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: schugunova@fa.ru

    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 programs available:


    University of Vienna
    Program: BA (Hons) Finance and Investment 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

    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​