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 College Fellowships
  • Graduate Assistants in Teaching (salary plus out-of-state tuition waiver, if needed). 
  • 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 Scholarships & 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 will be uploaded to your application by your recommenders after you have entered their email into your application. Please use your recommenders’ institutional or professional email addresses. References submitted from personal email accounts, such as, or gmail, will undergo additional review and might be deemed ineligible. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your application, but official transcripts must be sent electronically to or hard copy to:


    Graduate Services Coordinator
    Russian and Slavic Studies Department
    Learning Services Building
    PO Box 210105
    Tucson, AZ 85721-0105

    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

    Test Score Code: 4832

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.