Russia

Russia

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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 1,319 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Russia.

Academic year: September – May/June

Major school holidays/break:

  • Early November
  • Late December – early January
  • Late March
  • June – August 

Major exam period:

  • Late December – mid-January
  • Late May – late June

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years

The language of instruction in universities: Russian

Degrees offered:

  • Bakalavr =Bachelor
  • Spetsialist = Specialist
  • Magistr = Masters
  • Kandidat Nauk = Doctorate
  • Doktor Nauk = Post-Doctorate