Students can apply for state scholarships on the same terms as Russian citizens once they pass entrance exams or Uniform State Examination (EGE). Moreover, every year Russian government provides so-called ‘state-funded spots’ at universities to international applicants. In 2018, 15,000 such spots were granted.
The government scholarship includes:
- Free tuition for the entire duration of the chosen programme;
- Maintenance allowance (for the entire duration of study regardless of the candidate’s success). In 2018, an average scholarship amounted to 1,630 roubles a month (approximately USD 25);
- Dormitory accommodation (if available).
The government scholarship does not include:
- Travel costs;
- Living expenses;
- Voluntary health insurance policy.