I’m a self-funded student at a Russian university. Can I seek a Russian government scholarship if I do a higher academic degree?
Yes, you can. In this case, you follow the general rules to apply for a quota and gain admission after passing the entrance tests. The competitive selection takes places in your home country at the Russian Science and Culture Centre or at the Russian Embassy. Start preparing in advance because only well-trained applicants can qualify. First, examine the scholarship requirements, prepare all documents and take a Russian test for foreign nationals to check your language skills. Remember that proficiency in Russian gives you an extra advantage which the Admissions Board takes into account.