Why Study in Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering over six million miles of land. Russia covers all of northern Asia and spans nine different time zones. So why study in Russia? Studying in Russia is a popular choice for international students with a wide variety of interests, be they literature, art, history, or Russian language studies. International students in Russia will receive a high quality education in a culturally diverse environment.
Cost of education and living in Russia?
Tuition in Russia
One of the biggest draws for international students studying in Russia is the price of tuition. Tuition is Russia is extremely inexpensive, especially in comparison with the quality of education which it buys. Typically, tuition can range from $2,000 to $8,000 a year, with added costs such as room and board and books ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 a year, depending on location.
Russia possesses one of the best mass-education systems in the world, and has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education for all citizens. Russia’s education system produces a 98% literacy rate, exceeding that of most Western European countries. Russia’s top universities are located in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg being the most well-known. The top universities in Russia have extremely competitive entry requirements, and hold special entry exams each year.
Visa process for Russia?
WORK AND STUDENT VISAS
To apply for a Work or Student visa, an applicant should submit a completed visa application form, national passport, one standard picture, Money Order (see points 1-4 of General Information), as well as:
• Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host organization must be issued by the Federal Migration Service or its local office.
Original HIV blood test (AIDS) Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 month only (HIV blood test should be taken not earlier than 3 months before applying for a visa).
If you submit the documents for work or student visa, please be aware that the national passport has to be valid for not less than one and a half-year.