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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.

Come Back to PSU: A Notice to International Students

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 int_dpt@psu.ru. 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.

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