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:
Full Professional Education Programs
Bachelor’s degree program (4-year term);
Master’s degree program (2-year term);
Certificated specialists program (5-year term), which is similar to Bachelor’s degree programs and Master’s degree programs taken together .
Postgraduate Education Programs
Doctoral studies - Dr.(2-year term)
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.
The full list of specialities, available for Zimbabwean students is very wide and consists of more than 100 different alternatives in science and humanities.
Dates and deadlines
Zimbabwean applicants should 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.
The students of bachelor, master and preparatory courses should arrive to Russia between September 1-15, of postgraduate (PH.D.), doctoral studies (Dr.) and training courses before December 1.
The Russian Party renders following financial assistance for Zimbabwean students:
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.