According to the press service of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia has 741 universities located in 82 regions of the country. More than half of Russians have higher education, and more than 270,000 people from 168 countries of the world come to study at the country’s universities annually. The top 5 higher education organizations of Russia includes Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and Southern Federal University.
There are classical universities where you can get a variety of professions, from engineer to philologist; there are universities of a certain orientation, such as technical, humanitarian, or medical. Russian universities offer more than 400 areas of training and over 650 specialties for bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s, postgraduate studies, assistantships, and internships.
In 2003, Russia signed the Bologna Declaration, and now diplomas of Russian universities are recognized in most countries of the world. This procedure is facilitated by Russia’s intergovernmental agreements with more than 60 countries, including Finland, Spain, Cuba, India, Vietnam, China, Venezuela, Namibia, France, Cyprus, Malta, Uzbekistan, and Cambodia. It is also specified that many Russian universities implement joint programs with foreign universities, issuing double diplomas to graduates.
It is noted that in 2020, the cost of studying in Russian universities on full-time bachelor’s programmes started at 83,000 rubles per year, depending on the specialty. The maximum cost indicator in the most prestigious Moscow universities reached 586,000 rubles per year according to the rating agency Expert.