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Country at a glance

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Capital
Moscow
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Population
approx. 146,067,013
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Official language(s)
Russian
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International Students
over 3,15,000
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GDP
1775.80 USD Billion
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Dialing code
+7
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Currency
Ruble (RUB)
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Universities
over 1100

Admission Timeline

To apply for a UG program in Russia, you must:

  • Narrow down the programs according to your preferences
  • Shortlist the universities where you wish to apply
  • Check that you meet all eligibility requirements
  • Find out the application deadline dates
  • Gather all necessary documents (academic transcripts, SOPs, LORs, etc.)
  • Take the required standardized tests (IELTS/TOEFL, etc.)
  • Apply via the official website of the university
  • Attempt the competitive entrance examinations (EGE)
  • Pay the application fees & submit all documents

Once you send in your applications, you'll receive the results within a few weeks, after which you can apply for a student visa.

When applying to universities in Russia, you might have to pay application fees, which vary from institute to institute. Additionally, you must bear the application fees for English language proficiency tests like the IELTS/TOEFL, which are approximately INR 15,500. Fortunately, you do not have to pay fees for the Unified State Exam (EGE).

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To apply for postgraduate courses in Russia, you must:

  • Shortlist the program you wish to pursue
  • Check the eligibility requirements at the universities offering the program
  • Ensure that you meet the criteria (some universities require GRE/GMAT/LSAT exam results in addition to English language proficiency test scores)
  • Check for financing and scholarship options
  • Undergo a competitive examination (if needed)
  • Apply via the official website of the university
  • Fill out the application form & submit all documents
  • Pay the application fees

Once you complete the application process, you will receive an official invitation to study. After obtaining this invite, you must apply for your student visa to avoid delays.

Some universities in Russia charge a minimal processing fee for confirming the application. Additionally, you must bear the costs of language proficiency tests (approx. INR 15,500) and other entrance tests as required by the institute.

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To apply for MBA courses in Russia, you must:

  • Shortlist the MBA institutions of your choice
  • Ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements (some institutes require you to provide your GMAT scores or have at least 2-3 years of work experience if required)
  • Apply through the official university website
  • Fill out the application form and pay the application fees
  • Upload all relevant documents
  • Attend the interview (if required)

Once the university processes your application, it’ll send an invitation letter to confirm your place.

When applying to MBA courses in Russia, you must pay a minimal non-refundable processing fee if required. In addition, you'll have to bear the GMAT/GRE fees of USD 250 (approx. INR 20,000) and the TOEFL/IELTS exam fee, which is approximately INR 15,500. However, since a few universities do not require GMAT or English language proficiency test scores, it’s best to check the criteria beforehand.

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Post admission experience

Cost of living

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Monthly living expenses

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Rent

500-5000 RUB

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Food

8,000-20,000 RUB

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Transport

approx. 2000 RUB

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Miscellaneous

approx. 6,500 RUB

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Frequently asked questions

Russia, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, France, the UK, Canada, the USA, and Germany are some of the top countries for students seeking to study abroad. Each country presents unique opportunities for you to experience world-class education while embracing various cultures from around the world.

The top universities in Russia that students prefer when studying abroad are:

  • M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Novosibirsk State University
  • Tomsk State University
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

These institutes have gained worldwide renown for top-notch faculty, prestigious alums, and excellent education.

The best courses to study in Russia include:

  • Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science
  • Management
  • Psychology
  • Information Systems & Technologies
  • Biotechnology
  • Political Sciences

If you wish to pursue an undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA or any course in Russia, you can fill out the online application form on the official website of the institutes. Once you pay the application fees and submit the required documents, your registration is recorded.

The tuition cost in Russia varies from institute to institute. However, an average estimation of the fees can help you figure out how much you can expect to spend:

  • Approx. INR 2,89,000 – INR 3,15,500 per year for a Bachelor's degree
  • Approx. INR 3,41,600 – INR 3,68,000 per year for a Master's degree
  • Approx. INR 1,14,000 – INR 6,60,000 per year for MBA

Other than course fees, you must consider the cost of accommodation, food, travel and other miscellaneous expenses, which can add up to approx. INR 20,000 – INR 26,500.

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