Russia is a highly educated country with over half of its residents holding a
university degree. Russians have rich, centuries-old educational traditions. Russian universities
provide their students with comfortable studying and living conditions and help them adapt to
the country. Russian universities train a wide variety of specialists, both in Medicine, engineering
and the humanities, and regularly place in the top of international rankings. Education in Russia
is much more affordable than in the USA or UK.Each year Russia accepts students from
all over the world, from nearly 170 countries, and you can join them.
Safety Tips for international students in Russia
Like any other country safety precautions must be taken in place , Nevertheless
Russia is not more dangerous than any other developed country. therefore, don't forget about
basic safety even in the quietest of places.
Public Places and Transport
Most visits to Russia are trouble-free, but petty crime does happen in any big city.
Be alert to the possibility of mugging, pickpocketing and theft. Pickpockets are most likely to
be active in public transport during rush hour and in crowded places. Simply follow these few
simple tips and the chances of getting robbed will be next to none:
- Stay alert while in public transport or in the crowd, do not get too absorbed in your gadgets.
- Do not leave your personal items unattended
- Do not go around the city with your bag or backpack wide open. When in a public place, hold your bag in front of you.
- Do not display valuable items, such as – smartphones, tablets, expensive watches or jewellery in public.
- Try not to have large sums in cash on you.
- Do not keep your bank card PINs in one place.
Russia is a vast country with enormous land and distances, some people say its makes a continent of its own
but even if it is your first visit to Russia, it is not difficult to travel. The transport system is so conducive well
managed, effective and well planed you never get late of delay making so efficient and effective for students.
Intercity travel is possible by coach, train, boat and plane. Discounts are also
available for local trains (within one federal district): a 50% discount is available
between September 1 and June 15. To apply this discount when purchasing a ticket or
travel card, present your student card (student social card, depending on the region).
Apply now and secure a chance to join one of the Russian Universities Online Application
Clubs and parties are fantastic, but do not forget about basic safety.
- If you are going to a concert,party, night clubs, meet ups it is better to bring some friends along.
- At an entertainment venue, try to stick together and keep an eye on each other's belongings. When the party is in full swing it is quite easy to be left without your bag, money or documents.
- It is safer to get home by public transport or by taxi. If you decide to walk, stick to well-lit streets.
- Try not to draw unwanted attention to yourself. If you spot some rowdy people up ahead, cross the street and proceed on the opposite side. Do not pay attention to their calls.
It is not a good idea to flag down a taxi, as: there is a good chance of getting
a taxi driver who does not have a licence. Such people may include actual criminals – you risk
not just losing your money, but also not getting where you wanted to get. Hire a taxi from
an established company. It is safe and the fare is fixed. In a big city you can quickly find
a taxi using a mobile app, such as Yandex Taxi, Google, Uber or GetTaxi etc.
When off university campus, it is recommended to carry your passport, student
ID and migration card with you. Do not be surprised if a police officer asks to see your ID.
It is one of many counter-terrorism security measures taken not against you, but for your own
safety. The threat of terrorism, one of the most serious global concerns, is taken very seriously
in Russia. Russia is quite successful in counter-terrorism and takes special care about the security
of Russian citizens and foreign nationals. Do not panic during security and ID checks. It is a
standard crime prevention practice.