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Aurora – Towards Modern and Innovative Higher Education

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Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

Mary State University is involved in a projects in the framework of Erasmus Mundus Action 2: Aurora II “Aurora - Towards Modern and Innovative Higher Education”. The project is coordinated by the University of Turku (Finland) and offers аcademic opportunities for studies, research and professional development to citizens of EU countries and Russian Federation.

For more details go to the webpage of the project

Study and research opportunities at Mary State University

Undergraduate and master students of the EU consortium members are encouraged to apply for the courses offered for non-degree and degree studies.

MarSU also offers a lot of courses in Russian. If you are interested in some programs (see Programs), please, contact the International Office for some details (courses, descriptions, ECTS etc.)

For doing research doctorate and post-doctorate applicants can choose any field offered by MarSU. (see Postgraduate Programs). All applicants are asked to contact the International Office on the pre-application stage.

Academic and administrative staff of the EU consortium members can choose any field to perform training, teaching or research activities on agreement with the MarSU faculties participating in the programme.

In order to receive invitation from the host professor, the staff applicants’ are asked to contact the host faculty directly or to contact the International Office.


Grantees staying for 6 months and more are to arrive in the beginning of the winter (beginning of September) or summer semester (beginning of February). There can be some differences in the beginning of summer semester in different faculties. For more details, please, contact the faculty directly or contact the International Office

Language requirements

As the majority of courses are in Russian, applicants are required to have Russian language skills sufficient for program participation.

For courses available in foreign languages the knowledge of respective language (B1) is required.