Novosibirsk State University
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Novosibirskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet.
First degree/qualification: 4 year bachelor's (bakalavr) or 5 year diploma of specialist.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4.0/5.0
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year first degree.
Documents required: Official diploma (diplom) showing degree and date awarded with accompanying addendum - translation of academic record (not valid without the diploma) in Russian and English. Addendum and diploma registration numbers must be the same.
Description: Instituted in 1959 as the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences. Usual admission requirements are a competitive entrance examination and a secondary school certificate (11 years of education). Note that the traditional five year diploma has been divided into two segments: (1) a four year program with general study in specific field culminating in the bakalavr (bachelor) degree, (2) two more years of specialization culminating in the magistr (master's degree).
No grade of one (1) on grading scale; courses often marked zachet (credit). Academic year has two terms (approximately 5 months per term).
Language of instruction: Russian.
Magistr/mastr's: 2 further years beyond the bakalavr.
Kandidat nauk/candidate of sciences: 3 years minimum after first degree; by research and thesis.
Doktor nauk: By thesis after kandidat nauk.
Last updated: May 09, 2005