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Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia.

Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia. While geographically mostly in Asia, the bulk of Russia's population is concentrated in the European part and culturally, Russia is unmistakably European.

Russia has a formidable pool of recreational resources, including natural landscapes of endless variety and inimitable beauty, monuments of history and cultural heritage, unique engineering structures, and unmatched cities, towns and smaller communities.

Calling code: +7
Currency: Russian ruble (RUB)
Electricity: 240V 50Hz (you can buy an adaptor at the airport)
Smoking regulations: Prohibited in all public places
Driving: Right-hand side of the road
Drinking age: 18
Emergency number: 101

  • Studying in Russia is a popular choice for international students with a wide variety of interests, be they literature, art, history, or Russian language studies. 
  • Russia possesses one of the best mass-education systems in the world, and has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education for all citizens.
  • Students wondering why study in Russia are drawn to the culturally rich environment created by the incredibly diverse population of Russia.
  • Studying in Russia allows for students to study a wide variety of interesting subjects. As Russia is historically known for its excellence in literature, ballet, painting, and classical music.
  • Studying in Russia is the perfect opportunity for students interested in learning Russian,  as Russia is the only destination in the world for total language immersion.
  • Tuition is Russia is extremely inexpensive, especially in comparison with the quality of education which it buys.


  • The official Russian currency is the rouble. The denominations of coins are 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopecks and 1, 2 and 5 roubles and notes of 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 roubles. 
  • As it's impossible to buy rubles outside Russia, you will probably need to bring a certain amount of cash in euros or dollars. The Russian today it is quite stable at approximately 30 roubles for one dollar and 35 roubles for one euro.
  •  The best places to exchange currency of any foreign country for roubles are commercial banks, exchange offices and hotels.  Most hotels, shops and restaurants accept the major types of credit cards, including American Express, Visa, MasterCard  and Diners Club. 
  • Cost of your stay during study period is quite low if compared to other European countries. We estimate it costs a minimum of $300US - $400US / month to cover living costs in Russia. Day to day living costs in St Petersburg and Volgograd are slightly lower than in Moscow.

Sample Price Guide:

  • Accommodation per month: 31,147.11 
  • Average food prices per month: 12,070.50 
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar: 433.61 
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 694.89 
  • Small bottle of water: 48.26 
  • Small bottle of beer: 91.76 
  • Cappuccino (Regular): 182.24 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 65.00 
  • Liter of milk: 69.69 
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): 41.61 
  • Movie ticket: 469.45 
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 35.68 


Visa de Estudiante (Temporal IV)

Este tipo de visa puede ser emitida a personas que tengan la intención de viajar a Brasil para estudiar:

  • Como estudiante de corto plazo que está estudiando un curso determinado con una institución que está inscrito en el CPNJ (Cadastro Nacional de pessoas Jurídicas). Esto incluye cursos de idiomas y técnicos, y el estudio en todos los niveles (primario, secundario, terciario).
  • A nivel de posgrado, en una institución debidamente reconocida por el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de Brasil.
  • Como parte de un programa de intercambio, en el que la persona se compromete a un estudio de nivel terciario en Brasil como parte de sus estudios en su universidad de origen.
  • Como parte de un programa de prácticas, cuando el estudiante trabaja en un entorno supervisado.
  • En un programa teológico en cualquier nivel.
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