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What you should know about the beringoff international academy of law project?

The Beringoff International Academy of Law is one of a kind, unique project in the field of international education.

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Beringoff International Academy of Law is in fact the successor and heir to all the academic potential, skills and traditions of the 20 best Russian universities which, united to create an international educational platform in Switzerland: compact, exclusive in terms of quality of education, with research and analytical centers, which has advanced, innovative technology for training the best Russian and foreign specialists in international law and business management.

The Academy is in fact intended to be an incubator for the best educational and business practices in both bachelor and master’s degree programmes and short-term leadership programmes, as well as in combined programmes, career immersion programmes, and such educational formats as international conferences and seminars, winter and summer schools.



The quality of education. Students enter one of 17 partner universities for a special Swiss programme, carefully prepared and verified by the best specialists in international education. The basis, the classics of the programme was born and formed many years ago, and it is a very interesting but difficult journey. Those who overcome it will be able to claim the most prestigious job in the best organizations and companies of Russia and other contries. Studies take place alternately in Russia and Switzerland (first semester in Russia, second and third in Switzerland, fourth and fifth in Russia, sixth and seventh in Switzerland, eighth month is left for preparation and presenting of a thesis).

The study process is intense and complex: in addition to the chosen university programme, each student has to master the Swiss programme. All this is complemented by practical lessons in Swiss international organizations and corporations, a live exchange of experience with invited industry leaders, coaching students at real intense negotiations with opponents in foreign language, classes in foreign language with the best Russian and foreign teachers.

Graduates leave the Institute with a decent background of theoretical, practical skills and business contacts. Students get two full-time diplomas — one of the Russian university they enrolled in, and one of the Beringoff International Academy of Law.



The core subject – International law — will always be in demand. This profession is your reliable anchor in life, the basis for further development in any sphere. The law permeates through all spheres of our life without any exception. The profession is prestigious, deep, financially intensive, intelligent, strong, equally open to both men and women. Many political and business leaders in the world are lawyers in the field of International Law.



All those who wish it will be able to continue their studies to Master’s level, either at our Institute in Switzerland or at any other university in Russia, Europe and other countries.



Foreign language is an essensial element of education. Two languages (English + French) are taught in the most intensive format throughout the course of study in Switzerland. Beginning from the third year, education is provided in English with the active participation of teachers and speakers from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The language requirements are the highest. Our goal is to train specialists who will easily beat their competitors on all political and business platforms. Studying will be difficult, but very interesting.



We are expanding our facilities for holding classes and educational events. Depending on the practical feasibility, studies are held in Montreux, Geneva, Zurich, other Swiss cities.



Safety of stay of the students. In Switzerland, the Board of Executive Directors of the educational holding is located. We will always be attentive to the children and carefully create comfortable conditions for study and rest.



Tuition fee. A prerequisite for enrollment into the programme is admission to one of the Russian partner universities, in each of which the conditions for admission of candidates are different. Similarly to having certain requirements for the list of Unified State Examination subjects and minimum pass points to enroll into the Bachelor’s programme, there are certain entry tests for enrollment in the Master’s programme.

An average cost of each Swiss semester is about 15,000 CHF. A very attractive, average tuition fee for a very special, strong, prestigious education at the private Swiss Institute. For our part, we are already working hard together with our partners to create the student support grant system.

The cost also includes full and comprehensive support for each student at all stages of admission and study, including:

  • Switzerland entry visa (type D) arrangements
  • Student residence permit (Permis B) arrangements
  • Seeking accommodation: an apartment or a room in the campus according to the student’s individual preferences
  • Support throughout the educational process
  • Customized curriculum
  • Organization of educational and tourist tours around Swiss cities, organization of additional seminars and student meetings
  • Continuous feedback from our curators in Russia and Switzerland

— Apply for the Bachelor’s degree program at the chosen partner University (contract).

— Wait for the order for admission to be issued. We recommend to contact the dean’s office of the Faculty of Law or the representatives of the Beringoff International Academy of Law (contacts are specified) in advance to consult on all questions of interest.

— Apply to the faculty dean’s office of the chosen partner University and write an application for transition to the International Law and Comparative Jurisprudence program of the Beringoff International Academy of Law.

— To conclude a contract with the Beringoff International Academy of Law for the provision of fee-paying educational services.

— Make payments under the Contracts with the Partner University and the Beringoff International Academy of Law.

For the academic year 2021–2022 — site in Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux is one of the most sophisticated, stylish, young, dynamic cities of the Swiss Confederation. It combines attractive, picturesque views of Lake Geneva and the mountains with concentrated, well-organized activities in the educational, service and leisure sectors. The convenient location of Montreux makes it possible to get to the main Swiss cities by comfortable public transport (for example, by train – to Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Zurich) at minimal time.

Accommodation is paid separately under the apartment lease. The cost of accommodation may vary from 700 to 1000 CHF per month. If you rent together with one or two other students, the price drops sharply. The administration of the Academy selects apartments in accordance with your wishes and offers them to the students and parents to choose according to the proximity to the place of study and the availability of all necessary living conditions.

Step 1: To get a visa, the student must prepare a full package of documents in accordance with the instructions of the Swiss Embassy. A staff member of the Beringoff International Academy of Law in Moscow accompanies the entire process of documents collection for the visa and checks them.

Step 2: Once the package is declared ready, an Agent checks it.

After checking the package, the Agent will schedule an appointment at the Swiss Embassy Visa Department.

Please note that the entire procedure takes an average of 6-12 weeks, so documents must be submitted in advance.

Stap 3: On the appointed day, the Student, Agent and an Academy representative meet at the entrance of the Embassy Visa Department building. The visa officer of the Swiss Embassy checks the completeness of the submitted documents, puts a stamp on the student’s foreign passport certifying the submission of documents for the visa and returns the foreign passport to the student (all other originals of the documents are also returned).

Step 4: The Swiss Embassy Visa Department may contact the Student (by e-mail or telephone) and request additional documents, which must be communicated to the Academy representative immediately. Also by e-mail you will receive a notification that your visa is ready, after which you will have to come to the visa department of the Embassy of Switzerland with the foreign passport at the time specified in the e-mail.

After your arrival in Switzerland together with the Academy representative you collect the documents for the student residence permit which is issued for a period of one year.


1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year



2 half-year

3 half-year

6 half-year

7 half-year



13 000

13 000

13 000

13 000

52 000

Registration fee






Organization of educational and cultural events





3 000

Compulsory medical insurance





3 000


1 500




1 500

Visa processing






Registration of a residence permit






Cost, CHF

17 250

14 500

14 500

14 500

60 000

Cost, rub.*

1 393 099,65

1 171 011,3

1 171 011,3

1 171 011,3

4 845 564

Our partner GAZPROMBANK offers educational loan for students studying in programmes of the Beringoff International Academy of Law

The staff of the Beringoff International Academy of Law will help you contact a GPB manager, who will personally advise you on the possibility of obtaining an educational loan.

Educational contract

General terms of the agreement

Following successful completion of the educational program, students receive two diplomas:

Beringoff International Academy of Law with support of the International Montreux Academy is responsible for the administration of the students’ stay in Montreux.

Grand Rue, Montreux CH-1820, Switzerland

Phone: +7 495-766-17-81

BERINGOFF International Academy of Law