Cost of IT education in Belarus and other countries

Cost of IT education in Belarus and other countries

Photo: Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR)

It costs about $1,500 a year to train an IT engineer in Belarus. Is it cheap and are there any other options? counted the prices of IT education in Belarus and neighboring countries.

In Belarus, only several educational institutions train students in the field of information technologies. 

The largest of them is the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR). At the end of January 2018, the university was the fifth in the country according to the world ranking Webometrics (3,544th place among 27,000 universities in the world). 

The cost of a full-time study at the BSUIR differs depending on the chosen faculty. It varies from about $1,150 to $1,530 a year.  

The second most popular university among potential IT specialists is the Belarusian State University (BSU). In the mentioned rating, the university first entered the 500 best world universities - it took 487th place. Here, future programmers can be trained for approximately $1,260-$1,320. 

The Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) offers courses for about $1,340. The Faculty of Innovative Training of the Academy of Management under the President of the Republic of Belarus offers roughly the same price. 

The Belarusian State Technical University (BSTU) training costs about $1,150.

In the Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman (the oldest technical university of Russia), IT engineers are trained at a price of $3,700-4,600 a year.

Other universities training IT engineers are the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the St. Petersburg State University and St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. They all offer prices from $3,000 to $5,500 a year.

In Ukraine, IT specialists are trained in Lviv National University named after I. Franko at several faculties. The cost is much lower (about $300-400 a year).

Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University trains IT students at a price of $1,000-$1,600 a year.

In Poland, Warsaw State University offers training in the faculty of "Mathematics. Informatics and mechanics" for about 3,000 euros per year.

Vilnius University trains at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics for 1,550-2,250 euros per year, depending on the specialization. 

At the University of Latvia future IT specialists are trained at the Faculty of Computer Science. Tuition fee per year is about 2,500 euros.