The capital of the Russian Federation is Moscow. It is a historic city over 850 years old. With a population of almost 10 million people, Moscow is the biggest political, industrial, scientific, cultural and education centre of Russia.
Moscow is located in the centre of the European part of the country on the banks of the Moskva River. The city lies in a moderate continental climate zone and has a mean January temperature of -11°C and a July temperature of 19°C. Although sometimes, in the winter months, the temperature may even drop to -20°C.
Most of us probably associate Russia with the Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral with its many colourful domes. The Red Square is the main square in Moscow and is dominated by the Kremlin.
Moscow is the main political centre of Russia and is where the legislature resides. The Russian legislature is divided into the State Duma and the Council of Federation. The council has 178 members, two from each of Russia’s 89 regions. One of the two members is appointed by the president or governor of the region while the other is elected by the local assembly. The State Duma has 250 members who are elected by the whole population of the Federation. Russia’s executive branch of the government is headed by the President. He appoints the Prime Minister with the approval of the State Duma.
Like other big cities in the world, Moscow carries with it similar dangers and security issues. Visitors to this city are advised to be cautious, especially when traveling alone, and to use common sense. On a comparative level, however, it is still far safer overall than other equivalent capital cities in the world.
Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is a city in the south of the Russian Federation. It has a population of about 1’000’000 people. It is a very long city, about 90 km long and 8 km wide. The entire city stands on the western bank of the longest river in Europe, the Volga River.
In 1961 Stalingrad was renamed Volgograd. Because of its historical past,the city has many monuments that are built in commemoration of its defenders. The most well known of the monuments is on Mamayev Hill, where lies the Memorial to the Heroes of Stalingrad Battle. At the center stage of this memorial is the Monument of the Motherland (Mat’ Rodina); it is the tallest freestanding statue in the world. It is three times as large as the Statue of Liberty, and has become the symbol of Volgograd.
The Volgograd Region boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. There are enough theaters and museums to keep most any visitor to Volgograd busy for quite some time. The circus and the planetarium are also popular with visitors. The city also offers the music lover opportunities to enjoy the likes of Tchaikovsky, and Alla Pugachyova. The Central Concert Hall, located at the River Port, houses the famous Volgograd Symphony Orchestra.
Located in a semi-desert region, the city has a very dry climate. It is extremely hot in summer, up to +45 deg. Celsius, and very cold in winter as cold as -27 deg. Celsius.
Many cultural activities in Volgograd revolve around the Volga River. During the summer, one can find people promenading along the Volga Embankment, playing with children and pets in the park, fishing for catfish and sturgeon and eating in sidewalk cafes. In the winter, the Volga ices over and often freezes solid enough to allow for pedestrian traffic between its two banks. Fishermen drill holes in the ice along the Volga’s edges and huddle all day in hopes of nabbing a specimen or two for dinner.
Volgograd is also known as the home to thousands of sports fans. It is the home of the ROTOR football (soccer) team which counts itself among the most elite clubs in Russia and Europe Whether you enjoy watching or participating, there are many opportunities to take advantage of the athletic side of Volgograd.
There is an abundance of institutes of higher learning in Volgograd, which range from agricultural colleges to law faculties to comprehensive universities. All in all, Volgograd offers the international student an exciting educational and cultural environment to pursue their higher education and to further their understanding of Russian cultures.
Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Located in Vladivostok, Far Eastern Federal University is the oldest and largest institution of higher education in the Russian Far East. FEFU has been ranked second best university in a recent publication of the top national universities ranking issued by the Russian Ministry of Education.
The university’s yearly student exchange programs with over 100 foreign universities are widely known in Russia and abroad. FEFU provides an impressive list of graduate and postgraduate programs for foreign students, with the federal fund offering a yearly scholarship for high achieving foreign student, making their courses more affordable. To find out more about the undergraduate courses on offer at FEFU, please click here.
FEFU is also partnered with world renowned institutes such as the University of California, the University of Maryland and Berkley to develop their educational programs and share their expertise.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
MGIMO is the oldest and the most renowned school in Russia in the fields of international relations and diplomacy. Several of the current professors of MGIMO held positions as ambassadors or ministers. They have vast experience and knowledge and are therefore able to share practical and pragmatic case studies with students. This university is located in Moscow. MGIMO is second to none when it comes to its modern infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment.
MGIMO University offers a wide range of educational programs from international diplomacy to public administration and has expanded its academic program, now offering degrees ranging from journalism to economics and management.
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy (NNSMA)
NNSMA is one of the medical schools in the Russian Federation which is located in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. There are more than 600 international students from around the world being trained in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy in NNSMA. The medical degree from NNSMA is fully recognised in Malaysia.
NNSMA is also associated with many teaching hospitals distributed throughout the city, where the students learn many basic clinical skills as well as opportunities to learn and practise more advanced medical techniques.
Volgograd State Medical University (VSMU)
Volgograd State Medical University is located in the city of Volgograd which is situated in the southern part of Russia on the west bank of the Volga River.
The University is accredited by the Russian Ministry for Education for the teaching of both Russian and overseas students. It boasts of a highly qualified teaching staff, advanced researchers and experienced physicians. VSMU has been training international students since 1962, with over 3000 overseas students graduating since then.
VSMU is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This means that graduates will be able to practise medicine anywhere in the world, including Malaysia where it is recognised.
Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU)
Volgograd State Technical University is one of the largest universities in the Volga Region and offers a wide range of educational programs. Their students actively participate in exchange programs and projects, and are partnered with dozens of international universities, including those in Europe, Asia and North America.
The university offers many undergraduate courses including Informatics and Computer Engineering, Automatization of Technological Processes and Production, Machine Building, and Chemical Technology. For a full list of the bachelor’s degree programs available, please click here.
National Research Tomsk State University (TSU)
This university was founded as Imperial University, the first institution of higher education in the huge territory from the Ural mountains to the Pacific ocean. It is considered one of the top ten universities in Russia, with two Nobel Prize laureates, N.N. Semenov and I.P. Pavlov, having worked at the university.
TSU has the largest scholarly library with 4 million items and collections of rare books. It is also home to the first Botanical Gardens in Siberia. TSU has established long-term partnerships with more than 90 leading international universities and research centres from more than 50 countries. For more information on the programs on offer, please visit their page here.
National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU)
As the oldest engineering higher school in the Asian part of Russia, TPU has produced generations of alumni who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. Founded in 1896, TPU has always been a polytechnic institution with a wide range of research and higher education. Today they are a National Research university which places special emphasis on advanced engineering education, creation of resource-efficient technologies, internationalization and integration of research and academic activities.
TPU is considered one of the most “international” universities in Russia, welcoming students from over 40 countries. To find out more about their degree programs, you can read on here.
Kazan Federal University (KFU)
Kazan Federal University is located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. Kazan Federal University is one of the oldest universities in Russia, and is known as the birthplace of organic chemistry due to works by Aleksandr Butlerov, Vladimir Markovnikov, Aleksandr Arbuzov, and the birthplace of Electron Spin Resonance discovered by Evgeny Zavoisky.
With 210 years of high quality education and outstanding research in a wide selection of fields, Kazan Federal University is ranked highly among the top-rated higher educational institutions in Russia. To know more about their bachelor’s degree programs, please click here.
Kazan National Research Technical University (KNRTU)
Kazan National Research Technical University is the largest technical university of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Volga region. The history of the university is closely related to the progress of Russian aeronautics. This is why until recently, it was well known as Kazan Aviation Institute (KAI).
Today KNRTU is one of the leading Russian institutions in aircraft engineering, engine and instrument production, computer science, and radio and telecommunications engineering. For a list of they academic programs, please visit their website here.
North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU), previously known as Yakutsk State University, is a school for higher learning in Yakutsk, Siberia. The North-Eastern Federal University is a strategic centre for the formation of a common cultural, scientific and educational space. NEFU has established longstanding relationships with many foreign universities, where they commonly carry out exchange programs, conferences and symposia.
The University campus has 40 buildings and 12 residence halls. The university has an extensive library of about 1,500,000 copies of books, periodicals and other items. The campus is well-equipped with computing resources which is available to students during their studies at the university. For more information on their degree programs, you can visit their site here.
Ural Federal University (UrFU)
Ural University is one of Russia’s best research centers, which provides education in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, economics, social studies, arts, and humanities.
Currently, the university is home to more than 30,000 students from 60 countries of the world. There are more than 2,000 faculty members producing global experts in the field of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. UrFU offers more than 350 Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programs specializing in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, economics, and management taught in Russian and English. Find out more here.
Belgorod State Institute of Culture and Arts (BSUAC)
Belgorod State University of Arts and Culture is one of the leading educational institutions for those students seeking to be highly skilled specialists in the social and cultural field. The University offers its students opportunities to be creative and innovative. Students here are encouraged to think laterally and become future leaders in the cultural and artistic fields.
The University is also famous for research in scientific fields. The teaching staff is highly qualified lecturers with years of experience and numerous publications.
The University has top class student facilities and has many students from all over the world. In addition to obtaining a world class education, students will develop friendships and professional network with other international students.
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Here are examples of popular majors available in Russia:
– Engineering Oil & Gas (Oil & Gas Engineering)
– Nuclear Engineering (Nuclear Engineering)
– Aircraft Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)
– Shipping Engineering (Shipbuilding Engineering)
– Mechatronics & Robotics (Mechatronics & Robotics Engineering)
– Engineering Nanotechnology (Nanotechnology Engineering)
– Biotechnology (Biotechnology)
– Mining Engineering (Mining Engineering)
– Chemical Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
– Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
– Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
– Environmental Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
– Materials Engineering (Materials Engineering)
– And much more …
Natural Science (Science)
– Mathematics (Mathematics)
– Physics (Physics)
– Life Sciences (Biology)
– Chemistry (Chemistry)
– Geology (Geology)
– Geography (Geography)
– Astronomy (Astronomy)
– And much more …
– Psychology (Psychology)
– Philosophy (Philosophy)
– Journalism (Journalism)
– Mass Communication
– Advertising & Public Relations
– Sociology (Sociology)
– And much more …
– International Relations (International Relations)
– Political Science (Political Science)
– Regional Studies
– Literature (Philology)
– And much more …
Business & Management
– Business / Management (Business / Management)
– Human Resource
– Accounting (Accounting)
– Economics (Economics)
– Tourism (Tourism)
– Hospitality (Hotel Management)
– And much more …
– Applied Information Technology
– Communication Technology
– Information Systems
– Computer Science
– Computer Security
– Information Security
– And much more …
– General Medicine (General Medicine)
– Dentistry (Dentistry)
– Nursing (Nursing)
– Pharmacy (Pharmacy)
– And much more …
– And much more ..
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The Medical programs for international students are conducted in English. Students admitted into this programme will undertake medical courses in English simultaneously with the systematic study of the Russian language. It gives an opportunity for students to overcome the language barrier at the beginning and to learn Russian at a less intensive pace. During the clinical years (4th to 6th year), students will have to communicate with patients and hospital staff in Russian language, therefore they are required to be proficient in the language.
Other programs for international students are conducted in Russian. Non-medical students have to undergo one year of preparatory Russian language course in Russia before commencing the first year of their chosen degree.