Belarus is a one-of-kind, beautiful country with a historical past and unique nature. It lies at the crossroads where the most important trans-European railroads and motorways converge, as well as oil and gas pipelines, waterways and air routes connecting Europe and Asia. Belarus is a nation of the educated: more than half of its residents have graduated from higher education institutions.
In this section, we highlight the overall performance of Belarus universities on the institutional level per U-Multirank dimension. The table below shows the national breakdown of Belarus universities and how they stand across the spectrum of above average (receiving a score of ‘A’ (very good) or ‘B’ (good)), versus below average (receiving a score of ‘D’ (below average) or ‘E’ (weak)). In doing so, U-Multirank offers a clear picture on the country’s strengths and areas for improvement.
It becomes apparent that in general Belarus higher education institutions perform strongest in U-Multirank’s teaching & learning and regional engagement dimensions.
The annual costs for students vary across the institutions and the chosen fields of education. Annual tuition fees for preparatory departments of higher education institutions start at 1,600 USD per year for students arriving on an individual basis; for students applying within the framework of international or inter-university agreements, the fee is set by the agreements. Tuition fees for the first cycle of higher education vary depending on the complexity of the chosen specialty and the term of study. Full-time degrees cost 2,500 USD per year or more, and part-time degrees cost 1,400 USD per year or more. Tuition fees for the second level of higher education vary depending on the complexity of the chosen specialty and the term of study. Yearly fees start at 2,500 USD.
Belarus has different types of visas, including special students visas which depend on your country of origin. For information, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus or the consulate of the Republic of Belarus in your home country.
If your country does not have a diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Belarus, you can obtain a visa upon arrival at Minsk National Airport (at the Division for the Admission of Foreigners of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
All foreign citizens, including students, traveling to Belarus must obtain a visa. For a student visa, applicants must submit their passport with at least six months validity past the intended travel date, the completed visa application form, two 2" by 2" color photographs with a plain white background, a statement of medical fitness, the $60 visa fee and a letter of invitation on official letterhead from the school you will be attending. Visas are issued by embassies and consulates around the world. Most universities will assist students in obtaining the necessary visa.
The visa is issued for 90 days. Open arrival in Belarus, the individual universities will assist students in obtaining a temporary residency permit. This permit is valid for one year. An HIV/AIDS test, performed by a Belarusian clinic, is required for a residency permit.