What do I need for admission?


To qualify for admission to the Tomsk State University Master’s Programme you must have been awarded a Bachelor’s / Specialist degree or hold an equivalent degree recognised as a Bachelor’s diploma, Specialist diploma or Master’s diploma in the Russian Federation.

Admission is furthermore based on the results of an entrance examination in Physics (written) and an interview subjected to the Programme’s qualification profile.

Entrance examination for international applicants is held in English. Video conferencing is available.

Written exam in Physics for Russian citizens is held in Russian, the eligibility interview is held in English.

An important admission requirement is English language proficiency corresponding to levels B1-B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Required Documents

  • Application/ registration formconsent to personal data processing / letter of consent
  • Documents serving as proof of identity and citizenship (scanned copy)
  • Document certifying the level of higher education completed (including diploma supplement) (original)
  • Officially certified Russian translation of an international higher education degree and supplement to it (original)
  • 6 photos (3×4 cm)
  • Letter of motivation (an explanation of applicant’s motivation for engaging in the programme and their expectations, in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in tabular form, in English)

Application Deadlines

03 April – 14 August

15 January – 10 July

Application period

(for foreign citizens)

10 May – 30 June

03  – 28 July

01 – 17 August


16 January – 26 July

Entrance examinations



(for foreign citizens)

16 August Deadline for submission of original documents by applicants aspiring to enroll on the state-funded or fee-paying (contractual) basis

Deadline for submission of the Admission Agreement by applicants for state-funded places

17 August Official enrollment of applicants for state-funded and fee-paying (contractual) places
21 – 30  August


01 February – 30  August

Deadline for submission of the Admission Agreement by applicants for fee-paying (contractual) places

(for foreign citizens)

22 – 31 August


02 February – 31  August

Official enrollment of applicants for fee-paying (contractual) places

(for foreign citizens)



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