Study In Belarus - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Belarus as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Belarus as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Belarus

Why study in Belarus

Cost of studying in Belarus

Universities in Belarus for international students

Cost of living in Belarus for international students

How to get a visa to study in Belarus

How to apply and study in Belarus

Tuition fees to study in Belarus

Applying to study in Belarus

Belarus is a very good study destination for international students because of the education available in the country. It is easy for international students to study in Belarus.

Requirements for international students to study in Belarus

In Belarus the admission requirements vary among universities since it is not all the universities that run the same program.

To study for undergraduate or post graduate degree, you need to provide different set of documents for your admission.

To study in Belarus as an international student you need to be efficient in English as most universities in Belarus use English as the official language.

Note. All applications are made directly to the university of choice.

Documents needed to process admission to study in Belarus

Educational certificate including all subjects and grades

8 passport photos

Application form gotten from the school website.

How to easily apply to Belarusian universities

Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.

After you have submitted this documents to the school, the school will offer you an official invitation letter to study in Belarus.

Tuition fees and cost of studying in Belarus as an international student

The cost of studying in Belarus actually depends on the  specific school you attend. All the universities in Belarus have different tuition fees.

As said, the cost of living in Belarus depends on the university you want to enroll in, also the tuition in Belarusian universities also depends on the course you want to study.

Medicine and dentistry are the courses with the highest tuition fees.

General medicine

Duration: 6 years

Tuition fees: $4000 per year

Accommodation fees: $150

Insurance: $125

Apart from medicine, the tuition fees of other courses is about $3000 per year for international student.

The cost of living in Belarus

The cost of living in Belarus will actually depend on the lifestyle and spending habit of a student. In Belarus a lot of students choose to you university accommodation which saves them a lot of money. The average cost of living in Belarus as an international student is about $500 per month.

This is the cost of living in Belarus according to expatistan



            Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district    238,545 p.

            Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)        80,025 p.

            500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast       45,427 p.

            1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk            13,311 p.

            12 eggs, large 29,200 p.

            1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes          87,426 p.

            500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese           162,683 p.

            1 kg (2 lb.) of apples   70,156 p.

            1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes           51,091 p.

            0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket          18,005 p.

            1 bottle of red table wine, good quality         192,500 p.

            2 liters of Coca-Cola   28,691 p.

            Bread for 2 people for 1 day   23,818 p.


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area    10,000,000 p.

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area       8,000,000 p.

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat       766,667 p.

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area     10,000,000 p.

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area        5,000,000 p.

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio        3,450,000 p.

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)      200,000 p.

            40” flat screen TV       15,000,000 p.

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)       4,000,000 p.

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)       -

            Hourly rate for cleaning help  -


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)  2,393,900 p.

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)       -

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)    1,600,000 p.

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes          -


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new          179,020,000 p.

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas        10,000 p.

            Monthly ticket public transport          286,250 p.

Personal Care 

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)           -

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)           -

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)      397,531 p.


How to apply for visa to study in Belarus

To study in Belarus as an international student, you need to get a Belarus visa. Getting a Belarus student visa is easy, all you need to do is to provide all the necessary documents.

Below are the documents required to apply for a Belarus visa

Complete Belarus visa application form

One photograph specification not less than 6 months

Birth certificate

Invitation letter to study in Belarus from the school you applied to

International passport valid for more than 6 months

Medical certificate of fitness

Hiv certificate

Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cuba are allowed to enter Belarus visa free for a period of 30 days.

List and ranking of all the universities in Belarus

This is the full list and ranking of all the universities in Belarus. The ranking is based on the quality of education given and also by the availability of academic and social facilities. So below is the full list and rankings of all the universities in Belarus.


Rank    University        Location

1          Belarusian State University


2          Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno


3          Belarusian National Technical University

Minsk ...

4          Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics


5          Belarusian State Economic University


6          Belarusian State Medical University


7          Belarusian State Pedagogical University


8          Belarusian State Technological University

Minsk ...

9          Gomel State University


10        Grodno State Medical University


11        Polessky State University


12        Institute of Modern Knowledge


13        Vitebsk State University


14        Belarusian State University of Transport

Gomel ...

15        Vitebsk State Medical University


16        Belarusian-Russian University


17        Polotsk State University


18        Brest State Technical University


19        Minsk State Linguistic University


20        Mogilev State University


21        Baranovichi State University


22        Belarusian State Academy of Music

Minsk ...

23        Vitebsk State Technological University


24        Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus


25        Gomel State Technical University


26        Brest State University


27        Gomel State Medical University


28        Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University


29        Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs


30        Belarusian State Agricultural Academy


31        Grodno State Agrarian University


32        Gomel Engineering Institute


33        Mogilev State University of Food Technologies


34        Minsk Innovation University


35        Mozyr State Pedagogical University


36        Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives


37        Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine


38        Belarusian State University of Physical Culture


39        Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts


40        Institute of Parliamentarism and Private Enterprise


41        Minsk State Higher Radiotechnical College


42        BIP - Institute of Law


43        Belarusian State Academy of Arts


44        Belarusian State Academy of Aviation


45        Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship


46        International Humanities and Economics Institute


Un        Higher State College of Communications


Courses you can study in Belarus

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine

What to pack while going to study in Belarus

In your carry-on bag

Cell phone and charger

Boarding pass(es)

Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

Copy of birth certificate

Copy of Social Security card

Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

Debit card


E-reader or book

Emergency contact list

Face wipes


Hand sanitizer


Health insurance card


Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

School ID

Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

State ID

Student visa

Travel itinerary

Travel pillow

Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



Acne medication/cream

Face lotion/moisturizer


Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

Mouthwash (small)

Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





Bobby pins


Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

Glasses and glasses case

Hair ties



Nail clipper




Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

Downy Wrinkle Release spray

Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

Portable stain remover pen

Travel sheet (for hostels)


Athletic sneakers (1)

Bathing suits (1-2)

Boots (1-2)

Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

Casual dresses (2)

Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

Flats (1)

Flip-flops (1)

Formal outfit (1-2)

Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

Going-out outfit (3-5)

Hat (1)

Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

Heels (1-2)

Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

Leggings (1-3)

Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

Pajamas (2-3)

Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

Purse (1-2)

Raincoat (1)

Scarf (1)

Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

Skirts (1-2)

Socks (14)

Sweaters (3-5)

Sweatshirt (2)

T-shirts (3-5)

Tank tops (3-5)

Underwear (14)

Watch (1)

Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

Flash drive



Laptop case

Outlet adapters (2-3)

USB cable


Adhesive bandages

Allergy medicine

Birth control

Cold and flu medicine

Eye drops

Motion sickness medicine

Over-the-counter pain medicine



Backpack (small)

Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


Language dictionary


Playing cards

Travel guide

Umbrella (small)

Benefits of studying abroad in Belarus or any other study abroad destination

1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

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