Russia Government Scholarships, 2016-17

Overview: The Government of Russia renders an opportunity for Zimbabwean students to start or continue their education in Russian higher education institutions. 15 state scholarships are available for applicants every year, including 13 scholarships for full professional education and 2 scholarships for postgraduate studies:

Study Level: Bachelor/Masters/PhD

Area of Study: Science and Humanities

Scholarship Value: Payment of monthly allowance – Zimbabwean students receive the same allowance like Russian students (about 40 USD per month).Russian governmental scholarship covers all the expenses concerned with the education, except general hostel accommodation (Zimbabwean students should pay for their accommodation the same sum of money like Russian students – about 150 US dollars per month), policy of obligatory medical insurance (about 250 US dollars per year) and transport fees (about 200 US dollars) to the place of study in Russia and back after the completion of study.

Requirements: Excellent passes at O Level and A Levels in Science Subjects
Applicant should be under 25 years of age by December 2015 for bachelors
Are below 34 years for masters and 44 years old for PhD Programmes.
Nominated candidates will be required to produce a satisfactory Medical Report which includes a negative HIV/AIDS certificate.
Programmes will include a preliminary Russian Language course for 1 year before embarking on the actual programme.
Zimbabwean applicants should speak Russian or English fluently. Those students who can not speak Russian will study the Russian language during the first year before they start studying their main courses.

How to Apply: Zimbabwean applicants should fill in the Application Form and complete all the documents by the 1-st of May. After that, these papers are to be sent to the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia where the Entrance Examination Commission will choose students, who will get the Russian governmental scholarship for the year according to current terms and conditions. The city and the institute for the candidate is determined by the Russian Party in accordance with existing quotas. In the middle of August or beginning of September the Embassy will officially announce the information about what students have got the scholarship.
Please visit the embassy to get more information:

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Zimbabwe
70 Fife Av.,
P.O.Box 4250,
Phone: +263 4 70-19-57, +263 4 70-19-58
Fax: +263 4 70-19-58
Email: ,

Deadline: 1 May 2016

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