According to the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, 30.6 thousand Turkmen students study at Russian institutions of higher education. At the same time, the total number of foreign students in 2021 was 324,000, which is 26,000 more than in 2019.
The top five in terms of the number of students also included:
- Kazakhstan (61,000),
- Uzbekistan (48,700),
- PRC (32,600),
- Turkmenistan (30,600),
- Tajikistan (23,100).
The young people from Turkmenistan predominantly prefer medical and economic specialties, as well as pedagogy and psychology.
The press service of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation also named the leading universities by the number of foreigners: PFUR, Kazan Federal University, SPbPU, Lomonosov Moscow State University, etc. Lomonosov Moscow State University and others.