Why studying in Russia

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Russia has the most educated population in the world, outperforming Canada, Japan, Israel and the USA. More than half of Russians have higher education qualification. More than 200,000 people from 168 countries come to study at Russian universities. There are a lot of advantages to study in Russia, here are just a few:
1. You have top-class degree recognised world-wide!

Russian higher education is one of the best in the world! Whether it’s cars or education, people everywhere recognise “Made in Russia” as a seal of quality. You can benefit from Russia‘s long and famous university tradition especially in the fields of engineering and science. A Russian university degree is highly respected by employers around the world.

2. You have a diverse range of study opportunities!

Russia’s higher education system has something for everyone! There are almost 450 state-accredited universities with some 17,500 degree programmes in Russia. Russian universities offer degree programmes in every possible subject and academic level – be it bachelor’s, master’s, state examinations or doctoral degrees. General universities focus strongly on scientifically oriented study in a wide range of disciplines. Universities of applied science, on the other hand, are very practice-oriented. If you’re more interested in artistic subjects, you can enrol at a college of art, film or music.

3. You can study in English!

More and more courses and degree programmes are being offered in English, especially at the master’s degree level. This is good news if you don’t know any Russian or if your Russian isn’t good enough yet.

4. You are not alone!

Around twelve percent of students at Russian universities come from foreign countries, just like you. You can make friends from around the world, become acquainted with different countries and expand your horizons. The universities offer support to make your start in Russia as easy as possible.

5. You pay Affordable tuition fees – and sometimes completely free!

Students normally don’t have to pay tuition fees at Russian universities, and if so, the fees are very low. Most Russian universities receive considerable financing from the government. Bachelor’s degree programmes are usually tuition-free at public universities. Some master’s degree programmes, however, come with tuition fees, but they’re not as high as in other countries.

6. You have a very affordable living expenses!

Compared with other European countries, the cost of living in Russia is reasonable. The cost of food, rent, clothing and cultural activities are equivalent to the European average. There are also a number of concessions available to students. You can receive reduced prices at theatres, museums, opera houses, cinemas, swimming pools and other institutions. All you have to do is present your student ID.

7. You can benefit from many scholarship programmes!

As an international student with outstanding academic achievement, you have good chances of receiving a scholarship to finance your studies in Russia. This is one of the largest scholarships in the world and offers countless scholarship programmes. No matter what your country, subject or status, you’ll find a scholarship that matches your profile and needs!

8. You live in safe country!

Russia is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.

9. You live in a diverse country in both EUROPE and Asia!

Beaches and mountains, medieval city centres and pulsating metropolises, and above all, lots of nature. Russia is a diverse country with many facets! Living in Russia means living in the middle of Europe surrounded by many other countries. Whether you’d like to visit Paris, Prague, Rome or Copenhagen, you have a wide range of destinations at your doorstep. Within a couple of hours by train or plane, you can experience an entirely different culture and language. Weekend trips are no problem and affordable.

10. You learn a language which can open many doors!

Russian is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Some 400+ million people worldwide can speak Russian. You can still study in Russia even if you don’t know Russian, but having some knowledge of the language can make everyday life easier and help you make friends faster. Knowing a foreign language also looks great on a résumé! The Russian language is an easy language, but there are many ways to learn Russian – in a course.


When should I apply to a university in Russia?

Academic year starts on 1st of September, and on January/February every year. However, you need to calculate timing of admission process, preparation of your documents, translations, and visa processing timing in more advanced time.Apply now

What is the duration of education in Russia?

The duration varies between 3 - 6 years depending upon the courses of study.

Does the student have to give any entrance examination prior to joining Universities of Russia?

Generally no, but some Russian universities may take their own entrance exams. These exams are based on subject testings and general aptitude.

Is it required to learn Russian language?

You can study in english in Russia, however, if you study in english medium classes, you will not be eligible to apply for scholarships.

Will I need a visa to come to study in Russia?

Almost of forign students required to obtain a student visa at their home country, please check back with Russian embassy in your country, or feel free to contact us for consultation.

Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program?

Yes. You can apply for work permit after your graduation from Russian university.