Russia is a land of superlatives. By far the world’s largest country, it covers nearly twice the territory of Canada, the second largest. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and the eastern third of Europe. Russia also is home to the world’s deepest lake, Baikal, and the country recorded the world’s lowest temperature outside the North and South poles. The inhabitants of Russia are quite diverse. Most are ethnic Russians, but there also are more than 120 other ethnic groups present, speaking many languages and following disparate religious and cultural traditions.


  • Population: 140 million people
  • Capital: Moscow (12 million people)
  • Government: Democratic
  • Language: Russian
  • Currency: Ruble (1 RUB is approximately INR.1)
  • Nearest Airport to Capital: Sheremetyevo International airport (32 kms from city centre)

Russia is one of the few countries to offer foreign citizens the opportunity to receive free tuition. Every year, the Russian government awards several thousand scholarships (quotas) to international students. The petroleum industry in Russia is one of the largest in the world. Russia has the largest reserves, and is the largest exporter of natural gas. It has the second largest coal reserves, the eighth largest oil reserves, and is the largest exporter of oil in the world in absolute numbers. Russia is a transcontinental country with more than 200 airports. If flying to Russia, it is good to know that a lot of them offer both domestic and international flights. The largest and busiest airports serve the capital city Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport, Domodedovo Airport and Vnukovo Airport.

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Why study abroad in Russia from India?

Compared to their Western counterparts, Russian universities are very affordable tuition fees. Every year, the Russian government awards several thousand scholarships (quotas) to international students. Russian universities have a great reputation, both locally and internationally. They are present in global university rankings and stand out from the rest when it comes to different disciplines.

Cost of Living

The average monthly living expenses for an international student in Russia is approximately between 300 and 400 USD. This may vary a bit, depending on the location of the university and accommodation of students.

Stay back & Part Time Jobs

After study abroad in Russia for Indian students, apart from the work permit option direct stay back option is not provided. International students in Russia can work part time for 20 hours a week during academic times and 40 hours a week during vacation times.

Application Procedure

To know more about application procedure and intakes to study abroad in Russia, please contact our expert study abroad consultants. We shall guide you through the best courses to study abroad in Russia from India.

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