Students of European universities can apply for an education grant. As a supplement to the high academic performance, the prospect student has to show his achievements at the academic competitions, in sport or in the arts, and participate in public activities.
In Russian universities, the expenses for education can also be covered by the State. Subject to a good academic performance, the student will get a monthly scholarship.
Free Education in Europe and Russia
A scholarship to study in Europe is provided both by the Governments and education institutions. Funding to study may be received from interested commercial firms, charities and societies.
The scholarship received can cover 50 to 100% of the tuition fee and, in some instances, the student living expenses.
A government scholarship for free university education is provided for foreign students in Russia. State-funded places are provided for this purpose by the Government of Russia. In 2017, its quota amounted to 15,000 places.
Unlike other countries that provide scholarship to study in Europe in the form of earmarked funding, the government scholarship in Russia implies the provision of a state-funded spot in the institution and small monthly payments to compensate for the student’s expenses.
With the scholarship from the Russian Government, a foreign student will get:
Free of charge education in the chosen university for the entire study period
Regular (monthly) scholarship of about 25 dollars, regardless of the academic achievement level
Place in the university residence (if any).
Expenditures on accommodation, food and voluntary health insurance are not covered by the scholarship, the student must cover them on his/her own.
A national of any State going to get education in Russian universities can apply for the Russian Government scholarship. The competitive selection is arranged through Rossotrudnichestvo, its representative office or through the Russian Embassy.