Russia or Russian federation is a country with great history, home of famous scientists and land of natural beauty. Moscow is the capital of Russia and Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia (Russian Federation).
Russia (was formerly known as USSR United State of Soviet Republic) covers area of 17 075 500 km2 which makes Russia the largest country in the world, followed by Canada, China and USA. Russia occupies most of Eastern Europe and northern Asia.
The climate is mostly continental. Most of the country has a so called harsh continental climate characterized by a big difference between summer and winter temperatures (it gets indeed very cold in Siberia during winter, but it is also very hot in the summer). Average January temperatures are from 0 to -5 degrees in the western Russia, but sometimes -40 degrees in other parts. The average July temperatures are from 1 to 25 degrees.
The climate induce an unbalance between different parts of Russian area, so many large parts of country have almost no population and development.
Population and society
Russia has the world's fifth largest population (148,8 million people) after China, India, the United States and Indonesia. Russia is a multiethnic society.
Living in Russia and spend 300 $ to 400 $ a month is enough for individual student. Prices are a little more higher in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Eat, drink, and dine in the cafe: on purchases related to food, you will spend 40 $ to 80 $ per week (all prices in US dollars). The cafe serves a good three-course dinner for $ 20. If you dine in the cafe on weekdays, three meals cost about $ 7.
Public transport: Metro ticket costs from 24 $ to 36 $ per month. Tickets for buses, trams and trolley buses cost between $ 0.5 to 0.9 per trip, regardless of the length of the route.
Clothing: Worth buying winter clothes (hat, scarf, coat, shoes) in Russia. It is cheaper than in the West, and is better suited for the Russian climate.
Russia Medicine Study is a most proven, tried and a tested destination for quality Medical Education. Even though new countries have recently opened their doors for foreign students, Russia has always been a tried and a tested destination for Medical Studies since more than 30 years.
Russian Medical Study is considered its standard one & most advanced one. It is sophisticated in the world as every institution is well equipped and teaching methods are regulated and stream lined providing for an extensive development of students in chosen specialties.
Medical courses in Russia are offered with English or the Russian as the medium of instruction. The duration of the MBBS course with English as the medium of instruction is for 6 years while the duration for the courses with Russian as the medium of instruction is 7 years. In case of the course with Russian as a medium of instruction, the total duration of 7 years also includes one academic year (10 months) of the preparatory course in the Russian language. In case of the courses are conducted in the English; the student would not need to do the one year of the preparatory faculty in the Russian language.
The cost of studying MBBS in Russia is approximately $ 4000 per year and the course will last for five years and eight months. The fees however, will vary depending on the college chosen.
For students who score between 60 per cent and 95 per cent, Russia is a good option since the medical field is fairly advanced and the colleges in Russia consider all students who score over 65 per cent to be in the same category.
Although there are several benefits to studying in Russia, there are some things that students need to look out for while seeking admissions. The main thing that one must look at is approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Education System in Russia
Russia has a long-standing tradition in high-quality education for all citizens. It probably has also one of the best mass-education systems in the world producing a literacy rate (98%) exceeding most Western European countries. Education is split into a compulsory Basic Education, and ongoing Higher Education.
Compulsory Basic Education
Basic general education lasts for nine years. Graduates of this level may continue their education at senior high school to receive secondary general education. They may also enter an initial vocational school or non-university level higher education institutions. Initial vocational schools include PTU (Professional’no-technicheskoe uchilische) which offer one-and-a-half to two years’ purely professional education and a Professional’ny Litsei which offer joint professional and secondary general education for three to four years and skilled workers’ training at different levels. Non-university level higher education institutions also offer three- to four-year professional and secondary general education and two-year vocational training for holders of the School Leaving Certificate. Secondary general education on the basis of basic general education continues for two years and ends when students are 17-18. Graduates from a secondary general school may apply for entrance to a higher education institution. Secondary education leads to the award of the Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrasovanii (Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education).
Higher education is provided by public and non-public (non-State) accredited higher education institutions. There are two levels of higher education:
As the language of instruction is mainly Russian, most international students in Russia come from Poland and the near Baltic states many of whom previously included in the Soviet Union. Increasingly however, more international students from all over the world are coming to Russia – usually for its superior education in technology and science and its very affordable tuition costs. Chinese students are an especially large group followed by the Near East and North Africa. With the increasing numbers of internationals students, some schools have started programs in English in order to attract more students from abroad. Most of these programs can be found in the two main international hubs of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Benefits of Medical Study in Medical Universities Russia
One of the great attractions of education in Russia is the cost, especially when compared to the quality.
Degree study tuition can range from $2000 to $8000 per year, with other costs (room & board, books, etc.) ranging from $1500 to $5000 per year, depending on location and spending habits.
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