University Hostels and Dormitory
This is the most affordable option. International and out-of-town students are provided with dormitory places. Normally they are located on the campus or not far from the university. In most cases from 2 to 4 students share a single room. In a typical dormitory room you will find writing desks, chairs, closets, bookshelves, beds and nightstands. University dormitories are normally equipped with shared kitchens, gyms, recreation rooms, canteens, and laundromats. There are also locker rooms and bicycle sheds available. A security service operates on the premises.The government scholarships provide an accommodation at the university hostels. These dormitories are the most affordable option to spend your student life in Russia. The shared rooms and apartments are well suited for with the pack of friends or known communities. You can make good arrangements in about $500 to $1000 for shared accommodations in the suburbs of main cities.
Apartments in Rent
If your university does not have a dormitory or for some reasons you don’t consider it as an option, then it is advisable to look for a rental apartment or room. Naturally, it will be more expensive, but you will be able to find a location and level of comfort that suits you. If you plan to rent an apartment with your fellow students or stay with a host family, you will have an opportunity to choose your neighbours.