Russia, is country with great technology prowess. The country may not be listed amongt the top rated countries for the ever increasingly study abroad enthusiasts. However, Russia, offers quality education, with a strong pedigree in science and technology.
Russia’s capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major urban centers include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.
A study in Russia, is not new to international students. There are around 1750000 international students studying in Russia each year. Russia has a long-standing tradition in high-quality education for all citizens. Russia has one of the best education systems in the world producing a literacy rate (98%).
The country and its people have contributed significantly to different fields, making it a wise choice for students who have a variety of interests. Potential students looking to pursue the arts, such as literature, ballet and music, will find many programs that can cater to their needs. On the other hand, the country is also recognized for its contribution to the sciences and research, making it a potential study destination for students leaning towards taking courses in those fields. Russia is also an ideal country to study the history, cultures and languages of its region, as it provides an environment wherein students learn first-hand about the subject.
Education in Russia is in the process of adhering to the Bologna Process model, and these days, an undergraduate program can normally be completed in four years and a Master’s program in two, and many choose to complete all six years of education to gain an MSc or MA.
Tuition in Russia Universities
The tuition fee at Russian universities varies from RUB 65,000 to 350,000 (USD 1,080-5,830) per year depending on the region, university, and discipline.
The students who are admitted to state-funded places on a competitive basis or who are awarded a government scholarship (quotas) study free-of-charge.
The maximum cost of tuition at the country’s most elite universities tops out at 344,000 roubles annually — that’s $6,100 a year. Meanwhile, full-time bachelor’s degree programs start at just 63,000 roubles a year — or $1,100.
The only thing better than cheap tuition? Free tuition. The Russian government grants thousands of scholarships to international students every year. In 2016, for example, 15,000 scholarships were granted to international applicants covering full tuition, a maintenance allowance, and dormitory accommodation.
Top 7 2018 RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY RANKING
Moscow State University
National Research University Higher School of Economics
St. Petersburg State University
Novosibirsk State University
Tomsk State University
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Availability of part time work:
International students do not need any permits if they are employed at universities (or affiliated organisations) outside class time (including vacations).
In all other cases, a permit is required. Permits are issued only to students on full-time courses at state-accredited universities. Students can work only according to the profession specified in the permit, and in the region (city) where their university is located.
A permit is issued for 1 year and needs to be extended for the term of the respective employment contract. If students leave their course, the permit is cancelled.
If a student changes their job before the end of the term of the current permit, they may work under this document at their next place of employment, but they must inform the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Interior Ministry of Russia of such changes.
Students Living Expenses
This depends on the students lifestyle. Some cities are more expensive to live in. Example, Moscow. The price of rented student accommodation in Russia varies from 150 to 35,000 roubles (USD 2,5-583) per month depending on the region, type and location of the lodging (dormitory, rented room, or apartment).