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State Final Certification

Final State Certification Info-2020:

  • The Thesis Defense will be held in June 3-4, 2020, remotely (with remote study technologies). Please see the final state certification schedule for more details.
  • Final State Certification Schedule: thesis defense schedule
  • State Exam Committee for the Final State Certification (Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'): State Examination Committee Members
  • Head of the State Exam Committee for the Final State Certification (Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'): Sergey N. Abashin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, Faculty of Anthropology, European University in Saint Petersburg
  • Faculty Appeal Committee for the Final State Certification: Appeal Committee Members
  • Faculty Appeal Committee Head : Elena A. Vandysheva, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science
  • Faculty Appeal Committee Secretary: Oleg Y. Semyonov, Head of Curriculum Support Office for Undergraduate Programmes in Asian and African Studies
  • Faculty Appeal Committee Secretary Address: Saint Petersburg, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova, 123, room 323. Working Hours: MO-FR 10.00-17.00


Final State Certification Programme-2020:

How to apply for a Term paper/Thesis topic in Year 2019/2020:

Please note that the Term Papers and Theses topics approval has been moved to the LMS system since this academic year! You need to talk about your topic with the supervisor and then make a topic request via LMS Course Themes Module.

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Please do not forget that your request shall be approved by your Supevisor via his/her LMS account.

Thesis Request Forms 2019/2020:

Thesis Deadlines 2019/2020:

2nd moduleOctober 15 - November 15Discussion of the MA Thesis research proposal at Research Seminar
November 15Deadline for Theses Topics Applications via LMS system
November 20Subject of MA Thesis and supervisor approved by the Academic Supervisor
November 27Subject of MA Thesis and supervisor approved by the Academic Council of MA Program
December 10Revised draft of the MA thesis research proposal (no less than 30 000 characters)
December 15-20Discussion of the revised draft at open Research Seminar
4th moduleApril 3, 18.00External Reviewer Appointment
April 6, 23.59Deadline for submission the first version of thesis for the Preliminary defense
April 13 апреляPreliminary defense of MA Thesis
April 14Preliminary defense of MA Thesis (2nd part)
April 14, 18.00Deadline for submission a request for changes in the title of the master thesis
May 14, 23.59Final draft of MA Thesis submission to LMS system
May 20Deadline for submutting the Theses' Supervisors' Reviews
May 25Deadline for submutting the External Supervisors' Reviews
May 27, 18.00Deadline for Thesis Printed Version Submission (to the Office)
June 3-4Defense of MA Thesis

Previous Years Final State Certifications:

Final State Certification Programme-2019:
Final State Certification-2019 Info: