International Students at Perm State University (PSU) will start the 2021-2022 academic year in the same format as Russian students: full-time bachelors will start their studies in a traditional format, while second-year graduate, postgraduate and part-time students will start distance studying, online. Yet, foreigners must follow entry rules developed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
Prior to arrival, foreign students must notify the Department of International Relations at PSU at least 10 days in advance of the date of entry by firstname.lastname@example.org. No earlier than 3 days before the arrival, a foreign student must pass a PCR test for COVID-19.
In case of a negative result is negative, please provide confirmation in Russian or English. Foreign students are required to do a repeat test within 72 hours after entering Russia. Before the announcement of the second test results, it is necessary to observe the self-isolation regime at the place of stay. If necessary, PSU will provide a dedicated, isolated observation placement for that.
“We are trying to create comfortable learning conditions for our international students. With all its advantages, the distance format cannot provide a high level of efficiency of practical training, which is most important for natural science specialties. Therefore, PSU is committed to providing full-time residency for as many international students as possible – guided by the rules of entry for foreign citizens studying at Russian universities, developed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation,”comments Mikhail Grabevnik, Head of International Academic Mobility Office, PSU.
PSU international students will be able to get vaccinated 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.
Perm State University expects 550 two-component vaccines for foreign students. Currently, 340 out of 412 foreign students are staying in Russia. In the future, about 200 more are expected to come.
International students will be able to continue their studies at Russian universities in full-time format in accordance with the joint decision of the Operational headquarters to prevent the import and spread of a new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.