Foreign citizens having completed their higher education at Master level as well as the ones completed their Ph.D. degrees could be admitted to the scientific training course on scholarship or contract. 

Scientific training depends on the scientific fields of study and chosen department. Link. The duration of scientific training varies from one month to two years.

As a rule, the scientific training has the aim to raise the level of academic and research skills. It includes participation in research work and development programs conducted by MPEI, some pedagogical and research practice in accordance with the scientific demands of the trainee and necessities of MPEI department, preparation of scientific papers and publications in international scientific journals. The forms of the scientific training are described below.

In order to be accepted to scientific training at MPEI, the foreign citizen should contact the MPEI Department of Foreign Ph.D. Students and Trainees (phdcourse@mpei.ru) and announce the wish to enter the scientific training. After that, the applicant should send to the mentioned address the following set of documents from his email:

  • The application form;
  • The copies of the first two pages of national passport;
  • The copies of the educational document about the previous education with the transcript (the confirmed list of passed disciplines with the grades);
  • The copies of his/her scientific papers (if any);
  • Address for the letter exchange (usual mail address);
  • Fax number and E-mail address.

These documents are necessary for making the final decision by the specific MPEI department that approves the admission. If the decision is positive, the applicant will be informed about the MPEI consent to be accepted at scientific training in written form, and he is informed about financial conditions of future training. If necessary, the applicant may get the text of the future contract.

After that, the applicant is to confirm his consent to conditions of training in written form, and MPEI is to send the set of documents to the Federal Migration Agency for the official invitation. The original of this invitation is sent to the applicant for getting the entry visa at Russian Consulate.
The result of training is the report at the session of the department. In case of positive work evaluation, the trainee has the official document of MPEI about the results of the scientific training in Russian and the certificate in Russian and if necessary in English.

Sometimes, the scientific training is conducted before the admission to Ph.D. course and, in this case, includes working the variety of scientific materials, preparation papers and making experiments in the field of future Ph.D. thesis. The scientific training does not assume the preparation and passing through the Ph.D. exams, the result of such training program is the report at the department’s session. When receiving positive results, the applicant acquires the recommendation to the Ph.D. course admission.

Forms of Scientific Training

1. Qualification raising

This form of scientific training includes participation in research and development programs conducted by MPEI, some pedagogical and research practice in accordance with the scientific demands of the trainee and necessities of MPEI department, preparation of scientific papers and of publications in international scientific journals.

The result of training is the report at the session of the department. In case of positive work evaluation, the trainee has got the official document of MPEI about the results of the fulfilled training in Russian and the special certificate in Russian and English.

2. Preparation to Ph.D. or Dr. Sci. courses at MPEI

This type of training presumes the collection of materials, preparation of papers and participation in experiments in the field of the future thesis. This training does not include the preparation for and passing through the Ph.D. exams.

The result of training is the report at the session of the department. In case of positive work evaluation, the trainee has got the recommendation for the future education at Ph.D. course in MPEI.

3. Preparation of Ph.D. and Dr. Sci. theses, defense and preparation of the required documents after defense for the further transfer of these documents to Higher Attestation Commission of Russian Federation.

This type of training includes the direct preparation of the already completed thesis for the defense.

The acceptation to this form of training is arranged only after the interview at the chosen department and after its consent to organize the consultative help before the thesis defense and during the defense.

The result of training is the successful defense of the thesis and a set of documents being transferred to Higher Attestation Commission after the defense.​

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