Study in Belarus

As with most nations in Eastern Europe, the landlocked country of Belarus has a long and storied history. Much like Ukraine, the culture of Belarus has been heavily shaped and shifted by the multitudes of people that have passed through it, be they Russians passing into Europe, or European travellers migrating eastwards. 

Despite its close ties with its neighbour Russia, Belarus has a distinct and proud culture of its own, with its own language, and customs, and cuisine, and art. Much like those in other countries in the region, students who opt to study in Belarus will encounter a relatively cool climate, with cold winters and mild summers. 

The economic and political capital of Belarus is Minsk. Located towards the country’s centre, Minsk contains many of the most important political and cultural areas of Belarus, as well as one of its most well-known universities, Belarus State University. The university was founded in 1921 and exists today as a public institution, offering a wide variety of courses across the Belarussian capital with a key focus on research and on expanding its academic horizons, with perhaps the institutions most famous alumni being 2015 Nobel Prize winner Sveltana Alexievich.

If you want to study in Belarus, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Belarus has 1 university in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Belarus is Belarusian State University, which is ranked at number 801+.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Belarus is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the university of Belarus below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Belarus’s top university is located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Belarus is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Belarus

University Rank*
Belarusian State University 801+

Statistics about Belarus

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 12.45%
  • Of which, on higher education 16.89%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 88.86%
  • Population 9,513,000
  • Unemployment 5.9%
  • Annual GDP -3.89%
Data source: The World Bank