Monday, April 24, 2017

UrFU considers raising graduate admissions entry score minimum

Late last month, Ural Federal University officials discussed the possibility of raising its minimum entry score for subject-based testing to 65 points and giving admissions priority to winners of undergraduate contests.

The admissions strategy meeting was called shortly after UrFU underwent an evaluation by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science that indicated the university would benefit from more selective admissions practices.

"Despite the fact that the year was difficult and stressful, we all quite successfully coped with it," UrFU board Chairman Viktor Koksharov said. "Ministry apparently took into account the weaknesses of previous monitoring and appropriate amendments [were] made, especially in relation to the creative universities."

UrFU is expected to undergo another round of ministry monitoring in April.