Tomsk State University


Who is the Global Master's in English Language Teaching Leadership for?

This program is ideal for anyone who wants to build a career as an TESOL professional, whether your goal is to work in universities and colleges, departments of education, language schools, primary and secondary schools, or other organizations in the TESOL field.

After graduating from this program, you’ll be prepared to work in a wide range of roles including senior teacher, director, academic manager, director of studies, assistant director of studies, learning designer, assessor, TESOL entrepreneur, and many more.

Cohorts and deadlines:

The first cohort launch is November 1, 2021. The application deadline is September 30, 2021.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • English proficiency of no lower than C1 (TOEFL IBT - 79, IELTS - 6.5, or any other certificate of English proficiency can be provided as a supporting document)

Application Process

All applicants are encouraged to start applications early.

Step 1. Submit the application form

  • Please complete the program registration form. You will then receive an email with the login and password to the program's application system.
  • Sign in to the TSU ELT Leadership application system.
  • Fill in all the sections of the online application form. If you do not yet have scanned copies of your documentation, you will be able to upload them at a later date.
  • When you have completed the application and upload all necessary documentation, you will see a congratulations message on screen.

Step 2. Provide copies of key documents

  • Copy of your Bachelor’s diploma including diploma supplement (high quality copy)
  • Copy of your passport (high quality copy)
  • English proficiency certificate of no lower than C1 (TOEFL IBT - 79, IELTS - 6.5, or any other certificate of English proficiency can be provided as a supporting document). If you do not have English proficiency certificate please contact us via
  • Personal Statement (up to 700 words). You should write it in English and explain your motivation for applying to the Global Master’s in ELT Leadership. You should address the following topics:
  1. Why you are applying to this program
  2. Any relevant experience you have (e.g. in teaching, education, etc.)
  3. What particular aspects of the program interest you
  4. What you hope to gain from the program
  5. Any relevant work that you plan to do during the program
  6. Your professional plans for the future after you graduate from the program

The review of your application should take up to 2 working days from the date when your Personal Statement has been submitted.

Step 3. Finalize your application After getting the letter of acceptance please provide the following documents by email:

  • Signed educational services agreement
  • Legalization and translation of diploma with supplements/transcript into Russian

In order to be enrolled as a student of Tomsk State University your educational documents must be duly certified. You must have your diploma legalized (authorised) and subsequently translated into Russian.

What is legalization?
Legalization is a procedure of giving legal effect to a document issued in one country on the territory of another country. Legalization shows that:

  • The document was issued by a competent and expert authority
  • The signature, seal and/or stamp on the document are genuine
  • The format of the document is correct

There are two types of document legalization:

  • Apostille
  • Consular legalization

The type of the legalization depends on the country of origin of the document (referred to in the instructions below as 'Country A').

Apostille This means that documents are legalized using 1 stamp or sticker only. This is called an ‘apostille’. In cases like this, Country A legalizes the document with an apostille. After this, no more steps are necessary. Documents with an apostille can be used in all the countries that are members of the Apostille Convention.

All the countries that are members of the Apostille Convention are listed on the website of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).

Consular legalization
Legalizing a document involves taking certain steps in a certain order. ‘Country A’ in the instructions below refers to the country that the document comes from:

Step 1:
A competent authority in Country A checks that the document has been signed by the correct authority or authorities in Country A. This is usually the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Country A. After approval, a stamp or sticker is placed on the document. This shows the Russian authorities that the document has been issued by a competent authority in Country A.

Step 2:
The Russian authorities check the document and place another stamp or sticker on it. This is usually done by the Russian embassy, consulate-general or honorary consul in Country A.

Please note: After the documents are duly legalized (containing official stamps), they must be translated into Russian and witnessed by the Notary.

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We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.