7 most prestigious universities in Belarus

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The quality of education largely depends on the correct choice of the university. Belarus is proud of many worthy educational institutions (and this is not only about the capital). Today we will focus on the best universities in the country, offering a high level of knowledge for affordable money. Further – 7 most prestigious universities in Belarus.

About ranking

When choosing Belarusian universities that fit the category of the best, our experts were guided by 2 important factors: the level of the entrance score and the position of the educational institution in the international rankings of 2019. So, in which universities in Belarus can education be considered the most prestigious and of the highest quality? The place of the educational institution in a number of ratings was taken into account as the main figures.

One of them is Webometrics . This system shows the positions of universities in the countries of the world, taking into account their 'visibility' on the Internet and global activities, the relevance of the provided work results, etc. THE – is a rating created by the British publication TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION based on the achievements of the university.

Some of the educational institutions presented below have managed to get into another prestigious international rating – QS. Its task is to show universities, taking into account the quality and activity of the research carried out in them, the professional potential of graduates, the opinions of the employers of these graduates, etc.

With regard to passing marks, the highest indicators in the country were taken into account (this applies to the daily budgetary form of education). Our rating shows the average score for several faculties.

The best educational institutions in Belarus: top 7 most prestigious universities in the country

Nomination a place University Webometrics
The best educational institutions in Belarus: top 7 most prestigious universities in the country 1 BSU 489 place
2 BSPU them. Maxima Tanka 5020 place
3 BSUIR _ 3720 place
4 GrSU them. Yanka Kupala 3350 place
5 BNTU 2720 ​​place
6 GSU 3981 place
7 BSMU 4221 place


Rating: 5.0


  1. Passing mark: 355 points
  2. Webometrics: 489
  3. THE: 1001+
  4. QS: 354th place

The educational institution is considered the leading one in the country. It is located in the capital and has been operating since 1921. The BSU includes 2 dozen educational institutes, in addition to this – 4 research, 5 – related to retraining, 13 research centers, several dozen research laboratories, etc.

Over the long history of its existence, the structure of the educational institution has undergone many changes: a whole institute was formed on the basis of the Faculty of Medicine, 2 more institutes (economic and financial and economic) were organized on the basis of the faculties of law and economy, in the 70s BSU organized a number of scientific schools in areas of nuclear optics, biophysics, etc.

During the period of Soviet perestroika, the institute focused on expanding the humanitarian education system. Already in the 2000s, several research centers were opened at the same time on the basis of the state university. BSU is an active member of international university associations, has more than 300 agreements on cooperation with scientific and educational institutions from more than 50 countries.

In 2012, the university relied on active support of student development and improvement of university management, implementing several innovative projects.

Since 2008, BSU has been a permanent member of one of the most renowned Webometrics ratings. Over the past 3 years, there has been a rapid growth in the rating of the university. BSU ranks 4th among all higher educational institutions of the CIS countries, yielding primacy only to 3 Russian ones – Tomsk, St. Petersburg and Moscow University. Lomonosov.

BSPU them. Maxima Tanka

Rating: 4.9

BSPU them.  Maxima Tanka

  1. Passing mark: 400 points
  2. Webometrics: 5020th place

The Pedagogical University is considered one of the oldest universities in the capital: it cordially opened its doors to its first students back in the days of Nicholas II – in 1914, being called the Minsk Teachers' Institutes at that time. After 4 years, it was solemnly opened as the Minsk Pedagogical Institute, which later became the basis for the creation of a pedagogical faculty in the Belarusian State.

In the 1920s, the teaching staff of the pedagogical university included many outstanding cultural and scientific figures of that period. Among them are Bronislav Tarashkevich, Efim Karsky, etc. Over the long years of its existence, BSPU has repeatedly been awarded the highest state awards for outstanding achievements in scientific activity and high-quality training of teaching staff.

BSPU has been renamed several times over the entire period of its activity. The university received its present name in 1995 – in honor of the country's national poet Maxim Tank. The Pedagogical University is the only one in Belarus that has a planetarium with an accurate model of the starry sky.

In 2018, the educational institution received the status of the basic organization of the CIS member states for the training and retraining of teachers (according to the resolution of the Council of CIS Foreign Ministers).


Rating: 4.8


  1. Passing mark: 360 points
  2. Webometrics: 3720

The Moscow University of Informatics and Radioelectronics is deservedly considered the leading university in the field of radio and electrical engineering, information technology and communications. BSUIR is the basic organization of the CIS member states for education in the field of informatics and radio electronics.

The educational institution is proud of its research activities: the university is a regular participant in international conferences, conducts research in 9 different areas (including nanotechnology, cybersecurity, and even millimeter-wave systems). The university has 3 dozen research laboratories, several research centers and even a business incubator. BSUIR closely cooperates with more than 140 higher educational institutions from 49 countries of the world.

The university takes care of its students, not only providing high quality knowledge and opportunities for realizing scientific potential, but also providing an opportunity for foreign internships. The university also provides high-quality, eventful student leisure: creative exhibitions, festivals, competition programs are regularly held, 44 creative teams function. For supporters of a sports lifestyle, there are 40 sports sections on the territory of BSUIR, there is a swimming pool and a sports and recreation complex.

GrSU them. Yanka Kupala

Rating: 4.7

GrSU them.  Yanka Kupala

  1. Passing mark: 370 points
  2. Webometrics: 3350th place

Not so long ago, the eminent university celebrated its 80th anniversary: ​​the Grodno State University was founded on the eve of the Great Patriotic War. It got its name in honor of the Belarusian poet and playwright Yanka Kupala. GRSU is considered one of the exemplary educational institutions of the country, taking the 3rd place. The university was also noted by the international rating Webometrics: it is included in the first 4000 best universities in the world. Since 2011 it has the status of a scientific organization. Has a confirmed accreditation of a classical university.

In 2014, the State Regional State University named after I. Yanka Kupala was included in the rating of the best universities in the CIS. In 2016, he co-founded the country's first Innovative Media Cluster, whose work is aimed at the effective development of a competitive media space in the Grodno region.

There are 12 research laboratories on the basis of the educational institution. The scientific library of the university has 700,000 books, including various works in English, French, Italian, Polish, German and even Chinese.


Rating: 4.6


  1. Passing mark: 340 points
  2. Webometrics: 2720
  3. QS: 801-1000

The educational institution is considered the leading one in the national education system of Belarus among engineering and technical universities. In the 1920s, when the BNTU was formed, the almost impossible task of training qualified personnel for various sectors of the national economy fell on its shoulders. And the university (at that time – the Polytechnic Institute) brilliantly fulfilled this task, becoming in the first couple of decades of its existence one of the leading technical universities of the USSR.

Today BNTU prepares qualified personnel for all sectors of the national economy. Education at the university is directly related to production activities. To get into the lists of those enrolled in the BNTU, you will have to try a lot, nevertheless, the passing scores cannot be called overwhelming: a purposeful and knowledge-based applicant has every chance of becoming a university student.

Interesting fact. The scientific library of the National Technical University is considered one of the oldest in Belarus among universities, and is located in 2 buildings at once.

Back in 1986, the Department of Automated Programming Systems began its work at the university. And after 10 years of its existence, it managed to form its own local computer network, gaining fame outside the country. For example, back in 1994, the university held a republican conference with the participation of scientists from Russia, Poland, Lebanon and other countries. The educational institution actively cooperated with the Swiss Higher Technical School.


Rating: 4.5

Gomel University named after Francisk Skaryna

  1. Passing mark: 300 points
  2. Webometrics: 3981st

Francisk Skorina Gomel University was founded on the basis of the Pedagogical Institute back in 1930. During the Second World War, the educational institution was evacuated to the Kirov region, but already in 1944 the then institute resumed its activities. A famous Belarusian scientist in the field of mechanics of metal-polymer systems, Vladimir Bely, was appointed the first rector of the university.

In 1973, the Soviet theoretical physicist, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Boris Bokut, became the rector of Gomel University, who, over the years of his work, managed to create a scientific school in optics, which became famous far beyond the borders of the country. It is worth noting the highest professional level of the teaching staff of the university, whose experience was actively used in many countries, which the Soviet Union assisted in the training of qualified personnel. Among these countries are Vietnam, Cuba, Algeria, Mongolia, etc.

For many years the university has been maintaining close ties with many industrial enterprises of the country and research institutes. GSU became the first university in the country to establish branches of its departments at research institutes and various enterprises.

The educational institution received its current name relatively recently: in 1988, by a resolution of the Council of Ministers of the BSSR, it was decided to assign the university the name of the East Slavic first printer who translated a number of religious books into the Belarusian version of the Church Slavonic language.

In the 1990s, the university began to enter the international arena, seeking to strengthen ties with universities in other countries. Thus, the result of close cooperation with the University of Auvergne Clermont-1 (France) was the creation of the Franco-Belarusian Institute of Management, which existed until 2013. In 2017, with the support of one of the Chinese universities, the Confucius Institute was opened.


Rating: 4.4


  1. Passing mark: 376 points
  2. Webometrics: 4221st place

The last participant in the rating and the only representative of the medical industry in it. Leading higher educational institution in the country. It gained independence in 1930: on the basis of the Faculty of Medicine of the Belarusian State University. During its existence, the university has improved and developed its structure several times. In the distant 60s, the dental faculty began its work, 50 years later – the pharmaceutical one.

Close international cooperation in the field of science and education is one of the key areas of BSMU activity. The Medical University is an associate member of several organizations: associations of university graduates, associations of higher medical education. BSMU actively cooperates with the World Society for the Protection of Animals, WHO, etc.

For more than half a century, the university has been operating a research laboratory, reorganized in 2012 into a research part. In terms of the volume of research carried out, the level of equipment and personnel, the research laboratory is comparable to the industry research institute.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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