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FAQ

What are the application submission requirements?


Submit application set of documents neatly via email. Upon arrival be ready to present the original documents to the Admission Board.

What documents should be submitted to the University by a foreign citizen on arrival?
  1. an application;
  2. a certificate of secondary education (original) and a list of studied subjects and examination grades;
  3. a notarized translation of the secondary education certificate into the Russian language;
  4. a pre-university course certificate obtained at a higher educational establishment in Belarus (for undergraduate first-year entrants);
  5. a notarized copy of birth certificate;
  6. notarized translation of the birth certificate into the Russian language;
  7. a passport;
  8. a passport copy;
  9. a medical certificate issued by a national health care establishment of his/her native country;
  10. a certificate with a negative HIV-result issued by an official health care establishment of the candidate's home country;
  11. a notarized translations of the medical certificate and a HIV certificate into the Russian language;
  12. a medical insurance policy;
  13. 8 (eight) photos, 3x4 cm.
What medical certificate must be submitted to the University?


Entering the University a foreign citizen should submit a medical certificate issued by a health care establishment of his/her home country. A medical certificate is a statement (issued within 3 months from the application date),on a medical center letterhead, indicating that the student has been examined and found in good physical and mental health to travel to study abroad and is free of contagious diseases. The certificate must contain a chest X-ray results. An applicant also submits a certificate of a negative HIV result issued by an official health care establishment of his/her home country and a certificate of immunization.

After arrival to Belarus, a student will have a medical examination. The provision of false information on your health condition may result in your application being refused. You will have to leave Belarus and return home.

What should I do if I want to study at the university but I don't speak Russian?


International students who do not speak Russian at all or whose Russian language proficiency may not yet have reached a suitable standard for studying can follow a one-year course at the Pre-University Department. The course provides students with the necessary language and study skills and knowledge of related subjects in preparation for future study. At the end of the year, the students pass an examination. Successful students receive a graduation certificate and are admitted to their chosen undergraduate degree programme. Those who fail the examination can improve their knowledge taking an additional year at the Pre-University Department.

What is the age limit for graduate students?


The age limit is 30 years.

Is accommodation available at the University hostel (dormitory)?


International students are offered accommodation in one of the several campus –based dormitories: 2-or 3-bed rooms at $45-50 per person per month. Students share facilities (lavatories, kitchens) with Belorussian and international students.

When does the pre-university course start?


The pre-university course starts on October, 1.

How can I get a student visa?
  • An applicant submits the required documents to the University.
  • After careful consideration and positive decision on the applicant’s candidacy the university sends a formal invitation by EMS service.
  • When you receive the invitation you can apply for a 30-day student visa with the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in your country.
What is the average cost of living in Brest?


The average cost of living (accommodation, board, transportation) in the city of Brest is 400$ per month.

What is the financial responsibility in case of the student's deportation?


The financial responsibility includes the cost of the flight from Belarus to the student’s home country and a fine imposed by the Migration Office.

What documents must be submitted to receive an invitation for study?
  • an application form in English or Russian;
  • a notarized copy of the secondary education certificate and a list of studied subjects and examination grades + notarized Russian translation;
  • a passport copy;
  • a notarized copy of birth certificate +notarized Russian translation;
  • a medical certificate issued by an official health care establishment in the applicant's home country (an original or a notarized copy);
  • a certificate of a negative HIV-infection reaction issued by an official health care establishment of the candidate's native country (an original or a notarized copy).*

* For invitation you can submit medical certificates either in English or in Russian.

International students must
  • observe the laws of the Republic of Belarus;
  • keep to the rules and regulations of the University;
  • get and increase their knowledge in the chosen field of studies;
  • attend lectures and seminars on a regular basis;
  • timely fulfil their assignments and examinations;
  • pay the tuition fee timely and in full amount.

Foreign students who commit a crime or administrative violation on the territory of the Republic of Belarus bear the responsibility in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Belarus.

Are there any additional examination requirements for those who apply for the Architecture speciality?


When applying for the Architecture speciality an applicant should pass the Practical Examination in Drawing (Entrance Exam Requirements for the Architecture speciality). He/she should also get through an interview (conducted in Russian) covering the following topic : My Future Career As An Architect (aiming to analyze the reasons for choosing the job and the level of knowledge of the architectural terminology).

Download: Entrance examination requirements