For citizens of Sri Lanka who would like to study in Russia:

The Government of the Russian Federation annually grants scholarships to the foreigners to study in Russia.

Before enrollment to a full-term programme the potential students are to undergo a 1-year preparatory course of the Russian language.

You may obtain instructions about the procedure of enrollment:

-        On the official website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation via the link https://studyinrussia.ru/en/.

-        On the official website of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Colombo via the link http://lka.rs.gov.ru/en/activities/232/projects/940

PLEASE, BE AWARE THAT HOLDERS OF COURSES STUDENT VISAS CANNOT HAVE JOBS in the Russian Federation.

THE HOLDERS OF THE STUDENT VISAS WILL NEED TO OBTAIN SEPARATE VISAS TO TRAVEL TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES from the Russian Federation.

In 2020 the Russian Federation allocated 15 000 quotas for all foreigners who could choose among the following programmes:

Aeronavigation and Operation of Aviation and Rocket-Space Technology       
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries         
Applied Geology, Mining, Oil and Gas  
Engineering and Geodesy           
Architecture
Art Studies    
Aviation and Rocket-Space Technology         
Biology Science      
Chemical Sciences           
Chemical Technology      
Chemistry

Clinical Medicine    
Computer and Information Sciences    
Construction
Engineering and Technology      
Cultural Studies and Social-Cultural Projects    
Earth Sciences        
Economics and Management     
Education and Pedagogyc Sciences    
Electricity and Heat-and-Power Engineering  
Electronics, Radio Technics and Communication Systems
Engineering and Technology Land Transport  
Fundamental Medicine     
Graphic and Applied Arts            
Health Sciences and Preventive Medicine       
History and Archaeology  
Industrial Ecology and Biotechnologies
Informatics and Computer Technologies         
Information Security          
Law
Light Industry Technologies         
Linguistics and Literature   
Management In Technical Systems       
Mass Media and Information-Library Science  
Mathematics and Mechanics     
Mechanical Engineering  
Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials            
Nuclear Engineering and Technology  
Nursing Pharmacy Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies   
Photonics, Instrumentation, Optical and Biotechnology Systems and Technology          
Physical and Technical Sciences and Technologies            
Physical Culture and Sports          
Physics and Astronomy    
Political Sciences and Regional Studies
Psychological Sciences    
Service and Tourism           
Sociology and Social Work           
Technologies of Materials            
Technosphere Safety and Environmental Engineering Theology
   
Veterinary and Animal Science

The Universities which are included into the Scholarship programme are as follows:

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University                                                 Kaliningrad

Far Eastern Federal University                                                                    Vladivostok

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University                                                    Kazan

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology                                         Moscow

National Research State University (Lobachevsky University)                 Nizhni Novgorod     

National University of Science and Technology MISIS                          Moscow

National Research Tomsk State University                                                 Tomsk

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University                                      Tomsk

National Research University – Higher School of Economics              Moscow

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI                                         Moscow

Novosibirsk State University                                                                       Novosibirsk

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University                         Moscow

Petrozavodsk State University                                                                   Petrozavodsk

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia                                                   Moscow

Samara National Research University                                                     Samara

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI"                                Saint Petersburg

National Research ITMO University                                                           Saint Petersburg

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University                         Saint Petersburg      

Siberian Federal University                                                                         Krasnoyarsk

University of Tyumen                                                                                    Tyumen

Ural Federal University after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin  Yekaterinburg

South Ural State University                                                                         Chelyabinsk

 

 

ATTENTION

  for short-term visa holders

 

Please, be aware that some agents in Sri Lanka spread incorrect information about the visa procedures in Russia. 

Please, find below the accurate information regarding education and employment in Russia.

 

  1. Holders of short-term student courses visas cannot be employed in Russia.
  2. Holders of short-term student courses visas cannot change the place of their studies while staying in Russia. It is required for them to obtain a new student visa in the Embassy of Russia of Colombo.
  3. Holders of long-term student visas can work without work permit:

                    -        in the University where they study (during the whole period of study);

                    -        outside of the University only during vacations.    

 Holders of long-term student visas require work permit issued by the Russian authorities to be employed in an outside company if they wish to work not only during the vacations period (to obtain the permit there is a need to collect a set of documents, including approval from the University to work).

 

  1. Holders of the student visas will need to obtain separate visas to travel to foreign countries from Russia for any purpose. It is impossible to legally cross the border of Russia with any country without visa of this country.

  2. Holders of tourist visas cannot change them to working visas while staying in Russia. They will need to return to Sri Lanka and obtain the working visas in the Embassy of Russia in Colombo.

  3. The only possibility to be employed in Russia legally for anyone except long-term students is to obtain an offer of employment after signing a working agreement with an employer and to apply for a working visa in the Embassy of Russia in Colombo. It is highly recommended to undergo all the procedures under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (http://www.slbfe.lk/). 

 

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