We are looking for young women who demonstrate the competence, motivation, energy and maturity to pursue a degree program and are committed to strengthening their Jewish heritage.

Admissions Requirements

  • The candidate's secondary school scholastic record and standing (and, in case of a transfer, the student’s college performance, as well).
  • The English language and mathematics entrance (placement) exams.
  • An interview with the admissions committee.

Students who wish to be admitted to the Institute enroll in a year of English as a Second Language courses before becoming fulltime students. If you need assistance in meeting the Institute's requirements, we offer a "preparatory course" to help with English language, mathematics, and other disciplines.

How to Apply

What you’ll need:

  • Completed application submitted through
  • certificate of secondary school graduation
  • transcripts from all secondary and/or post-secondary institutions attended. Students with foreign transcripts are generally required to have the transcript translated and evaluated by a Touro-approved agency.
  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • photograph
  • medical certificate (in accordance with Russian legislative rules)

You can submit all the items above along with your application at Once all the paperwork is in, you will be invited for an interview. If the interview goes well, you will need to take placement examinations in the English language and mathematics.

Supplementary materials may be requested if the Office of Admissions feels it would be to the student's advantage. Students may be exempt from specific courses based on equivalent courses taken or proven competence in a subject. Any students in need of reasonable accommodations for physical or learning disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services.

Core Requirements for Graduation

  • Completion of 120 credits of college-level work, with 60 credits of liberal arts and sciences required for the Bachelor of Science and 90 credits of liberal arts and sciences required for the Bachelor of Arts.
  • Completion of a major (fifty percent of major courses should be completed at the Institute). Each major requires an Advanced Topics (493), Research Project (494), or similar capstone course.
  • Completion of at least 24 credits of electives.
  • Communication Skills in the English language: Introduction to College Writing (GLL 111), College Writing I – II (GLL 121-122). Students with limited background in English may be placed in Developmental English (E007.1-3).
  • Two courses in Humanities, chosen from: Russian Literature, Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 101) and Art of Western Civilizations (COA 101).
  • One course in American Studies: Emergence of the US (HIS 141) or American Jewish History (HIS 271).
  • One course in History: History of Russia (HIS 382) or The Holocaust (HIS 262).
  • One course in mathematics, one in natural science, and one in Computer Science.

You will need to maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of no less than 2.0 and a GPA of no less than 2.3 in the approved major is required. 

Students who have previous academic experience will be permitted to transfer no more than 45 credits from any one institution. Applications for transfer of major courses are accepted at the Institute only from selected educational institutions and only upon the Dean's approval. 


Full scholarships are offered by the Russian Jewish community to offset any costs.