Russian universities offer several types of education. Firstly, there is full-time attendance, when you need to be present at the university classes during the day. Secondly, there is the evening option, when you attend classes on weekday evenings and weekend days. Thirdly, you may choose part-time enrolment, where students listen to introductory lectures and subsequently study at home in accordance with a specially developed curriculum, and then come to the university to pass tests and exams. Studying at a Russian university on a contract basis is an optimum combination of a price and quality: international students gain fundamental knowledge and prestigious diplomas for a very reasonable price. The tuition fees of Russian universities may be different, but in any case, it is lower than in Europe or in other countries.
At the same time, the quality of Russian education is as fine as European one. The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation determines the minimum tuition fee; it cannot be less than the amount invested in education per student by the state. Certainly, tuition fees of Russian universities depend on the specific curriculum, its duration and the institution where the training will take place. In addition, household spending in Russia (housing, food, transportation, medical insurance and others) is lower than in many countries. Full-time international students are offered a variety of benefits, the same as Russian students. Some Russian universities sometimes encourage talented students and give them discounts on tuition.
For the pre-Masters courses, typical entry requirements are at least 3 years of higher education and UKV IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills).
If you do not meet the English language entry level but have at let UKVI IELTS 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in all skills) you can do a course that includes extended English and skills (EES). Intake: Students may be able to start in spring (January – April), summer (May-August) or autumn (September – November).