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The procedure and conditions for the entry of foreign citizens into the territory of the Russian Federation for study purposes

By order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 16, 2021 No. 639-r, foreign students, graduate students, students of preparatory courses, courses "Russian as a foreign language" are allowed to return to Russia to continue their studies. The procedure for the entry of students from abroad has been developed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

          Take into account, that only foreign citizens of countries, recommended by Rospotrebnadzor as safe ones from the point of epidemiological situation, can enter Russia for study purposes. Currently, foreign students from Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Greece, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Maldives, Republic of Arab Emirates, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Tanzania can enter Russia, Japan, Turkey, Finland, Switzerland, Ethiopia, South Korea, South Ossetia, Japan.

          The list of countries, open for foreign students to enter Russia, regularly updated by Rospotrebnadzor, will be provided by the university to the students.

          Before arriving to Russia, foreign students must notify the university by e-mail at least 10 days in advance of the date of their entry into the Russian Federation. After sending the letter, information about the entry will be sent to the e-mail.

          No earlier than 3 calendar days before the arrival into Russia, the student must pass the PCR method test for COVID-19, and, if the result is negative, receive the corresponding document in English in his/her country.

          Within 72 hours after entering the territory of Russia, foreign students must pass the second PCR test. Until the test results are achieved, it is necessary to observe the self-isolation regime at the place of residence. During the period of isolation, study process is organized on-line. Foreign students are not allowed to visit classes without the second test results.

          The results of two tests for COVID-19 by the PCR method, obtained before and after entering the territory of the Russian Federation, foreign students have to provide to the documentation specialist of International Relations Department Daria Alexandrovna Komnatnaya.

          Komnatnaya D.A. prepares a draft order on the admission of a foreign student to off-line full-time education process, when two negative test results for COVID-19 by the PCR method are provided.

          If, during the period of self-isolation, the first symptoms of an acute respiratory illness (fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough) by foreign students occurred, the student must immediately inform the university and call a doctor.

          For any additional questions, please contact the hotline:

- from 9-00 o'clock until 17-00 o'clock by phone number 8 (862) 264-84-86;

- at the time of a day by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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