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StudyinRussia.ru Goes Arabic

June 4, 2019

Arabic speakers can now access information about enrolling at Russian universities in their native language

StudyinRussia.ru, an international student recruitment site, has expanded its global reach by launching an Arabic version. Arabic is the mother tongue of some 240 mln people worldwide and an official language in 25 countries.

StudyinRussia.ru aims to provide prospective international students with a complete information kit about Russia’s higher education. While they are on the site, they can access a step-by-step enrolment guide, browse through a list of Russia’s premier public universities and choose, with an easy-to-use search tool, an educational program to suit their needs from an array of more than 3,500 offerings. These include both programs that lead to a degree (Bachelor’s, Specialist’s, Master’s, PhD, Medical Residency) and those that do not, for instance, university preparation courses (pre-bachelor), Russian language courses, summer schools, etc. Each program description contains details such as tuition fees (per year or per semester), language of instruction and program manager contacts.

To apply or learn more about the required documents, submission deadlines, examinations, etc., international prospects can contact Russian universities directly and without charge by setting up a personal account on StudyinRussia.ru and using it to e-mail a query to the chosen university’s admissions staff, which will respond within ten working days. In the 2018-2019 academic year alone, foreign nationals have submitted 61,887 applications to Russian universities via the website.

The site carries a number of current international students’ testimonials. Here, one can also learn what preparation programs, English-taught courses and summer and winter schools for foreign nationals are on offer at the universities; how to increase one’s admission chances by participating in international Olympiads; how to get one’s education certificate or degree legalized; what rules and regulations govern the recognition of degrees awarded by Russian and international universities; how to obtain a Russian visa, comply with immigration laws and find a student job.

A section about life in Russia covers such topics as student accommodation and benefits, prevailing prices of goods and services, healthcare, public transit, climate, customs, cuisine, etc. The Articles section has many useful tips on how to prepare for enrolment, move to Russia and adapt to the new environment.

The website is constantly updated. It is now available in six languages: Russian, English, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic, with Portuguese, Vietnamese and Turkish due to be added later this year.