Study in Russian Federation

Russia has a rich history of ups and downs, and boasts countless natural, historical and cultural attractions. Covering more than 17 million square kilometres, and home to approximately 150 million, it would take you about a week to cross the country by train. 

Sprawling across two continents and spanning an incredible nine time zones, Russia offers different lifestyles depending on which region you choose to study. 

Russia’s capital city, Moscow, is home to an impressive array of cosmopolitan delights as well as numerous monuments, museums, galleries and buildings. The Russian capital is also home to many of the country’s top universities, including: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). 

If you fancy heading deeper into Russia – and you don’t mind a bit of snow – a small city called Tomsk may be for you. Approximately 20 per cent living there are students and it has established itself as a leader in science and IT education. 

Famous sons and daughters of Russia include tennis player Maria Sharapova, model Irina Shayk and the late Anton Yelchin, famous for portraying Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series.

If you want to study in Russian Federation, 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.

Russian Federation has 24 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Russian Federation 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 universities of Russian Federation below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Russian Federation’s top universities are 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 Russian Federation is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Russian Federation

Statistics about Russian Federation

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 11.15%
  • Of which, on higher education 21.15%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 78.65%
  • Population 144,096,812
  • Unemployment 5.1%
  • Annual GDP -3.73%
Data source: The World Bank