32nd International Education Fair in Russia - Fall 2018

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The 32nd International Education Fair is a top student recruitment event for undergraduates, postgraduates and people with professional work experience. The fair will take place in Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia, in October 2018.

Reasons to Attend

The fair has become the largest international education exhibition in Russia, providing students with access to global study opportunities, and it has also created new recruitment opportunities for foreign education institutions in Russia.

The exhibitions are open to all institutions and organizations from around the world. The fairs have been attended by institutions of education from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, and many more.

It’s also the core event of the project Marketing and Promotion of International Education in Russia.

Market Overview

The Russian government has revealed plans to encourage students to study abroad, by funding up to 10,000 students a year to attend some of the world’s leading universities. According to a recent survey, education investment has become the favourite choice of many Russian parents. Students and parents alike are looking forward to finding out about opportunities to study abroad, making this event essential both for visitors and recruiters. International experts forecast that by 2020 Russia may enter the top-5 list of leading “demand states” in the world educational market, and the amount paid for education by the Russian students will triple.

The number of Russians receiving an education abroad has grown significantly over the last few years, with English language programs being the most popular courses according to data released by AcademConsult, a local company that organizes study abroad for Russian students.

Every year more and more Russian students pack their bags and go to study abroad. The most popular destination is Europe. Latest survey indicates that every third Russian student who is going to study abroad selects United Kingdom, every sixth-seventh - France or Germany. Study in Finland, Sweden and Netherlands is more and more attractive for many young Russians. High quality of Swiss education in the field of hospitality industry is well-known here. USA and Canada are the most popular destinations for studying abroad outside of Europe.

Fair Outline

Each day will attract 1,500 - 2,000 attendees, including Russian secondary school leavers, first, second and final-year university, graduates with work experience, low-level managers and mid-level managers.

The fair attracts exhibitors from countries worldwide, including several governmental bodies and/or their education promotion arms such as the Spanish Embassy, Agency CampusFrance, the Canadian Education Centres Network, German Academic Exchange Service and DAAD.

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and configure your participation to meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

A standard equipped stand at this event will include a fascia board, carpet, counter, table, 2 chairs, electric socket, rubbish bin, spotlights and participation of two representatives.

**Discounts available!**

Book before June 2018:
5% early-bird discount! Just enter the code 32IEF-EB at checkout.
10% early-bird and full-tour (St Petersburg and Moscow) combined discount! Discount code 32IEFMULTI2-EB.

Book after June 2018:
5% full-tour (St Petersburg and Moscow) discount! Discount code 32IEFMULTI2.

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32nd International Education Fair in Russia (Moscow) - 13/10/2018

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32nd International Education Fair in Russia (St. Petersburg) - 14-15/10/2018

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13 Oct 2018

Venue address:

Radisson SAS Slavianskaya
2 Europe Square

International Education Fair in Russia (Moscow) - Floor Plan
Floor plan


Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 13/10/2018 12:00 - 17:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
10:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 18:00
Additional activities
Date Time
TBC: - -



14 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018

Venue address:

Saint Petersburg

International Education Fair in Russia (St. Petersburg) - Floor Plan
Floor plan


Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 14/10/2018 12:00 - 17:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
10:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 18:00
Additional activities
Date Time
Post-Exhibition Networking Day  15/10/2018 11:00-15:00


This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • PR Campaigns
  • Promotion at other events
  • Television / Radio

Promotion Highlights

News about the fair is usually featured in 20 to 25 leading central and specialised newspapers and magazines, radio stations, and various websites.

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 2000 in Moscow
  • 2000 in Saint Petersburg

These visitors are expected to look for:

Saint Petersburg
*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Companies (Careers)
  • Education agencies
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Primary schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Publishers
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • Data coming soon for Moscow
  • Data coming soon for Saint Petersburg

Past exhibitor statistics:

Saint Petersburg

Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

Most non-Russian passport holders will need to apply for a visa to enter the Russian Federation. Please note you should arrange your business visa with plenty of time in advance. Tourist visas are also available and can take less time. Passport holders should contact their local consulate or embassy for advice. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Language


National Currency

Rubles (RUB)


1 Ershov Street

Shalyapin Palace Hotel****
7/80 Universitetskaya Street

Kazan Grand Hotel****
1 Peterburgskaya Street


Radisson Slavyanskaya****
2 Europe Square

Lotte Hotel *****
8 Novinsky Boulevard, Building 2

President Hotel****
24 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street

Saint Petersburg

Grand Hotel Europe*****
1/7 Mikhailovskaya Street

Astoria Hotel*****
39 Bolshaya Morskaya Street

Angleter Hotel*****
39 Bolshaya Morskaya Street

Nevsky Forum****
69 Nevsky Avenue


Holiday Inn

Gloria hotel


Remezov Hotel


Hotel “Onegin”

“Panorama” Hotel


To be provided

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.

Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School