Frequently Asked Questions
We hope our website has given you answers to most of the questions you might ask about studying at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, but we have also compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions in case we have forgotten something you need to know. Can't find what you're looking for? The International Students Office is always ready to provide you with necessary assistance or help.
- There are over 600 citizens from 30 countries of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, EU and CIS studying at over 100 study programmes in IT, telecommunications, nano electronics, software engineering, digital economy, etc..
- In 2015 over 30% of international students are being trained in English. Our University offers a number of English-medium programmes for school graduates, as well as for B.Sc. & M.Sc. holders. More about Programmes in English
- Do I need IELTS or TOEFL or any other English language certificate to apply for English-medium programmes?No, it isn’t; international students are admitted to BSUIR on the basis of the admission interview results. The admission interview aims at revealing the applicant’s level of the basic education and language skills. In case of applying to English-medium programmes you will have to undergo an admission interview on the English language.
- According to the Belarusian System of Higher Education the following level of education is required to enter BSUIR:
- general school or basic education corresponding to the level of general secondary education in Belarus, to apply for a first degree course
- Bachelor of Science degree to apply for one of the University's Master programmes
- Bachelor & Master of Science degree to apply for a Ph.D. programme
Find more useful information about entry requirements & application procedure at How to Apply
- All foreign students coming to study at BSUIR are comfortably accommodated in one of four University dormitories. More about Housing
- Tuition fees should be paid in USD or BYR as a lump sum per annum or per term. You may choose out of two payment options:
1. by cash
Tuition fees may be paid at Belarusbank against the bill, which is issued upon personal request by the International Students Office. The payment shall be made in the national currency (BYR, Belarusian Ruble)
2. by bank transfer
Tuition fees may be paid in USD by a bank transfer from abroad.
More about Tuition & Fees
- Foreign students are actively involved in the university’s sports and cultural life: in KVN (Humorous Acting Game), festivals, contests, concerts, guided tours and sports competitions. More about students’ extra-curricular activity in Life@BSUIR.
- No! According to the article 36 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens and Apartheids in the Republic of Belarus" foreigners shall be living only at the address, at which they have been registered.
- 20 days before your registration expires, you shall visit the International Students Office, and apply for the extension of your registration.
- Two months before your passport expires, you shall visit the Embassy of your home country to extend or change your passport, and report to the International Students Office.
- To go home for vacations, you need to obtain a visa. To do this, you shall apply to the International Students Office not later than two weeks before you leave. We strongly advise you to book your ticket only having obtained the visa. In urgent cases you may apply for an urgent visa, which can be issued within 5-7 days. Leaving Belarus for vacations, you shall necessarily have your medical insurance with you, to present it at the airport when entering Belarus again.
- visit the Minsk Student Clinic No. 33,
call a doctor - tel.: +375 17 331 20 26.
call an emergency (tel. 103) and make use of your health insurance in case of a sudden illness or injury (to receive medical aid in an insured event).
- Yes, each health survey is obligatory:
- primary - upon arrival in Belarus;
- additional screening within 10 days, after each return to Belarus from abroad.
- Classes, missed for a valid reason (when approved by a certificate from the Minsk Student Clinic No. 33), should be run over free of charge. To run over the classes missed without a valid reason you shall make an extra payment.
- Regarding all issues related to your study, please address to your Dean’s office, Dean personally, or Deputy Dean responsible for international students’ tuition.