Study in Russia
Support for applying to University in Russia
What Russia can offer students
With a long standing tradition in high quality education, Russian degrees are widely recognised world-wide. Russia has been making a lot of progress recently to internationalise its higher education system. With approximately 450 state-accredited universities, Russia offers a diverse range of programmes. General Universities focus on scientific studies, Applied Science Universities are practice orientated and colleges for art, film and music are great if you’re passion lies in artistic subjects.
Compared to other European countries, the cost of studying in Russia is low. This is due to the government subsidising fees for international students by up to 70%. The tuition and accommodation fees in a student hostel can be as low as £2,000 per academic year, depending on the course language, chosen specialty and university. This can be particularly appealing for courses such as medicine which can be prohibitively expensive in Europe and the US.
As an international student, you will be required to undergo pre-course training. If your academic achievement is outstanding, you can apply for a scholarship to cover your tuition fees, accommodation and medical insurance.
Whilst there are many courses taught in English you can also study in Russian, with many universities offer a 1 year preparatory course to enable you to quickly reach the required standard. If you do want to study in English the good news here is that there are no IELTS or TOEFL entry requirements.
You will need a visa to study in Russia and once you have accepted a place at your chosen university, they will file a student visa application on your behalf. This will last for 3 months and once you’re in the country, you will need to apply for an extension if you’re planning to study for longer than this period.
If you’re interested in studying Russia, we can help you navigate the university application process, ensuring you make the right choice of university course and location. Please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.