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Why Russia

Why Russia

Russia is a highly educated country with over half of its residents holding a university degree. Russians have rich, centuries-old educational traditions. Russian universities provide their students with comfortable studying and living conditions and help them adapt to the country. Russian universities train a wide variety of specialists, both in engineering and the humanities, and regularly place in the top of international rankings. Education in Russia is much more affordable than in the USA or UK. Moreover, international students have the opportunity to study for free at the expense of the Government budget. Each year Russia accepts students from all over the world, from nearly 170 countries, and you can join them.

Advantages of Education in Russia

  • 01. Comprehensive University Education
  • 02.A Wide Range of Universities and Study Programmes
  • 03.Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education
  • 04.Funded Tuition
  • 05.Opportunity to Learn Russian
  • 06.Opportunity to Study in English
  • 07.Opportunity to Obtain Dual Diplomas
  • 08.Comfortable and Well-Equipped Campuses and Dormitories
  • 09.Easy Adaptation for International Students
  • 10.Different Climate Zones
  • 11.Dazzling
  • 12.Sports
  • 13.Student Benefits
  • 14.Exciting Student Life
  • 15. Year-Round

Traditions of Higher Education in Russia

The country has centuries-old traditions of higher education. The first university in Russia was founded in 1687 and called the Slavonic, Greek, and Latin Academy. The renowned Moscow State University was established by Mikhail Lomonosov in 1755. Since then, many universities have appeared throughout Russia – from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad. Russia has given the world a multitude of outstanding intellectuals who have made great discoveries and inventions, and over 40 of them have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Currently, there are 766 universities in 82 regions of Russia that accept international students. You have a unique opportunity to come to Russia and learn about Russian academic traditions.

Russian Universities in World University Rankings

Russian universities are evolving rapidly. Over the recent years, the number of Russian higher education institutions in world education rankings has increased considerably. Top universities in Russia are present in prestigious QS, THE and ARWU rankings.


Hundreds of universities, thousands of lecturers, millions of students.

Education in Figures 2018. Statistical Handbook. – Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2018.

Russia in Figures 2018. Statistical Handbook. – Moscow, Rosstat, 2018.

Statistical Yearbook of Russia: 2017. – Moscow, Rosstat, 2017.

Monitoring of higher education institutions effectiveness, preliminary results by the Main Data Processing Centre (GIVTs).


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