Study in Russia

Russia has a high-level educational system encouraging innovation, creativity and independent thinking. International students who choose Russia to be their abroad study destination, find their education enjoyable as well as challenging.  

The foreign Students who go to Russia to complete their abroad higher education, expect to learn and grow in a country which population is considered to be the most educated in the world – thus leading to the students benefiting from the vast advantages a Russian university offers. 

Once an international student completes their studies in Russia, they can easily apply for a work visa if they wish to continue their life in the same country, or easily relocate to their country of preference since being a graduate of a university in Russia opens the door to being a high caliber employee worldwide. 



Before we delve deeper, let’s take a look at some facts about Russia: 
  • Russia is a beautiful and safe country to live in. 
  • Living expenses and tuition fees in Russia are affordable compared to other destinations. 
  • Russia offers a diverse range of study opportunities, providing a top-class degree recognized worldwide. 
  • Diverse country located both in Europe and Asia at the same time. 
  • More than 250,000 people from 168 countries in the world choose Russia as their abroad study destination. 


Fields of Study in Russian Universities 

The variety of programs in Russian universities is immense, since there are many universities available.  There’s not one field of study in Russian universities that does not have a course or multiple courses to choose from. 

Moreover, the Russian curriculum is on the same track with global trends as it is regularly updating existing courses and introducing new courses when necessary. 

Some of the most popular Study fields in Russian universities are natural sciences (biology, zoology, chemistry, etc.), mathematics, engineering, social sciences (sociology, anthropology, archeology, psychology, etc.), and medical fields (Even Doctor of Medicine and other doctoral degrees). 

Some of the most famous fields of study in Russia are: 
  • Human Medicine 
  • Engineering 
  • Humanities 
  • Linguistic and Cultural Studies 
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences 
  • Art and Music 
  • Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Ecology, Nutritional Sciences 


University Programs Globally 

In Russia, Courses offered by educational institutions from the preparatory level to the postgraduate programs, are flexible and equipped with a global perspective. In 2014, fields such as engineering, accounting and health sciences ranked high according to the QS Ranking of universities according to the scientific subject. Russian universities also rank high on the quality of teaching, scientific research, and graduate employment. 

Another important point added to Russia's attractiveness is the fact that its comparison with other famous study destinations is less expensive. While most of the countries 'or faculty' s reputation is high in their cost, Russia is excluded from this rule. 

Let’s Take a Glimpse at the Russian Universities Rankings:

Russian universities 



Peoples’ Friendship University 


QS 392 Arrangement  

Tomsk Polytechnic University 


QS 401 Arrangement  

RNRMU University 


451 QS Arrangement 



401 QS Arrangement 

Michurinsk State Agrarian University 

Tambov Oblast 

251 QS Arrangement 

Lomonosov Moscow State University 


84 QS Arrangement 

Kazan Federal University 


392 QS Arrangement 

St Petersburg State University 

Saint Petersburg 

234 QS Arrangement 

Both tuition and living expenses are in a more reasonable degree compared to other countries such as the United Kingdom, for example. But the cost of living is no different from a major city in your country. Moreover, according to the employment regulations in Russia, foreign students are allowed to work part-time while studying. 


Visa for Study in Russia


International Students need to get a student visa before entering Russia, this is why it’s required from each individual student to ask the embassy or consulate in their own country for the most up-to-date info regarding Russian student visa requirements.  

Long-stay visa procedures may take several months. So, those who are also looking to work while studying should allow enough processing time before their date of entry and check for a work permit.  


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