Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics

Plekhanov Russian Economic University is a public university located in Moscow, Russia. The university is one of the largest Russian economic institutes of higher education and a member of several international university bodies, such as the European University Association and the European Foundation for Management Development. It has 14 departments and over 13,000 students. The university offers a multi-facet two-level system of economic and business education, it is renowned for its international business courses.

International Business School (IBS-Plekhanov) has been awarded with 3 Palms by the Eduniversal considering its international influence.

Plekhanov holds AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation.


Campus facilities

Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics campus is located in the very centre of Moscow, half an hour walk from the Kremlin. The campus includes four buildings each with classrooms, offices and laboratories and a student dormitory, which is only 5 min walk from the other buildings of the Academy. Nearly all administrative offices, the library, information centre and the international office are located in the building number 3 of the Academy.

The nearest Metro station is Serpukhovskaya (grey line), which is only 2 minwalk away from the main building.


Computer Labs
International students have access to the computers labs, located on the 4th floor, 19 room 447. The hours are indicated at the entrance. There is no sign-up for this room, it operates on "first come, first served" basis. Students, who wish to use the internet for an extended time period, or in the evening, can go to the internet cafe located next to the dormitory.

There are several copying centres in the main building of the Academy, on the 1st floor. Copy service is payable.


To obtain a library ID you should apply to the Director of Library, whose office is situated near the Department of Educational Literature, on the 2nd floor of the main building (to the right from the stairs). International students wishing to borrow a  book must leave deposit per each book (20 - 100 euros), paid back when the book is returned. 

The Russian State Library (the biggest library in Russia and it has a very good canteen) - 3/5, Vozdvizhenka Street (metro Borovitskaya) tel. 202-5790 .

All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature - Nicoloyamskaya ulitsa, 1 (Metro "Taganskaya" or "Kitai-gorod") tel. 227-8810

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

The students' cafeteria is situated in a separate building near the Congress Hall. The cafeteria offers a wide variety of moderately priced dishes. In the main building, on the 1st floor there are some cafes where you can have lunch or buy snacks.

Sportline  Kozevnicheskaya str. 15-1 tel. 959-6935; 959-6936
Panatta  1 Tschipkovsky per. 1 tel. 974-2469
World Class  Zhitnaya 14-2 tel. 771- 6600

More information about leisure time possibilities in Moscow you can find on

Academic calendar

Autumn Semester: September - January

Spring Semester: January -  July

Orientation Programme

Students are recommended to arrive 2 or 3 days before the semester starts.

During the first days of each semester Plekhanov holds an orientation meeting for new students together with Russian students from the Students’ Council. Russian/local students will show you around and help you become familiar with Moscow life.

Academic life

Academic year has two regualr terms, autumn and spring (approximately 5 months per term). 

The courses are delivered through a combination of traditional lectures as well as seminars and group work.

Grading system:

















No grade of one (1) on grading scale; courses often marked zachet (credit).

Please note: When you are at Plekhanov, it is your responsibility to collect the marks for your various courses from your tutors and submit them to the IBS in order for your results to be recorded. Failure to do this will mean that you will have no recorded results and consequently you would be considered to have failed your SPA.


RUSSIAN SPA workload requirements:

You are required to take a minimum of 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by your Academic Advisor or Head of Programme, although you may want to register for more if you wish. Russian language is compulsory part of the workload. The remaining courses will be taught in English.


ENGLISH SPA workload requirements:

You are required to take 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the courses approved by your Head of Programme although you may register for more if you wish.


Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at EBS London, Regent's University London
  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)
  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses
  • If you are doing the SPA in the target language, you can include one language course as part of your workload
  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language
  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution


Passing requirements

Academic Progression following the study abroad period

Number of credits you will accumulate on the degree:

  • All students are required to complete 360 Regent’s University London credits in order to be awarded their final bachelor’s degree award.
  • In addition to these 360 Regent’s credits, students on this programme are required to enrol on 120 credits equivalency whilst on study abroad period. Students on this programme will therefore complete their degree with 480 credits.

How your marks from the study abroad are used to calculate your final degree classification:

  • The marks achieved in the 120 credits from the study period abroad will be averaged and will represent 30% of the overall mark associated with Level 5. Level 5 credit combined from both Regent’s and abroad also counts towards 30% of the final classification, the other 70% of the final classification is averaged from Level 6 modules.

What happens if you fail credit whilst on the study period abroad?:

  • Students who fail credits whilst on study abroad do not need to repair the failed credit, as Regent’s only require 360 credits minimum in order for a student to graduate from one of its undergraduate programmes, however all marks (including fails) will still count towards the final classification.
  • When considering progression to Level 6, both the number of Level 5 Regent’s credits as well as the overall performance and engagement in the year abroad will be considered by the Board of Examiners.
  • Progression regulations as outlined in the Regent’s University London Academic Regulations still apply to progression from Level 5 to Level 6, students may trail 20 failed credits for Regent’s modules only, but must have completed 100 Regent’s credits minimum.

In cases where there is significant non-engagement with the year abroad, students could be exited from the programme.

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.


Living in Moscow
Home to many iconic buildings from Russia's extremely colourful past, Moscow is deservedly the Russian capital and is a true centre for both politics and economy.

Dominating much of Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad), tall red-brick towers of the Kremlin building are one sight hard to miss and occupy the actual spot where the city was first established. As well as its rich Soviet history, modern-day Moscow exudes a strong and at times even bohemian flavour, with some of the best art galleries that the world has to offer, which are also amongst the cheapest.

Air: There are 5 commercial airports serving Moscow: Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Bykovo Airport, Ostafyevo International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport.

Train: Moscow has nine mail rail terminals that serve the city. They are located close to the city center, but each handles trains from different parts of Europe and Asia.

Metro: The Moscow Metro contains twelve lines, mostly underground with a total of 180 stations. There is also a short monorail line, operated by the Moscow Metro company.

Bus and Trolleybus: An extensive bus network radiates from each station to the surrounding residential zones.  Every large street in the city is served by at least one bus route. Many of these routes are doubled by a trolleybus routes.

Moscow has a humid continental climate with warm, somewhat humid summers and long, cold winters. Typical high temperatures in the warm months of June, July and August are around 23°C (73°F). Snow (present for 3–5 months a year) typically begins at the end of November and melts by mid-March.

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Plekhanov offers:

  • Dormitory accommodation on-campus with double and triple, fully-furnished rooms

  • Rooms cost 200 EURO per person per month (subject to change)

  • Paid on monthly basis

  • Allocated to students upon receiving a complete application file

  • No deposit is required

  • Bed linen provided

  • Tenancy agreement signed on arrival

Generally all international students, both full-time and exchange stay in the dormitory accommodation. The dormitory is situated 3 min walk from the main campus building and comprise of a furnished double room and share a bathroom with 3 other students. There is only a limited number of single rooms.

Students are provided with bed linen and share the kitchen facilities including an oven, a fridge and a washing machine. The dormitory has 24 hours security.

Rent is paid on a monthly basis, no deposit is needed. The monthly rental  is 110-130 Euros per person (it is subject to change).

Cost of living

Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics suggests the following: 



110 –130 euros per month (subject to change)


200 euros per month


20 –30 euros

Local transport

15 – 20 euros per month

Personal expenses

100 – 200 euros per month

Language course fee (if applicable)



Work placement (if applicable)


If we know about any internship vacancies, this info is free

 **2014/15 Factsheet**

600 – 700 EURO per month including:

-             Accommodation approximately 200 euro per month (8 000 rubles) subject to change

-                          Food approximately 200 euro

-                          Local transport  15-20 euro

  Books may cost around 100 EURO per semester if bought + deposits in the library 20 – 100 EURO returned in full upon the return of the book.


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Students who have been nominated to study at Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  

A copy of medical insurance policy valid in Russia for the entire period of your stay in Russia must be submitted together with the application documents.

You must provide evidence of having an appropriate health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.


Visa requirements

Once your application has been accepted a by Plekhanov you will receive a formal letter of invitation.

With the letter of invitation students on exchange can apply for single entry visa (90 days). Within 3 working days upon arrival exchange students must get registered at the International Office (visa and registration department) room №649, building 3 in order to obtain multiple student visa for the whole period of stay. It takes approximately 10 days to issue a multiple entry visa that costs about 100 euro. Validity of your visa usually starts 3-4 days before the beginning of semester.

Please note that some Russian Embassies may require an HIV/AIDS certificate.

Please consult the Russian Embassy where you will be applying for your visa for the visa application requirements:

Address: 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8 4QP
Tel: 020 7229 6412/ 7281
Fax: 020 7727 8625

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.


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Contact: Alina Reznik
Department: Academic Coordinator for incoming students (exchange program)
Phone: (+7 095) 237 85 17
Fax: (+7 095) 958 28 32

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Russia
Language of tuition: English,Russian
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

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