5 top Scholarships in Russia

If you are interested in studying in Russia, you have taken the right decision. Russia is the world’s largest country in the area. It has a significant number of world-renowned universities. Russia became a destination for many international students each year.


After discussing the cost of studying and living in Russia, students may want to find out about the scholarships in Russia, to finance the study and even living costs.

Government Scholarships

Both international and Russian students can apply to get a government scholarship. But in order to get a scholarship, you have to pass the entrance exam or the so-called Uniform State Examination (EGE).

Indeed, every year, the Russian government grants a group of students a number of scholarships in Russia. Such scholarships include the coverage of the university tuition fees. This means that the student will study for free. It may also include the accommodation fees, in addition to a 1,500 rubles scholarship.

How to Apply for a Government Scholarship

1- Visit Study in Russia Website and check the available scholarships

2- Contact the consulate in your country and check the number of available government scholarships and disciplines. Getting a state scholarship depends on the relation between your country and Russia. Some countries are not only limited to a number of scholarships, but also the type of disciplines.

3- Register on the aforementioned website and download a scholarship application form.

You have to provide the following:

  • Personal information (full name, date of birth, country of residence, e-mail, and contact telephone number)
  • Level of your education and the earned certificates
  • The discipline you will study in Russia
  • Level of Russian
  • Copy of passport

4- Wait for an invitation to participate in the admission exam

You will be contacted to take examinations and interviews to determine whether you will get the scholarship or not.

5- Find your name among the accepted candidates;

This information will be available on the scholarships’ website or sent via email directly to the student.

6- If you were on the list, you would have to provide additional documents, such as a medical certificate. You have to submit all the required documents, altogether with the Russian translation.

7- After completing the previous steps, you will get a message to confirm your request to study at the selected university.

Non-Governmental or Russian Universities Scholarships

BP in Russia Research Scholarships

Such scholarships are for the students who pursue study in the fields of energy and economy. The scholarship offers a sum of 15,000 to 35,000 rubles to the student monthly.

Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University

The university offers a number of scholarships for the master students who study in English. These scholarships cover either the tuition fees of one semester or the accommodation fees.

Tomsk State University

It offers a number of scholarships according to the disciplines followed by the student.

Do not forget to check our article about the top universities in Russia, altogether with their official websites.

Vladivostok State University Economics and Service (VSUES)

This university grants four types of scholarships for international students. It offers 3,000 rubles per month.

Ural Federal University (UrFU)

The UrFU grants 65 scholarships for the master students who study in English. These scholarships cover tuition fees for two years. It also offers 50 scholarships, with one-year tuition fee coverage.

Also check our articles about how to get a study visa in Russia and how to enroll in a Russian university.

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