Russian Government Scholarships for international students

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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  • 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.


Certain groups of foreigners, Russians living abroad and immigrants can apply for state scholarships on the same terms as Russian citizens once they pass entrance exams or Uniform State Examination (EGE).

Moreover, every year Russian government provides so-called ‘state-funded spots’ at universities to international applicants.

Scholarships are available for bachelor, masters, postgraduate and postgraduate medical studies (internship, clinical residency).

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

Foreign citizens with insufficient knowledge of Russian have a right for education at pre-university preparatory departments and faculties of educational establishments on supplementary comprehensive programs.

  • Candidates for training in areas of training (specialties) of “Art and Culture” must pass additional entrance examinations creative direction directly in the educational organization, which he plans to do. In this case, the specific duration of the additional entrance examinations creative direction established educational organization in the period from June 1 to August 1. Educational Institutions of Higher Education Ministry of Culture of Russia implement educational programs post-graduate studies. These programs are aimed at providing training and creative pedagogical personnel of higher qualification in the creative and performing arts majors in and are dedicated to teaching the most talented young people with education is not lower than higher education (specialty or MSc) in the field of arts. Training for these programs is carried out in full-time education.

International students can apply for the scholarships.

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have document of complete secondary education for bachelor degree programme, Bachelor’s degree or a Specialist’s degree for masters degree programme, Master’s degree (with the course duration not less than 2 years) or a “Specialist’s degree” with the course duration not less than 5 years for Postgraduate and degree of higher medical /dental/pharmaceutical education for postgraduate medical studies (internship, clinical residency).

English Language Requirements: Studies in Russian universities are carried out in Russian language. In some specialties the training is also delivered in English (about 20 specialties) and French (general medicine, pharmacy). Candidates choosing the training in English or French must have an interview to check their language competency upon arrival. The results of international language tests (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, DALF, TCF etc.) are not required. Irrespective of medium of instruction, a Russian language course is an integral and important part of the curriculum. Knowledge of Russian language is essential for international students in Russia for everyday life, communication in and outside the university, and for comprehensive use of the millions of pieces of educational literature available throughout the whole period of study.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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