Education in Russia

During the recent decades Russia has become an extensively growing education market both for local and international students due to its strong academic programs that provide profound knowledge in numerous disciplines of technical and humanitarian fields.

Preschool programs both in public and private kindergartens offer great education opportunities for children aiming at maximizing their abilities and developing basic skills. Additional preschool education is highly popular in Russia nowadays, be it creative art or sport activities, both they provide quality preschool learning so important for further education at primary and secondary school, the latter one is considered to be completed once the students pass Unified State Examinations on multiple disciplines which is at the same time a door to higher education institution as the USE results are accepted by Russian universities.

The current higher education integration processes strive for improving the quality of education and ensure competitiveness of graduates in the local and international labor market by combining financial, technological, and intellectual resources.

In addition to 2-level vocational higher education programs of master and bachelor degrees one can apply for a further MBA education, which can be offered by a number of Russian universities as dual MBA degree, which means the students can take a diploma of the foreign university once the education process in Russia is complete.

No doubt, Russia is a great destination for students from around the world. With its large territory the country has hundreds of universities in major cities one can choose from. The Russian government scholarships annually attract a great number of international students. However, all disciplines are taught primarily in Russian, therefore the applicants should have good language skills. There is a great variety of universities and language schools throughout the country offering online Russian language classes for overseas students.

While studying in Russia the foreigners have a great opportunity to get the excellent knowledge and skills as regards to the particular education field, as well as through learning the Russian language to feel the genuine atmosphere of the Russian hospitality, to observe the unique historical and cultural heritage and authentic beauty of the Russian nature – marvellous country landscapes, magnificent mountains and lake and marine scenery.

Despite graduate programs one can apply for an MBA program in the leading universities of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad.

There are language centers within many Russian universities that provide short and long-term Russian language courses. Among the most well known ones are Moscow State University, People’s Friendship University of Russia (Moscow), St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, Chelyabinsk State University, Ural State University (Yekaterinburg), Saratov State Medical University, Vyatka State University of Humanities, Amur State University (Blagoveshchensk) and other universities in Russian cities – Volgograd, Tula, Rostov, etc. Almost all state universities offer international exchange programs giving their students opportunities to share their experience with international students and gain more knowledge and practical skills abroad.

One can find multiple language schools throughout the country with a wide range of offers as regards to Russian language studies both in groups and individually.

Online distance learning becomes more popular as well, so while residing in your home country you have a great chance to study Russian with a native speaker online and later apply to one of Russian universities to take up an educational course.

During the time of study in Russia foreign students do not miss a chance to experience the unique Russian hospitality, the history and the culture of the country reflected in the sacred heritage left for later generations, to be enchanted by the authentic beauty of Russian nature, as well as its cities and towns comprising ancient and modern architectural styles.