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Master's studies department

Master's studies department represents the second stage of the higher professional education.  The Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated 02.02.2012 under № 110 «On adoption of regulations of admission of persons applying for the II stage of higher education» approved admission rules for persons applying for the II stage of higher education.
The purpose of training at the Master's studies department is in-depth scientific and theoretical training of professionals for subsequent doctoral degree studies (postgraduate education), as well as for teaching activity.

Training at the Master's studies department supposes accomplishment of the training plan, including training and passing the qualifying examinations and differential test on general subjects, working on the master's thesis and defence of the thesis.

Upon completion of training at the Master's studies department the graduates shall be awarded the degree of a Master of Science.

The applicants shall be enrolled to the Master's studies department on a competitive basis. Applicants shall be chosen among the persons with a higher medical education of the I stage, and have scientific publications, participated in scientific conferences and seminars, participated in the development of research projects and innovation projects, as well as having petitions from the relevant departments.

Persons going to the medical universities to apply for the higher education of the II stage shall submit the following documents:

1. An application addressed to the rector;
2. Copies of diploma of higher education and supplement to the diploma;
3. An extract from the minutes of the meeting of the Department Board of the higher education institution containing recommendations for training on the II stage of the higher education
(for persons going to the higher education institution in the year of completion of training on the stage I of higher education);
4. A copy of the work record book - for the employed persons;
5. Identity document (shall be presented in person);
6. 4 photographs (3 x 4 cm);
7. Medical certificate of health condition in the form prescribed by the Ministry of Health;
8. A list and copies of published scientific papers, descriptions of inventions, reports on the executed researches and developments (when available), diplomas confirming the winner status of the national and (or) international contests (when available).

Enrolment period of the documents for the persons going to the higher medical education institution to apply for the higher education of the II stage is from June 27 to July 05.

Dates of admission tests for the higher education of the II stage for all forms of training is from July 06 to July 12.

Admission tests shall be conducted according to the educational programs developed in accordance with the standard educational programs and educational standards in various academic disciplines, relevant to the chosen specialty.

The enrolment period of the Master's studies department in the medical universities for all forms of training shall end on July 17.

Period of training at the Master's studies department – 1 year.

According to the claims of the higher medical education institutions a number of persons allowed to have the higher education of the II stage  using the funds of the Central Government Budget  is approved annually before March 01 by the Ministry of Health the Republic of Belarus and agreed upon with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.

Information on the procedure of admission to the Master's studies department can be obtained at the websites of the following medical universities:

Belarusian State Medical University;
Vitebsk State Medical University;
Gomel State Medical University;
Grodno State Medical University.

Standard educational plans of the second stage of higher education (Master's studies department)

Standard educational plans of the second stage of higher education (Master's studies department) for clinician specialities for training of foreign citizens