Study In Russia
Russia is the largest country on the planet – spanning eleven time zones from West to East – and, with well over 140 million people, the 9th most populous country.
“Education is Light
Lack of it is Darkness”
Russia’s popularity among international students has grown over recent years. To say that as a foreign student in Russia you can expect an exciting time would be a severe understatement.
There are around 1750000 international students studying in Russia each year it is our most sincere wish that every student experiences the country at its best. Russia has a long-standing tradition in high-quality education for all citizens. Russia has one of the best education systems in the world producing a literacy rate (98%) .
A real affordable education , more than 600 worldwide accredited universities & colleges.There are no IELTS or TOEFL requirements
According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Russia ranks 6th in the world by the number of international students — about 250,000 students from other countries arrive in Russia every year.
- Enrollment with no exams If you don’t speak Russian yet, you should start with preparatory faculty. The preparatory faculty is the first step towards a prestigious degree. You’ll learn Russian and start studying the subjects for your major. For example, if you want to become a doctor, you’ll be taught Russian, biology, and chemistry at the preparatory faculty. You don’t have to pass any exams in order to study at the preparatory faculty.
- High-quality education at affordable prices International students pay about 5-7 times less for studying in Russia than in Europe or the USA. Meanwhile, the education quality is on an international level — Russian universities regularly rank among the top 100 and top 500 best universities in the world in the prestigious QS World University Rankings, and the number of ranked Russian universities is growing every year.
- Accommodation in the university residence hall Russian universities offer accommodation in residence halls for foreign students. The accommodation cost varies from $10 to $80 per month.
- Employment opportunities while studying From 2020, international students can legally work in Russia without any special permits. What matters is that work doesn’t interfere with your studies.
- A good salary after graduation SuperJob job search service statistics show that during the first five years after graduation, Russian university graduates can obtain a $900–$2 000 monthly salary in Russia (while the average living costs for working-age Russians are $400–$500 per month).
- The degrees are recognized abroad A degree obtained in Russia is highly valued internationally. If you want to move to another country or return home after graduation, a Russian degree will be an important advantage for you in getting a job or continuing your studies. As Russia has joined the Bologna Process, graduates of Russian universities can easily enroll at European universities for a Master’s degree or a PhD.
Russia is one of the leaders in Internet and telecommunications computer sciences, financial services, space engineering and other innovative industries.
More than 500 universities for chosen. Russian diploma is recognized all over the world.
Universities in Russia offer accommodation to all foreign students with full-time education. Students studying with distance education are offered accommodation for examination period. Cost of accommodation is 300 – 6 000 rubles (approximately $5 – $90) per month; the price depends on comfort level in a specific university residence hall. Fees can be paid monthly, every term or once a year according to specific university internal regulations.
If you do not want to live in a university residence hall, you can rent a room or an apartment, which will cost you about 10 000 rubles (approximately $150) for a room in a shared apartment and 25 000 – 35 000 rubles (approximately $370 – $520) for apartment in big cities. It will be much cheaper in non-metropolitan areas.
For 2018 the living wage in Russia is 10 451 rubles (approximately $160), it is the minimum you spend for food and pocket money. But keep in mind that prices in Moscow and St. Petersburg are much higher than in non-metropolitan areas, where your expenses will be lower.
It should be noted that students often have discounts up to 50% in museums, cafes, sport and fitness clubs, shops. Travel by public transport for students is also cheaper.
In Russian Universities student life is very active and interesting – you can participate in conferences, exhibitions and science or educational seminars.
You can also take part in sport activities, in each university there are basketball, football, volleyball and other teams.
Cultural live is also reach: there are creativity competitions, beauty contests and KVN (clubs of funny and inventive people which are humor contest clubs run by university students).
If you choose accommodation in a residence hall on campus, you’ll live near the university. If you’ll live far from University you should buy student travel card for using public transport.
Considering student discount your expenses to travel by metro in Moscow will be 395 rubles per month and to travel by surface transport – 260 rubles per month. Total sum is only 655 rubles (approximately $10). Have in mind that in other cities cost of travel will be even lower.
Students from India to Russia
International students can apply to 896 universities in 85 regions of Russia. Here are some profits of study in Russia from India: High level education with affordable tuition fee; Many programmes and specializations; A chance to study in English; The potential to get Russian Government scholarship and to study free of charge. A big plus for Indian graduates it’s not needed to legalize the diploma. A bilateral treaty was concluded between Russia and India to abolish this procedure, the Russian document on higher education is automatically recognized by all Indian institutions. Some of the Indian applicants make a choice in favour of Moscow universities. However, study and life in the capital are a bit expensive than in the regions. Education in universities in other cities will be more reasonably priced. Foreign students who choose IT specialization and math are welcomed in ITMO University, TSU, SibFU and other. Students from India can find medical specialties in many Russian universities. The best of them are: MSMU provides education programmes for the students from everywhere. The main university objective is to prepare professional physicians for the Russian and foreign health care. There are over 100 educational programmes for foreigners. Institute for Medicine RUDN University offers foreign applicants several educational programmes at 5 following faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Management. The students can get the second diploma Translator/Interpreter in the professional communication. The school of Biomedecine in FEFU. Today the School includes 11 departments with 5 undergraduate programmes, 4 specialties and 7 Master’s degree programmes. Med students have a unique way to complement their study process with practical classes in modern Medical Center. Master’s Degree Programmes are being taught in English. There are several preparatory programmes for the foreign applicants. IKBFU – training is in Russian; therefore the university has a preparatory course for foreign students with profound study of the Russian language and basic educational disciplines in Russian; Kazan Federal University – teaching is in English, therefore a TOEFL certificate is required when applying.
What should I do to enroll
- Admission requirement for foreign student in Russia is not strict provided the required processes are set by the student. Russia admits foreign citizens, having the background education corresponding to the level of general secondary education as required.If you already know what program you want,If you haven’t made up your mind yet, leave us your name and contact details. After you complete any of these steps, Our advisor will contact you on the same day.
- Submit us your documents, and we will forward your application to universities. The advisor will answer all your questions about studying in Russia, will explain the enrollment process in detail, and find the program and universities for you. Be ready to send us copies or photos of your passport and education certificate. We need them to submit your application to universities. If you have not received your diploma or certificate yet, any proof that you are completing your studies will do.
- Application form indicating desired field of study
- Certified copy of diploma or other educational certificate indicating the student is eligible to enroll in a higher education program
- An authorized health certificate
- Certified copy of birth certificate
- Passport size photos
- Wait until universities approve the application within 1 week. The universities will consider your application over one business week. Our advisor will contact you once the application is approved This means a university is ready to admit you.
- Pay the service fee :When your application is approved by a university, you will have to pay a service fee in your personal account. Depending on the university you want to enroll in.You’ll have to pay the service fee within 7 days; a place at the university will be reserved for this time period. You can choose convenient means of payment — online with a bank card, QIWI wallet, or Google Pay, and offline at a bank. For the latter, please inform your advisor so they’ll send you an invoice.The service fee is a reliable guarantee of your admission. If you fail to enroll due to an error on our end, we’ll refund the money.
- Wait until we send you a visa invitation. Next, the university starts the process to issue a visa invitation for you. It may take up to 45 business days. As soon as the invitation is ready, the advisor will email it to you. You will have to print it out and contact the Russian Embassy in your country for a study visa.
Since many courses in Russian universities are taught in Russian at the undergraduate level, it is likely that you’ll need to learn the language first and provide proof of your proficiency, possibly through writing the Unified State Entrance Examination (EGE). If you need to learn Russian in order to tackle the EGE, opportunities abound to learn Russian outside of Russia.
Are your Russian skills rusty, or non-existent? Don’t fret! Some Russian universities offer one-year preparatory programs which allow newcomers to fully integrate themselves into Russian society through courses about the Russian language, culture and lifestyle.
Entrance exams in Russia play a huge part in determining whether a student will get accepted into their chosen university or not. The Unified State Examination (EGE), like the SAT used in the United States, is a standardized test used for university admissions across the country. Top universities require the highest scores on the EGE for candidates to be eligible for consideration, making them the toughest to get into.
Also, all required documents such as your Application for Admission, ID, previous education certificates, medical certificate and passport photographs, should all be presented with official copies translated into Russian.
If you have a dual citizenship, you can apply as a foreign student using your non-Russian passport.
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs
If you are applying for advanced degrees (M.A./M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.) you will need to have proof of have your previous degree(s), like your Bachelor’s or Specialist’s degrees, in the same (or a very similar field) to the program you’re hoping to pursue. This requirement is rather strict, especially in comparison to the US or the UK. Unlike undergraduate programs, there are a larger quantity of courses offered in English after the undergraduate level.
Keep in mind that universities receive many applications throughout the year, so it’s a wise choice to send the required documents and proof of qualifications well before the deadline to avoid any unfortunate delays.
Tuition fees in Russia
As a foreign student studying in Russia, you will find relatively affordable tuition fees. Most of the study programmes – regardless of whether you want to get your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Russia – cost well below 5,000 euros per year, and many even less than 2,000 euros per year. Students from certain regions and with an outstanding academic track record might even qualify a for government scholarship, covering the tuition and in some cases also the cost of living.
Arrival in Russia
One of our representatives will receive the student at the airport. Every Student should come with full set of documents and Full First year Expenses receipt.
It is compulsory for every student to be registered at University during first three working days after arrival in Russian Federation territory.
After Arrival in Russia, student should submit the full package of documents and first year expenses as written on Admission Confirmation Letter. Our International Office staff will complete all the formalities so that you could start your classes in 4-5 working days. International Office will also extend the visa from Home Office.