Recognition of foreign education and (or) qualification with the aim to further training in National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”

Foreign citizens, who have got the education and (or) qualification in the foreign state, have a right to be accepted to mastering for Russian programs of higher education, if such an education and (or) qualification is recognized in Russian Federation as a level of the appropriate education.  

Owners of foreign education and (or) qualification should pass a procedure of recognition of the foreign education and (or) qualification according to the recognition schedule acting in NRU MPEI or to apply the Certificate on Recognition of foreign education and (or) qualification.

To get the “Certificate on recognition of foreign education and (or) qualification” you can contact to Federal State Institution “Main State Expert Center of education evaluation” ( with the address in Moscow:

Leninskiy prospekt 6, stroenie 3. Moscow, Russia zip: 119049. Glavekspertcentr

(personally or via the post) or via e-mail:

For the Certificate the state due is necessary.

In the National Research University “MPEI” the procedure of foreign education recognition and (or) qualification is carries out according to the accepted schedule after presentation to the MPEI Admission Commission of the necessary set of documents. The procedure of foreign education recognition for arrangement to acceptation on education in MPEI is carries out free of charge.

Requirements to the set of documents on education and (or) qualification

The documents set applied for recognition should include the following:

  1. Document on education
  2. Appendix to the education document if it is anticipated by the rules of documents issuing.

The documents should be legalized, copies should be notary confirmed and accompanied by confirmed translation into Russian language, if the preparation form of documents does not anticipate the complete information doubling on Russian language. 

To finish the recognition procedure it is necessary to show the origins of educational documents and (or) qualification in Moscow after arrival.

Documents should be prepared and completed according with above-mentioned requirements.

All foreign applicants, who wish to be accepted to NRU MPEI, are recommended to contact in advance to the Dean office for foreign students or to the Department of foreign PhD students and trainees and apply clear scanned collies of documents on education and (or) qualification for their preliminary evaluation. The applicant will get a response to opportunity of their recognition and, if necessary, recommendation for its further preparation. For education on Bachelor and Master programs documents should be sent via e-mail: or and for PhD students and trainers via:  and

Supplemental information on requirements to translation of foreign documents about education or qualification into Russian language

The document of foreign state about education and (or) qualification and the appendix to it, which form does not anticipate the complete information reduplication into Russian language, must be accompanied by the confirmed in the accepted manner by the translation into Russian language. 

The translation can be carried out and conformed at the Consulate of Russian Federation abroad or in the notary office in the territory of Russian Federation.

The translation should be complete and include the translation of all stamps confirming the document. 

In the case if the name mentioned in educational documents differs from the name mentioned in the document identifying personality of the document owner, it is necessary to apply additional (officially confirmed) explanations of permissibility of such discrepancies. 

Supplemental information on requirements to legalization of documents for their application to the territory of Russian Federation

Documents on foreign education and (or) qualification for their application to the territory of Russian Federation should be legalized if another action does not anticipate by International Agreements of Russian Federation.

If the Agreement on legal redress between RF and the foreign states acts, which cancels the legalization of official documents, then documents on education and (or) qualification issued in this foreign statу and satisfying to condition of this Agreement, does not require the legalization. You may check whether this state, which issued Your documents on education and (or) qualification, is included into the list of states having the Agreement on legal redress with Russian Federation (see section Agreements about legal redress). 

Agreements about legal redress of Russian Federation with the following countries

  1. Albania (Republic of Albania);
  2. Algeria (People's Democratic Republic of Algeria);
  3. Argentina (Argentine Republic);
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  5. Bulgaria (Republic of Bulgaria);
  6. China (People's Republic of China);
  7. Croatia (Republic of Croatia);
  8. Cuba (Republic of Cuba);
  9. Cyprus (Republic of Cyprus);
  10. Czech Republic;
  11. Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt);
  12. Estonia (Republic of Estonia);
  13. Finland (Republic of Finland);
  14. Greece (Hellenic Republic);
  15. Hungary;
  16. India (Republic of India);
  17. Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran);
  18. Iraq (Republic of Iraq);
  19. Italy (Italian Republic);
  20. Korea, North (Democratic People's Republic of Korea);
  21. Latvia (Republic of Latvia);
  22. Lithuania (Republic of Lithuania);
  23. Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia);
  24. Mongolia;
  25. Montenegro;
  26. Poland (Republic of Poland);
  27. Romania (Romanian People's Republic);
  28. Serbia (Republic of Serbia);
  29. Slovakia (Slovak Republic);
  30. Slovenia (Republic of Slovenia);
  31. Spain (Kingdom of Spain);
  32. Tunisia (Tunisian Republic);
  33. Vietnam (Socialist Republic of Vietnam);
  34. Yemen, South (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen).

List of States – Participants of the Convention about legal redress and legal relations on civil, family and criminal affairs (Minsk, 1993):

  1. Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan Republic);
  2. Armenia (Republic of Armenia);
  3. Belarus (Belarus Republic);
  4. Georgia;
  5. Kazakhstan (Republic of Kazakhstan);
  6. Kyrgyzia (Kyrgyz Republic);
  7. Moldavia (Republic of Moldavia);
  8. Russia (Russian Federation);
  9. Tajikistan (Republic of Tajikistan);
  10. Turkmenistan;
  11. Uzbekistan (Republic Uzbekistan);
  12. Ukraine.

If the state issuing documents on education and (or) qualification is the state-participant of the Convention, which cancels the legalization requirement of official documents (the Hague, 05.10.1961 (Convention  of  5  October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents), so-called the Hague Convention, then the special stamp “apostille” must be stamped on documents on education and (or) qualification according to accepted rules in the specific state. To check a fact of participation of the foreign state, issued the documents on education and (or) qualification in this Convention and to get another additional information you can from site of the Convention

If the state issued your documents has no the Agreement on legal redress with RF (see section Agreements about legal redress) and is not the state-participant of the Hague Convention, then your documents must be passed the procedure of the Consulate legalization. The legalization is that they must be confirmed in the Ministry of foreign affairs of the state, which issued the documents, with further confirmation on the Russian Consulate in this state.

The legalization is considered as non-complete without special stamp of the Russian Consulate on the educational document.

Confirmation of the translation accuracy into Russian language in the Russian Consulates does not replace the procedure of their legalization if the legalization requirement does not cancel by international agreements. 

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