Applications now open for Russian State Scholarships

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The Educational and Public Relations Officer of the Russian House in Colombo said yesterday citizens of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for Russian State Scholarships to get the opportunity of free-of-charge studies under bachelors’, masters’ and PhD programs at Russian state universities.

The medium of studying under the scholarship program is Russian. All the selected applicants will get the extra first year of the Russian language course at the selected university, tuition free of charge.

The annual admission campaign for the academic year 2022/2023 starts on 1 September and is over by 1 November.

To learn more details and submit your application, please visit the official website at

Scholarship includes: tuition, thus education will be provided free-of-charge; and special terms for accommodation at campus hostel (payment reduced to nominal fee).

It does not include air fare and other transportation charges; medical Insurance; monthly cost of living (cost of living depends on the city – In Moscow, it will be around $ 300 per month and it will be considerably lower in other regions) and document translation costs).

The selection takes place in two stages.

The first one is carried out by Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices, Russian Embassies and foreign missions. Registration is done at Based on the test results, a list of candidates is formed according to the quota allocated for the country.

The second stage of selection is conducted by the Russian universities under the Ministry of Higher Education of the Russian Federation by considering the dossier of candidates confirmed on the list within the first stage of enrolment.

For further details, contact the Educational & Public Relations Officer of the Russian House in Colombo via +94777828385 (Whatsapp) or email: