Both secondary and higher education in Russia is famous for its deep immersion into natural sciences, engineering and mathematics at all study levels. It is also the most efficient way to understand the Russian culture and catch the essence of its world-famous literature. The education system has evolved significantly in the last 20 years, and now it is fully compatible with internationally acknowledged degrees of Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Philosophy.
The traditional system of higher education in Russia was built as a pathway to the Specialist Diploma. The diploma is awarded on the completion of a five-year course at many universities and institutes. It is being gradually replaced by Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the most forward-looking universities of Russia. The Specialist Diploma is also a fully credible certificate of higher education worldwide.
Professional education is also highly valued in Russia, especially in such areas as engineering, information technologies and electronic communications. Qualified specialists in these industries are in the highest demand at the global level.
Living costs in Russia are relatively low. Although Moscow is considered rather costly for those who are used to high living standards, it still offers much to students with a limited budget. Other destinations, including the culture capital Saint-Petersburg, are much less expensive.