The number of overseas students pursuing education in the universities of Russia can significantly rise during the next few years, mainly because of the sharp deflation of the currency of Russia. According to the rectors of leading universities of Russia that also includes Moscow State University.
According to Viktor Sadovnichy, Vector, Moscow State University, presently, overseas students might find it very profitable for study in Russia, due to the deflation of the Russian currency, and pursuing education for them is presently thrice cheaper than in the year 2014. The Moscow University and many Russian Universities are trying to encourage foreign students to visit Russia.
According to him, there are presently around 6000 international students in the University of Moscow and their numbers continue to increase.
As per the media reports, many top universities in Russia are considering to prepare special courses and program that are designed for international students.
Last year, the international student numbers in universities of Russia raised by 20% when compared to the year 2014, to 2,12,000. The Education and Science Ministry of Russia has predicted that this year the rise would stay around 30% to 35% or higher, as the demand for Russian universities among international students is steadily increasing.
Currently, the government of Russian has the yearly national quota for international students at the national universities that is presently set at 15,000 and it is expected that this figure will grow.
The tuition cost of international students who are studying in the universities of Russia in accordance with this quota is entirely covered from the government budget.