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Entrance to the post-graduate course

Admission rules
for programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff 13.00.02. Theory and methodology of training and education (music) – 44.06.01. Education and pedagogical sciences – at the postgraduate study department at Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke.

 
I.    General regulations
1.    The present Rules of admission for programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff 13.00.02. Theory and methodology of training and education (music) – 44.06.01. Education and pedagogical sciences – at the postgraduate study department at Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) are laid out in conformity with the Federal Law of the Russian Federation “On education in the Russian Federation” of 29 December 2012 No.273; the letter of the Ministry of Education and Science No. AK-318/05 of 21 February 2014; “Regulation on training pedagogical and scientific staff within the system of higher professional education in the Russian Federation” (appendix to No. 814 of 27 March 1998 with changes of 16 March, 27 November 2000. 17 February 2004. 26 March 2014); the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of 26 March 2014 No. 233 “On admission rules for educational programmes of higher education – postgraduate programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff”.
2.    For postgraduate programmes the Institute shall admit persons holding a higher education degree (of a Specialist or a Master).
3.    Admission for programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff at the postgraduate study department shall be effected under the admission quota on the basis of budget funding or on the basis of contracts concluded with persons and (or) entities stipulating payment for the training provided (hereinafter referred to as contracts stipulating payment for the training provided).  
4.    Admission is separate for each set of admission conditions:
Separately for spaces under the admission quota and for spaces on the basis of contracts stipulating payment for the training provided.
5.    Postgraduate studies at Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) are full-time.
6.    The Institute does not allocate dormitory rooms for applicants for postgraduate programmes and postgraduate students.

II.    Application
     7.  Applications shall be accepted from 19 June to 10 July. The necessary application documents shall be submitted to the admission committee of the Institute in one of the following ways:
- in person by the applicant or his/her authorized representative;
- via public postal services or by e-mail.
7.1. If application documents are submitted in person by the applicant or his/her authorized representative, the applicant or his/her authorized representative shall be given a written confirmation receipt.
7.2. Application documents submitted via public postal services or by e-mail shall be accepted if they arrive at the Institute no later than the deadline for submitting applications.
7.3. The applicant shall state the following information in the application form:
•    Name, surname, patronymic name (if any);
•    Date of birth;
•    Information about citizenship (or absence of citizenship);
•    Details of the document proving the applicant’s identity (including the time and place of receiving the document);
•    Information about the previous education level and a document of graduation and (or) qualification;
•    Major that the applicant has chosen, as well as the forms and conditions of education;
•    Information about availability or non- availability of published papers, inventions or research reports;
•    Information about achievements;
•    Information about special conditions for taking an entrance examination in case of disability (giving a list of entrance examinations and special conditions);
•    Postal address and (or) e-mail (not mandatory);
•    Way of returning the documents submitted in case of non-enrollment (if the original documents were submitted).
9. The application for postgraduate programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff must be addressed to the Rector of the Institute and accompanied by the following documents:
a) the document proving the applicant’s identity and citizenship;
b) the original or copy of Specialist’s or Master’s diploma;
c) a list of published papers, inventions or research reports. Persons who have no scientific papers published or inventions submit a summary in the field of their major;
d) documents attesting to individual achievements of applicants (not mandatory);
e) When special conditions for taking an entrance examination are required - a document attesting to the applicant being physically challenged or disabled;
f) for disabled persons of groups I and II, disabled persons from childhood, persons disabled from war injuries or illnesses during the service – an expert  report from an establishment of socio-medical examination on absence of adverse conditions for studying in the corresponding educational establishments;
g) two photographs of the applicant.
10. Applicants shall submit the original documents or copies of documents mentioned in subparagraphs a-f of point 9 in the Rules of their own accord. The copies of the documents mentioned are not notarized. The original documents proving the applicant’s identity, citizenship and the military service card are shown by the applicant in person.
If the applicant applies to one educational establishment only they submit the original diploma of a Specialist or Master or its copy. If the applicant applies to several educational establishments they submit copies of the diploma of a Specialist or Master to each of the educational establishments.
12. The applicant (or an authorized representative) shall certify by signature the following:
1) receiving a higher education of this level for the first time;
2) acknowledgement of rules of filing an appeal following the results of entrance examinations, deadlines for submitting the original diploma of a Specialist or Master for spaces under the admission quota, deadlines for giving consent to be enrolled on the basis of agreements on tuition payment;
3) the applicant’s consent to processing their personal data;
4) the applicant’s acknowledgement of responsibility for submitting true data mentioned in the application and the authenticity of the other documents.
13. If the applicant submits information that does not contain all the information envisaged by Admission rules and if the set of documents is not complete and/or does not comply with the requirements set by Admission rules, the admission committee shall return the documents to the applicant.
14. The applicant has the right to withdraw the documents submitted at any stage of admission period by submitting, as stated in point 7 of the Rules, a request where the way of returning documents is stated (passing over the documents to the person who withdrew the documents submitted, or an authorized representative, via public postal services).
15. The documents submitted shall be returned in one of the following ways:
a)  If the application about withdrawing the documents states the necessity to pass the documents over to the application or their authorized representative, the set of documents shall be passed over to the person stated.
If the request to withdraw the documents is submitted no later than 2 hours before the end of the working day, the documents shall be returned before the end of the working day.
If the request to withdraw the documents is submitted less than 2 hours before the end of the working day, the documents shall be returned during the first 2 hours of the next working day;
b) If the request states the necessity to return the documents via public postal services, only the original documents shall be returned.
16. For persons admitted to entrance examinations the Institute holds consultations in special disciplines and a foreign language and survey lectures in philosophy from 28 August to 5 September.
III.    Entrance examinations
17.  Entrance examinations shall be held from 5 to 15 September.
18. Entrance examinations shall be held in Russian.
19. The following entrance examinations shall be held:
A major which corresponds to the profile of a postgraduate programme of training pedagogical and scientific staff (hereinafter referred to as Major);
Philosophy;
A foreign language.
20. A 100-grade scale shall be used to assess the knowledge of the applicant. Each entrance examination is assessed separately. The minimum grade for each entrance examination is 70.
21. The applicant cannot resit entrance examinations. The results of entrance examinations are valid for a calendar year.
22. Persons who failed to be present at entrance examinations for a valid reason (illness or other documented circumstances) are allowed to take examinations in parallel groups or individually during the period of entrance examinations.  
23. If the applicant violates admission rules the members of the examination committee holding the examination have the right to expel the applicant from the examination room taking formal note of it. In this case the Institute shall return to the applicant the documents submitted.
24. Persons who withdrew their documents after the end of application period or received a grade lower than the established minimum grade at entrance examinations are eliminated from competition.
IV.    Rules of filing appeals and appeal proceedings.
25.     Having received the results of the entrance examination held by the Institute the applicant or an authorized representative has the right to file an appeal about a breach, in the applicant’s opinion, of admission rules or about dissent concerning the grade received.
26.     The appeal is filed by the applicant or an authorized representative or is sent via public postal services or by e-mail.
27.    During appeal proceedings the appeal committee verifies the observance of admission rules and (or) accuracy of assessment.
28.    The appeal is filed on the day the results were announced or during the next working day. An appeal about a case of violating admission rules can be filed on the day the entrance examination was held.
29.    The appeal shall be processed no later than the next working day after the day it was filed.
30.    The applicant (authorized representative) has the right to be present when the appeal is processed.  The applicant (authorized representative) must show his/her identity document.
31.    After appeal proceedings the committee takes a decision whether to change the grade and leave it unchanged.
32.    In case of differences in the review committee a voting is held, and the decision is taken by a majority vote. In case of equality of votes the Chairman of the review committee shall cast the deciding vote.  
33.    The decision of the appeal committee is taken formal note of, announced to the applicant (authorized representative) and kept in the individual record file. The applicant (authorized representative) acknowledges hearing the decision of the appeal committee by signature.
V.    Enrollment
34.     In accordance with the results of entrance examinations the Institute shall form and publish lists of applicants on the official site and the information stand.
35.     For postgraduate programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff persons who have scored the highest number of grades at the entrance examinations shall be enrolled.
In case of equality of grades persons who have the highest grade in the major shall be enrolled.
In case of equality of grades in all entrance examinations persons who have the following individual achievements shall be enrolled:
1)    Successful professional activity in the field of major;
2)    Availability of publications in highly quoted editions, patents or other protection documents of intellectual property;
The individual achievements mentioned above are taken into consideration if the corresponding documental evidence is available.
36.     Subject to enrollment shall be:
 For spaces under the admission quota – those applicants who submitted the original document of a standard form;
for spaces on the basis of agreements on tuition payment  - those applicants who submitted the original document of a standard form or a statement of consent to be enrolled no later than the end of the working day fixed by the Institute as the deadline for submitting the original diploma of a Specialist or a Master or a statement of consent to be enrolled.
37.     Persons who were included in the list of those recommended for enrollment but did not submit (or withdrew) the original diploma of a Specialist or a Master before the deadline shall be eliminated from the competition and regarded as those renouncing enrollment.
38.    The number of competition spaces in competition lists under the admission quota within general competition increases by the number of spaces equal to the number of applicants who did not submit the original diploma of a Specialist or a Master, as well as by the number of spaces left vacant under the purpose admission quota.
39.    The deadline for enrollment is 21 September. Enrollment for spaces on the basis of agreements on tuition payment is effected after enrollment under the admission quota or irrespective of the time-frame of enrollment under the admission quota.
40.     The original documents submitted shall be returned to the person who withdrew the documents submitted (with the exception of the case mentioned in subparagraph “a” of point 15 of the Rules) or was not enrolled, in accordance with the way of returning the documents, mentioned in the request to return the documents submitted or in the application, within 20 working days since the moment of withdrawing documents or the end of the entrance competition.

VI.    Special aspects of holding entrance examinations for physically challenged persons

41.     Education of physically challenged persons within postgraduate programmes shall be effected with account of special aspects of psychophysical development, individual scope of capacity and state of health of such students.
42.    The following requirements are fulfilled during entrance examinations:
Entrance examinations shall be held in a separate room; the number of applicants in one room cannot exceed 6 people when an entrance examination is held in writing or orally;
It is acceptable to hold an entrance examination for a larger number of physically challenged applicants in the same room or to hold an entrance examination for physically challenged applicants in the same room with applicants with no disabilities if this does not cause difficulty for applicants taking an entrance examinations;
The duration of entrance examinations, upon a written request of applicants submitted before the beginning of an entrance examination, may be prolonged, if approved of by the organization, but for no longer than 1 hour and a half.
Presence of an assistant (for aurally challenged persons – a sign language interpreter, for aurally and visually challenged persons – an audio description and sign  language interpreter) who assists the applicants technically with account of their special aspects (helps to take a seat, read and lay out the task, communicate with the examiner);
The applicants shall be given instructions about the rules of holding an entrance examination in an accessible form;
The applicants with due account of their special aspects can use necessary technical devices during the examination;
The material and technical environment must ensure unimpeded access of applicants to rooms, lavatories and other premises, as well as their presence in the premises mentioned above (availability of ramps, hand rails, expanded doorways, elevators, other appliances).
VII.    Special aspects of admitting foreign persons and persons without citizenship

43.    Foreign citizens and persons without citizenship are eligible for higher education financed by the federal budget in conformity with international agreements maintained by the Russian Federation, federal laws or as established by the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and persons without citizenship (hereinafter referred to as quota for foreign citizens) or by persons and entities in conformity with agreements on tuition payment.  
44.    Foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who are Russian nationals living abroad are eligible for higher education on equal rights with citizens of the Russian Federation provided that the former observe the requirements of Article 17 of Federal Law No.99 of 24 May 1999 “On State Policy of the Russian Federation as Regards Russian Nationals Abroad”.
45.    Russian nationals who are members of the State Relocation Program for Rendering Support to Voluntary Re-emigration of Expatriates, approved by the Presidential Decree No.637 of the Russian Federation of 22 June 2006, and members of their families are eligible for higher education in postgraduate programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff in conformity with the State Program.
46.    Applications for education on the basis of agreements on tuition payment can be submitted from 20 June to 5 July.
47.    Foreign citizens submitting an application (in Russian) for postgraduate study must submit the following documents:
•    a copy of the document proving the identity of a foreign citizen or any other document established by Federal law or recognized in conformity with an international treaty of the Russian Federation as a document proving the identity of a foreign citizen in conformity with Federal Law No.115 of 25 July 2002 “On legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation”;
•    the original document of graduation or of graduation and qualification (hereinafter referred to as a foreign state document and (or) qualification) (or its duly notarized copy) provided that the education stated by this document is recognized in the Russian Federation on the level not lower than higher education (a Specialist’s degree or a Master’s degree) in conformity with Parts 1-3 Article 107 of Federal Law “On Education in the Russian Federation” of 29 December 2012 No.273, as well as in circumstances stipulated by the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation, the original certificate of recognition of a foreign state document as corresponding the level not lower than higher education (a Specialist’s degree or a Master’s degree) (or its duly notarized copy);
•    a duly notarized translation into Russian of the document of graduation or of graduation and qualification with all attachments coming with it (if such attachment is provided for by the educational system of the native country);
•    copies of documents or other evidence attesting to their affiliation with nationals living abroad in conformity with Article 17 of Federal Law No. 99;
•    a certificate of membership of the State Program;
•    Name, surname, patronymic name (if any) of the applicant mentioned in the translations of the documents submitted must correspond to the name, surname, patronymic name (if any) mentioned in the entry visa;
•    Four photos of the applicant.
48.    Admission of foreign citizens to the Institute for postgraduate programmes of training pedagogical and scientific staff shall be effected on the basis of the results of entrance examinations.
49.    Enrollment of foreign students on the basis of agreements on tuition payment shall be effected within the time limits established by the Rules.

Requirements for a Summary:
The entrance summary on a major-oriented topic must be a research work of 25-30 pages long (font size – 14, 1,5 interval).
The purpose of the Summary is to reveal the professional level of the author, his or her creative potential, which serves a basis for applying for postgraduate study.
The contents and topic of the Summary must reflect the topical issues of musical pedagogy, its theoretical, historical or performance-related aspects, in particular.
The author of the Summary must rely on a certain range of scientific sources (materials). The absence of the relevant theoretical basis is likely to cause doubts about the author’s professional competence and, thus, his or her prospects of being enrolled for a postgraduate program.
The structure of the Summary is determined by the author. At the same time the Summary must contain the following aspects:
-    Justification of the topicality of the issue;
-    A review of theoretical literature;
-    Analysis of the material under research;
-    Speculation and inferences of the author on the basis of the results obtained;
-    Summary notes and conclusions;
-    A bibliography.


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