Frequently asked Questions

ASK A QUESTION ABOUT ADMISSION

It takes up to 7 days to answer. Meanwhile, check the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
You can also contact Foreign students support team: +7 495 691-24-96; indekanat@gnesin-academy.ru

Admissions

Yes. Training of foreign citizens is carried out on the basis of:

  1. budgetary grants (quota of the Government of the Russian Federation);
  2. budgetary grants (if you have the status of a compatriot);
  3. paid contract.

Foreign citizens can study at the federal budget expense in two cases:

1) if they are compatriots living abroad;

2) within the framework of the quota for the education of foreign citizens established by the Government of the Russian Federation (to learn more contact the representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo).

Compatriots are persons who were born in a country, or who lived in it and have signs of a common language, history, cultural heritage, traditions and customs, as well as descendants of these persons in a straight descending line.

You need to attach the birth certificates of your parents (parent), thereby proving that they were born in the territory of the former USSR or the RSFSR and your birth certificate (with a notarized translation). Documents must be sent to the Admissions Office: priem@gnesin-academy.ru

Yes. All entrance tests are held in Russian. All educational programs imply studying in Russian language. If your Russian language proficiency is insufficient, you will need to take preparatory courses.

The Academy implements preparatory courses in the Russian language for foreign applicants:

More about preparatory courses in Russian

More about preparatory courses in English

Contacts:

inpodotdel@gnesin-academy.ru

+7 963 717-15-98 (Whatsapp)

kvota@gnesin-academy.ru (for applicants within the RF Government quota)

If a foreign citizen cannot enter the territory of the Russian Federation due to closed borders, then applicants will be given the opportunity to pass online entrance examinations. Admission requirements as well as examination procedures can be found here (russian).

Yes, the Academy has a dormitory with a limited number of places. Read more about the dormitory and check in procedure here.

Places in the dormitory are limited and provided for the entire period of study for students studying on a budgetary basis. If you study on a paid basis, the accommodation in a dormitory is possible, but not guaranteed.

For additional assistance please contact the Department of Visa and Migration Support of Foreign Students and Additional Education. Tel.: +7 (495) 691-24-96; E-mail: indekanat@gnesin-academy.ru

You can apply in accordance with the deadlines indicated on the page of the corresponding level of education:

Bachelor programmes (BA)

applications are accepted from 20 June to 07 July 17.00 (Moscow time)
entrance exams are held: July 8 - July 25
rating lists are published: July 27.

Master programmes (MA)

applications are accepted from 1 July to 20 July 17.00 (Moscow time)
entrance exams are held: July 21 - July 29
rating lists are published: August 03.

Specialist degree 5-year programmes

applications are accepted from 20 June to 07 July 17.00 (Moscow time)
entrance exams are held: July 8 - July 25
rating lists are published: July 27.

Assistantship programmes

applications are accepted from 20 June to 07 July 17.00 (Moscow time)
entrance exams are held: July 8 - July 27

PhD studies

applications are accepted from being updated
entrance exams are held: being updated
rating lists are published: being updated

Documents can be submitted only online through the applicant's personal account. Read the rules for online submission of documents (russian).

The list of required documents for admission can be found on the page of the level of education you are interested in.

If you have not previously pursued a full-time educational program at the Academy, then such a letter from the Academy is not provided.

If you have previously studied at the Academy full-time or you are studying at the moment, such a letter can be provided by consent of the deans of faculties, heads of departments.

A letter of admission to the Academy is not required when applying for training under the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Read our migration Before-arrival and Upon-arrival checklists to learn more about the documents and procedures you need to undertake to study in Russia.

If you are studying at one of the educational institutions from our partners list, you can apply for an exchange program and come to study at Gnesin RAM. For more information please visit your international supervisor at your university and contact the Department for International Cooperation of Gnesin Academy: +7 495 691-15-72; international@gnesin-academy.ru

Preparatory courses

Preparatory courses will let you reach your potential and adapt to our creative environment. The Academy welcomes foreign students who don't speak Russian or those who are at A1-A2 level of speaking for Preparatory courses. The Preparatory course lasts 1 year (from 1st October till 30th June). You can repeat this programme if you need.

The Preparatory course consists of intensive programme of learning the Russian language and one music discipline of your choice.

The lessons are conducted by highly-qualified professors with the help of the most up-to-date materials and educational technologies. The students of the Preparatory courses actively take part in artistic activities and concerts in the Academy. We have unique and individual approach for each foreign student in the Academy.

Contacts:

+7 963 717-15-98 ; inpodotdel@gnesin-academy.ru

No. The Preparatory courses don’t guarantee your entering to the Academy.

Due to strict pandemic restrictions we are providing most of our courses using Google Classroom platform. All lessons are held in Russian. 

For training, the student needs a personal computer connected to the Internet. The Internet speed must be at least 1 Mb per second. The computer must be equipped with a web camera, speakers and microphone, because the educational process includes webinars and audio courses.
Also, we recommend using the following browsers: Google Chrome version 55 and higher, Mozilla Firefox 36.0 and higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher. To view video and audio content, you must install Adobe ® Flash ® Player software version 25 or higher on your computer. To view materials in PDF format, you must install the Acrobat Reader DC software. To send and download archive files, you must install the WinRar, 7ZIP software.

Our Manager can help you fill out an application and choose a program by e-mail inpodotdel@gnesin-academy.ru

After confirmation of payment, we will create an e-mail with domain @gnesin-academy.ru (based on gmail) for you. Here we go!

Please note, the number of places in each education programme is limited.

Education

Please be advised that you need to comply with the Russian Migration Law.

For more information on visa and migration rules, read our Before-arrival and Upon-arrival checklists.

During pandemic restrictions the Academy provides education using Google Classroom platform for all foreign students who can’t enter the Russian Federation to study. All lessons are held in Russian.

For more information on hoe to use the Google Classroom platform check out our guidelines.

Please be advised that if the current regulations of your country allow border crossing for students, then you MUST come to Russia to study offline.

For training, the student needs a personal computer connected to the Internet. The Internet speed should be appropriate for video and audio calls. The computer must be equipped with a web camera, speakers and microphone, because the educational process includes webinars and audio courses.

Also, we recommend using the following browsers: Google Chrome version 55 and higher, Mozilla Firefox 36.0 and higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher. To view video and audio content, it is recommended to install Adobe ® Flash ® Player software version 25 or higher on your computer. To view materials in PDF format, you must install the Acrobat Reader DC software. To send and download archive files, you must install the WinRar, 7ZIP software.

If you can't enter Russia for studies due to pandemic restictions, you must start your classes online according to the official schedule.

Check out our guidelines to prepare for your studies.

After successfully passing entrance exams and confirmation of payment of your education at the Academy, you will be given a personal e-mail address in the @gnesin-academy.ru domain (based on gmail). You can access your classes via Google Classroom by entering a specific classroom code.

If you need any assistance with your classes, please contact indekanat@gnesin-academy.ru.

To reserve a classroom on your own, you must PERSONALLY visit the Control Room and leave your student ID card in exchange for the classroom key. If there are no vacant classrooms, you can wait until some of them get free. As a rule, there are free classrooms either early in the morning or in the evening, after 6 pm.
Note! Often lost things (student ID cards, grade books and bank cards) are brought to the Control Room.

Control room of the Academy (Classroom management Department) contacts:
Ground floor of the Main Academy Building (to the left of the turnstile, view map).
Tel.: +7 (495) 691-62-90
E-mail: dispatcher@gnesin-academy.ru

Control Room of the Gnesin State Musical College contacts:
Ground floor of the College Building (view map)

Control room of the Musical College of Pop and Jazz Art contacts:

Bldg. 1, 27/6, Bolshaya Ordynka Str., Moscow
Tel.: +7 (495) 953-58-80

If you are a student of the Academy, you can lease a musical instrument for training. Contact the Musical Instruments Storage Department along with your teacher. Then you can select an instrument and sign a lease agreement. This is a fee-based service. The term of agreement amounts to 1 academic year. Before the summer holidays, the instrument should be returned to the Musical Instruments Storage Department (Location: Main Academy Building, behind the stage of the Large concert hall, vew mapE-mail: g.norshtein@gnesin-academy.ru)

Musicians can purchase music sheets and expendable materials for their instruments both offline and online in Moscow.

Noty shop

Nota-torg

MUZ-KNIGA

Goronok shop

July music shop

Scroll violin house

To repair your musical instrument, you may contact your professor. Professors of the Academy provide their students with contacts of reliable masters.

The structure of the Student Council of the Academy comprises a volunteer corps; after you join it, during the first term the Student Council members select the most active students and invite them to participate in the Student Council.

To become a part of the student community of both Colleges, it’s necessary to address the student activists of the Colleges.