Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives
Tel.: (+9411) 2697036 (General), (9411) 2697042 (Consular), (9411) 2697034 (Ambassador's office); (+9477) 7287988 (Emergency)
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Applications for Russian State Scholarships

Сitizens 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 programmes at Russian state universities.

Medium of studying under the scholarship programme 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 starts in January and is over by March.

To learn more details and submit your application please visit the official website at https://education-in-russia.com

What does this scholarship include and does not include


  • Tuition, thus education will be provided free of charge
  • Special terms for accommodation at campus hostel (payment reduced to nominal fee)

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 300USD per month and it will be considerably lower in other regions)
  • Documents translation costs

About Selections

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 https://education-in-russia.com  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.