RSSU Branch in Guantanamo, Cuba

Russian-Cuban joint degree programs for postgraduate studies

The University of Guantanamo and the Russian State Social University invites you to participate in double degree programs in the specialties "Economics" and "Pedagogy". This new program brings together the tradition and experience of two universities with academic excellence that stand at the forefront in the field of knowledge and science. The purpose of these programs is to develop effective education systems in postgraduate study, which will provide to the student an equal access to unified Russian-Cuban teaching methods. Postgraduate programs are designed for all those who want to receive education in accordance with the traditional standards of Russian and Cuban education.  In connection with this event, it is planned to conduct an academic exchange of postgraduate students from different countries. Become a part of this historic innovation, which would soon change the entire geography of education.   

ACADEMIC DEGREE TO OBTAIN: "Postgraduate Studies in Economics", "Postgraduate Studies in Pedagogy"

Duration:  4 years



  1. To be a graduate of a master's degree or related specialty;
  2. To have a certified domain of foreign language (English or French)


  1. Copy of passport;
  2. Original degree of masters or specialty legalized by the Cuban authorities;
  3. Translation of the degree into Russian;
  4. Proof of address;
  5. Four passport size photographs;
  6. Ten (10) 1x1-inch photos;
  7. Certificate of knowledge of foreign language (English or French);
  8. Letter of application;
  9. Updated Life Curriculum (up to 5 years ago);
  10. Health certificate;
  11. –°ertificate of good conduct (document certifying that you do not have a criminal record duly legalized in the diplomatic mission of Cuba in your country);
  12. Letter of nomination.

The program lasts 4 years at the University of Guantanamo with two types of studies: full-time and part-time.

At the end of the program, the student receives a Russian degree, which is also recognized by the Cuban education system.

Academic plan:

Block 1: Modules -30 credits

Mandatory part (9 credits) and Foreign Language): 1Foreign language, exam (5 credits), 2. Philosophy of Education and Social Problems of Science, Exam (4 credits).

Subjects of choice (21 credits): Psychology (3 credits), Methodology and research methods (3 credits), Editing and stylistics (3 credits), Computer technology in the process of creating scientific works (3 credits), Subject for passing the exam (Economics, Pedagogy-5 credits, elective subjects - 4 credits).

Block 2: Practice (optional - 3 credits): Teaching and curriculum development, the Management of the educational process and assessment of its quality.

Block 3: Research work (138 credits): Publication of articles, Presentations of work in scientific activity, presentation with a report.

Block 4: The state certification examination is a mandatory part (9 credits): Seminar, Presentation of the final work, Scientific report on the main results of work (6 credits), State exam (3 credits).

Total ammount of programm: 160