International Semester

Academic Calendar

Autumn (Winter) Semester

Deadline for nomination:  May 15

 

Deadline for application:  May 31

 

Deadline for making changes to LA:  October 15

 

Beginning of studies:  September 1

 

End of studies:  January 31

 

Christmas break: December 22 – January 10

Spring (Summer) Semester

Deadline for nomination:  October 15

 

Deadline for application:  October 31

 

Deadline for making changes to LA:  March 15

Beginning of studies:  February 1

 

End of studies:  June 15

 

Structure of Studies

International program at UNECON is based on the module system. Every course usually lasts one or two weeks and includes 90 academic hours, 28 of which are contact hours. Students receive 3 ECTS for each course. As these courses are relatively compact students are not allowed to miss more that 2 classes without any viable excuse, otherwise they are automatically excluded and receive no ECTS.

Bachelor courses

UNECON offers two Bachelor programs in English - Economics and business and Russian language and culture. Please note that minor changes can be made to the list of courses every semester. Remember that the total number of ECTS for one semester should not exceed 33 and should not be less than 21. Students can choose individual courses from any module or the whole module.

For Russian-speaking students: in case you need to attend a course, which is not mentioned in the lists of courses within the framework of International Semester program, do not hesitate to ask your coordinator if there’s anything similar in the other programs of the University.

Deadlines for making changes to Learning Agreement:

October 15 for Autumn semester

March 15 for Spring semester

Master courses

UNECON offers one Master program on Economics and business. Please note that minor changes can be made to the list of courses every semester. Remember that the total number of ECTS for one semester should not exceed 33 and should not be less than 21.

For Russian-speaking students: in case you need to attend a course, which is not mentioned in the lists of courses within the framework of International Semester program, do not hesitate to ask your coordinator if there’s anything similar in the other programs of the University.

Deadlines for making changes to Learning Agreement:

October 15 for Autumn semester

March 15 for Spring semester

 

Russian as a Foreign Language

Russian language is taught during the whole semester and includes 90, 180 or 240 contact hours. For this course students receive 3, 6 or 10 ECTS respectfully. In case a student attends less than 80% of the classes with no reasonable excuse, the number of granted ECTS in this case will depend on the amount of classes attended.

Russian language course is obligatory for students who choose to study in “Russian Language and Culture” program.

At the beginning of semester students have a small test on evaluation of the Russian language level held by the head of the Russian language department. In accordance with the results of the test students are divided into several groups.

Levels:

  • Beginner  (12/16 hours per week)
  • Elementary (12/16 hours per week)
  • Intermediate (12/16 hours per week)
  • Advanced  (12/16 hours per week)

 

Grading Scale

At the end of studies each student receives a Transcript of Records – a paper with final grades and number of ECTS. The marks in the Transcript are given in accordance with the Russian grade rating system and the number of percentage equivalent to each grade.

5 “Excellent” – distinguished and profound knowledge of the subject both theoretical and practical, free and creative practical use of the results of the studies subject; comprehensive independent work, sufficient knowledge of the professional literature. The student has acquired 91-100% of the subject.

4 “Good” – good knowledge of the theoretical and practical content of the course, good understanding of the material with some uncertainty and inaccuracy occurred at the examination. The student has acquired 75-90% of the subject.

3 “Satisfactory” and “Sufficient” – satisfactory knowledge of important theoretical and practical principles, facts and methods and the ability to use that knowledge in typical situations. At the same time a student has made noticeable mistakes during the examination. The satisfactory mark is to be considered as sufficient to continue study process. The student has acquired 61-74% of the subject.

2 “Insufficient” – the student has not acquired the knowledge of the subject at a minimum level. The student has acquired less that 60% of the subject.

Zachteno/Ne zachteno “Pass/Fail” – a special intermediary form of the control of students’ knowledge usually held at the end of the semester provided the course lasts for several semesters. Students who got “Zachteno” are admitted to the examination at the end of the course.     

Transcript of Records contains the following information:

  1. Courses attended
  2. Number of ECTS and total number of hours for each course
  3. Grades received for each course (percentage and grades according to the Russian grading system)
  4. Information about the grading system and the workload calculation in the Russian Federation

Transcripts of records are completed within 2 months after the end of the semester and are sent to students by post.

Contact information

21, Sadovaya street,
191023 St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Department of International Cooperation
+7 812 7105644

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