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FAST FACTS

The world’s largest country, with an area of 17 million sq km (the same surface area as Pluto and almost double the size of the US. Capital and largest city is Moscow.

Population: approximately 144 million
       
Currency: Roubles

Government is led by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.        

The President’s official residence is the Kremlin in Moscow, a fortified complex which includes four palaces, four cathedrals and numerous other historic buildings.
            
The world’s largest railway, the Trans-Siberian, traverses the entire country – from Moscow in the west to Vladivostock in the east, or a shorter option, the Trans-Mongolian to Beijing, China.
            
Moscow’s planned Crystal Island, often referred to as a ‘city within a city’, will be the world’s largest building, and one of the most energy-efficient.
            
The 20 richest people in Russia have a combined net worth of US$227 billion, a figure larger than Pakistan’s GDP.
        
International dialing code is +7 and the internet domain is .ru.

ABOUT RUSSIA

Sprawling across two continents and spanning an incredible nine time zones (having cut down from 11 in 2010), Russia is the largest country in the world by far. Within its vast boundaries lie some of the planet’s most luxurious palaces, extensive plateaus, highest mountains, coldest cities, strongest spirits, best ballet companies, and largest collections of stacking dolls.

In terms of culture, literature is one of the country’s most notable displays; Russian authors such as Tolstoy, Bulgakov, Dostoyevsky and Nabokov are celebrated worldwide for creating some of the greatest works of the 19th and 20th centuries.

One of the fast-growing economies in the world, alongside the other BRICS countries, Russia is keen to internationalize its higher education system, and is investing in developing its universities and extending support for international applicants. Considering whether to study in Russia? Read on…

WHY STUDY IN RUSSIA

Every year thousands of students appear for various entrance tests of engineering and medical to become engineers or doctors. But not all are able to make up to a good engineering or medical colleges. One should not loose hope at this point and try again to clear the exams. There is also another viable option of studying engineering and medicine that does not require any entrance examination but is recognised and valid degree programme. This is pursuing engineering or medical study in Russia.

Russia has always been ahead in the field of education and more specifically medicine and engineering. The standard of higher education in Russia is considered to be one of the most advanced and sophisticated in the world. The degrees have received global recognition and have topped World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) rankings.

Studying in Russia is easy, cheap and flexible. No donations are to be paid to the universities in Russia. It probably has one of the best education systems in the world producing a literacy rate (99.6%) exceeding most Western European countries. Education is split into a compulsory Basic Education and Higher Education

 

 

 

 

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COST OF EDUCATION AND LIVING EXPENCES

What attracts the young people so much from many different countries of the world to the Russian education? The most popular answer is good value for money. The study of international students at Russian state universities is subsidized by the Russian government by 50%. The foreign student pays for his tuition partially - 50% of actual cost of education. Average tuition fees per academic year amount to 2500 - 5000 US $ depending on the specialty, university, language of instruction and city. Average accommodation fees at university hostel amount to 20-50 US $ per month, the cost of life and health insurance is 100-160 US $ per year. Monthly expenses for meals amount to 80-100 US $ on an average. Eventually average annual expenses of a student for tuition, accommodation, insurance and meals in Russia amount to 3500-5500 US $. This is precisely why higher education in Russia is affordable for many young people of the Globe. Due to the conditions provided by the Russian government tens of thousands of foreign students have the possibility to get qualified in Russian higher education at affordable prices in more than 600 medical, engineering, technical specialties and humanities.

ADMISSION PROCESS

On satisfying all the requirements of the Russian Educational System, as well as the Universities', the student is expected to go ahead with the admission process. The seats are limited and hence are given strictly on a first come first served basis and depend on the final discretion of the University as per the availability and marks obtained in the 12th standard examination or equivalent.
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The student would then have to contact NISSION to submit all his admission documents along with a registration deposit either offline or ONLINE (to avail special discount offers). Please note that NISSION does not require any original documents to be submitted at this early stage. You need to submit or upload only notary verified and attested copies of all the documents.

The NISSION would then process the application and then forward the same to the University for approval and admission.The University then would further process the application and if satisfied will issue a confirmation letter in the name of the student confirming the application and the seat at the?University. NISSION will intimate you regarding receipt of admission letter from the University. The student will have to pay the admission processing charges to NISSION before collecting the Admission letter.

(In case the student does not have a passport, at the time of application, this letter of admission is useful to submit to the passport authorities so that the passport can be issued on an urgent basis).

On receipt of the admission letter, which is emailed or downloaded or sent in original by the University, the student would be expected to ensure that a copy of first (personal details) page of the passport is submitted at the earliest for the Visa invitation. Visa invitation processing time for Russia will be 50 working days from the receipt of copies of passport.
The University normally couriers the Original Visa invitation to NISSION Office.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR STUDY VISA

Once the visa invitation is ready in our office, the students will be informed to submit their original passports along with a signed Russian Visa application form and HIV AIDS ELISA test report. On the basis of these documents Russian student VISA will be stamped in the passport at the nearest Russian embassy, which will take 7 to 10 days from the receipt of original passport by NISSION.

Once visa stamping is done, the student is expected to complete his packing and make all necessary arrangements to travel as per the date intimated by NISSION. He/she should also verify that all the necessary documentation has been completed to be taken along to the University in Russia. ?

ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDY

1. The student must have PASSED the higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examinations after a period of 12 years’ study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.

2. The student must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics at the qualifying exam. (40%in case of OBC, SC and ST candidates)

3. He / She should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the foreign University

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Government is led by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.        

The President’s official residence is the Kremlin in Moscow, a fortified complex which includes four palaces, four cathedrals and numerous other historic buildings.
            
The world’s largest railway, the Trans-Siberian, traverses the entire country – from Moscow in the west to Vladivostock in the east, or a shorter option, the Trans-Mongolian to Beijing, China.
            
Moscow’s planned Crystal Island, often referred to as a ‘city within a city’, will be the world’s largest building, and one of the most energy-efficient.
            
The 20 richest people in Russia have a combined net worth of US$227 billion, a figure larger than Pakistan’s GDP.
        
International dialing code is +7 and the internet domain is .ru.