Russia Ranks In Top 10 Countries in the World By Number Of International Students

“Russian education has always been popular among citizens of other states. Russia is among the top ten countries in the world in terms of the number of foreign students. The Open Doors Olympiad is a great opportunity for young people to enter the master's and postgraduate programs of our universities for free without entrance examinations. This year, about 30,000 people from 176 countries have already registered to participate in the competition,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.


The head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Valery Falkov, noted that over the past three years, the number of foreign students in Russian universities has increased by 26 thousand people and by the end of 2021 amounted to 324 thousand people.


 “Engineering & Technology”, “Clinical Medicine & Public Health”, “Computer & Data Science”, “Biology & Biotechnology” are now the most popular subjects for international students. More than 40,000 foreigners who want to study at Russian universities have already filled out their portfolio, over 10,000 of which are on the postgraduate track, that indicates a desire to do science in Russia,” the Minister emphasized.


Key numbers:

  •  more than 245 thousand young people from 197 countries participate in the Olympiad in 5 years;
  • 2,800 participants received the right to free education at Russian universities.


You can apply for participation in the Open Doors Olympiad until December 10, 2022 here.


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