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Apply for SFedU Master's degree program without exams! Participate in the Portfolio Contest 2024!

Attention! The Portfolio Contest 2024 has been announced!

This is an opportunity for you to apply for a Master's degree program of the Southern Federal University on a paid basis without exams.  

Applications for participation in the Portfolio Competition are accepted: from 01.03.2024 to 20.06.2024.

You can find the portfolio competition on the website  

Click on the link below for more information about our Masters degree programs:

Also, SFedU offers English-taught Master's programs (and you can study here without Foundation Course to learn Russian!) 

Participation requirements:

  1. Registration on the website
  2. Choose the field of study.
  3. Each field of study has its own specific requirements, list of documents and essay topics.

*Please note that some programs may have two stages of passing the competition.

  1. Attach documents, a written answer on the topic of the essay, certificates and other materials in your personal account.

Mandatory documents are:

  • Motivation letter, where you explain: why you chose SFedU Masters program, why you interested in it, describe your plans of future scientific and professional activities.
  • Essay on one of the topics, mentioned in the program requirements

Documents that will add points to your portfolio application!

  • Recommendation letters.
  • Academic publications in scientific journals.
  • Certificates of participation in different competitions and conferences.
  • An employment record book or official personal document, confirming work experience.
  • Certificate of proficiency in English based on the results of international exams.
  • Certificates of additional education courses, corresponding to the selected Masters program.

!!!The absence of these documents is not an "obstacle" or problem to participate in the portfolio competition.

You need to score 40 or more points for studying on a fee-paying basis.