Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to Russian University

What criteria I should take into account while choosing university?
When do I need to apply to a Russian university?
I want to enroll at the university in Russia. Where do I start?
Are there any age limits for applicants to Russian universities?
When does the application process for the Russian government scholarship begin?
Can I visit Russia on a tourist visa to sit examinations?
Do I need to have my CIS university diploma validated to be accepted into postgraduate programmes in Russia?
Is it difficult to get a scholarship from the Russian government?
How are scholarships (quotas) allocated to countries?
Russian Government scholarship: how to get it, how to check if you have been admitted, when to expect an invitation?

Study in Russia

When does academic year start in Russian universities?
Is it true that international students can study for free at Russian universities?
How can I study in Russia if I don't know Russian?
What do preparatory departments for international students teach?
What's the average cost of studying at a Russian university? Can I pay for my tuition in instalments?

Living in Russia

Do I really need to purchase health insurance for the duration of my studies in Russia?
Do Russian universities provide their students with dormitory places?
What is the best currency to bring to Russia?
Can foreigners study and work in Russia at the same time?
Can I purchase health insurance in my own country?
How much money does an average student spend in Russia? How much do I need to bring with me?

5 Steps to Applying to a Russian University

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