The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
In 2010, the newly formed Russian Presidential Academy became the largest socioeconomic and humanities university in Russia and Europe
General information


Research centers & labs



Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international

Masters and PhD programmes \international

Teaching staff

Foreign students from 74 countries study in RANEPA
Programs & Prices
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Entrance tests & Deadlines
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Admission rules
Scan of passport and legalized certificate of complete higher secondary education
(with academic transcript)
Notarized translation of passport and educational documents in Russian Consulate
Certificate of Recognition
Medical Certificate
(Confirming the Candidate is Not Suffering From Any Disease That Could Be Threat to General Public's Health)
Visa rules
Student visas in Russia are required for students from most foreign countries. Russia is not a member state of the EU/EFTA, so the EU visa-free entry privilege does not apply for European students. Required Documents for Study Visas in Russia:
A valid passport which will be valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of the visa and with at least two unmarked pages
An official invitation letter from your chosen university
Application form
A certificate showing your HIV-negative status no older than 90 days
A letter of consent from your parents and certified by a notary (if you're under 18)
Photograph 3.5x4.5 cm
This is the general list. Consult the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
Living costs (prices for Moscow)
Personal Care
Presentation Video RANEPA
International students about RANEPA
RANEPA has launched more than 20 "dual degree" programs in partnership with universities and business schools in Europe and the USA.
In 2016, RANEPA was included in the top 20 best universities in the country in the Expert RA rating
In 2020 the RANEPA became one of the organizations on the basis of which the world-class Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Human Potential is being created.
The Institute of Business and Business Administration of RANEPA occupies the 28th position in the Financial Times' rating of the best business schools in Europe
Most MBA and EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) programs at RANEPA are accredited by the world's most prestigious accreditation associations.
The Academy offers postgraduate and doctoral programs in 10 areas of study. From September 1, 2017, the Academy is authorized to establish advanced degree awarding boards (including doctoral) in eight sciences and humanities.
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is the largest educational institution in Russia, represented by 52 branches in eight federal districts of the Russian Federation (47 regions).

In accordance with Government Directive No. 903-p of May 11, 2017, five professional educational institutions of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation are being merged into the Presidential Academy: Kazan Banking College, Moscow Banking College, Omsk Banking College, Oryol Banking College, and Khabarovsk Banking College. The Central Bank's colleges will be reorganized as structural units of the Presidential Academy.

More than 180,000 people are being trained at RANEPA across Russia. The total number of students in its regional branches is more than 81,000, of which 67,000 are in the bachelor and specialist programs, about 9,000 are master's students, and over 5,500 are in vocational/associate degree programs. More than 1,700 foreign students are enrolled with the regional branches of the Academy. The number of its full-time employees is about 6,500 in Moscow and about 7,500 in regional branches. Overall, RANEPA employs 6,100 academic staff: nearly 780 Full Professors, 2,500 Associate Professors, and almost 5,200 holders of advanced degrees, including 1,600 Doctors.

The Academy delivers professional degree programs including 113 bachelor's programs, 11 specialist programs, nearly 150 master's programs and 7 vocational/associate degree programs.

RANEPA has developed and is implementing more than 500 additional professional education programs; about 30% of these programs are updated annually.

The Academy offers postgraduate and doctoral programs in 10 areas of study. From September 1, 2017, the Academy is authorized to establish advanced degree awarding boards (including doctoral) in eight sciences and humanities.

The Academy has developed unique training programs to train civil servants for federal authorities and regional governments.
RANEPA is one of the leaders in training top-level managers for Russian firms and companies. Over one-third of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) students in the Russian Federation are students of the Academy.

Most MBA and EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) programs at RANEPA are accredited by the world's most prestigious accreditation associations.

RANEPA was one of the initiators of introducing МРА (Master of Public Administration) programs to the Russian education system. These programs are aimed at meeting the staffing needs of government bodies.

RANEPA has broad international contacts with leading foreign universities: it sends Russian students abroad, implements joint programs with leading international universities, and also trains foreign students.

The Academy's research and expert activities as the largest consultant for development projects and programs implemented by federal and regional authorities, corporations and public organizations, contribute to continuous improvement and updating of the educational process.

Its libraries (including regional branches) hold more than 7 million printed books. Of particular interest and great value are the rare book editions at the Yakushkin Library and Shanyavsky Open University (Moscow), the State Duma Library (St. Petersburg), and the famous Demidov Library (Yekaterinburg). Students of all branches of the Academy have access to digital educational and scientific resources: there are more than 20 Russian and foreign databases available.

The Moscow campus has a total of 319,500 square meters of premises; the total footprint area of the Academy's entire branch network is 747,600 square meters (including the Personnel Training Center in Pushkino).

RANEPA is the ideologist and project developer of the continuous education system in Russia. We have developed a concept for the modern system of continuous education for civil servants, to help modernize the system of advanced training and retraining of civil servants in the Russian Federation.
Why is Russia more suitable for higher education?
Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education
Self-funded study is much cheaper at Russian universities than the equivalent in the USA, Canada and the UK, and in terms of the level of training provided, leading Russian universities compete on par with educational institutions in the West.
Safe and convenient living environment for foreign student
Russia is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.
A Wide Range of Universities and Study Programmes
766 universities in 82 regions of the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok; 205 fields, from mathematics and natural sciences to the dramatic arts; 657 subjects in Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist and Postgraduate Programmes (medical traineeships, postgraduate military courses), and internships and assistantships.
Get education in the country with the dazzling culture
Russia has given the world many great writers, poets, philosophers, composers, artists and musicians: Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Rerikh, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Boris Pasternak, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Eisenstein, Mstislav Rostropovich... Literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, painting, theatre and cinema: this is how Russia wins the hearts of people the world over.
Many programmes are available in English
The most popular programmes are: General medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary science are available in English at Sechenov University and RUDN. Many other programmes are available in English at other universities in Russia: engineering, technical and humanitarian.
Well-developed infrastructure
In Russia, there are many cities with well-developed infrastructure, high level of hotel quality service and highly-developed public transport. Russia became one of the twenty most attractive counties for foreign students.