KINGSFLY EDU CONSULT has been working for more than 20 years in the field of recruitment of foreign students who are eager to study at Russian Universities and has enrolled more than 11,000 students from all over the world. Some of them has already completed their studies and are working in different fields as highly qualified specialists, others are still studying at university.

KINGSFLY EDU CONSULT works in close cooperation with students and helps them during the admission process, in obtaining a visa, with the arrival and during their whole study period.

Russia is a highly educated country with over half of its residents holding a university degree. Russians have rich, centuries-old educational traditions. Russian universities provide their students with comfortable studying and living conditions and help them adapt to the country. Russian universities train a wide variety of specialists, both in engineering and the humanities, and regularly place in the top of international rankings. Education in Russia is much more affordable than in the USA or UK. Moreover, international students have the opportunity to study for free at the expense of the Government budget. Each year Russia accepts students from all over the world, from nearly 170 countries, and you can join them.


To get admitted in educational institutions in Russia, students must have completed secondary level education. There is a compulsory pre-academic year for those who do not know Russian or/and for those with weak pre-university training. They must successfully pass the entrance exams. Foreign applicants entering universities should not be older than 28 (35 for doctoral studies).

Russia requires visas for nearly all visitors. Anyone seriously considering a long stay in Russia should read the Russian visa information so as to understand the different types of visas, who is eligible for them, and what restrictions may exist. Student visa is issued only for students, who come to Russia for study programs or enrolling on a course to a Russian university/school. This is the best kind of visa in terms of flexibility, but you can only get it if you applied to a Russian university, school or an institution and will study there.

Scholarships and Financial aid are available for International Students in Russia. Most forms of federal, state and private financial aid or loans may be applied to study in Russia.

If you plan to use your financial aid award to pay University fees, you should apply early to meet aid application deadlines. Rule of eligibility are determined by federal, state and local authorities. It is the student’s responsibility to pay any difference between aid received and the total cost of the program.

How much does it cost to get a Bachelor’s degree in Russia?

After completing four-years-undergraduate programmes, students receive a bachelor’s degree and a diploma of higher education. After that, students can continue their studies and take a Master programme.

Training on full-time department of the Bachelor’s Degree costs approximately 120-140 thousand rubles ($ 2,100-2,400)* per year. The minimum cost is 67 thousand rubles ($1200) per year; the maximum – 380 thousand rubles (about $6600) per year.

How much does it cost to get a Specialist’s degree in a Russian University?

Specialist’s degree is awarded after at least five years of training. It has more of practical focus in comparison to a Bachelor.

The cost of training on the full-time department of the Specialist’s degree is about 150-170 thousand rubles (2600-3000 dollars)* per year on average. The minimum cost is 68 thousand rubles ($ 1,200) per year. The maximum is 430 thousand rubles ($ 7,500) per year.

The cost of studying a Specialist degree in a medical university in Russia is on average 220-250 thousand rubles ($3,800-4,300) per year.

How much does it cost to get a Master’s degree in a Russian University?

Master’s degree is awarded after two years of training and provides a deeper knowledge of the chosen major of studies. You can apply for a Master programme if you have either Bachelor’s or Specialist’s degree.

Training on the full-time department of Master’s degree on average costs 160-180 thousand rubles ($2,700-3,000)* per year. The minimal cost is 82 thousand rubles (about $1,400) per year. Maximum – 450 thousand rubles ($7,800) per year.

How much does a Postgraduate study cost in a Russian University?

Studies in postgraduate programmes last at least three years. Graduates with Master or Specialist degree can apply for a postgraduate programme, if they are interested in research and teaching. After the defense of the thesis, graduate students are awarded the degree of Candidate of Science (PhD).

Training on the full-time department of the post-graduate course costs on average 200-220 thousand rubles ($3440-3800)* per year. The minimum cost is 72 thousand rubles ($1,240) per year. The maximum – 250 thousand rubles ($4,300) per year.

How much does the training at the Preparatory Department of the Russian university

Many universities have Preparatory Departments, where potential international students can take an intensive educational course, which allows them to apply to any Russian university in future. Usually the programme includes an intensive Russian language course, as well as some general courses which a necessary for examination on a chosen major of study. Training in the Preparatory Department can take from a few months to a year.

Bachelor and Master programmes differ in curriculum and tuition fees. Training in the preparatory department, for both undergraduate and graduate students, costs approximately the same – an average of 120 thousand rubles ($2,100)* for the annual course.

How much is a fee for Summer School? 

There are short thematic programmes, which include not only training, but also cultural and entertainment programme in the most universities. Most often, it is a Summer School, but universities also host spring, autumn and winter courses. As a rule, such programmes last from three to eight weeks and provided with a certificate of participation.

Tuition fee in a Summer School on average is about 20-40 thousand rubles ($350-690 dollars)*. Sometimes universities offer students to pay only travel, or travel and accommodation, and the educational programme itself is free of charge.


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