Russian Customs Academy is the Head Center of Russian Federal Customs Service for training, methodological, scientific, information and analytical activities. It is the first and the only higher educational institution in the history of the Country specialized in the customs officers’ training, retraining and qualification improvement at the different levels.



There are full­time and correspondence courses.
The bases of education are:
  • due to the budget allocations of the Federal budget;
  • due to the funds of the private customers and/or corporate customers.


The Concept of the Russian education modernization is implemented in the Academy. The Concept is based on the principles of the Bologna agreement – convergence and harmonization of the European educational systems to create the unified European area of the higher education.
The Academy has Russian and international certificates of the quality management system for the educational and scientific activities in the field of customs business, and it works in accordance with the approved Quality Policy.
At the Academy was created modern information and education complex. Its basis is the situational and analytical training center. This is a special organizational and technical union that includes two situation halls, training modules “Customs”, “Customs checkpoint”, specialized laboratories and audiences.
A new training and laboratory complex was opened in 2011. The modern 11­stored building is equipped with the equipment which enables the use of interactive educational technologies.
In the Academy the training approaches are based on gaining the fundamental knowledge by the students, deep study of a foreign language and acquisition of the professional skills that helps to form general cultural and professional competency of our graduates.
One of the most important ways of the educational process improving in the Academy is using innovative methods and interactive forms of training that include simulation of the different situations, business games, training sessions, brainstorming, round­tables, group discussions, video conferences, case studies and others. These technologies motivate students; help them to take an active part in the training process, to consolidate learned material, to develop the sustainable skills and to form the professional competence.
Currently a significant professional customs competence is the ability to use foreign languages in the professional activity. The educational programs realized in the Academy cover language training of our graduates. There is a multilevel system of the language training in the Academy. Modern techniques, firmware and hardware are used in the process of the foreign languages’ learning.
During the preparation on the higher educational programs students pass educational, work practice, including pre­graduation practice in the customs authorities and in the external organizations according to the curriculum.
The complex simulating system of the students’ individual training is developed and implemented into the educational process to improve the quality of the students’ practical training. The system allows develop the practical skills by implementing the training­simulation complexes and the adaptive (automated) simulators into the individual training.
The simulation complex provides the students’ training in several modes: execution of the customs documents’ training; step by step development of the official duties’ discharge scenarios; complex work into the composition of the customs subdivisions’ structure. The adaptive complex provides students’ training in the modes: simulation, laboratory work (group training session), a fully functional training. The results of the students’ training and their automated assessment are saved and considered during the training process’ planning and organization.
Our graduates are the heads and the deputy heads of Russian Federal Customs Service’s departments and the regional customs administrations, the heads of the customs, customs checkpoints and the customs functional departments and others.
Specialists with the diplomas of the Russian Customs Academy work in the agencies of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Office of the Eurasian Economic Commission. Specialists trained in the Academy are demanded by the different business structures and particularly companies that are participants of the foreign economic activity. They are welcomed in the consulting firms, logistics companies, where the competent economists, lawyers, experts in the field of the customs business and the foreign trade activity are required.
The modern training facilities of the Academy allow using the latest educational and information technologies for the customs personnel’s training that are recognized by the foreign customs administrations. These training facilities also provide the effectiveness of the educational activity.
Continuing the best traditions of the Customs Service our graduates contribute to the protection of the economic interests and economic sovereignty of Russian, as well as to the development of the international economic cooperation.
The main purposes of the educational process at the Academy are training of the highly qualified specialists for the Russian Federal Customs Service and the foreign customs services, the formation ofa citizen­patriot of his country who is able to perform the civic duty and constitutional obligation primarily for the protection of the motherland economic interests. 
The annual participation of the students and employees in the festive events devoted to the State and departmental holidays: anniversary of the Russian Customs Academy (the branches), Russian Customs Day, Customs Veterans Day, Fatherland Defender Day, International Women’ Day on the 8th of March, Victory Day, Day of Russia, Constitution Day, promotes education of the high civic qualities.
The cultural­historical site visit in Moscow and Moscow region is widely used for the development of the pride for the Motherland. 
The students take part in the city and regional conferences on the patriotic education of the youth. The representatives of the Academy are the members of many youth organizations, organizers and participants of the patriotic humanitarian actions and festivals such as: “St. George ribbon”, “Thank you for the Victory!”, “The spring of the 1945”, “Thank you, grandfather, for the Victory” and others. The students and the employees of the Academy have the opportunity to visit the museums, make the bus trips to the historical places of the military glory. Such trips are important addition to the training courses on History, Culturology and other disciplines. 
An important direction of the educational process is the creation of the culture of the interethnic beha­vior, interethnic tolerance and countering extremism. For this purpose the conversations are held with the students on the issues of the interethnic relations. The exhibitions, concerts, tasting of the national dishes are held during the Days of the National Cultures. Such events allow to be acquainted with the customs, traditions and features of the different nations’ cultures. 
Every year the students of the Academy also participate in the festivals, competitions, reviews of the student creativity, organized by the administrations and youth municipal and regional offices. 
An integral part of the specialists’ professional training is the physical education. 
The Sports Day on 11 sports types is held every year.
The combined team of the Academy is a regular participant of the interuniversity competitions and Olympics. It is the winner of the Sports Contest among the customs authorities of the Moscow region. 
The work of the sports sections is organized.
Scholarship provision of the Academy and its branches’ students is realized according to the “Regulation about the scholarship provision and other forms of the financial support of the Academy’s students and postgraduates”.
The students become the laureates of the Russian President and Government’s scholarship for the high school and scientific achievements. They are awarded the personal scholarships of the Customs Veterans Union Fund, Government of the Moscow Region and others. 
A multilevel system of the students’ government was developed at the Academy and the branches. It is realized through the students’ participation in the management of the educational, social, research and public directions of the students’ life. 
The students’ government is represented by the Students’ Council of the Academy, the Council of the Group Monitors; the Students’ Council of the Dormitory; the Students’ Council of the Faculties; the Scientific Students’ Society; the Editorial Board of the Students’ Newspaper; the Students’ Council on the Quality of Education.
There are 2 nine­stored dormitories. They are purposed for accommodation of the students, undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral students of the full­time courses. 
The students live in the double, triple and quadruple rooms in the dormitories of the Academy. All rooms are equipped with the comfortable, modern furniture, necessary machinery. There are household rooms in the buildings. The accommodation is improved regularly. The dormitories are on the guarded security of the Academy. 
The medical health center works for the employees and trainees in the territory of the Academy. 
System of the social and educational work allows filling the educational process, all vital activity of the students, postgraduates and employees with the positive emotions, creative attitude to their work and promotes their healthy living.
The international cooperation development and specialists’ training for the foreign customs services is one of the Russian Customs Academy’s priorities. 
The directions of the Academy international acti­vity are: 
  • expanding the foreign partners’ circle in the educational and scientific fields including participation of the teaching staff, students and postgraduates of the Academy in the international scientific conferences and workshops held at the Academy and abroad;
  • cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO) within the activity of the Regional Training Center (RTC);
  • cooperation development with the members of the international organizations (ASEAN, APEC, BRICS, EAEU, IAEA, OECD, CSTO, SCO, World Bank).


The Academy is the basic training center of the personnel training for the CIS customs services. The personnel is trained according to the intergovernmental agreements and resolutions of the Russian Government. 
More than 1 800 highly qualified specialists have been trained for the CIS member countries since 1995.
“The Concept of the personnel training for the CIS customs services at the Academy for the period 2015 – 2020” was developed for the approval at the Council of the Customs Services’ Heads.
Interuniversity exchange of the trainers, students and postgraduates and also participation of the students in the summer schools are carried out according to the existing Memorandums of cooperation. 
Cooperation with the WCO is carried out according to the “Memorandum of understanding between the World Customs Organization and the State Customs Committee, Russian Federation regarding the establishment of the World Customs Organization Regional Training Center in Moscow, Russian Federation” from the 25th of November 2002.
The purpose of this Center is the international cooperation development in education, modernization, research in the field of customs business and adherence to the WCO international conventions.
More than 160 events including events with participation of the leading WCO experts on the topical issues of the customs business were held at the WCO RTC – Russia for the period of its existence. More than 670 representatives of the Russian, CIS and other foreign customs services were trained at the WCO RTC – Russia. 
In 2014 the International Center of the Non­Intrusive Inspection System experts’ professional training for the WCO members was established.
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