From September 1 next year, the Russian Federation will increase the quota for students from Europe by almost a quarter. This was reported in Rossotrudnichestvo. The department noted that in the fall of 2023, 1,482 students from Europe will be able to enter Russian universities, while 1,255 people were enrolled this year.
“From September 1, Russia will increase the number of state-funded places in universities for Europeans by 18% within the government quota. At the same time, the total number of places for foreigners for the 2023/24 academic period will also increase – by 30% – and will amount to 30,000. Despite the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West, this year eight EU countries entered the top 10 in terms of the number of European applications, among them the entire Baltic region, and interest in Germany and Austria has also increased.Izvestia” in Rossotrudnichestvo.
According to the agency, for this academic year Russia has received more than 2,000 applications from students from 33 European countries, so the authorities decided to increase the quota by 18%. The leaders in applications are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There, according to experts, there is a general trend of young people leaving abroad. Experts attribute it to the shortage of jobs for people with higher education. As for Latvia, “pressure on the Russian-speaking population has recently increased in the republic,” Rossotrudnichestvo noted.
Earlier, a resident of Germany announced the propaganda of Russophobia in schools. She noted that anti-Russianism in the country began in 2011, when Germany began considering a bill to allow same-sex families to adopt children, “and President Vladimir Putin banned official propaganda in Russia,” the woman said.