Russia alone covers up 1/8th of the Earth’s land area. It’s more like a Matryoshka!
What? Don’t you know what Matryoshka is?
Well, it is a famous Russian doll which contains many secret wooden dolls of diminishing size within it.
Similarly, this nation is the largest place on Earth which has so many secret perks for international students.
Do you want to know? Stay tuned till the end.
What Does Russia Look Like?
Like Australian kangaroos and koala bears, Russia also has many rare animals like snow leopards, Asiatic black bears, pikas, and polar bears.
The students who study in Russia often claim that the nation is beautiful where one can smell the fresh fragrance in the air, enjoy the warmth of the shining sun all day long, and look at the rich blue sky.
More than 100 ethnic groups exist in Russia who speak more than 100 languages.
However, the nation is categorized as the centre of artists and thinkers. Some of the famous artists of all time include Leo Tolstoy, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Rudolf Nureyev, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Pros of Studying In Russia
If we compare Russia with the US, we will notice that it’s way different than it positively. Tuition fees here is relatively much cheaper than the US. On an average, $6-$7K is enough for a year’s tuition fees here.
Moreover, you can also get a chance for free tuition.
Russian government offers a large number of scholarships to international students. In 2018, the government of Russia assisted over 15,000 international students.
A scholarship can help you get cheap or free tuition, maintenance allowance, and accommodation (if possible).
Innovations and Research
After suffering from the cold war, the county has walked so far towards the path of success. From the world’s first superconductive synchrotron to RAR file format, from two levels single vault transfer station to Russian submarine K-407 Novomoskovsk, so many things have been innovated here since the end of the cold war.
Once you go to Russia, you will have a cutting edge true global experience.
Don’t Miss Russian Food
Once you reside here, you will have various recipes like Caviar, Gloubsty, Pelmeni, Zakuski, etc. Students who have studied here often give compliments for its delicious food. They usually use the words like: “Delicious” “Best food ever” “Haven’t eaten such chocolates ever before.”
Along with non-veg dishes, an extensive range of veg dishes are also available. So don’t worry if you’re a pro-vegan.
Education has always been the topmost priority of Russia, and it always strives hard to stay ahead in the education sector.
As a student, you are allowed to choose from more than 700 universities and 657-degree programs. And all these universities lies in 82 regions of the nation.
If we look at education more specifically, Russian government and universities put more emphasis on engineering and medicine.
Affordable Living Expenses
As compared to the various European regions, Russia is affordable.
Including transportation, groceries, healthcare, cell phone, and any other necessary cost for a living, it may cost you just around $300-$400 per month to live here, which is not that much.
Get Easy Employment
In such an innovative and high researching environment, you can get a good package along with satisfaction. The Russian country provides justice labour rules just like America.
There are also many Indian MNCs. So if you’re from India, you can get a chance to get employed here. Moreover, if you will do M.B.B.S from here, you will be allowed to work in India, America, EU countries, Australia, the UK, Germany and almost everywhere. You will get the recognition on an international level.
You Will Be Safe
Parents and students both keep in mind that the country should be safe. Is it correct?
Russia is one of the safest countries in the world, especially for girls. The country is so safe that you can walk in the streets at 3 a.m and nobody will tease you.
Meet Exciting People
Well, the charm of Russia is in its people. It’s a land where you will meet weird, witty, wonderful, beautiful, unique and so many other kinds of people.
Back then, a student shared her experience in which she depicted that when she stepped outside her room to travel, a boy on the bus stopped her generously and started singing a song. Moreover, on the same day, another old man wrote a poem for her.
So you can never estimate how your day would look like. But one thing is for sure, you will come back home with sweet memories.
Cons of Studying In Russia
It’s true that your course will be in the English language, but we can’t also deny the fact that locals generally speak the Russian language.
The drawback is – Russian is identified as one of the hardest languages to learn. If you are interested to learn it, it may become easy for you to learn.
If you are planning to work here after the completion of the course, we advise you to learn the Russian language. Otherwise, you will lose your confidence in the workplace.
As a rainbow has seven colours, people in this country too have seven colours. Most of the Russian cities have a modern lifestyle. You can enjoy at restaurants, discos, bars, social clubs, etc. At such places, you can get in a conversation with a poet, singer, doctor, engineer, comedian, and any other kind of person. Who knows? Where such conversations may take you!
Make sure you stay focused on your goals and make most of the Russian culture.
A Simple Way To Get Admission In Russian Universities
- Choose The Right Program & University
Now, you’re aware of how many alternatives are there in front of you. It’s high time to choose which program and university suits you the most.
We want you to research and analyze carefully because once you take the decision, nobody would ever be able to undo the action the way we do in computers holding Ctrl + Z keys.
- Learn About Financing & Scholarship Programs
Most of the students avoid this step and eventually spend a lot of money on their education. When there’s a free or cheaper alternative available, then why would you spend so much?
Once you become aware of what is coming in and what’s going out, you will be able to cut off some expenses.
- Prepare required documents such as:
- 10th and 12th standard certificate
- Your birth certificate
- A valid passport with 18 months validity
- 4 passport size photographs
- Copy of your diploma or transcript which shows grades that you have achieved recently.
- Copy of identification
- Pay the fees
- HIV test report
- Complete application form (form will be issued by either Rossotrudnichestvo office or from the desired university)
- You can submit your application online. Please make sure that you fill all the details carefully and correctly. Moreover, you should have documents in the digital form too. Otherwise, not having them will result in a delay.
- If your course requires an entrance exam, then you will have to first qualify for the exam, then you will get a letter of acceptance. However, if your course doesn’t require any entrance! Congrats!
- It’s time to wait for the letter of acceptance. You can apply for a student visa after your admission is confirmed.
Step-By-Step Procedure To Get Russian Student Visa
Step 1: Collect the documents:
- A valid passport or Identification card with a validity of 18 months
- A medical certificate to show that you’re not affected by any disease. (especially HIV negative report)
- Letter of acceptance
- Passport size photographs
- If you’re below the age of 18, get a consent signed from your guardians.
Step 2: Are you done with all the accounting stuff? If yes, then move forward.
Step 3: Now submit all the documents to your nearest Russian embassy or consulate. After the completion, you will be notified. Collect your visa and get ready to fly.
Top Russian Universities Where You Can Apply
Lomonosov Moscow State University
This university has been persistently ranked as the highest university in the nation. It’s 264 years old university which has remarked its name in the fields of:-
- Computer Science
If you pick out the list of world’s tallest educational buildings, you will observe that Moscow State University will show up on the top. Yes, it’s the tallest academic building on this earth with a height of 787 feet.
More than 5K researchers are currently involved in various kind of research activities in its departments and institutes.
Novosibirsk State University
Currently, the university has around 7K students, out of which 20% are international. Even though the university was just formed 60 years ago, still it has been able to earn significant respect throughout the world.
The university has ranked as one of the best universities for these subjects:
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science and Information Systems
- Arts & Humanities
- Modern Languages
- Electric Engineering
- Biological Sciences
There’s a team of leading scientists in the university’s teaching programs because it’s primarily inclined more towards scientific studies since the beginning.
Saint-Petersburg State University
Here comes another one of the largest and oldest universities of Russia which was established 295 years ago by a decree of Peter the great.
From the beginning, the university is emphasized in the research of engineering, humanities, and science. It has all the necessary equipment that is required for almost every available subject.
What we love about this university is its compatibility. You can change your schedule online which isn’t common among other universities.
If we talk about social life, you will see how students are organizing their clubs on faculty level. Many events and stand-up comedy games take place in Russia.
Tomsk State University
The university was founded 141 years ago and has been labeled as the oldest university in Asian Russia. When it comes to maintaining international collaborations, it has turned out to be in a long-term relationship with more than 87 leading universities around the globe.
TSU provides an opportunity in educational and scientific spheres which has been the reason for getting such wide partnership worldwide.
The topmost priority of the TSU is to refine those students who are keen enough to do scientific and philosophical research independently. And yes, the staff of the university is also doing its best to provide modern approaches and techniques to make students understand several concepts.
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
BMSTU is generally regarded as one of the most respected universities in Russia. The university’s 3 alumni are holding top 3 places in successful Russian companies.
At present, it has 19 departments where international students can get full-time education. Moreover, it also offers undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctorate degree programs. All of these programs are focused on making the future a better place.
The scientific schools within BMSTU are indulged in the fields like aerodynamics, radio physics, radio electronics, physics, laser technology, thermal engineering, and dynamics.
Take The Advantage If You Can!
So here we are…
We have opened all the secret perks of the nation just like that Matryoshka doll in front of you. And if you’re interested in making a career in engineering, medicine, and other renowned courses, Russia can be the right option for you.
If you ever need any help, feel free to contact Leverage Edu at +91-8826200293 today.