Study in Russia
Study in Russia
Russia boasts the highest literacy rate in the world and several world-class colleges, making it the most popular higher education destination for students from all over the world. Study in Russia is most renowned for its outstanding academic schools in Physics, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. It is a well-educated and highly skilled population with a growing economy.
Why choose Russia
- Internationally recognized qualifications
- A competitive educational system with high UNESCO and WHO ratings.
- Scholarships and tuition fee concessions
- Peaceful and secure
- Quality of life
- Historical and rich with culture
- No IELTS/TOEFL needed
- St. Petersburg University (SPbU) Scholarship Program- Russia
- DBT-REMS India and Russian Ministry of Education and Science
Student visa for Russia
- A Russian student visa is only valid for 90 days when it is first issued. It must be renewed for the whole term of the program at your Russian institution.
- Apply for a Humanitarian visa, which is valid for up to 12 months if you wish to do postdoctoral research or attend seminars in Russia.
- Apply for a work permit if you are a student having a Russian student visa.
- Only full-time students at a Russian state-accredited institution who are at least 18 years old will be issued a work permit when studying in Russia.
Documents required to apply:
- A letter of invitation from a Russian university.
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover course and study expenses in Russia.
- A passport that is both valid and original.
- A visa application form that has been completed, printed, and signed.
- A copy of the applicant's health insurance policy. (It is possible to apply for it once you are in Russia.)
- Information about your accommodation facilities in Russia
- A recent HIV certificate (within the past three months).
- For candidates under the age of 18, parents must give notarized consent to travel.
- A colour passport photo (3.5x5.4 cm) that is no more than 6 months old.
- Documents of payment confirmation
To extend your Russian student visa:
- Contact the university's international office 30 to 40 days before the visa's expiration date.
- A document explaining why the individual needs a visa extension to study abroad.
- Register at the Russian Migration Office every time you apply for an extension.
- Copy of the enrolling contract provided by the educational institution when studying overseas.
- Printout of the payment receipt or a stamp duty receipt (1600 roubles for a one-year extension).
- Original passport, original migration card, and a copy of the arrival notification form provided at the migration registration desk
- The majority of Russian universities teach courses in Russian. As part of their studies, all international students have to complete a Russian language course.
Study Cost in Russia
1. Tuition fee
|Degree||Tuition Fees for International Students (Per Year)|
|Doctoral (Postgraduate)||INR 75,686-3,94,178|
2. Accommodation costs
|Accommodation Type||Cost Range (in RUB)||Cost Range (in INR)|
|University Dormitory||500 - 5,000||480 - 4803.81|
|Rental Apartments in Moscow & St. Petersburg (1-2 BHK) / Month||20,000 - 35,000||19,215 - 33,627|
|Rental Apartments in Novosibirsk (1-3 BHK) / Month||15,402 - 43,125||14,797 - 41,432|
3. Student visa fees
Students need to add the cost of applying and extending the Russian student visa to their living expenses. The Russian student visa validity is only three months, after which students must request a visa renewal when study in Russia.
4. Living expenses
|Category of Expense||Cost|
|Culture, Sports, Entertainment||3,855|
|Internet, Mobile Phone||771|
- The meal expenses in Russia ranges between 8,000 and 20,000 RUB monthly.
5. Health support and Insurance
Insurance firms in Moscow provided VHI plans to students for between 4,000 and 12,000 RUB.
The average cost of urban transportation for a person per day is approx. 130-150 INR. The expense of transportation differs from city to city. In Moscow, a voyage costs 50 RUB (48 INR); in St. Petersburg, it costs 45 RUB (43.23 INR); and in Yekaterinburg, it costs 32 RUB (30 INR).
Education system in Russia
|Level||Level According to ISCED||Duration|
|Primary General Education||1||4 Years|
|Basic General Education||2||5 Years|
|Secondary General Education||3||2 Years|
|Training for Professions||Varies Depending on Profession|
|Vocation Education||3-4 Years|
|Higher Education (Bachelor’s, Specialist, Master’s)||2-6 Years|
|Postgraduate Education (Grad School, Residency, Assistantship, Adjunctura)||2-4 Years|
Tuition-free to study in Russia is incredibly affordable, ranging from $2,000 to $8,000 a year, depending on the topic and region, with other expenditures such as housing and board and books ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 per year. The maximum annual tuition fee at the country's most reputable institutions may be as high as 463,000 roubles (7,900 US dollars).