Entry Requirements for International Students
Foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter the institution of higher education to get higher education:
- at the expense of budgetary funds or on a paid basis - in accordance with international treaties of the Republic of Belarus;
- on a paid basis – according to the results of the final assessment after studying the content of the educational program preparing individuals for admission to the institution of higher education;
- on a paid basis - according to the results of the interview which establishes the student’s level of proficiency in the language used in the educational process. The main aim of the interview is to make sure that the language proficiency level of a student is high enough to be able to study the content of the higher education program.
Admission of foreign citizens and stateless persons to the institution of higher education is carried out on the basis of an agreement for training a specialist getting higher education at the expense of the budget, an agreement for training a specialist on a paid basis, that is concluded by the institution of higher education with foreign citizens and stateless persons (with legal representatives of minor foreign citizens and stateless persons when they present documents confirming status of a legal representative of a minor foreign citizen or stateless person) or with representatives of foreign citizens and stateless persons acting under Power of Attorney certified by a notary or an authorized official, as well as a legal entity (individual entrepreneur, individual) paying tuition fees (if any). Additionally, an agreement, besides the requirements established by law, provides the responsibility of the parties for payment of expenses in case of deportation of a foreign citizen and a stateless person outside the Republic of Belarus.
In addition to documents drawn in a foreign language, translation of an agreement into Belarusian or Russian is also attached and certified by a notary.
HIGHER EDUCATION AT BSPU
Higher education is the level of basic training aimed at developing the student's personality, his intellectual and creative abilities, enabling him to obtain specialized theoretical and practical knowledge. At the end of the training course the student gets a certification of a specialist with a higher education and a Master's degree.
In accordance with a special permission (license) to carry out educational activities, BSPU provides getting higher education in 79 specialties and 6 specializations. All the specialties have passed state accreditation (Certificate). Designing and implementation of educational programs of higher education are provided by 11 Faculties and 56 Departments.
The system of training pedagogical staff at the university includes four / five-year training of specialists at the first stage of higher education with the possibility of continuing education in order to obtain the Master’s degree at the second stage of higher education (Master’s Degree Course). After obtaining a Master's degree a graduate of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank has the right to continue his/her education doing PhD studies and then Doctorate studies.
The training of students in the institution of higher education is organized in full-time and extramural (including distant education) forms of education. The terms of training depend on the complexity of the educational program and the form of education.
The Ministry of Education is the main employer of graduates studying at the expense of the Republican budget. With the purpose of strengthening the practical orientation of training specialists in the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, there are 41 affiliated branches of the Departments that provide the educational process and the organization of an internship for students in secondary schools, preschool and special education institutions.
The university provides students with ample opportunities for self-improvement and advanced training. Students can get additional training at the Additional Education Center.
THE FIRST STAGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
The first stage of higher education provides training for specialists who want to obtain higher education and who have fundamental and special knowledge and skills. At the end of the training course the student gets a certification of a specialist and is given a diploma of higher education, which grants him/her the right for employment according to the type of received qualifications in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus and the right for training on the Master’s Degree Course .
BSPU implements educational programs of higher education of the first stage, providing certification of a specialist obtaining higher education, and educational programs of higher education of the first stage, providing the certification of a specialist obtaining higher education and integrated with educational programs of secondary special education in 61 specialties and 6 specializations.
The terms of training at this stage range from 4 to 5 years. The terms of training on extramural form of education are extended for one more year