Recognition of a foreign educational credential in the Russian Federations is necessary for the holder to be admitted to educational programs of a certain level.

The Government of the Russian Federation has published a list of foreign educational organisations whose educational credentials are recognised in the Russian Federation.

The Credentials of other educational organisations should be recognised by St.Petersburg State University. The Committee for the Evaluation of Foreign Credentials at St.Petersburg State University is in charge for the procedure of recognition for admission purposes.

Any questions on the recognition of the credentials and the recognitions of the official documents in Russia can be addressed to the Committee for the Evaluation of Foreign Credentials by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the officer at Universiteskaya Emb., 13 B, St.Petersburg.

The educational documents should be properly prepared to be submitted in the Russian Federation.

How to prepare the academic documents for submission? 

The minimum (compulsory) package of documents includes:

  • An original Credential (document of education) and its supplements with grades/marks

The documents should be legalised by the Consulate of the Russian Federation or by Apostille.

Legalisation must be carried out in the country, issuing the document of education.

The detailed information about the legalisation is published on the official web-site of the National Information Center for the recognition of the education in Russian Federation.

The documents issued in the member countries of the multilateral or bilateral agreements can be submitted without the legalisation (The list of countries).

  • Certified Russian translation of the legalised educational documents and supplements

The translations should be notarised in the Russian Federation or in the Russian embassy/consulate abroad.

The copies of translated documents should be attached to the notarised translations.

The documents issued in the member countries of the multilateral or bilateral agreements can be certified by the rules of the issuing country (The list of countries).