1 Magnitogorsk State Technical University officially joined the list of Universities in the preparatory departments and faculties which foreign citizens and stateless persons can be trained in additional educational programs (the purpose of these programs is the training of foreign students in Russian language).

The training of students in 2017/18 academic year will be at the expense of budgetary appropriations within the quota.

"There are certain criteria for the inclusion of the University in the list. As the preparatory stage was the opening of the Department of Russian as a foreign language. We have created a teaching staff, developed educational-methodical literature, launched an advertising campaign. Last year the first set of foreigners from Syria, Yemen, Australia, Bali have began to study Russian. This year we hit the list due to the large preliminary work done," commented the Dean of the Faculty of additional education for children and adults, Akmanova Zoya Sergeevna.