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I would like to apply for an exchange course in Korea. What should I do?

To participate, you should provide a certificate that you have been studying the Korean language for a minimum of six months at the educational institution.

What are the exchange programs for a Bachelor of Architecture?

It all depends on the discipline and course of study.

Can I have a language internship?

Language internships are available in Chinese and Korean.

Is it possible to pass a foreign language proficiency test at INRTU? How can I do this?

You have the opportunity to take a language test in the INRTU International office, but it will only apply to participation in INRTU exchange programs. The International office specialist sends you password and login to take the test online. When your test is over, you have to come at the International office for oral interview. The date and time of the written and oral interview must be agreed in advance.

Can all students participate in exchange programs?

So, absolutely all students can become exchange students:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Post-graduate students

You have an opportunity to become an exchange student if you study on commercial or budget basis.

Before you choose a Partner-University and an Exchange Program to stay abroad, make sure you meet the following criteria:

1) At the time of application, you should be at least at the end of your second Bachelor semester.

2) You have good academic achievements (GPA from 4.0 at the time of application)

3) Sufficient language skills in the respective national language. You have language certificate (level upper B1, HSK/YCT 4 – for the Chinese language), if English /German / Chinese are not your native languages.

How much time does the exchange program last?

1 or 2 semesters.

I want to go to Poland for exchange. What do I need? How much is the tuition fee?

Please follow the «Requirements to Exchange Students». You don't have to pay the tuition fee to your host university.

What documents do I need to apply for an exchange program?

The requirements for the application documents are different in each university. 

As a rule, you will have to prepare the following documents:

- Curriculum vitae 

- Motivation letter

- Transcript of records, translated from Russian into English and confirmed by an INRTU International Office coordinator.

- Proof of the language proficiency

- International passport (copy)

- INRTU student certificate

Contact the International Office specialists to specify the list of the required documents.

What should I do if my course changes abroad?

First of all, contact the faculty coordinator of the administrator, who approved the original list of courses. Consult with him on any subject changes and how these changes will affect your new Proposal of Recognition. All changes must be made within 1 month from the beginning of the semester abroad.

Where can I find a list of partner-universities for exchange?

You can find a complete list of partner-universities for exchange on the website in Brochure "Exchange and Double Degree Programs"

How many credits do I have to bring from studying abroad?

The standard number of credits obtained for one semester abroad is 30 ECTS. You should make every effort to bring this number of credits from abroad.

Are there any deadlines I need to keep in mind when applying for exchange program?

Yes, each partner-university has its deadlines, please keep them in mind when applying.

Is there a limit on the number of academic mobility programs I can participate in while studying at INRTU?

During your studies at INRTU you can participate in both exchange programs and short-term academic mobility programs (summer/winter schools, conferences, competitions, etc.). The possibility to participate in these programs is not limited.

Can I apply for exchange education programs in two partner universities from different countries at the same time?

No. You can consider different universities and programs while preparing documents, but you can apply only to one university.

What am I required to do after returning from the exchange program?

You will be required to submit a report on participation in the academic mobility program to the INRTU International Exchange Office within three working days from the day of arrival.

Moreover, you will have to tell about your experience to the INRTU students at the intra-university sites or in the schools of the city.

Does INRTU provides financial support for outcoming exchange students?

Yes. Every year INRTU on a competitive basis allocates quotas for travel compensation (round-trip ticket). Quotas are limited. The selection of participants is carried out in accordance with the Regulations on the holding of an intra-university competition of applications for students of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Irkutsk National Research Technical University" for undergoing included training in a foreign educational institution.

What are visa requirements for studying abroad?

Students can apply for a visa as soon as they get the admission notice from the host university. Then they prepare all necessary documents for the consulate-general on their own. Further steps are:

1. Find the list of documents required and review it thoroughly

2. Prepare the documents (originals and copies if needed)

3. Make an appointment to the consulate-general (if required)

4. Apply for a visa

5. Get interviewed (if required)

6. Wait for visa approval.

Is it possible to apply for a language program in China if I have no language skills?

It depends on requirements of the partner university. It is still recommended for students to have sufficient language proficiency. All new students usually take the placement exam before they can start learning language at host university, then they are divided into groups with the most suitable language level, from beginners to advanced.

Can I participate in exchange programs if I have academic debts?

Unfortunately, you can’t. Students must have no academic failures while applying for language or exchange program.

I'm a foreign student and study at INRTU, can I take part in the competition for the Russian Presedential Scholarship?

No, "Russian Presidential Scholarship" is available only for russian citizens.

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