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The "Financial Analyst" program welcomes the international applicants who meet the following requirements:

— bachelor’s degree or equivalent
— strong proficiency in English
— a strong economics, financial or mathematics background

Prior work experience in the field, including through an internship or other traineeship, is an advantage.

The program is fully in English. 

International applicants are considered for admission based on the application portfolio.

Portfolio composition:

Portfolio componentObligatory / optionalMaximum scoreComments
English proficiency proofCompulsory for portfolio reviewPass/failSatisfying the minimal necessary requirements
Motivation letterObligatory4 pointsNot more than 1 (one) page of printed text of A4 format, where the candidate gives: a) the reasons to apply for the program; b) professional plans for the future.
Resume/CVObligatory4 pointsResume proving the work or science activity experience in the field of planned study, including the internship during the study in the institution; positions and job description are to be provided.
Recommendation letter(s)Obligatory10 pointsRecommendation letters from specialists, professors, colleagues familiar with your academic work and/or professional experience

Diploma or the transcript with the grades


10 points

In case the candidate has the diploma for the moment of application, he provides the copy of the diploma with the attachment, stating all grades learnt.
In case the candidate does not have the diploma, he provides the transcript with gained grades up to the latest evaluation/attestation.

Diploma in Economics, Finance,Mathematics, Phisics, Computer Science, Engeniring

Optional 8 points 

Diploma with honors

Optional15 points 

Scientific publications, scientific seminars/conferences participation

10 points

List of articles in scientific and professional magazines, articles/thesis in conferences proceedings, student works, etc., with naming the author and the publication title

Work experience in finance


12 points

Counted if proved and mentioned in the resume

Trainings, qualification trainings, Olympiads on humanitarian and social sciences, etc.


12 points

List of courses where participated proved with documents/certificates

International professional certificates

CFA, FRM, ACCA or separate exams on them


15 points

In case of providing the electronic copy of the corresponding certificate


 100 points 

The total points from 32 to 100 (inclusively) means an international applicant is recommended for enrollment.

International applicants should prove their English language proficiency through one of the following means:

• Submitting a copy of TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / CAE / BEC:

− IELTS – no less than 6.0 points,
− TOEFL IBT – no less than 80 points,
− TOEFL PBT – no less than 500 points,
− TOEFL CBT – no less than 232 points,
− CAE with grade C (pass),
− CPE with grade A, B or C,
− BEC Higher with grade A, B or C

• Submitting a copy of the document proving that the language of instruction for the previous degree was English;

• In some cases, in the absence of above-mentioned documents, the applicant may be interviewed by the Selection Committee to determine their English proficiency level.

Any passed level of the CFA program exams provides an exemption from a Program's course.

Please find the information about the application steps here.

If you are a Russian citizen, please follow the instructions here.