Ural Federal University: Postgraduate Enrollment on State-Supported Basis Successfully Completed

The Ural Federal University has completed the admission to the postgraduate school on state-founded basis. 223 people became postgraduate students – that is how many budgetary places were allocated in the current year. At the same time, enrollment on contact basis will continue until November 1.

“This year, the structure of the entrance exams has changed: all postgraduate students took exams in foreign languages and a special discipline (a discipline of focus). The third test was the sum of scores for individual achievements in science: publications, prizes at conferences and competitions, patents, grants. Two-thirds of applicants submitted such achievements. This allows us to hope that the applicants are prepared for scientific activities,” says Marina Semochkina, the Head of the Higher Qualification Training Department.

Admission to postgraduate programs at Ural Federal University was held remotely: the documents were accepted and processed through the service “Personal account of a postgraduate student”. According to Marina Semochkina, this allowed more efficient interaction between the admissions committee and applicants.

Out of all applicants, 204 are graduates from Ural Federal University undergraduate and masters programs. Of the total number of applicants, 135 are honors degree holders, and 133 presented individual achievements in science.

“The service of accounting for students’ scientific achievements was very helpful in calculating the competitive scores of this year’s applicants. The service was put into operation last year by the staff of the department of scientific and pedagogical staff training and the staff of the department of training of higher qualification. Next year we are expecting even more applicants to graduate school with a thesis research background from Ural Federal University institutes. In the end, this significantly increases the effectiveness and efficiency of postgraduate students’ work,” notes Marina Semochkina.