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STUDY IN RUSSIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS! A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

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ABOUT RUSSIA

Founder of former super power USSR (Union of Soviet Social Republic), Russia is the biggest country in the world. It consists of 17.10 million square km. this largest country of the world surrounded by 14 major countries of Europe and Asia. It shares borders with North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and Norway. The population of Russia is 144.10 million (2015), which is fine according to its area.

Russia is a federal republic and governed by the president. President is the head of state and prime minister is the head of government. President office keeps major authorities and powers in Russia. Capital city Moscow is one of the biggest and powerful cities of the world. Moscow played a vital role in international politics in cold war and still the is one of decision making cities of the world.  Actually this big country has two federal cities, one is Moscow and other is St. Petersburg.  The official language of Russia is Russian which is widely spoken in the country with 35 other regional languages.

Russia is full of natural beauty. There are lots of landscapes, rivers, lakes, forests, glaciers, beaches, green fields and mountains. The history of Russia is very rich. Russia has lots of ancient monuments and historical buildings. Russia can be called land of different cultures and traditions. This big country has different cultures and traditions in different regions. However all regions have colourful culture and interesting traditions.

Weather of Russia is different in different regions. Normally you will find pleasant weather in summer. However, winter of Russia could be very harsh. The temperature falls from 0 C and in some parts you will face -15 C or less in winter.

There are lots of tourist spots in Russia. plenty of tourists go to Russia every year. The tourism industry has become one of biggest industries of Russia.

BRIEF HISTORY OF RUSSIA

study in russia for pakistani studentsIt is said that life started in 862 A.D in Russia. Christian religion introduced to Russian by Byzantine Empire in 988 A.D. Things went smooth till next millennium. Then Mongols attacked on Russia in 1237 A.D, they ruined this land till 1240 A.D and killed half the population of country. Russian nation started to gather themselves after departure of Mongols and they develop themselves into an organized nation. With the passage of time Russia become a developed nation. In 18th century Tsars of Russia took over the government of Russia and took the border of country from Poland to Pacific Ocean. The tsars of Russia were very cruel and they treated nation brutally. Especially farmers were imposed very heavy taxes and a revolution took birth from the lap of cruelty of Tsars. The revolution grew rapidly and 1917 and became successful in 1922. The idea of socialism took place and many nations were impressed with it and Soviet Union became on the map of world. But socialism couldn’t succeed and 1991 soviet bloc broken. After all this, Russian started their journey to success again and now they are made a major economic power of world.

Education system in Russia

The education system of Russia is based on quality education. The government of Russia believes in high quality of education. There are lots of higher education institutions offer different study programs in several study fields. There are different choices for students to join university classes according to their ease. Students can take admission in full time attendance study system where presence of students is compulsory during week day. Or they can enrol themselves in evening study classes program, where students are required to attend classes in evening in week days and in day at weekends. Or students can enrol as part time students where they are need to attend classes for some necessary lectures and they can complete their studies in home.

The higher education institutions of Russia offer several study programs to local and international students every year. You can see students of more than 170 countries in the prestigious universities of Russia. Let’s discuss study programs of Russian higher education institutions on the page of PakStudyAbroad.com.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM

All the higher education institutions offer bachelor’s degree program almost in every study field. Normally a bachelor’s degree consists of 4 years. Students are awarded BA or BSc degrees according to their study program. The general fundamental training is also given to students in their specific study field. Let’s discuss about admission requirements of higher education institutions of Russia in bachelor’s degree program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN RUSSIA

Admission requirements for bachelor’s degree program is vary from university to university. However, PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements of higher education institution of Russia.

  • General secondary education / vocational secondary education / secondary school leaving certificate / intermediate.
  • Pass entry / admission test (some universities required entry test).
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • English language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Russian language proficiency certificate if study medium is Russian.
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate).
  • Grade in secondary education should be equal or above university’s merit.

These are some general information gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities. Students are advised to check exact information from official website of university.

SPECIALIST DEGREE PROGRAM IN RUSSIA

study in russia for pakistani studentsSome of higher education institutions of Russia offer specialist degree program in some specific study fields to local and international students. These specialist degree programs are consists of 5 years. Students who complete their specialist degree program can work as teacher, astronomer, information security specialist etc.  Students are required an impressive thesis defence in their specific study fields. Let’s discuss about admission requirements of higher education institutions of Russia in specialist degree program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALIST DEGREE PROGRAM IN RUSSIA

  • General secondary education / vocational secondary education / secondary school leaving certificate / intermediate.
  • Pass entry / admission test (some universities required entry test).
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • English language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Russian language proficiency certificate if study medium is Russian.
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate).
  • Grade in secondary education should be equal or above university’s merit.

These are some general information gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities. Students are advised to check exact information from official website of university.

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM

All the higher education institutions offer master’s degree program almost every study field. Normally a master’s degree consists of 2 years. Students have required an impressive thesis defense in their specific study fields. A good research work is also required by students to get master’s degree. Let’s discuss admission requirements of higher education institutions of Russia in master’s degree program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM IN RUSSIA

Admission requirements for master’s degree program is vary from university to university. However, PakStudyAbroad.com is providing you some general admission requirements of higher education institution of Russia.

  • Bachelor’s degree with good CGPA / Specialist degree with good CGPA.
  • Pass entry / admission test (some universities required entry test).
  • All transcripts issued by previous education institutions.
  • English language proficiency certificate like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) etc.
  • Russian language proficiency certificate if study medium is Russian.
  • Application Form (correctly filled by candidate).

These are some general information gathered by PakStudyAbroad.com from different universities. Students are advised to check exact information from official website of university.

HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN RUSSIA

Highest professional training is also given to student by higher education institutions of Russia. Highest professional training is given in following study fields:

POST GRADUATE COURSE

Students who have completed their master’s degree or specialist degree are given academics training in their specific fields. The postgraduate course consists of study, teaching, research and hands-on experience. Students are required to select a research field and subject of research. Full-time students are given three years to complete this course. However, part-time students are given four years to complete post graduate course.

INTERNSHIP FOR MEDICAL GRADUATES

It is also a post graduate course. The graduates of medical universities are eligible to take admission in this internship. This internship gives the medical graduates professional training. This course consists of one year in medical institutions.

ASSISTANTSHIP COURSE

The arts graduates are given admission in assistantship in their specific study fields. This course consists of two years. Normally the graduate of different performing art fields like performance, concert, show, exhibition and film etc. are given professional training in this course.

TUITION FEES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF RUSSIA

Most of the higher education institutions of Russia are state funded. They charge very fewer fees from local and international students. Most of the fees of students are given by the government as a grant to University. However, very less portion of fees is charged by students. This fee is very less as compared to fees of European universities. But education quality is better than most of the universities of the world. Following are the fees for different study programs:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM

Average fees: US $ 2100 to US $ 2400 per year.

Minimum fees: US $ 1200 per year.

Maximum fees: US $ 6600 per year.

SPECIALIST DEGREE PROGRAM

Average fees: US $ 2600 to US $ 3000 per year.

Minimum fees: US $ 1200 per year.

Maximum fees: US $ 7500 per year.

SPECIALIST DEGREE PROGRAM IN A MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA

Average fees: US $ 3800 to US $ 4300 per year.

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM

Average fees: US $ 2700 to US $ 3000 per year.

Minimum fees: US $ 1400 per year.

Maximum fees: US $ 7800 per year.

POSTGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAM

Average fees: US $ 3440 to US $ 3800 per year.

Minimum fees: US $ 1240 per year.

Maximum fees: US $ 4300 per year.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS TO STUDY IN RUSSIA

Do you want to study abroad in Russia, and don’t have sufficient funds? Don’t worry. PakStudyAbroad.com has solution of your financial problems. If you are an intelligent and brilliant student and have excellent academic record then don’t worry. There are lots of scholarships are waiting for you in Russia. Government of Russia gives lots of scholarships for different studies programs to local and international students. The number of Scholarships in Russia for international students 2016 were 15000. And more than 15000 scholarships are given to students of different countries in year 2016. Pakistani students who wish to study abroad in Russia on scholarship are suggested by PakStudyAbroad.com to check their share of scholarship on the official website of university.

RUSSIAN STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI CITIZENS

study in russia for pakistani studentsInternational students have required a visa to enter in Russia. This visa can be obtained by Russian embassy. Students are advised to apply for visa immediate after getting their admission confirmation letter from Russian higher education institution. Frequently asked question, how long does it take to get a Russian student visa? The answer is, it depends on the clarity of your documents. Russian student visa processing time may be taken couple of months to verify the documents of students. Normally visa is issued for three months. Students are required to extend their visa for one year from administration for migration issues in Russia. Russian student visa extension is compulsory. And it is also compulsory for students to re-extend their visa before its expiry. Following are the general visa requirements:

  • Original Passport + photocopies.
  • Visa application Form (correctly filled by candidate).
  • Official invitation from Russia for entry / admission confirmation letter of university.
  • Photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm)
  • HIV – negative status certificate.
  • Financial proof (bank statement with sufficient funds to pay complete fees of university and living expenses in Russia).

These are general visa requirements. Students are advised to visit the official website of embassy to get the exact visa requirements. Russian visa fee for Pakistani citizens can be confirmed from Russian embassy in Pakistan.

COST OF LIVING IN RUSSIA FOR STUDENTS

Russia is very economical country to live in. The cost of living is very affordable for students in Russia. The rent of accommodation is increasing day by day in the big cities of the world so that in Russia, but student cities of Russia are very economical. The rents of accommodations are not much high and basic necessities of living are very cheap. It is already said on the pages of PakStudyAbroad.com that cost of living depends on your living style. Students need US $ 350 to US $ 400 per month to live in Russia. This amount can cover accommodation rent (dormitory), food, local travelling, clothing, entertainment, health, books, stationary, personal maintenance etc. if you will spend less on living your cost of living will reduce but if you will spend more on living then your cost of living will raise. PakStudyAbroad.com always advise you to spend less on living and more on studies, because your basic purpose in Russia is study.

ACCOMMODATION IN RUSSIA FOR STUDENTS

There are different residence options available in Russia. It depends on students that which option they choose. All residence options have different rents. Students choose the residence according to their living habits and bank balance. But as an international student you should choose most economical option of living and should save your valuable money for study and future. Here we discuss some of the residence option on the page of PakStudyAbroad.com.

UNIVERSITY DORMITORY IN RUSSIA

You can find dormitories / hostels in most of higher education institutions in Russia. It is most economical way of living. The rent of dormitory is varying according to university and condition of room. Higher education institutions of Russia charge very less rent for a bed in room of dormitory. Normally student is charged US $ 85 to US $ 100per month for single bed according to facilities of room. Students are given a furnished room which is decorated by writing table, chairs, closets, bookshelves, beds, nightstands and with attached bathroom. However, a common kitchen, living room and dining hall is also provided to students. Finding a place is not easy in dormitory. Place is given to students in dormitory on first come first get basis. Students should apply for room in dormitory immediate after confirmation of admission.

PRIVATE OR SHARED FLAT / APARTMENT IN RUSSIA

study in russia for pakistani studentsInternational students who can’t succeed to reserve place in dormitory or don’t want to live in dormitory for any reason can rent their private apartment or flat. Rent for a flat or apartment can be charged US $ 530to US $ 620 per month. And a private room can be charged by landlord US $ 265 to US $ 450 per month.  Keep in mind one thing that you will have to pay one month advance rent as deposit money which is refundable and one month or half month commission for realtor. Living in private apartment is expensive in big cities, but it is good for those people who want to keep their privacy or like to live alone. But PakStudyAbroad.com will suggest you that if you can’t find the place in dormitory then you should rent a flat / apartment in sharing with other students. Living with sharing can save your lots of money and you can choose your neighbours yourself. You can save major portion of rent by this living style. And you can cook your own food at your flat’s kitchen by sharing with other students. This way of eating is way too economical than dinging out at restaurant, canteen, hotel or food points. Don’t spend more money on living, spend it on your study.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS IN RUSSIA

International students are allowed to work part time jobs in Russia. How to get a job in Russia is very common question most Pakistani students ask? To get job in Russia students need additional permit to work in Russia. But if a student is working in his university then he doesn’t require work permit. Students are allowed to do job only to their relative study fields like commerce students can do assistant accountant job or medical students can do job only in some medical related field like hospital or medical school. Work permit is issued only to those students who are studying as full time students in Russia. Validity of work permit is one year as residence permit. Work permit can be extended or cancelled by Russian authorities. Students need to provide following documents to get work permit:

  • Application form (completely filled by student).
  • Migration card and passport.
  • Employment contract.
  • Receipt of work permit fee (US $ 62 approx.).
  • HIV Negative certificate, health certificate.
  • University confirmation about full time study status.

The minimum wage rate in Russia is very low as compare to other European countries. Normally students are given US $ 88.5 per month or US $ 0.55 per hour. This amount can cover only part of your living expenses. PakStudyAbroad.com advises the students to focus on their studies instead of searching and doing job in Russia. They should invest all their energies and precious time in study to make their grades better. With better grades they can get good job in future after completion of their studies and can get very good salaries as compare to this student job.

PakStudyAbroad REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN RUSSIA FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS

study in russia for pakistani studentsBeautiful places, ancient monuments, historical building, colourful culture, different traditions, beautiful tourist spots, mountains, big parks, natural landscapes, lakes, rivers, glaciers, full of fun life and most important high quality education. Russia is an ideal place to study abroad. They European standard education is provided in world class universities in very less fees. Chances of scholarships are also vital for Pakistani students. Unique teaching style of Russia’s best professors gives you complete knowledge in your study fields. Cost of living is also very less as compare to other European countries. However, part time jobs during your studies is very difficult in Russia. You cannot solely survive on student jobs in Russia. PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you to go Russia and study with students of 170 different countries in Russian prestigious universities.

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