System of education in Russia has long-time and strong traditions. Even after signing the Bologna declaration there are still a lot of differences and preferences that other countries don’t have.
Here are five interesting Russian education facts.
- Free Higher Education Opportunity
Higher education in Russian State universities can be free of charge. The opportunity to study on the state-funded spots is available to international students, who can apply for an educational scholarship. Russian and foreign students are equal in rights to get study for free, one should pass exams. The competition for state-funded places is always high, so not everyone manages to be admitted. In this case, the applicants can study under contract.
- Reasonable Tuition Fee
Even under a contract, study in Russia is cheaper than in Europe. Obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Russia costs RUB 120-140 thousand a year on average (2100-2400 dollars); study under Specialist’s degree programmes costs RUB 150-170 thousand a year (2600-3000 dollars); obtaining a Master’s degree costs RUB 160-180 thousand a year (2700-3000 dollars); postgraduate study costs RUB 200-220 thousand a year (3440-3800 dollars). In addition, many universities provide foreign students with a university residence, so the accommodation fee is usually much lower than the cost of renting an apartment, and, in general, life in Russia is cheaper than in Europe.