By 2023, Russia will have increased the quota for foreign students to 30 thousand places
According to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, the number of places allocated to foreign citizens within the Government’s quota in 2022 will be increased by 5 thousand and will amount to 23 thousand places, and in 2023 another 7 thousand will be added and the total number will make 30 thousand places. In 2021, the annual quota for international students did not exceed 18 thousand places.
During the admission campaign of the 2021/22 academic year, the largest number of applications were received fr om countries like China, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. The number of quota places for citizens of the Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Syria, and Mongolia was also increased.
Oleg Yastrebov, the Rector of RUDN University, says that today 11 thousand foreign students study at the university.
«At RUDN, students from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan are most often interested in studying within the Government’s quota. The largest number of applications from non-CIS countries come from Afghanistan, China, Vietnam, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Nigeria» - Oleg Yastrebov said.
Timirkhan Alishev, the Vice-Rector for Educational Activities of Kazan Federal University (KFU), noted that generally KFU has a positive feeling about the increase in the quota for foreign applicants.
«Today, about 930 «quota students» from more than 80 countries are studying at KFU. In 2021, we re-introduced the practice of visiting the selection countries, as well as actively participating in online interviews. We see a large number of talented young people who want to study at Russian universities» - Timirkhan Alishev emphasized.
Bauman Moscow State Technical University notes that in parallel with the growth in quotas for foreign students, the university's lim it in preparatory departments increased.
«Thus, we maintain the number of quota students from CIS countries and also increase the number of students from abroad. The most popular specialties among foreigners in our university are Management in Technical Systems, Rocket Systems and Cosmonautics, Mechatronics and Robotics, and Software Engineering» - the university’s press service reported.