Russian universities

List of universities in russia for international students

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.

A total of 97 Russian universities feature in the QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015, a ranking of the best-performing universities in the major emerging economies of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Read on for an overview of the top 10 universities in Russia this year, with information about each institution, its international rank and its strongest subject areas.

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Ural Federal University

City: Yekaterinburg
QS World Ranking: 412
Russia ranking: 6
Total students: 34 794 / International students: 3 114
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 136000 RUB
Students dormitory : 1800 RUB/Month

South Ural State University

City: Chelyabinsk
QS World Ranking: 801-1000
Russia ranking: 17
Total students: 32 000 / International students: 2 000
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 89000 RUB
Students dormitory : 1000 RUB/Month

Chelyabinsk State University

City: Chelyabinsk
Russia ranking: 50
Total students: 27000 / International students: 110
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 86000 RUB
Students dormitory : 2500 RUB/Month


University of Tyumen

City: Tyumen
EECA University Rankings 201-250
BRICS Rankings 301-350
Russia ranking: 58
Total students: 19 571 / International students: 1 960
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 104 800 RUB
Students dormitory : 1000 RUB/Month

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

City: Moscow
QS World Ranking: 501-550
Russia ranking: 13
30 000 / International students: 7 500
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 180000 RUB
Students dormitory : 2000 RUB/Month

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

City: St. Petersburg
QS World Ranking: 411-420
Russia ranking: 12
Total students: 32 121 / International students: 7 000
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 200000 RUB
Students dormitory : 3100 to 5300 RUB/Month

Tomsk State University

City: Tomsk
QS World Ranking: 277
Russia ranking: 4
Total students: 15 257 / International students: 2 601
Preparatory year (Russian study) : 117000 RUB
Students dormitory : 2500 RUB/Month

Samara National Research University

City: Samara
QS World Ranking: 701-750
Russia ranking: 38
Total students: 14 878 / International students: 535
Preparatory year (Russian study) : soon
Students dormitory : soon