How are scholarships (quotas) allocated to countries?
The number of state-funded spots available to a country is driven by intergovernmental agreements. The stronger the collaboration between countries is, the more students will be able to study at Russian universities free of charge. For instance, in 2016/17 academic year Vietnam, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have 855, 830, 342 and 150 spots, respectively, according to Rossotrudnichestvo statistics. Contact your local office of or the Russian Embassy to check this year’s allocation to your country. Contact the Russian Embassy in your country or Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Science and Culture Centre) representatives to obtain accurate information on the number of government scholarships allocated this year. Please note that government-funded places are available in certain fields of study. For example, if your country is implementing a joint nuclear power plant construction project, power engineers and future NPP personnel will have priority as quota students. Read more about how state-funded spots are allocated to different countries.