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By Chloe Lane

Updated November 20, 2020 Updated November 20, 2020

Minsk for students

Although Minsk may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of studying abroad, as the capital of Belarus, it has a lot to offer. 

Minsk has two universities ranked in the QS World University Rankings®Belarus State University and Belarusian National Technical University.

Belarus State University is a leading innovative, educational and scientific institution with a strong focus on research, located in the center of the city. 

Belarusian National Technical University is one of the leading technical universities in Belarus, which according to their website provides students with a combination of “classical university traditions with modern approaches and technologies”, giving students a well-rounded approach to their education.

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Best universities in Minsk - QS Best Student Cities ranking: 120th

Belarus State University(=317th), Belarusian National Technical University (801-1000)

More about Minsk

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Belarus State University (ranked joint 317th)



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To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

Why study in Minsk

Low cost of living

Minsk ranks within the top 100 for affordability this year and has a particularly low cost of living.

Plenty to do

Packed full of museums, restaurants, parks and tasty food, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in the city. 

The landscape

With picturesque lakes and stunning architecture, Minsk has often been named one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Good transport links

Minsk boasts extensive public transport links with an underground metro system, making it easy to get around.

Cost of studying in Minsk

Minsk ranks 93rd for affordability this year with tuition fees for international students costing around US$3,300.

The cost of living in Minsk is fairly low. Numbeo estimates a single person living in Minsk would need around US$430 per month in addition to US$384 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center.

Life and culture in Minsk

Situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers, Minsk is bustling with museums and restaurants and there’s plenty to do when studying is done for the day.

Marvel at the impressive architecture dotted around the city and try the traditional local cuisine or opt for a more westernized meal, with Italian and French restaurants becoming increasingly popular throughout the city. 

There are plenty of museums available to explore for those interested in Minsk’s rich history as a former communist country.  Art galleries are dotted around the city for those interested in the city’s more creative elements.

Career in Minsk

This picturesque city is the financial, commercial and transportation hub of the Republic of Belarus.

With this in mind, it is easy to see why the city achieves its highest ranking in the employer activity indicator, ranking 84th overall worldwide, suggesting that Minsk graduates are highly sought after by employers. 

The city offers a variety of employment options for graduates and is home to gas and oil companies as well as retail and service firms

This article was originally published in July 2019 . It was last updated in November 2020

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As Content Editor for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Chloe creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. Chloe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 

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