PSU Students Win RUB 2.5 Million Grant

Seven students from Perm State University have been announced laureates of “Your Move” All-Russian Student Competition, winning RUB 2.5 million ($34,000) for the university projects.

In the competition finals, the participants developed projects with teams of previously selected spheres. Among the prize-winners are PSU international students and, particularly, Meylis Tuvakov (Turkmenistan), Faculty of Economics, who initiated the Center of Foreign Culture at Perm State University.

Alisa Okulova, a 4th year student at the Faculty of Philology, and her team have developed a “Restart” Project solution – helping graduate students cope with burnout:

“My team and I worked on a mega-challenge of Stress-Free Space at universities. Our “Restart” project involves the creation of a platform – providing access to useful info, videos and dialogue with a chatbot, and also advice from university psychologists and students who have coped with emotional burnout,”

shares Alisa Okulova.

Meylis Tuvakov, known as a curator of PSU Center of Foreign Culture, unites a team of task-oriented, fast and able volunteers, aimed at collaborations on and off-campus, including sports and creative projects.

“To improve yourself and show progress, one has step into a team. Together, we try to implement cool ideas into projects of all kind. Not does it only help us to promote ourselves or faculties we belong to, but also develop successful communication, team work, brainstorming, leadership and more – turning them to action,”

Meylis states.

The Grant will be given to several PSU projects and will be regarded as an investment into student activity, on the whole.

Scholarship Opportunity at PSU

Planning to study at PSU, choosing faculties? Looking for scholarship opportunities?

Perm State University (PSU) has announced a start for a mini-grant scholarship in History and Politics. Eligible for the scholarship are 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students, MA and post-graduate students of the Faculty of History and Politics, PSU with distinguished academic performance. 

The mini-grant scholarship of RUB 30,000 ($ 400) comes as a one-off payment and is meant to provide additional support for research, collecting empirical data or public projects.

  • Application time: due to 2 December, 2021;
  • Location: Partnerships Department (PSU campus, building 8, room 321).
  • Questions, application and agreement to process personal data should be sent to:  

The winners will be determined in accordance with the Scholarship regulations and approved by the Board of Trustees, Perm University Endowment Fund (@endowmentpsu). The link to original news, related links and application form is in the comments below the post.

Initiated in 2018 by PSU alumni, the scholarship commemorates late Dr. Oleg Podvintsev, a known public figure, researcher and teaching professor Faculty of History and Political Sciences, PSU (Историко-политологический факультет ПГНИУ) and aims to promote bright students in the mentioned subjects.

“With the help of the scholarship, we were able to implement a ‘New Look’ city student project, aimed to teach and support those who wish to create high-quality pop-science content. The Podvintsev Scholarship is a great opportunity to fulfil your ideas and desires. I was extremely happy to participate in the competition, along with many talented candidates” ,

Natalya Subbotina, a scholarship holder ‘2020, MA in History, comments.

The scholarship is available to both Russian and international scholars. Recently, 13 students from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are studying at the Faculty of History and Political Science at Perm State University. The Faculty successfully operates, regularly hosting for international and national academic events, providing academic mobility for students and teaching staff.

Know more about the scholarship and application here.

Perm Krai to Support Russian-German Projects

The Department of International Relations at Perm State University (PSU) reminds of a Russian-German youth exchange opportunity. Applications are due to 15 October, 2021.

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Perm krai (Perm territory) has announced the annual program for Russian-German youth, schools and professional exchange.

Applications are accepted from those organizations who have partners in the Federal Republic of Germany and have such an exchange project for 2022.

Applications for the Exchange Program ‘2022 may be submitted until 15 October (6pm Moscow time, 3pm UTC). Please, see the link for applications and official info letter below this post.

Persons responsible for coordinating the program:

The exchange program is implemented annually in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in youth cooperation, dated 21 December, 2004.

Info Letter by Ministry of Education and Science of the Perm krai (Perm territory)

Application Form

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.

PSU Endowment Welcomes Applications for Travel Grants

What is that unites our students from different faculties, studying various disciplines? All of them may enjoy the support of mini-travel grants by Perm University Endowment Fund. To win a travel grant is to get an opportunity to present your work to a wider and competent audience, thanks to co-financing from the Fund.

At PSU, as elsewhere in Russian universities, the policy of equal rights and opportunities is fully applicable to both Russian and international students. To participate, candidates must fill out an application and send it to via e-mail to . For the recent competition, applications will be accepted until 30 April 2021.

Young scientists, undergraduate and graduate students, doctoral students, teachers and researchers of Perm State University under 35 years old are invited to participate. Winning the competition allows to compensate study-related their travels in 2021. The total amount of travel grants is RUB 200,000 ($ 2,600).

PSU Travel Grants Application (docx)
PSU Travel Grants Terms of Competition (pdf)

Founded in 2014, the Perm University Endowment Fund grows exclusively on voluntary donations by its contributors – graduates, students, teachers and friends of the University. According to the endowment mechanism, the funds are not spent, but transfer to the managing agent to generate income for the coming year, allowing to support academic and social activities on campus, and beyond.

PSU to Tell About Grant Opportunities in 2021

Where can I find financial support for my research project? What is the best way to plan my actions, and resources? What if my project goes beyond the university and aims at a wider society? Which partners should I look for to make it successful?

On Tuesday 20 April, the Information Workshop “Grant Opportunities for the Erasmus + Program in 2021” will take at Perm State University (PSU). The workshop will concentrate on existing grant opportunities and practical advice, shared by International Academic Cooperation Department team, PSU.

The seminar will take place on PSU campus, off-line, from 1pm till 3pm (local Perm time) in the meeting room of the PSU Academic Council (building 1, left wing, floor 4, room 424). Faculty staff, researchers and teaching fellows are invited to participate. To take part, please register using the following link.

“The seminar will feature relevant opportunities and grant competitions, open for Russian universities, researchers and teaching fellows. The speakers will present samples of successful projects at Perm State University under the Erasmus+ program,”

says Natalya Dobrynina, Head of the International Academic Cooperation Department, PSU.

Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s Programme for education, training, youth and sport. It offers opportunities for mobility of learners and staff and cooperation across the education, training and youth sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules and a structure which aims to streamline the administration of the program.

Apply for a Scholarship in Romania! (Applications due to 30 April)

The Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation informs about the study opportunities in accordance with the Note of the Embassy of Romania in the Russian Federation.

The scholarship program offer by the Romanian state, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is based on G.D. 288/1993, for the academic year 2021 – 2022. The scholarships are offered to foreign citizens from non-EU countries for bachelor, master and doctorate. Please, see the information and registration forms here.

The training takes place in Romanian. If necessary, an opportunity to take a preparatory course in the language will be provided.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Application form for scholarships;
  2. Copies of received diplomas and applications with certified translation into English, French or Romanian;
  3. Copy of birth certificate with translation;
  4. Copy of passport;
  5. Resume;
  6. If available, a certificate of language proficiency.

The documents package must be sent to the Romanian Embassy via e-mail to:

Documents are accepted until 30 April. Contact person in Russia is Olga Poleshuk, tel .: 8-495-788-65-91, Email:

Scholarship in Hungary: A Call for Applications (due to 11 March)

Looking for scholarships? Eager to participate summer schools? Interested in European culture, yet appreciating its origins? Try Hungary!

Perm State University International Relations Department reminds: the University of Pécs (Pécsi Tudományegyetem) welcomes applications for the Cultural Heritage of Hungary summer school, the scholarship competition to be on a competitive basis. Applications are due to 11 March 2021. The Summer School will be held offline from 4 to 18 July.

Based on the financial support of the Hungarian Government, Tempus Public Foundation offers the scholarship for foreign higher education students, graduates and professionals who would like to gain further knowledge in Hungarian summer university courses. Scholarship programs include Hungarian as a foreign language, Hungarology and thematic (nonlinguistic) courses, and are aimed at foreign (non-native Hungarian speaker) participants.

The Cultural Heritage of Hungary School at the University of Pécs aims to introduce the Hungarian cultural heritage from many different perspectives. This summer program will help you gain insight into Hungary’s gastronomy, wine culture, history, religion and folk traditions, and political, economic and social challenges. Team building intercultural sessions will also be part of this program with professional lecturers and guided tours in Pécs.

The language of instruction is English.

The scholarship covers tuition, meals, accommodation and program activities. Applicants must provide the following documents:

  1. Scholarship Application;
  2. Motivation letter;
  3. Extract from the record book;
  4. Certificate of knowledge of English and/or Hungarian;
  5. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or university.

The language of the documents can be Hungarian, English, French or German. If they are not written in either of these four languages, their official Hungarian or English translations must also be attached.

The documents should be submitted through the online system. The deadline is Thursday, 11 March 2021, 11 pm CET

Details of the scholarship and summer school might be found at:

Further questions might be addressed here:

Scholarship at Slovak Republic: A Call for Applications (due to 10 March)

PSU International Department reminds about the Agreement between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic on cooperation in education. For the 2021/2022 academic year, the Slovak Republic offers study courses and internships for undergraduates (up to 5 months), as well as graduate students and fellows in science and teaching (up to 10 months).

To participate in the Program, a candidate must prepare two sets of documents – for the Slovak and the Russian bodies.

The documents for the Slovak body include the following documents (originals + copy in Slovak or English):

  1. Application forms (originals, 2 copies);
  2. CV;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Plan for study or research activity;
  5. Letter of invitation from a Slovak university (when possible);
  6. Letters of recommendation;
  7. Academic transcript / copy of a record book or diploma certificate;
  8. List of publications relevant of candidate’s scientific/research activity;
  9. Photos for the application forms.

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

Information about the program in English and Slovak languages, application form and a list of documents for the Slovak bodies may be found on the official website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. More detailed information on filling out the documents is posted on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

The documents for the Russian and Slovak bodies must be sent via e-mail to The Documents will be accepted by 4.00pm on 10 March, 2021. Contact person: Olga Poleshchuk, tel.: 8-495-788-65-91, e-mail:

For additional questions on preparing documents on behalf of Perm State University, please contact the Division of International Academic Mobility, PSU International Department: or

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