Top 5 Universities in Russia Suitable for International Students

By | December 13, 2014
Lomonosov Moscow state university

Lomonosov Moscow state university

Now-a-day, Russia is emerging as a destination for international students. There are more than 880 universities in Russia whereas government is still investing a lot and improving educational system. Between 2011 and 2015 US$ 13.5 billion has been invested in universities for better equipment and facilities including training of teachers.

That’s why most of Russian universities are now counted in 800 best universities in world here are top 5 suitable universities for international students in Russia:

1. Lomonosov Moscow state university:

Lomonosov Moscow state university was established in 1755. The university enrolls every year about 4000 international students. University library is one of the largest libraries in Russia. Academic year at MSU starts in September and ends in June.

Tuition Fee:

One academic year fee of pre university program from sep14-june13 (for undergraduates and post graduates) is US$ 5080 and fee for one and half year (march15-june16) is US$ 6780.

For Russian language standard program (sep14-june15) fee is as follow:

  • Full time tuition-26 academic hours per week

Academic year (38 weeks) = US$5780

Autumn semester (16 weeks) = US$ 2480

Spring (22 weeks) = US$ 3380

Other (4 week min.) =US$ 170 a week

  • Part time tuition-18 academic hours per week

Academic year (38 weeks) = US$ 4780

Other period (4 week min.) = US$ 140 a week

(US$ 170 per week for full time and US$ 140 per week for part time)

2. St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University:

St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University was established in 1899.Few times ago this university was awarded by status of “National Research University”. The academic year starts on the first of September and ends at the end of June. It is divided into an autumn and spring semester. International complex of St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University makes great efforts to create comfortable living condition.

Tuition Fee:

The tuition fee for the foundation program is 2200 US$.  The tuition fee for the degree programs is from 2200 to 3500 US$. These tuition fees do not include the hostel fees and the medical care insurance fees.

3. Moscow State Institute of International Relations:

Area Near Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Area Near Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Moscow State Institute of International Relations was founded in October 14, 1944. This University is also called MGIMO. MGIMO consists of three schools: School of International Relations, School of International Economic Relations and School of International Law. International students start coming to MGIMO from 1946. University provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Master’s and PhD), as well as continuing education programs in over 30 areas of study. First top Russian university offering full-fledged B.A. program in International Affairs for foreign students, taught in English. Else 53 languages are taught here. University provides funds for students also.

Tuition Fee:

University starts academic year from 1 September. Tuition fee for most Undergraduates and a Graduate programs is $6000-8500 a year.

4. Saint Petersburg State University:

Saint Petersburg State University

Saint Petersburg State University

Saint Petersburg State University was founded in 1724 and is oldest university in Russia. University provides study in mathematics, biology, economics, history, art, I.R, physics, sociology and management subjects in English. University has facilities of sports and theater and different festivals. University also gives scholarships for foreign students.

Tuition Fee:

Tuition fee for international students is $6880.928. International students can be admission in university both in a fee-paying (contractual) basis and to places funded by the Russian Government.

5. Novosibirsk State University:

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk State University was established in 9 January ranks in top 3 best universities in Russia. Mathematics, economics, mechanics and medicine departments teach also in English language. The Department for International Affairs maintains strong working relationships with 73 foreign universities and organizations from 18 countries worldwide.

Tuition Fee:


Tuition fee of undergraduate and postgraduate program for international students is $2,500-5,000 .



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