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Living in Russia is an incomparable experience. In addition to the ancient education system, Russia is rich in its antique traditions and beliefs. Russians are calm, reserved, and helpful. It doesn’t matter which race or country you came from they will welcome you with respect, that is why most of the students who want to live off-campus rent an apartment or a room in a family apartment. In comparison with any European country, Russia is very much cheaper to live in.

Why Is Russia More Suitable for Higher Education?

  • Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education

Self-funded study is much cheaper at Russian universities than the equivalent in the USA, Canada and the UK, and in terms of the level of training provided, leading Russian universities compete on par with educational institutions in the West.

  • Safe and convenient living environment for foreign student

Russia is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.

  • A Wide Range of Universities and Study Programmes

766 universities in 82 regions of the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok; 205 fields, from mathematics and natural sciences to the dramatic arts; 657 subjects in Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist and Postgraduate Programmes (medical traineeships, postgraduate military courses), and internships and assistantships.

  • Get education in the country with the dazzling culture
Russia has given the world many great writers, poets, philosophers, composers, artists and musicians: Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Rerikh, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Boris Pasternak, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Eisenstein, Mstislav Rostropovich… Literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, painting, theatre and cinema: this is how Russia wins the hearts of people the world over.
  • Many programmes are available in English
The most popular programmes are: General medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary science are available in English at Sechenov University and RUDN. Many other programmes are available in English at other universities in Russia: engineering, technical and humanitarian.
  • Well-developed infrastructure
In Russia, there are many cities with well-developed infrastructure, high level of hotel quality service and highly developed public transport. Russia became one of the twenty most attractive counties for foreign students.

Student Life

Enter a top state university and have a life full of independence, new experiences, emotions, and friends! Studying is not the only thing in student life. You can enjoy visiting museums, cinemas, amazing local concerts, live shows, and performances, as well as making new friends from all around the globe. This is a fun, challenging, and fascinating experience.

Students have the opportunity, during their study in Russia, to discover Russian hospitality, the country’s history, and culture, reflected in the sacred heritage left to future generations, as well as the authentic beauty of its nature along with its cities and towns, including both ancient and modern architectural styles.


Obtaining DegreeDuration of studying
General Medicine (MD/MBBS)6 years
Pediatrics (MD/MBBS)6 years
Dentistry (Bachelor of Dentistry)5 years
Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy)5 years
Nursing (Bachelor of Science Nursing)4 years
Master, Ph.D., Doctorate, Clinical Residency, another post graduate educational programs


2-3 years


Obtaining Degree

Duration of studying


4 years


2 years


3 years

The most popular courses are offered in English Medium.

There are available all courses in Russian Language and students who want to study in Russian language they must study a 1-year Preparatory department before starting the required courses.

! NOTE: In case you can’t find your course on the list, write us directly. Due to the

huge number of available courses, there is impossible to mention all of them.


Preparatory course is compulsory for PG students and students who want to study their main course in Russian medium of instruction.

There are available all courses in Russian Language and students, who want to study in Russian language.

Before joining the main course, they must study 1-year Preparatory department. There are 3 kinds of Preparatory departments: Pre-engineering, Pre-medical and Foundation courses. Foundation course is a language course which students do before the Arts courses. During the Pre-engineering course, students also study basics of Math and Physics. Pre-medical offers also Biology, Chemistry and Physics classes

Please note! If you have a student without any of the required subjects for the admission, he/she can start from the pre-medical/pre-engineering department to cover the absence of above-mentioned subjects and join the main medical/engineering course in English or Russian medium by student’s choice. It is also applicable for students who have only 10th Grade Certificate, but do not have 12th Grade.

Admission Process:

There are no marks/grades restrictions for any of the candidates. You just need Grade 12 or Higher Secondary School Passing certificate with any grades or points. If you have only Grade 10 then you should go through the Preparatory department.

No IELTS, TOEFL or any English test. No age limits.

Step 1:
Getting An Admission Letter

Please find below the main steps of the admission process:
  • copy of International Passport (valid not less than 2 years).
  • School certificate.

Step 3: Visa

Once a student receives the Original Invitation letter, the student should go with it to the Russian Embassy/Consulate to apply for a study visa.
  • Filled Application form (you can fill online at
  • Original Passport (valid for two years minimum)
  • Secondary School Certificate (attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Aids/HIV test (attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Official Invitation letter issued by Federal Migration Services of Russian Federation.
Based on the invitation letter, he/she will not face any problems in getting a visa.

Step 2:
Getting An Invitation Letter

The duration of the issuance process for Russia is about 40-45 days for any Russian University and cannot be released earlier than 2 months before the start of classes.

On this stage students should provide legalized scan copies of school certificates (by the Russian Embassy).

Step 4:
Arrival And Start Of Classes

Full first-year expenses the student should transfer before getting a visa, but before arrival in Russia, as Customs checks the payment receipt at the airport, in case of its absence, the student will be deported to his/her home country.

On arrival we will receive a student from the Airport, accompany him/her to the University, register in a hostel, and do all the necessary documentation process.