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Study in russia


Russia is a highly educated country with over half of its residents holding a university degree. Russians have rich, centuries-old educational traditions. Russian universities provide their students with comfortable studying and living conditions and help them adapt to the country. Russian universities train a wide variety of specialists, both in engineering and the humanities, and regularly place in the top of international rankings. Education in Russia is much more affordable than in the USA or UK. Moreover, international students have the opportunity to study for free at the expense of the Government budget. Each year Russia accepts students from all over the world, from nearly 170 countries, and you can join them.


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Russia is a highly educated country with over half of its residents holding a university degree. Russians have rich, centuries-old educational traditions. Russian universities provide their students with comfortable studying and living conditions and help them adapt to the country. Russian universities train a wide variety of specialists, both in engineering and the humanities, and regularly place in the top of international rankings. Education in Russia is much more affordable than in the USA or UK. Moreover, international students have the opportunity to study for free at the expense of the Government budget. Each year Russia accepts students from all over the world, from nearly 170 countries, and you can join them.



Detailed Information On Education Study in Russia

Studying in Russia is both prestigious and advantageous. You can be sure that you will acquire all the knowledge you need in your chosen subject. Russia has a lot of universities, so you have a widechoice. All you need to do is to choose a programme you like, prepare the documents required, come to Russia, and start studying. You can either study on a commercial basis or for free with the support of the Russian Government, which allocates a certain number of state-funded places for foreign students at universities every year. Read our detailed instructions about what you need to do to enrol in a Russian university. There are a number of different forms of funding, grants, and scholarships, so every student can choose the most suitable option.

Students studying in Russia can expect to have any number of experiences in Russia. After all, saying that there is but one Russia to get to know is like saying that every part of America is exactly the same, from California to Montana to Rhode Island. But whether you visit the beautiful imperial city of Saint Petersburg, wandering the same charming streets that Tolstoy wrote about and marveling at the baroque architecture, or if you spend your time in Moscow, the capital city of this mighty nation, you are guaranteed at least one common experience: An exciting, eye-opening time participating in an interplay of the past and the present that is unique in the modern world.

Students typically gravitate toward the two biggest, and aforementioned, cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg because of the fascinating history and concentration of educational institutions. Top-notch universities include the Moscow State University and the Saint-Petersburg State University, though there are innumerable others from which to choose.

In the end, of course, it all comes down to what kind of experience you’d like to have, and the choice of whether to attend an urban or rural school is much the same as it is in America. But the benefit of studying abroad in Russia is clear: You will be attending school in one of the most complicated, beautiful, important countries in the world, and as a result, your understanding of the world and the ways in which it works will prepare you for a future in which anything is possible.

Although Russia provides free education for all its citizens as guaranteed by their Constitution, admittance into a post-secondary higher education institutions is extremely competitive. Because the Russian governmental sector is responsible for regulating the educational system there is a strong emphasis on earning degrees in technological and scientific fields of study. Students wishing to major in these fields should have advanced competency in their chosen subject areas as well as excellent grades in order to be accepted into a Russian university.

In addition to allocating funding for student tuition fees, Russia also pays overseas students a small stipend and provides free housing for them as well. The country has also eliminated a lot of red tape that used to prevent or delay foreign students from attending a Russian university. Now that the application system is more streamlined, students who have attended American, German, Danish, Chinese, Italian and Japanese universities will experience minimal to no issues in regards to transferring to a Russian university.

Russia is currently in the process of switching its traditional higher education degree model to one that is much more compatible with Western-type academic degrees. In 2003, Russia signed the Bologna Declaration which paved the way for the government to enact a law that removed its old, five-year degree model to one that resembles the U.S. degree system–the four-year bachelor degree followed by a master’s degree. However, the postdoctorate degree still retains the traditional, Soviet Union pattern that was established nearly 90 years ago. Basically, PhDs in Russia are defined and earned according to the depth of a student’s personal achievements in scientific research (doktornauk, or doctor of science) or academic research.

What is the Russian universities tuition/costs?

  • Admission Fees for Undergraduates 300$ USD
  • Admission Fees for Postgraduates (Master/PhD/Doctorate) 450$ USD

Living Cost


At the HSE cafeteria and student canteen breakfast/lunch will cost you approximately 150-200 RUB. Moscow has a huge variety of restaurants and cafes for every taste. Normally, it is possible to have a good dinner for 800 RUB per person.

15 000 RUB per month


An annual medical insurance policy for $15 000 costs about 5500 RUB. This is approximately equivalent to a medical insurance for $50 000 abroad (medical fees in Moscow are less than abroad). However, private medical centres also offer more expensive insurance policies (around 60 000 – 100 000 RUB a year)

6 500 RUB per year


Students transport cards offer substantial discounts on underground transport; buses, trolleybuses etc. Average taxi trip inside Moscow: 1000 RUB

600 RUB per month


Russian Mobile SIM card. One minute of an outward call inside Russia: RUB 2-4. Receiving a call is free. Free internet in all HSE buildings makes Skype calls easier!


On-the-campus Internet is available for free (study rooms, library, etc). There is free Wi-Fi in all Moscow campuses of HSE. Mobile internet might cost from 300 to 1000 roubles a month.

500-1000 RUB per month
(or free)

Leisure Activities

A ticket to the Bolshoi theater costs from 5000 RUB. Going to any other theater would cost from 1500 RUB. A movie ticket costs about 300 RUB. Admission to Moscow’s museums and exhibition halls costs from 200 RUB. However, there are a lot of discounts for students upon presentation of student ID.

5000 RUB and more

Accommodation in HSE Student Dormitory

Accommodation in HSEGUESTHOUSE
Starting from 2300 RUB a night
around 1000 – 1300 RUB per month (for student dormitory)

List of Universities

Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping

Adyghe State University

Altai State Academy of Education

Altai State Medical University

Altai State Pedagogical Academy

Altai State University

Altai State University of Agriculture

Amur State Medical Academy

Amur State University

Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy

Angarsk State Technical University

Astrakhan State Conservatory

Astrakhan State Medical Academy

Astrakhan State Technical University

Astrakhan State University

Baikal State University

Baltic State Technical University “Voenmeh”

Bashkir State Agricultural University

Bashkir State Medical University

Bashkir State University

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Belgorod State Agricultural Academy

Belgorod State Technological University

Belgorod State University

Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University

Bratsk State University

Bryansk State Academy of Agriculture

Bryansk State Technical University

Bryansk State University

Buryat State Academy of Agriculture

Buryat State University

Chechen State University

Chelyabinsk State Agroengineering Academy

Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy

Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University

Chelyabinsk State University

Cherepovets State University

Chernyshevsky Saratov State University

Chita State Academy of Medicine

Chuvash State Agricultural Academy

Chuvash State Pedagogical University

Chuvash State University

Dagestan State Academy of Agriculture

Dagestan State Medical Academy

Dagestan State Pedagogical University

Dagestan State Technical University

Dagestan State University

Don State Technical University

Don State University of Agriculture

East-Siberian State University of Technology

Eletskii State University

European University at St. Petersburg

Far East State Agrarian University

Far Eastern Federal University

Far Eastern State Medical University

Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University

Far Eastern State Transport University

Far Eastern State University of Humanities

Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Gorno-Altaisk State University

Gorsky State Agrarian University

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Ingush State University

Institute of International Business Education

International Banking Institute

International Independent Ecological-Political University

International University in Moscow

International University of Fundamental Studies, St. Petersburg

International University of Nature, Society and Man “Dubna”

Irkutsk State Medical University

Irkutsk State University

ITMO University

Ivanovo State Academy of Agriculture

Ivanovo State Medical Academy

Ivanovo State Polytechnic University

Ivanovo State Power University

Ivanovo State University

Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology

Izhevsk State Agricultural Academy

Izhevsk State Medical Academy

Izhevsk State Technical University

Kabardino-Balkarian State Agricultural Academy

Kabardino-Balkarian State University

Kaliningrad State Technical University

Kalmyk State University

Kaluga State University

Kamchatka State Technical University

Kamchatka State University

Kazan Federal University

Kazan State Agricultural University

Kazan State Conservatory

Kazan State Medical University

Kazan State Power Engineering University

Kazan State Technical University

Kazan State Technological University

Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering

Kazan State University of Culture and Arts

Kemerovo State Medical Academy

Kemerovo State University

Kemerovo State University of Culture and the Arts

Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law

Khakas State University

Kirov State Medical Academy

Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University

Kostroma State Technological University

Kostroma State University

Krasnoyarsk State Agricultural University

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University

Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University

Kuban State Agricultural University

Kuban State Medical University

Kuban State University

Kuban State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism

Kuban State University of Technology

Kurgan State University

Kursk State Medical University

Kursk State University

Kuzbass State Technical University

Leningrad State University

Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod

Lipeck State Technical University

Lipetsk State Pedagogical University

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical University

Magnitogorsk State Conservatory

Magnitogorsk State Technical University

Maikop State Technological University

Mari State University

Maritime State University

Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

Michurinsk State Agrarian University

Modern University for the Humanities

Moscow Automobile and Road Institute

Moscow Aviation Institute

Moscow City Teachers’ Training University

Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Moscow Institute of Public Administration and Law

Moscow International Higher Business School

Moscow Medical Academy

Moscow Metropolitan Governance University

Moscow Polytech

Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture

Moscow State Academy of Water Transport

Moscow State Forest University

Moscow State Humanitarian University

Moscow State Industrial Art University

Moscow State Institute of Culture

Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Moscow State Linguistic University

Moscow State Mining University

Moscow State Pedagogical University

Moscow State Regional University

Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation

Moscow State Technological University “Stankin”

Moscow State University

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

Moscow State University of Design and Technology

Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering

Moscow State University of Food Production

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography

Moscow State University of Printing Arts

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Moscow State University of Railway Engineering

Moscow State University of Technology and Management

Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Moscow Technological University

Moscow University for the Humanities

Moscow University Touro

Murmansk State Pedagogical University

Murmansk State Technical University

National Mineral Resources University

National Research Irkutsk State Technical University

National Research Nuclear University MEPI

National Research University Higher School of Economics

National Research University Moscow Power Engineering Institute

National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”

Nayanova University

Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture

New Economic School

Nizhnevartovsk State University

Nizhny Novgorod State Agricultural Academy

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy

Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University

Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University

Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

North Caucasus Federal University

North Ossetian State University

North State Medical University

North-Eastern Federal University

Northeastern State University

Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Northern Ossetian State Academy of Medicine

North-Western State Medical University

Novgorod State University

Novosibirsk State Agricultural University

Novosibirsk State Architectural University – Sibstrin

Novosibirsk State Medical University

Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University

Novosibirsk State Technical University

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management

Ogarev Mordovia State University

Omsk State Agrarian University n.a. P. A. Stolypin

Omsk State Medical Academy

Omsk State Pedagogical University

Omsk State Technical University

Omsk State Transport University

Omsk State University

Orel State Agrarian University

Orel State University

Orenburg State Agrarian University

Orenburg State Medical Academy

Orenburg State Pedagogical University

Orenburg State University

Pacific State Medical University

Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University

Penza State Agricultural Academy

Penza State Pedagogical University

Penza State Technological University

Penza State University

Penza State University of Architecture and Construction

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Perm State Academy of Medicine

Perm State Pedagogical University

Perm State Technical University

Perm State University

Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

Petrozavodsk State Conservatory

Petrozavodsk State University

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Polzunov Altai State Technical University

Pskov State Pedagogical University

Pushchino State University

Pushkin State Russian Language Institute

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University

Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy

Rostov State Building University

Rostov State Economic University

Rostov State Medical University

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Volgograd branch

Russian National Research Medical University

Russian New University

Russian State Agricultural University

Russian State Geological Prospecting University

Russian State Hydrometeorological University

Russian State Institute of Performing Arts

Russian State Social University

Russian State University for the Humanities

Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism

Russian State University of Tourism and Services

Ryazan State Agrotechnological University

Ryazan State Medical University

Ryazan State Radio Engineering University

Ryazan State University

Rybinsk State Academy of Aviation Technology

Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University

Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy

Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University

Saint-Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy

Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television

Sakhalin State University

Samara Academy of Humanities

Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities

Samara State Aerospace University

Samara State Economic University

Samara State Medical University

Samara State Technical University

Samara State University

Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Saratov State Academy of Law

Saratov State Agrarian University

Saratov State Medical University

Saratov State Socio-Economic University

Saratov State Technical University

Sergei Witte University of Moscow

Shuya State Pedagogical University

Siberian Federal University

Siberian State Aerospace University

Siberian State Aerospace University

Siberian State Industrial University

Siberian State Medical University

Siberian State Transport University

Siberian State University of Physical Culture and Sports

Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Informatics

Smolensk State University

Smolensk University for Humanities

South Ural State University

Southern Federal University

South-Russian State Technical University

South-Russian State University of Economics and Service

South-Western State University

St. Petersburg Academy of Management and Economics

St. Petersburg State Agrarian University

St. Petersburg State Conservatory

St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University

St. Petersburg State University

St. Petersburg State University for Culture and Arts

St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation

St. Petersburg State University of Economics

St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education

St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design

State University of Land Management

Stavropol State Agrarian University

Stavropol State Medical University

Surgut State University

Syktyvkar State University

Synergy University

Tambov State Musical-Pedagogical Institute named after S.V. Rachmaninov

Tambov State Technical University

Tambov State University

Tatar State University of Humanities and Education

Tchaikovsky State Institute of Physical Culture

The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications

The Rostov State Conservatoire

The State University of Management


Togliatti State University

Tomsk Polytechnic University

Tomsk State Pedagogical University

Tomsk State University

Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building

Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics

Tula State Pedagogical University

Tula State University

Tver State Medical Academy

Tver State Technical University

Tver State University

Tyumen Industrial University

Tyumen State Agricultural Academy

Tyumen State University

Tyva State University

Udmurt State University

Ufa State Aviation Technical University

Ufa State Petroleum Technological University

Ugra State University

Ukhta State Technical University

Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University

Ulyanovsk State Technical University

Ulyanovsk State University

University of Humanities

Ural Federal University

Ural State Conservatory

Ural State Forestry University

Ural State Law Academy

Ural State Mining University

Ural State Pedagogical University

Ural State University of Economics

Ural State University of Physical Culture

Ural State University of Railway Transport

Vinnytsia National Technical University

Vladikavkaz Institute of Economics, Management and Law

Vladimir State University

Vladimir State University for the Humanities

Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service

Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism

Volga State University of Technology

Volga State University of Telecommunications and Informatics

Volgograd State Medical Academy

Volgograd State Pedagogical University

Volgograd State University

Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy

Vologda State University

Voronezh State Agricultural University

Voronezh State Medical Academy

Voronezh State Pedagogical University

Voronezh State Technical University

Voronezh State University

Voronezh State University of Engineering Technology

Vyatka State Humanities University

Vyatka State University

Yakutsk State Academy of Agriculture

Yaroslavl State Academy of Agriculture

Yaroslavl State Medical University

Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University

Yaroslavl State Technical University

Yaroslavl State University

Zabaikalsky State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University



  • Choose your desired program at Then, submit an online application form at RIBTTES forinitial assessment.
  • Receive the eligibility confirmation from RIBTTES in 1-2 working days. After that, get your login details by our representatives.
  • Pay your registration fee $99 to register yourself at RIBTTES. Then your visa invitation letter will beproceeded.
  • Get your original visa invitation letter after 35 – 50 days of processing.
  • Apply your visa in Russian Embassy/consulate of your home country, as per their requirements
  • Get your Russian student visa and your legalized documents from Russian embassy.
  • Pay admission fee $549 after visa. Pay tuition fee before arrival, (depending on university requirements,some universities are taking fee on arrival)
  • Book your airport pickups and your accommodations before your arrival, with RIBTTES special after visa services for students.
  • After coming to Russia, apply visa extension, medical, insurance. RIBTTES will assist you, throughout in this process.