From engaging in cold war till the 90s and dissolution of Soviet Union in 91’, Russia has come a long way. Today, it has made its way among the top choices for students as an education destination and stands strong with highest literacy rate in the world (99.6%). With 650 state universities wherein around 1, 65, 000 students come from 200 different countries, Russia is a fine example of what a global education haven should be.
Russia carries a legacy of great scientific discoveries and inventions. In 1961, it was Russia which achieved the remarkable milestone of sending the first man in the space and Yuri Gagarin became an eternal name to remember. Russia has always elevated the standards of science and technology to help mankind climb the ladder to another level. From a foam fire extinguisher to inimitable satellites, Russia has connected people sans all differences.
Russia might be a cold country (in terms of climate) but the country provides enough warmth for one to grow and evolve as an able being. Not only Science and Technology but the country also homes many erudite brains that excel in fields like Medical Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Humanities.
Each year number of students ponders over various education destinations to pursue their higher studies. Russia with various courses to choose from stands among the top choices for education. A student can choose from variety of subjects like General Medicine, Sports Medicine, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Clinical Psychology, Economy, Business Informatics, Accounting, Banking Management, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering and many more.
Education in Russia is run by the state ensuring free education to all. However, you may also find many private schools too. Living in Russia is quite affordable as compared to other European countries with education for foreign students in Russia is subsidised up to 80%. Also, as a student you can work up to 20 hours per week with a work permit. However, different universities may have different policies for work permit.
Though, the medium of education is Russian, there are many institutes which also have English and French as the medium of instruction. However, it is advisable to learn Russian in order to make your stay there comfortable and easy.