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International Students in Perm and PSU: News on Vaccination, Tests and Study Format

According to RBK-Perm Media Company (РБК-Пермь), the return of all foreign students to Perm might take 3-4 months. To remind, this is the information about the city on a whole, with several universities teaching various groups of international students, from all over the world.

One of the most important issues related to the return is the vaccination against coronavirus. Many students, according to the rules of their country, already come vaccinated. And, in order to switch them to full-time studies, universities require notarized and translated copies of vaccination certificates. However, not everyone has analogs of QR codes attributed to Russian vaccines.

As we earlier noticed, prior to arrival, foreign students must notify PSU International Department at least 10 days in advance of the entry date by int_dpt@psu.ru and international@psu.ru. No earlier than 3 days before the arrival, a foreign student must pass a PCR test for COVID-19.

Vadim Gataulin, Head of PSU International Department and Yasir Jasmin (Iraq), student of the Faculty of Chemistry, PSU, winner of the Russian language test TruD ’2020

Since September 2021, PSU international students are able to get vaccination at the University health center (dormitory #2). To do this, a student needs to show a voluntary health insurance, a personal ID and a student pass. Also, foreign citizens can be vaccinated in their own country.

Generally, foreign students in Perm are offered anti-COVID vaccination at Perm Regional Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS and Infectious Diseases (AIDS Center), on a commercial basis, RUB 650 per an injection. Those who do not get vaccinated, will also be allowed to study, in a remote format.

“The distance learning offered during the pandemic has already proved its efficiency. Offline classes ere are also present for those specialties which require lab projects and workshops. The process yet has been moved to the maximum distance,”

says Vadim Gataulin, Head of PSU International Department.

The overwhelming majority of foreign students in Perm – more than 90%, study on a paid contract basis. The tuition fees among all Perm-based universities remain the same – as well as the curriculum, which covers all the disciplines required, albeit in a distance format. Besides Perm State University, in Perm foreign students choose Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm State Medical University, Perm State Agrarian and Technological University.

Get Higher Education in Russia for Free!

In Russia, the number of applications by residents of foreign countries is constantly growing. In 2019/2020 academic year, more than 13,000 foreign residents were admitted according to a special quota, and 15,000 people in 2020/21. The admission quota for 2021/22 is 18,000.

To apply for a free (state-funded) place, a foreign applicant needs to:

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation has already received more than 7,000 applications for training. More than 2,000 of them have been approved by Russian universities, the rest are under consideration by educational institutions. More than 7,000 new applications are expected in the near future

The President of the Russian Federation set the task of increasing the number of foreign residents studying in Russian universities, at least as twice. According to the Decree by the Government of the Russian Federation (8 December, 2020, # 2150) “On the establishment of a quota for the education of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation”, since 2023, 30,000 people will be able to receive higher education on such conditions, annually.

Got questions on being admitted within the quota by the Russian Government? Call the hotline of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation: 8 (495) 122-22-68 (Mon-Fri: 08: 00-20:00 Moscow time; 05:00-15:00 UTC).

News and Picture Source: Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (avoid gaps in the link).

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