Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel

How to Apply

1.General Requirements.

2. Letter of Invitation for Studying.

3. Documents Required on Arrival in the Republic of Belarus.

4. Admission to the University

1.General Requirements.

Foreign nationals wishing to study at the Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel should take into concideration that the language of instruction at the University is generally Russian. Master’s Programs provide instruction in English for the Degree of the Master of Science in Engineering in some specialities.

In case when applicants’ Russian language proficiency is insufficient for studying in the University programs or if applicants have never studied Russian before it is necessary for them to take the preparatory course at the Preparatory Department for foreign nationals. The Preparatory Department offers the course of studies for foreign nationals including the core course of the Russian language as the language of instruction and communication and required subjects of technical and economic profile in accordance with the speciality selected.

Foreign nationals wishing to study in Belarus are required to have STUDY visa for entry to the Republic of Belarus and for this purpose they require a Letter of Invitation for Studying.

2.Letter of Invitation for Studying.

To apply for the Letter of Invitation for Studying it is required to e-mail to the International Department (interdep@gstu.by) the following documents:

In the process of considering the document copies submitted the applicants can be asked for additional documents.

Following the positive decision of issuing the Letter of Invitation for Studying by the University all the applicant’s documents are required to be duly prepared ( the document copies should be notarially attested), official documents of education should be appropriately legalized ( certified with apostil or having Consular legalization record). Legalized documents (having all legalization records) should be first e-mailed in scanned version to the University. After this the Letter of Invitation for Studying will be prepared by the University.

VERY IMPORTANT! You should pay attention to sending copies of the pages of the documents with all the records of legalization.

The prepared Letter of Invitation for Studying (electronic and hard copy) will be sent to the Consulate of the Republic of Belarus in the country of origin of the applicant where the applicant can apply for the STUDENT visa. The Letter of Invitation for Studying can be given to the authorized representative of the applicant and a scanned copy of the Letter of Invitation for Studying can be e-mailed at the electronic address of the applicant on request.

It is very important to take into account that validity of the Study visa must be minimum 18 days from the date of arriving in Belarus and during this period it is required to pass the procedure of admission to the University. We would like to draw your attention to ensure the note STUDY in your visa which is necessary requirement for admission to the University.

After the receipt of the Letter of Invitation for studying at the Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel it is necessary for a foreign applicant to duly advise the International Department of the University the exact date and time of his/her arrival in the Republic of Belarus, inform about whether it is necessary to arrange his/her meeting at the airport and also urgently inform about changing of the date of his/her arrival if there is such a case.

The applicant also will be advised a mobile phone number of English speaking officer of the International Department to contact him/her if necessary on arrival in the Republic of Belarus.

If the foreign applicant fails to provide the information about the exact date and time of his/her arrival in the Republic of Belarus to the International Department it will be considered by the University as applicant’s refusal of the Invitation for Studying.

3.Documents Required on Arrival in the Republic of Belarus.

ATTENTION! On arrival in the Republic of Belarus applicants are required to have the ORIGINALS of the following documents (which scanned versions were sent to the University before)

  • Passport with valid entry STUDY visa to the Republic of Belarus (Validity of the visa must be minimum 18 days from the date of arriving in Gomel). The Passport should be submitted with its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian).
  • Document about high or higher education (Certificate of Education) appropriately legalized ( having Consular legalization record or certified with apostil) and its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian);
  • COPY of Birth Certificate notarially attested and its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian);
  • Reference about permanent residence of the applicant at the time of his/her arrival in the Republic of Belarus issued by the official institution and its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian);
  • Health Certificate confirming the possibility of studying for the applicant in climatic conditions of the Republic of Belarus issued by a health care institution in the applicant’s country of origin and its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian);
  • Certificate of HIV laboratory test (negative) issued by a health care institution in the applicant’s home country and its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian);
  • Certificate of Vaccination issued by a health care institution in the applicant’s home country with the record of vaccinations made during the whole period of life and its notarially attested translation in one of the official languages of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian or Russian);
  • 8 photos of 3 x 4 cm size.

4.Admission to the University

The procedure for admission to the University includes the following steps:

  1. Taking out obligatory health insurance policy.
  2. Registration for the permit for temporary staying in the Republic of Belarus.
  3. For those who enroll in the University programs – interviewing to test the Russian language proficiency
  4. Passing obligatory medical examination at a clinic of Gomel (by the assignment of the University) confirming the absence of contra-indication for studying at the University.
  5. Concluding the Contract for Studying.
  6. Paying tuition fees (in Belarusian roubles (BYR) or in new Belarusian roubles (BYN) is to be effected within 3 days after concluding the Contract for Studying. It is possible to pay the fees through the bank transfer (from abroad in US dollars) by transferring the necessary amount to the University account (the account number will be advised after making the Contract for studying) by persons authorized by the applicant. This makes unnecessary taking large amounts of cash for paying tuition fees in Belarus.
  7. Hostel accommodation. Hostel accommodation is provided to all students of the Preparatory Department, to applicants interviewed for proficiency in the Russian language to the first or second-year students and to Master students.
  8. Issuing the order about enrolling the applicant at the University.
  9. Registration at the institutions for internal affairs of the Republic of Belarus for the permit for temporary residence for the period to 1 year but not over the period of validity of the obligatory health insurance policy.

For more information please contact us at electronic address interdep@gstu.by or call us at + 375 232 40 88 67 (International Department)

We wish you every success!