Why study in Belarus?

At the moment more than 20,000 foreign students study in Belarus. In many terms this figure was reached thanks to the good work of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.  But what attracts foreign students to the education in Belarus so much that they come and study here?


  •  Big variety of higher educational establishments and educational  programs:

-52 higher educational establishments (universities, academies, institutes), including 9 private;

-15 educational profiles - from mathematical to natural sciences and acting;

-382 specializations of higher education at the first stage and 331 specializations at the second one.

  • Opportunity to obtain double diplomas

-Diplomas of Belarusian higher educational institutions are recognized by a number of countries of the world.

-Furthermore, many Belarusian higher educational establishments implement joint programs together with foreign universities, and certify their graduates with double diplomas. That means, Belarusian students have an opportunity to get both Belarusian diploma, and, for example, some European university diploma simultaneously.

  • Opportunity to study in English

-In academic year 2016-2017 19 higher educational institutions implemented educational programs in English for 36 specializations

  • Good opportunity to study Russian and Belarusian languages

-Foreigners are given a wonderful opportunity to complete a one-year course in Russian language at the preparatory department. Moreover, students can study the Belarusian language as well.

  • Easy process of adaptation for foreigners

-Belarus is a multinational country, where representatives of different countries, cultures and religions can easily adapt.

-Institutions of higher education are proud of the long-term experience of training and adaptation of foreigners: there are curatorial programs for freshmen, also the Institutes of Student Communities are developed.

-The social environment is safe, there is no discrimination on the basis of race in Belarus.

  • Exciting student life

-Students always have something to do after classes. They participate in sports competitions, student holidays, festivals.

  • Belarusian institutions of higher education are permanent participants in world educational rankings.

  • The process of obtaining a student visa is not difficult.

  • Belarusian educational institutions are renowned for high educational standards.

  • During the training period, foreign students have the possibility of partial employment in the Republic of Belarus for the specialty they receive.

  • The cost of training for foreign students depends on the chosen educational institution, faculty, specialty and form of education:

-training at the preparatory department - from $ 1500 per year;

-training at the first stage of higher education (bachelor's degree) - from $ 800 per year;

-training at the second stage of higher education (magistracy) - from $ 2000 per year. 

Additional information on higher educational establishments and education system  in the Republic of Belarus  can be found here.

 Foreign students are always welcome to Belarus!


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