Certain groups of foreigners, Russians living abroad and immigrants can apply for government 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. In 2017, 25,000 such spots were granted for international students.
The government scholarship includes:
- free tuition for the entire duration of the chosen programme;
- maintenance allowance (for the entire duration of study regardless of the candidate’s success). In 2017, an average scholarship amounted to 15,000 roubles a month (approximately USD 250);
- dormitory accommodation (if available).
The government scholarship does not include:
- travel costs;
- living expenses;
- voluntary health insurance policy.
International students (university graduates) who are completing internships in programmes of additional vocational education (professional training or career advancement) do not receive a maintenance allowance, but do receive accommodation in the dormitory of their university.
Contact your university of choice to find the best way to apply for a state scholarship. University’s International Office will respond to your detailed letter (university contact details can be found here).
How to apply- The 2018 application is online for all international students through the application link.