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In the previous article, I shared with you a dozen benefits of studying abroad. Now, I am going to share with you some invaluable insights about studying in Russia.



Russia has the world’s largest mineral and energy resources, has the world’s largest forest reserves, and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the Earth’s fresh liquid water.

  • Capital (and largest city): Moscow
  • Area: With more than 17 million km² Russia is the largest country in the world (covering about 12% of the land area)
  • Population: 146 million people (the eighth most populated country). Russia borders 18 countries and 400 million people in the world speak Russian language.

Russia is unique in terms of confessional diversity. You will find followers of many different world religions in the country. The most popular are Christianity (Orthodoxy and Catholicism), Islam (Sunnism), Buddhism and Judaism.


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1. Cheap for foreign students

The education of foreign citizens in Russian state universities is subsidized up to 70% by the Government of Russia. The average cost of tuition and accommodation in a student hostel of one academic year is 2000 – 3500 USD per year. Presidents, influential politics, businessmen, famous doctors, Nobel prize winners and scientists of many countries are the graduates of Russian state universities.


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2. No international language tests required

IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, DALF, TCF and other international language tests are not required to be considered for admissions into Russian state universities.


3. No language Barrier

The medium of instructions includes English, French and Russian


4. Short Admission time

You don’t need to wait for months to know the fate of your application. It takes about 7 days for you to receive feedback on admission decision.

The days of waiting so long and constantly checking your email box are over. This is particularly important as it helps plan ahead and makes room for more time to prepare ahead of resumption.


5. Wide range of options

with over 500+ medical, engineering and technical, economic and humanitarian specialties in prestigious Russian state universities, the possibilities are endless for you.


6. Affordable accommodation

All students are provided with accommodation in a student hostel, located within the university campus. In every hostel room 2-3 people are accommodated. The average cost of accommodation in the University hostel / hotel-type hostel (one bed in a 2-3 bedded room) per 1 year is 100-1000 USD, (i.e. 10-100 USD per month) depending on the conditions, type of the student hostel, University and city.


7. Free Internet

Internet access is available in all Universities and hostels (as well as in the cafes, taxi etc.) University libraries as well as study books are available free of charge


8. Affordable cost of living

The average food and other expenses (transport, telephone, etc.) are 300 USD per month depending on the city of studies.


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9. Affordable health insurance

The cost of life and health insurance is 160 USD for 1 year depending on the program and city of study.


10. Prestige

Russian universities are highly prestigious, and deservedly so. Their history extends back over 100 years and their degrees are recognized all over the world. Russian state university degrees are recognized by WDME, WHO, UNESCO


11. Innovation

Russian state universities belong to a new generation, the universities hold innovation scientific centers equipped with the most modern scientific research devices and high-technology materials.




English Medium programs:

  • Medical specialties: General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Clinical Residency in more than 30 specialties;
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Management (International business), Fundamental informatics and Information Technology (IT/ Computer studies), Oil and Gas engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agronomy, Civil Engineering (Construction), Economics, International relations;
  • Master’s Degree: Management, International Business Development, International Marketing Management, Business Development and Innovation in International Context, Civil Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building, Energy Technology, Power Plant Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Innovative Technologies in Metallurgy and material Science, Mesoscopics and Advanced Materials, Microelectronics Communication Systems, Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Systems, Advanced Dynamics of Discrete and Continuum Systems, Supercomputer Technologies and High Performance, Computing, Mathematics and Computer Science, Neurobiology.


French Medium programs:

  • Medical specialties: General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy.
  • Master’s Degree: Law


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