FAQ's-Study In Russia
What is one of the major religion followed by the people in Russia?
Russian Orthodox 52%, Muslim 8%, Non-religious 28%, Atheist 5%, other (Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist) 7%
What are the universities you are representing in Russia?
Contact us for Universities details.
Are these universities recognized or affiliated by any board of education or any other Educational Council?
Yes, they are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Russian Federation
What is the duration of the program in Russia?
The duration varies between 2 - 6 years depending upon the courses of study.
What is the currency used in Russia?
The currency used in Russia is Ruble and the coins are known as Kopiyka. US Dollars are also acceptable. US$ 1 = 30 Rubles approximately.
What is the language used in Russia?
The language is used Russian, English, French, German, Polish and Hungarian
What is the medium of instruction in Russia?
The medium of instruction is RUSSIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH or GERMAN
Do we need to qualify any English test like IELTS or TOEFL for seeking admission into Russian University?
No, it is not mandatory, but there are educational support programs available for those who need extra help in areas such as ESL or who have learning disorders.
Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program?
Yes, you can apply for the Work Permit. Universities itself provides job placement in Russia and other western countries.
Does the student have to come back to his/her home country to apply?
Can we apply for Permanent Residence and citizenship of Russian Federation?
No, it is not necessary.
Yes, you can apply but after 2 years of regular stay in Russia as per Russian Law.
Are Russian degrees valued globally?
Yes, they are valued and recognized globally.
How is the accommodation arrangement and what are the charges?
The University Hostels are available for accommodation.
Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
Yes, you can pay the fee in installments, starting from the second year in Russia.
Do we need to pay the books and exam fee separately or is it included in the fee?
It is included in the Tuition fee.
Any other facility like pick up, bank account opening, etc. is provided by the college?
Yes, it is included in the fee package.
Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Russia? Which countries, when and for how long?
Yes, you can travel to other countries like Finland, Sweden, UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.
In which languages do the teachers teach?
Studies are provided in Russian, French or English languages.
What services renders Continental Educational Consultants(CEC) for foreign students?
Continental Educational Consultants(CEC) gives international students all the information about the Russian higher education system and offers consulting support right from the time of your first contact with reference to the higher education in Russia till the end of the educational period of 2-6 years.
What is the visa invitation for education?
The invitation for education is the official document, which is processed by the department of passport-visa service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, it confirms that the student is admitted to a particular University.
It specifies your passport details and the full name of the University. This invitation support letter is required by the Russian Embassy to stamp the visa on your passport. Generally, it takes around 10 days for the visa invitation to be processed at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The invitation is valid for 90 days from the date of its issuance and you need to apply to the Russian Embassy for a visa during the validity of the invitation issued.
How much luggage is allowed to be brought?
While there is no general restriction in the weight of the luggage is brought from your hometown, it should be noted that the airlines allow 20-25 kgs of luggage to be carried free of cost.
Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Russia?
Upon arrival, the student should pay to the University the officially established charges for the registration, which would be around US$ 10-30. In some cases the University would require the student to be re-examined for HIV or medical fitness which would cost an additional US$ 20. Validity of the HIV certificate would be 3 months.
What will be my average month expenses?
Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Russia are more than those of the subsequent months. You'll need about 500 USD for the first three months of staying in Russia. This is due to the reason that the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about US$ 80-US$ 150.
How do my parents can send me money for my expenses?
Parents can send the money to the student's bank account in Russia by the way of a Wire Bank Transfer or Western Union. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days. Whether a life and a health insurance are necessary?
Before the arrival of the student to Russia,CEC processes the life and the health insurance on the behalf of the student. Within several days of the arrival to Russia, the insurance certificate is given to the student.
The health insurance guarantees that the student gets the required medical aid in times of illness according to the program of the insurance cover, the insurance policy mentions the names and the telephone numbers of the doctors and the hospitals.
Wthout the life and the health insurance it is not possible to process the registration of the student.
What is the preparatory faculty and what is it for?
The preparatory faculty is a special educational program with duration of 1 academic year (7-10 months). At the preparatory faculty students study Russian language and the special disciplines required depending on the future specialty chosen (language of science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history, and literature).
after completing the preparatory faculties the student pass through an examination. In case of a successful passing of the examination, the student receives the Certificate of the preparatory faculty. This certificate gives the student a right to enter any Russian university without entrance examinations.
But if the student chooses training in English or French language he/she does not need to study at the preparatory faculty, he enters directly the first year of the degree course. Studying at the preparatory faculty starts on the September, 1st, every year depending on the formation of groups. (6-8 students in group).
Is it difficult to study at the preparatory faculty?
The program of the preparatory faculty is worked out for an ordinary level of complexity. The student who attend all the classes, carry out practical and home tasks, do not face any problems with studying in this faculty.
How can I get the information on the University where I'll continue my education after the completion of the preparatory faculty?
In the months of April - May every year,CEC organizes an educational exhibition for the students of the preparatory faculty. Students can come to the office and get the information on the universities most suitable for studying according to the specialty chosen.
CEC managers give the information on the universities, cost and duration of studying, help students to make a correct choice, legalize the necessary papers; carry out transfers and admission to other Universities. When is the beginning of vacations in the Universities in Russia?
At the preparatory faculty, the program of studying is not divided into semesters; therefore winter vacations are not stipulated. At the end of January the students who have successfully passed all tests have one week of rest.
Students who have academic debts try to pass through their tests again. Summer vacations last 2 months, from July, 1 till August, 31 every year. As for the degree course (5 years), winter vacations last 2 weeks from the last week of January till the first week of February every year. Summer vacations are the same as at the preparatory faculty - from July, 1st till August, 31st every year.