The paper focuses on the multilingual educational environment within the higher education institutions and introduces the students' survey results and respective comments. The survey took place in the Russian metropolitan university. Students were asked to express their attitude to four type of possible university programmes. The survey took into account the students' year of studies, their nationality (from over 100 countries), social background (from low income, average income, wealthy families), geographical origin ( metropolitan, industrial, small town, rural areas), gender, specialization field, formats of learning (full time, part-time). the paper provides figures, their discussion and recommendations for prospective studies within the field.