Student Exchange



Academic exchange programs give the participants an opportunity to study during one semester at a partner university while not being a degree pursuing student at the hosting institution.  Academic exchange program participants do not pay their tuition fee in the overseas hosting institution if they are enrolled within quotas set for exchange students in the agreements concluded with the Financial University. It is the students' responsibility to cover other expenses (i.e. transportation, accommo​dation, meals expenses, etc.)    

Key features:

  • More than 50 partner universities
  • More than 200 program participants annually
  • Program participants obtain their academic transcripts at the hosting universities.

Information for the incoming students

List of courses taught in English

Dear international students,

We would like to encourage you to participate in student exchange program at Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, one of the leading Universities in the field of Economics and Finance in Russia.

Study in our University will give you remarkable experience to get to know the Russian high education system and will provide opportunity to know more about Russian culture and traditions. ​

If you decided to consider this possibility, you need to follow the instructions below.

How to become an exchange student at Financial University:

Student needs to address to the International Office of Home University to check out whether it has an academic exchange agreement with Financial University. Home University coordinator considers the student to be nominated on the exchange program in Financial University and contacts coordinator of International Office in Financial University. 

International Office of Home University issues the Nomination Certificate for the exchange student and sends it to the mobility coordinator of Financial University, Mrs. Svetlana Chugunova, by e-mail:

The academic year at Financial University starts on September, 1st and ends at the end of June.

Deadlines for nomination:

  • April 30th  - for the Fall semester
  • October 30th – for the Spring semester

Application documents required for exchange student (should be sent by e-mail):

  • Application Form​ (fill out on the computer).
  • The copy of passport which should be valid for 1,5 year from the date of issue of Russian visa (translated into Russian and officially verified).
  • Proficiency Level Certificate of English (if student is going to study in English) or Russian (if student is going to study in Russian) - B2 Level is compulsory.
  • Nomination Certificate from home university (signed and stamped by home university).
  • Copy of Diploma of previous education (translated into Russian, the copy of the Diploma and it's translation should be verified by home university);
  • Passport-sized photo.

Application Deadlines:

  • May 15th  - for the Fall semester
  • November 15th – for the Spring semester

After arrival in Financial University the student needs to present the original copies of the application documents listed above as well as the following extra ones:

  • International Medical Insurance;
  • Medical Certificate (must be translated into Russian and officially verified).
  • 4 passport-sized photos.

Invitation Letter for student will be issued (if all the documents were submitted):

  • at the end of June – for Fall semester
  • at the end of December  - for Spring semester

Tuition fees

All the exchange students are exempt from the tuition fees at Financial University.


Financial University provides all exchange students with the place in the dormitory. The fee for the place in the dormitory is 1500 rub. per month.

Pre-arrival details regarding dormitory, academic calendar, orientation day etc. will be sent by e-mail directly to the students accepted for the exchange program.


List of exchange program partners


•             University of Vienna

Programs: Economics, Management  


  • University of Buenos Aires

Programs: Economics, Accounting 


•             Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski  

Programs: Economics, Management 

  •           Tsenov Economic Academy

Programs: Economics       


  • Durham University

Program: Economics

  • Bournemouth University 

Program: Economics



  • Corvinus University of Budapest    


Program: Economics


  • University of Cologne

Programs: Economics, Management, Sociology

  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Programs: Economics, Management, Sociology

  • University of Potsdam

Programs: Economics, Political Science 

  • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Bremen University of Applied Sciences  

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Programs: Economics, Banking


  • Complutense University of Madrid

Programs: Economics, Sociology

  •  University of Cádiz  

Programs: Economics, Management, Sociology, Law


  • Roma Tre University (Universitá degli Studi Roma T
  • re)


  •  University of Bologna

Program: Law

  •  University of Perugia

Program: Economics

  • John Cabot University

Programs: Economics, Management


  • Concordia University

Programs: Economics, Management


  • Central University of Finance and Economics

Program: Economics

  • University of International Business and Economics

Program: Economics

  • China University of Political Science and Law

Program: Law

  • Zhonghan University of Economics and Law

Program: Economics

South Korea

  • Gangneung-Wonju National University

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Kangwon National University

Program: Economics


  • University of Liechtenstein

Programs: Economics, Management


  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Programs: Economics, Accounting 


  • Warsaw School of Economics

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Wrocław University of Economics 

Programs: Economics, Accounting 


  • University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) 

Program: Economics


  • Pan-European University

Programs: Law


  • University of Ljubljana

Programs: Law


  • University of Oulu

Programs: Economics, Management, Accounting     

  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Program: Risk Analysis and Economic Security

  • Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Program: Economics


  • University Grenoble Alpes  

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 University

Programs: Economics, Management,  Law

  • Business School of the Catholic University of Lyon (ESDES)

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Paris Dauphine University

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Toulouse 1 University Capitole

Programs: Law

  • La Rochelle Business School

Programs: Economics, Management

  • Higher School of Management (ESSCA)

Program: Economics

  • EMLYON Business School

Program: Management


  • University of St. Gallen

Programs: Economics, Management

  • ​Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts  

Program: Economics​