BACHELOR'S AND SPECIALIST’S DEGREE
Bachelor's degree is the initial stage of higher education. The duration of undergraduate studies is 4 years.
Specialist’s degree is also the initial stage of higher education, but this degree is characterized by the duration of study (5 years of study) and prospects after graduation.
A bachelor can start a master's degree, but cannot take a postgraduate program. A person who graduated with a specialist’s degree has both options available.
You can start a bachelor's or a specialist’s degree right after getting secondary (school) education, or after studying at a vocational college.
Master's degree is the second stage of higher education. The duration of studies is 2 years. The Master's degree allows you to get deeper and more specialized knowledge in the chosen field. To start a Master's degree program you must have a completed bachelor's or specialist's degree.
Please note that in many areas of study it is possible to start a master's degree in the specialty different from the one you received at the bachelor's degree. This makes it possible for you to gain new knowledge and new skills confirmed by a diploma.
Postgraduate studies are the highest stage of the educational process. Mainly those students who are going to engage in research or teaching go to graduate school. At the end of studies the graduate student defends his Candidate’s thesis, and he/she is awarded the title of a Candidate of Sciences. This degree corresponds to a PhD (PhD degree).
PREPARATORY COURSES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Many universities have preparatory departments for foreign applicants. Foreigners study Russian and major subjects at these preparatory courses. Classes are held in groups. The intensity of studies is 4-6 lessons a day.
Prospective students usually master basics of Russian quickly, but to study at universities deeper knowledge is required. Therefore, such programs usually last one academic year.
Russia offers education at its universities at a very attractive price. The tuition fee per a year of study is from 100,000 rubles (approximately 1,300 USD). The exact tuition fee depends on the university and specialty. Prices are listed on our website on the pages with the description of educational institutions. See the full list of universities we offer you to study at.