5 Steps to Applying to a Russian University

Learn about Financing & Scholarships

Personal funding
(Applicants’ own funds)

External funding
(Sponsor organisations, companies, funds, grantors)

Study funded by the Russian government

STUDY OPTIONS

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Self-funded
Funding
Individual funds (The own funds of the applicants)
Funds of legal entities (Sponsors of companies, funds, grantors)
UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS
From around the world
WHERE YOU CAN ENROLL
All universities in Russia (state and private)
WHERE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION AND SUBMIT DOCUMENTS
Universities (international offices, admissions boards)
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By government scholarships (quota)
Funding
Study funded by the Russian government
UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS
From countries which have quota allocated for the current academic year, including fellow citizens living abroad
WHERE YOU CAN ENROLL
State universities
WHERE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION AND SUBMIT DOCUMENTS
Offices of the Federal Agency for the CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), Russian embassies in your country
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On equal terms with Russian citizens
(on a competitive basis)
Funding
Education funded by the Russian government
UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS
  1. Certain categories of foreigners *
  2. Russian citizens living abroad **
  3. Resettlers ***
WHERE YOU CAN ENROLL
Universities with state-funded places
WHERE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION AND SUBMIT DOCUMENTS
Universities (international offices, admissions boards)
UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS
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From around the world
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From countries which have quotas allocated for the current academic year, including fellow citizens living abroad
WHERE YOU CAN ENROLL
896 universitiesPicture №7 – Learn about Funding Options
All universities in Russia (state and private)
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State universities
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Universities with state-funded places
WHERE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION AND SUBMIT DOCUMENTS
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Universities (international offices, admissions boards)
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Offices of the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), Russian embassies in your country
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Universities (international offices, admissions boards)

Both foreigners and Russian citizens can study at Russian universities at the expense of the Russian government or on a private basis.

Study Funded by the Russian Federation

There are three options for enrolment in state-funded places. Candidates can:

  • Become a winner of one of the Academic Competitions held in Russia or abroad;
  • Pass the Unified State Examination or entrance exams;
  • Pass competitive selection for a government scholarship (quota).

Self-funded students

If they have their own funds for study, applicants can select an educational institution and communicate with its representatives. Universities generally ask to send an initial application by email, and to support it with the proper documents.

Sign up for our website and send an application directly to the university, it's free. Please send all questions about your study in Russia to the universities. You can find curator’s contacts in the description of each educational programme, contacts of the international department’s representatives are listed on the page of each university – you can write them, and they will give you an advice.

Notes to the scheme

    * Categories of foreign citizens having the right for admission to the state-funded positions
  1. Citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, the Republics of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, residing in the Russian Federation (Agreement 1992).
  2. Citizens of Georgia living in the Russian Federation (Agreement 1994).
  3. Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republics of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan living in those countries (Treaty 1996).
    ** Russian legislation refers the following categories of citizens to the compatriots living abroad:
  1. Russian citizens permanently residing outside Russia.
  2. Former citizens of the USSR and their descendants living abroad.
  3. Relatives (direct descendants) of people from the Russian Federation, the Russian Republic, RSFSR, USSR and Russian Federation (Federal Law 1999)

***In this case, we mean the participants in the state programme of voluntary migration to the Russian Federation – adult compatriots living abroad. To confirm the status, they are provided with the state certificates of the established form.
Minor migrants acquire the status of a family member of the programme participants, the data on them are specified in the family member’s certificate.

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