Study in Russia for a Semester!
Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Vocational Education “Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University”(NovSU), established under the resolution of the government of the Russian Federation from June 30, 1993 No. 624, is the largest higher education institution in the Novgorod region, which carries out its activity in accordance with existing legislation and normative acts of Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation.
NovSU continues the political and educational mission of the Novgorod Prince Yaroslav-the-Wise and sees its destination in the development of Russian education and science in the interests of an individual, society and state, in glorification of Novgorod lands by learning and unity. Its vocation is to bear professional knowledge and experience, to implement humanistic ideals and to build a social type of the individual adequate to the requirements of our time. NovSU promotes cultural development of the regional community on a national and historical, spiritual and moral basis, while emphasizing the features and dynamics of "a learning university" on the latest organizational and technological basis.
Veliky Novgorod, also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the oldest and most important historic cities in Russia, which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen. UNESCO recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage site in 1992.
- Fall Semester: Early September to Mid January (the fall semester is only for advanced language students who are able to take content courses taught in Russian)
- Spring Semester: Early February to Late June (offers a full time Russian language study program)
Students attending Novgorod will be placed in university dormitories. As Novgorod is a partial exchange program students will pay the Partial Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. Novgorod will cover the housing costs for students during the program. Students will be responsible for budgeting for their meals.
For more information about housing and the amenities provided in the halls of residence, please visit the accommodation web page.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|App Tuition & Fees||based on your residency|
|Housing||Partial Exchange Fee|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Development Fee||$60|
|Worldwide Health Insurance||$1.45/day|
Estimated Additional Costs
|Airfare||$1200 - $1800|
|Meals||$800 - $1500|
|1Personal Expenses||$800 - $1500|
|Books and Materials||$60 - $150|
|Local Transportation||$100 - $200|
|Required Russian Insurance|
|Visa (for US Citizens)|
|2US Based Health Insurance||Varies|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$500 - $1000|
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Novgorod is an intensive Russian language program unless students are at the advanced level in which case they may be able to enroll in regular university courses. Students interested in the intensive Russian language program should apply for the spring semester.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the NEU program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.