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International Relations
of Russian State Hydrometeorological University

International Relations Office and Center for International Education are responsible for international activity in RSHU

Office phone: +7 812 633-01-96


Education in the Russian Federation

Classification of educational system in Russia:

1.1 Basic Education

Basic general education lasts for nine years. Graduates of this level may continue their education at senior high school to receive secondary general education. They may also enter an initial vocational school or non-university level higher education institutions. Only graduates from a secondary general school may apply for entrance to a higher education institution. Secondary education leads to the award of the Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrasovanii (Certificate of Secondary Completed General Education)

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1.2 Higher Education

Higher education is provided by public and non-public (non-State) accredited higher education institutions. There are two levels of higher education:

• Basic higher education (4 years) leading to the Bakalavr's degree, the first university level degree. This is equivalent to the B.Sc. degree in the US or Western Europe

• Postgraduate higher education (6 years or more). After two years, students are entitled to receive a Magistr's degree. This is equivalent to a Master's Degree (M.Sc, M.A.) in the US or Western Europe. After a Master's degree, students can continue to study towards a doctoral degree: Kandidat Nauk degree (the first level, equivalent to Ph.D.) and Doktor Nauk degree (the second, highest level, equivalent to Professor)

Higher education in Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the largest scientific and cultural center of Russia. The activities of higher education institutions are regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Being one of the 49 state universities of St. Petersburg, Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) offers educational programmes mainly in the environmental and Earth sciences

Higher education at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU)

RSHU is a unique university since it is the only one higher education institution in Russia that trains specialists in the field of hydrometeorology and oceanography.

University faculties:

- Faculty of Meteorology
- Faculty of Hydrology
- Faculty of Oceanology
- Faculty of Ecology and Physics of the Environment
- Faculty of Economics and Social-Humanitarian Sciences
- Faculty of Informational Systems and Geotechnology

More information about faculties here

and about curricula here

On the diagram you can see (indicated in red) levels of education that RSHU provides:
-Bachelor of Sciences(BSc),
-Master of Sciences (MSc),
-Kandidat nauk (PhD),
-Doktor nauk


RSHU has active research activities. RSHU has branch in Tuapse.

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