Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation offer to increase the stipend to students to the cost of living. Students of Novosibirsk universities will receive more than 9,000 rubles a month, reports OM1.RU.
In 2020 the cost of living in the Novosibirsk region is 9,487 rubles. According to the site of the Novosibirsk State University, students receive a stipend of 2,642 rubles per month. Based on these figures, it is expected to increase payments by 3.5 times.
The bill on increasing stipends has been submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation for consideration. According to government officials, a stipend must correspond to a decent standard of living for students, so it is only reasonable that it cannot be lower than the subsistence level.
If deputies of the State Duma adopt the bill, from the new academic year, Novosibirsk students will get the increased stipend.