Russian Higher Education


The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.- Plato

The Russian higher education system is designed for young people who have clear goals about their future. In Russia, there are many fine universities; academies and institutes dedicated to transforming today’s student into tomorrow’s qualified specialist.

A diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses is governed by a higher education system that utilizes the most advanced facilities and teaching methods. Russian university curricula are strictly regulated and streamlined by their respective universities. This provides students with the opportunity to fully develop their potential in their chosen field of study.

Standard of Higher Education Russia is home to some of the world’s finest universities and institutions that have earned the acclaim of many international bodies including UNESCO and the World Health Organisation.

In most universities, students studying for an undergraduate or a graduate degree undergo a number of internal tests and examinations which are strictly formulated by the institution to meet the exacting demands of the field of study. Students are given either a ‘passed’ or ‘failed’ grade in these internal tests and examinations.

Students will also have to undertake two state examinations, set by the Russian government, each academic year. The state examinations are conducted in January and June. Students are graded “excellent”, “good”, “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” on these examinations.

Today, there are over two million students pursuing tertiary qualifications in Russia. A number of who are international students who have chosen Russia’s standard of higher education to give them an enriching foundation for their futures.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for most tertiary courses is in Russian. International students receive a one-year preparatory course conducted in Russian, in which they will learn Russian and the prerequisite subjects needed for their university studies.

However, there are certain Russian universities who offer tertiary courses and programmes taught in German, French or English. Proficiency in Russian is required so that you may gain the most from your higher education. Also, certain courses will require that you demonstrate proficiency by the 3rd year of study.

Scholarships & Loans

Presently, there are no scholarships or loans offered to Malaysian students by Russian institutions of higher education.

However, the Russian Government does offer scholarships for selected fields of study to Malaysian citizens who have successfully completed their STPM.

More information can be obtained from Russian Resources Sdn. Bhd.