Russia is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for students from around the globe. The country has a culturally diverse environment. Thus, International students will surely get high-quality education in such a diverse environment. If you are an aspiring student to study in Russia, here is the complete guide for you.
Students can apply online. After proper research about the university and tuition fees of the course on the university's website, you have to choose the course. After choosing the course, start the application process. Here are the documents requirements:
International students have a broad spectrum of university options for studying in Russia. The quality of education is maintained in each university of Russia. Here is the Russian university list with their rankings:
|University||QS world university ranking|
|Lomonosov Moscow State University||74|
|Saint Petersburg State University||225|
|Novosibirsk State University||=228|
|Tomsk State University||250|
|Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT / Moscow Phystech)||281|
|Bauman Moscow State Technical University||=282|
|HSE University (National Research University Higher School of Economics)||=298|
|National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)||=314|
|Ural Federal University - UrFU||=331|
Universities in Russia offer courses to the international students at three levels, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral. Students get a plethora of choices of subjects to study in Russia. Here are some popular courses to study in Russia for indian students :
Study in Russia cost can vary with the chosen university, course of study, city, lifestyle you choose. Tuition fees for international students in Russia can also differ from institution to institution. Russia tends to be an inexpensive country in Europe, especially concerning the high quality of education. Here are the details of tuition fee to study in Russia for international students :
|Study program||Tuition fee|
|Bachelor’s degree||RUB 220,000 to 240,000 per year|
|Specialist’s degree||RUB 220,00 to 240,000 per year|
|Master’s degree||RUB 240,000 to 260,000 up to RUB 450,000 per year|
|Postgraduates course||RUB 72,000 to 250,000 per year|
Not only the Russian government but also universities and external organisations provide scholarships to international students. It is not possible to study in Russia free completely, but you can cover a part of your expenses during the studies with the help of scholarships. Here is the list of scholarships to study in Russia :
1. Government of Russian Federation Scholarships
2. Non-governmental Russian scholarships
3. Russian universities scholarships for international students
Universities in Russia are increasingly offering several study programs which are taught in English. The requirements for getting enrolled in a Russian English-taught program are listed below:
Russian universities offering English-language programs
The following table presents the bachelor English taught programs offered by the particular university:
|University||English taught undergraduate program|
|Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)||It offers aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering and computer science in English.|
|National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)||Offers bilingual English/Russian programs in various subjects|
|National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)||English-taught undergraduate degrees are offered in mathematics, politics, business, management, Russian studies and economics|
|Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)||It offers English-taught programs in humanities subjects, regional studies, linguistics, and state and municipal management.|
|Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University||It offers a bachelor’s degree in International Business in English|
The following table presents the Graduate English taught programs offered by the particular university:
|University||English taught masters program|
|Lomonosov Moscow State University||It offers the programs within the faculties of biology, economics, political science, the business school etc are available in English|
|Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)||English-taught postgraduate degrees are available in mathematics, computer science, aerodynamics etc.|
|National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)||31 English-taught master’s degrees|
|National University of Science and Technology MISiS||English-taught masters programs are the Quantum Technologies program and Physics of Condensed Matter, open in the areas of Materials Technology and Physics and Astronomy.|
|Novosibirsk State University||It offers 5 postgraduate degrees including materials science, classics, and financial management are available in English.|
|Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)||It offers several English master’s programs such as chemistry, organic farming, economics, and international and law.|
|Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University||It offers postgraduate degrees in engineering, natural sciences, and management subjects in the English language.|
|St Petersburg State University||14 master’s degrees taught entirely in English|
|Tomsk Polytechnic University||English-taught master’s degrees such as big data solutions, nuclear medicine and physics.|
|Ural Federal University||It offers 13 master’s degrees fully taught in English language and one degree which is a partial English master’s degree.|
In the first instance, a student visa is issued for only 3 months for Russia. After this period you should apply for the extension of the visa. The Federal Migration Service issues a 1-year extension of the validity period of the visa. When your visa is about to expire, you should apply for a further 1-year extension, and continue the same for the duration of your academic programme.
Documents required for the study visa for Russia are:
International students are allowed to work during their studies in Russia. Students will need to get a work permit from the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Interior Ministry of Russia. However, they can only work in the profession mentioned in the permit, and only in the city, where the institution is situated. The following documents should be submitted to get work permit:
The government of Russia is keen to attract international students more and more each year. So if you are planning to study in Europe, do not forget to consider Russia on your study abroad list.
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