Costs and Scholarships

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the cost of your study and include charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation. Tuition fees are charged by academic years.

Degree programmes (taught only in Russian) – information is available only in Russian in late May at

Russian language courses – information is available here

Pre-university courses – information is available here


The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation annually provides international students with scholarships to study in a Russian university.

The Russian government scholarship includes:

  • free tuition for the entire study duration;
  • monthly maintenance allowance;
  • dormitory accommodation (if available).

The application must be submitted through the Office of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).

More information is available at or

How to pay

Tuition fee payment

Tuition fees for degree studies are paid upon arrival in Izhevsk.

In accordance with the Contract, tuition fees shall be paid as follows:

  • In Russian Rubles to the University’s bank account as stipulated by the Contract
  • Within ten bank days after signing the Contract unless stipulated otherwise by the


  • For the entire academic year (or an approved period of studies)

The University does not accept personal checks or cash as tuition payment.

The student must present the original documents confirming tuition payment to the University.

Certain contracts may have prepayment listed in USD or EUR. In this case, contract fees in USD or EUR shall be billed in accordance with Russia’s Central Bank rate on the date on which the contract was signed or otherwise as stipulated by the Contract.

Payment for accommodation

Accommodation is not included in tuition fees. The students must individually arrange for accommodation with either the UdSU dormitory administration or a host family. In case of renting a flat, students pay directly to the host in cash.

Health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all foreign citizens with paid educational contracts at UdSU and must cover the entire study period, starting on the day the student registers at the university. It is expected that medical insurance fees will be paid by the student or the sponsoring organization. Foreign students are strongly recommended to obtain medical insurance in the Russian Federation. Such insurance covers all medical aid and services, except chronic diseases and orthodontics. The minimum insurance fee is about 4000 RUR per year.

There is no need to bring lots of cash with you. It may be preferable to bring a commonly used credit or ATM/debit card (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

Living costs

Estimated living costs for the academic year 2019-2020*:
Accommodation (in UdSU dormitories) min 3000 RUR per month
Health insurance 4000 RUR per year
Visa extension 1600 RUR
Medical examination approx. 600 RUR
Public Transportation 20 RUR per trip
student monthly ticket – between 730 and 1000 RUR (depending on the ticket type)
Food (at university cafeterias) approx. 150 RUR per meal
Translation costs 350 RUR per page
600 RUR - notarized copy (additional to the translation costs)

*subject to changes