Russian Government Scholarships
Certain groups of foreigners, Russians living abroad and immigrants can apply for state scholarships on the same terms as Russian citizens once they pass entrance exams or Uniform State Examination (EGE).
Moreover, every year the Russian government provides so-called ‘state-funded spots’ at universities to international applicants. In 2016, 15,000 such spots were granted.
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 2016, an average scholarship amounted to 1,300 roubles a month (approximately USD 21);
Dormitory accommodation(if available).
The government scholarship does not include:
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 Axiom and choice to find the best way to apply for a state scholarship
Register with us, fill out an electronic form and submit your application
Personal information (full name, date of birth, country of residence, e-mail and contact telephone number – you will receive updates about the status of your application);
Profession, specialization or field of study you are applying for (you can change this information at any time before you have completed the relevant tests);
Level of your current education;
Level of Russian.
You can choose up to six universities where you would like to study (from those universities available within the quota), but no more than three in one Federal Constituency; in Moscow and St. Petersburg – no more than two in each city. Indicate the university you like most of all as your first choice and list other schools in descending order according to your preferences.
You will also need:
A copy of your passport (must be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your planned arrival in Russia) or a copy of your birth certificate;
Copies of documents/certificates confirming your current level of education and/or qualification received in a foreign state. All of the above can be submitted in hard copy to the united operator.
Wait for an invitation to participate in the selection process (interviews, tests, examinations).
Depending on the country, the operator can publish the schedule of interviews, tests and examinations on its website or e-mail you directly. Please address your inquiries regarding this stage to the office of the operator in your country.
The tests and examinations are organized by a working group that will issue a list of results containing information about all participants and their scores.