International Applicants

How to apply? The procedure of applying, admission, enrollment

Undergraduate Programmes

Choose the Bachelor's Degree programmes on more than 15 faculties of the BSU

Master's Degree Programmes

The list of Master's Degree programmes including taught in English

Tuition Fees

Costs of programmes at different levels of education at the University

Studies for Doctoral degree is one of the steps of post-graduate studies in the BSU aiming at preparing higher qualification specialists awarding them with Doctor of Philosophy degree. Students can study either full-time or have open learning distance education, the studying time is relatively 3-5 years.

Doctoral degree in the BSU includes studying in deep form of general and special subjects, taking candidate exams and credits, acquiring methods and means of scientific researches, conducting scientific research in accordance with the chosen specialty of the corresponding scientific branch on the actual topic, systematization and generalization of the achieved results with the aim of preparing and defending a thesis seeking for the PhD degree.


Documents’ acceptance from foreign students to study in the BSU is done during the whole year. After enrollment PhD-students will be given an opportunity to live in the dormitory (2-3 people in a room).


Studying plan for foreign doctorate students in the BSU consists of the following elements:

  1. Academic advising of PhD (100 hours per year) followed by taking a qualifying exam according to the specialty;
  2. Philosophy studying course (120 hours) followed by taking a qualifying exam;
  3. Russian as a foreign language studying course (1st year – 704 hours; 2nd year – 320 hours; 3rd year – 240 hours) followed by taking a qualifying exam;
  4. Studying course “Basic information technologies” (72 hours) followed by taking a marked credit.


During studies the postgraduate student must take all his qualifying exams in time, make all scientific research in accordance with stated thesis topic and individual working plan, publish at least three scientific articles in scientific publications and present a scientific speeches in scientific conferences, symposiums, forums, present the thesis for preventive check in organization according to the place of its writing and have a preventive check.

Events connected with preliminary thesis defence are conducted on a paid basis during the studying period or after it on the basis of a separate contract.

Foreign citizens applying for post-graduate (PhD) studies must have a Master degree certificate. The studies are conducted in a full-time form (no more than 3 years), part-time form (no more than 4 years) or degree-seeking form (no more than 5 years).

Average annual tuition fee for postgraduate courses.

Detailed information about the admission rules

Address of the Department of Post-graduate and Doctoral Studies:
Minsk, 9 Babruyskaya str., room 411.
Business hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Contact number: +375 17 209 51 73, +375 17 209 50 24.

Brochure for foreign citizens for postgraduate (Phd) studies

Realization of education programs of post-graduate education in English:



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