“Increase of the standard of maintenance of the state academic scholarships for students to the minimum wage would require a substantial increase in budget allocation of Federal budget”, – quotes words of the representative of the Ministry of education and science reported.

He added that the Agency is considering various options to increase the scholarship provided to University students. At the same time, the Ministry of education has already announced additional budget requirements for this purpose in the amount of about 8 billion rubles.

currently the minimum wage is 12 130 rubles. At the same time, the average scholarship in the country is four times less – it is equal to 2,980 rubles, said the Ministry of education.