The Russian Federation provides an opportunity for foreign citizens to study in Russian universities on a free and commercial basis.

We would like to notify about the start of 2017-2018 competitive selection.

All the foreign citizens interested in studying in the Russian educational organizations can register at the official web site (RUSSIA.STUDY).

RUSSIA.STUDY presents profound information about advantages of Russian education for foreign students from 180 countries allowing them to file the documents regardless of actual whereabouts being up-to-date on results of the competitive selection.

The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) in cooperation with the Russian international news agency «Rossiya Segodnya» has launched a multi-language (12 languages) interactive
online navigator «Russia’s best universities: choose yours» ( The FAQ section is available at the web site.

For further information, please contact the Embassy of the Russian Federation by e-mail ( or phone (02-6295-90-33). 

Scholarships of best Russian universities

Nowadays foreign citizens have a chance to apply for a state scholarship of the Russian Government to study in Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU). The competitive selection is implemented in a remote way through the portfolio based on an essay and a motivation letter.

Admission procedure is taking place from the 1st of February till the 15th of June, 2017.