Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
Education system in Belarus
In Belarus,The Education Ministry oversees the management of the higher education system in the country.
The higher education system in Belarus is provided by public and private educational institutions, academies and colleges.
The various state owned higher education institutions have thirty universities, seven academies and four colleges.
The higher educational institutions provide education in fifteen study areas or educational profiles that include 367 specialties.
If you’ve decided to study in Belarus, no worries for you. Despite being a close neighbour to Russia, the education system is quite different. Belarus, is an affordable study and living destination for students.
However, tuition fees in Belarus, do not seem so low compared with neighbouring Poland or Lithuania. Tuition fees vary depending on the programme and study level.
Tuition fees for 1- year preparatory programme: International students can expect to pay between 1600 USD to 1800 USD for 1-year preparatory programme if they have come to the country on their own. International students who have come on the basis of inter-university or international agreements, the tuition fee depends on the agreement.
The fees for first stage of higher education vary by course chosen and duration of the course. Students can expect about 2000 USD per year.
The fees for second stage of higher education vary by specialisation and curricula. Students can expect to about 2300 USD or more per year, depending on the specialty.
The cost of living in Belarus is low as compared to other European countries. Living expenses vary by lifestyle. Students can expect to between 200 and 300 USD per month.
Work and study in Belarus: Students can work on a part time basis or for some hours in Belarus.The working hours are less than thirty to thirty-five hours per week. Every region has varied types and opportunities for part time jobs that are accessible to the students.There are several universities and colleges that give internships to the students as a component of their program.
Many higher education institutions in Belarus provide accommodation to students on campus. Off campus accommodation is also available for students in Belarus.
Dormitories: Dorm rooms are generally shared by 1-3 students. The cost varies depending on the people sharing it and type of dormitory. You can expect to pay 15 to 50 USD per month.
Rent an apartment: Students can rent an apartment in Belarus. The cost varies by location and facilities offered.
Rent per month: You can expect to pay between 300USD and 600 USD depending on the location- within or outside city centre, number of rooms- one or three, and amenities.
International students get medical care in Belarus. Medical care of international students is done on terms of mandatory medical insurance.
International students must have medical insurance covering the duration of their stay in Belarus. The insurance cost is 1 USD for 2 days stay to 85 USD for 1 year stay in Belarus. Insurance/medical policy issued by foreign insurance company must be valid in Belarus.