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Pre-Departure Checklist

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STUDENT VISA

Citizens of Azerbaijan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Armenia, and Uzbekistan do not need a visa to enter Russia.

Detailed information about getting an invitation and visa is available in the section Visa.

  • After the visa invitation appears in your personal account or after you get it by email, you may apply for a student visa at a Russian consulate or visa centre in your home country (single-entry visa, 90-day duration);
  • When you get your visa, don't forget to check if there are any mistakes on the visa and if all the information is correct.
     

PLANNING YOUR ARRIVAL

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND CERTIFICATES

  • Pass the COVID-19 test (using the PCR method) no earlier than 2 days before your trip (a certificate of COVID-19 absence is required at the airport, train station, and HSE dormitory);
  • Get a health insurance that will be valid for the entire period of your stay, or choose an insurance company in Russia where you can get a policy on arrival;
  • Read about the medical examination that should be made upon your arrival; 
  • Get a certificate of vaccination or a copy of the certificate of preventive vaccination.

CONTACTS

  • Keep the contacts of your Programme Office and programme manager, as well as the International Office;
  • Keep the contacts of the Embassy/Consulate of your country in Russia.
     

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU: 

  • Documents for admission (visit the website for international applicants of the HSE-Nizhny Novgorod to see the list of documents);
  • Certificate of COVID-19 absence (PCR test);
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate issued in English or in Russian (if you are vaccinated);
  • Originals of documents required for the trip (passport, plane/train ticket);
  • Original of medical certificate, HIV test, Hepatitis B,C tests (for students received a full scholarship);
  • Cash to use during your first few days in Russia (US dollars, euros, or rubles).

 

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