Admissions and Scholarships

Financial Aid:

  • Available on a competitive basis through the department. Please ask the Department Head or Director of Graduate Studies for information.
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarships (waives out-of-state tuition)
  • Graduate Registration Scholarships (waives registration fees)
  • Graduate Assistants in Teaching (salary plus out-of-state tuition waiver, if needed). Normally available only to continuing graduate students at Arizona; however, exceptions may be granted. 
  • Weinel Scholarships ($750 to 1500 available per year). Financial need must be demonstrated.
  • Government aid such as the Stafford Loans, Perkins Loan and Work-Study may also be available. For information and an application form, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (520) 621-1858.


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree including at least sixteen acceptable units of upper-division work in Russian (for Language, Literature and Linguistics Track)
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree and a minimum of the equivalent of two years of study of the Russian language (for Russian and East European Studies Track)
  • GPA 3.0
  • For international applicants: English language proficiency, see 


  • Requirements for admission to the graduate program parallel those requirements of the Graduate College. GRE scores are optional but three letters of recommendation are required.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time; however, for students desiring fall semester admission all application materials should be submitted by July 1 (March 1st to be considered for financial aid); for students desiring spring semester admission all materials should be submitted by October 1.
  • Application materials for admission may only be obtained online at Letters of recommendation and transcripts can be uploaded to the application.

Professor John Leafgren, Director of Graduate Studies (
Russian and Slavic Studies Department
The University of Arizona
Learning Services 305
PO Box 210105
Tucson, AZ 85721-0105

Phone: 520-621-7341

GRE Code: 2606

International Students:

  • Deadlines for International applications are usually December 1 for the fall semester and June 1 for the spring semester. Contact the department for more information.