Russia is currently the largest country across the seven continents. It has a total land mass of over six million miles. Russia spans across north of Asia and Europe. International students studying in Russia will receive very high quality of education that ranks among the best across the world. History students studying in Russia will find it as one of the best places to study history.
In addition to receiving a world-class education , studying in Russia also affords you with the opportunity to experience the unique Russian culture, enjoy Russian hospitality, and be charmed by Russian nature.
Russian universities allow international students to from a wide range of courses to study. International students deciding to study literature will have the greatest privilege of studying the world’s famous writers such as Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstroy and Alexander Pushkin in these authors’ home country. International students wishing to study in Russia should at least have studied Russian language for one full year. However, there is a special exception for students wishing to study medicine, English management and engineering as they don’t have to go through the one year language program.
Universities in Russia are very affordable! Tuition fees range from $2000 to $3000 for an academic year including the language training program. Note that tuition fees may vary from school to school. For instance, tuition fees for courses like medicine , engineering, design are usually higher and range from $2500-$4000 per academic year.
There are usually two types of accommodation: hostel and off-campus. Cost of hostel accommodation ranges from $150-$200 per month. Off-campus accommodation are usually on the high side, and is between $250-$400 monthly.
Food is extremely cheap in Russia and one can use between 150-200 per month depending on the eating habits of the student. Different varieties of food are available in the school canteen and as an international student, you may choose to eat from the canteen or prepare your meals.
Language training is mandatory for all international students applying to study in Russia. Since courses are taught in Russian language, it is expected that all international students applying to study in Russia undergo language training. This is usually carried out in the first year of admission and will cost the student approximately $1500. Students who are successful are permitted to continue their study. However, to study in Russia, a student requires approximately $3500-$4000 annually, for tuition, food, accommodation, etc.
How to Apply
Your first step to studying abroad in Russia is to choose a program and apply for admission. To study in Russia, one can apply directly to the schools or through their representatives. Please contact the schools directly to find out their mode of application.
Obtaining a Student VISA
For international students wishing to study in Russia, you will need to obtain a student visa. To be eligible for a visa, you need to submit all necessary documents including university invitation letter and letter of finances to the Russian consulate in your country.