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MOSCOW, 7 Aug. /TASS/. Student stipends will be indexed by 5.9% from September 1. This was stated to journalists by the Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva.

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“Just want to say, it is very important in the Federal budget, from 1 September indexation of scholarships 5.9%. And we have concluded with all educational institutions of the agreement on the provision of grants for scholarships,” said Vasiliev.

According to the Ministry of education for the 2015/2016 year, Russia has nearly 4.8 million students and 2.8 million of colleges. The average size of the state academic scholarships in the universities is about 1.5 thousand rubles, social – 2,2 thousand roubles; in colleges and 540 809 rubles, respectively .

A big part of coming to Moscow universities, about 60% are residents of the regions, and this is the merit of the unified state examination, said Vasiliev.

“Be canceled, the exam will not. Now the guys in the far East and Siberia has a real opportunity [to do]. Let me give you the numbers that you will be convincing. Previously, it was as 70% [of new entrants] Muscovites, 30% – residents of other cities. Now on the contrary – we have 30-34% of Muscovites and more than 60% of the children who come to study from other cities. It is a social Elevator,” – said the Minister.