Russian study abroad plummets alongside Ruble

Sharp drop in applications to study abroad

By Eugene Vorotnikov – in University World News.

The number of Russian students applying to study abroad has dropped by between 25% and 30% this year, according to a leading consulting agency on foreign education.

In some disciplines, especially languages, the numbers have dropped by 40%.

The economic crisis in Russia and devaluation of the national currency, the ruble, caused by Western sanctions, are behind the decline in demand, according to analysis by the Bureau of International Educational Programmes.


Povl Tiedemann
April 2015


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