You are going to study at the Moscow State University of Psychology & Education. Below you can find answers on key important questions.
1. Student Visa
1.1. The process of obtaining a visa
Visa country students have to validate a visa invitation for a study visa registration. To do this, one should provide the Department the following documents and information after passing the entrance examination and enrollment to MSUPE:
• extract from the enrollment order
• a copy of the studying contract with MSUPE
• receipt for education fee for the first half-year (for commercial courses)
• Passport / foreign passport (Validity of the passport should not expire earlier than a year and a half from the date of the intended entry into the Russian Federation)
• state and city of birth
• name and address of the study place abroad and a detailed abroad home address
• the exact date of entry into the Russian Federation
• place of getting visa abroad – a city in which there is a consulate of the Russian Federation
Visa invitation is to be registered within 3 weeks. After receiving a visa invitation the student leaves for his country to validate the student visa (visa invitation can be sent by express mail). The term of producing the visa is 7 workdays. The validity duration of the Student visa is 90 days. The student visa may be extended until the end of the learning process in the MSUPE.
1.2. Extension of visa in Russian Federation
During the term of study the student visa can be extended in the Russian Federation, and the multiple-entry visa can be also registered, which is valid through the end of the academic year and provides the right to enter the Russian Federation and leave the country unlimited number of times. Please note that you can extend only a single entry visa. Double entry visa can not be extended on the territory of the Russian Federation. This means that if you make a double entry visa, at the end of its term (90 days) you have to leave the country and validate a new one.
The Office of International Affairs of MSUPE helps foreign students with the multiple-entry visa. To do this, one must provide the following documents:
• copies of passport, visa and migration card
• 1 photo 3×4 cm (black and white or colour on mat paper)
• the detachable voucher of the migration control form (the counterfoil of the migration registration on the territory of the Russian Federation)
• 1600 rubles to pay the state fee for visa extension
• the form of standard pattern with your signature
2. Border crossing
2.1 Migration card
When you cross a border of the Russian Federation, you fill in the migration card, which confirms the presence on the territory of Russia. Validity of the migration card coincides with the term of validity of the visa. Please note that when crossing Russian border, you need to mention study as a purpose of your stay in a certain section. Only in this case, the university will be able to extend the visa for the required amount of time.
2.2 Migration registration
Foreign students have to visit the department of International Affairs after enrollment. Migration registration gives a foreigner the right to stay on the territory of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the Federal Law “About Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation” a foreign citizen must provide the Department of International Affairs of MSUPE (hereinafter – Department) (Sretenka street 29, office 224) the following documents within 2 working days from the day of arrival:
• extract from the order of enrolment / transfer to the next course
• a copy of the studying contract with MSUPE
• Passport / foreign passport
• visa (for visa regime)
• migration card with border control mark of entry into the Russian Federation
A foreign citizen, continuing training is required to arrive at the department 2 weeks before the expiry of the migration control validity and provide the documents listed above for its extension, plus a detachable part of the notification of migration registration.
A foreign citizen, who hasn’t prolonged his registration in time is considered as staying illegally on the territory of the Russian Federation and shall be personally liable according to the legal system of the Russian Federation.
Please note that in case of moving around the Russian Federation and of the migration registration in other cities (for example, if you stayed in hotels and staff has given you the detachable part of the notification in another city) you need to contact the Department of International Affairs after returning to Moscow (within 2 days of arrival) with a new registration process.
In addition after the extension of the visa the registration process is renewed.
We would like you to take seriously the question of the availability of valid documents. When checking the documents you need to provide them to the law enforcement officers (police):
• national passport with a valid visa (for visa countries);
• migration card with a note of crossing the border;
• the detachable part of the notification blank of arrival with a note of the territorial institution of the Federal Migration Service of the statement on the migratory account.
The Staff of The Office of International Affairs helps with solving the migration control and extension of training visa issues.
3. Medical insurance
Foreign students are required to purchase the supplementary health insurance at their own expense. MSUPE cooperates with several “LOID-CITY” insurance companies which provide students with quality medical care. It costs nine thousand rubles a year. Emergency medical care is free for all students. There are medical offices in academic buildings of MSUPE where one can get the first medical aid or turn to the medical advice.
4. The academic building
There are 4 academic buildings in MSUPE. The address of the Institute foreign languages, modern communication & managment is the following: Shelepikhinskaya emb., 2A.
Telephone numbers: +7 (499) 256-79-10
The Head of the Institute: Anatoly I. Kirsanov
Location: Moscow, Chechulina street, 3/2, Hostel of Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (it is located on the second and the third floor)
It is comfortable and provides a full living conditions. Rooms designed for 2, 3 or 4 people, in rooms there is internet access. There is a separate kitchen with all necessary appliances.
6. Administrative building
The address of the main building of MSUPE: 29, Sretenka str., Moscow.
Directions: The “Suharevskaya” metro station, walk toward the exit from the underground and then turn left, pass McDonald’s by and go through the arch.
On all organizational matters, please contact the International Department (room 224)
The telephone number: 7(495)607-0872 or E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Head of the International Department is Bajkovskaja Natalja Andreevna.
All students have public transport fare privileges. Travel document (student social card) is issued on the basis of student card. The card is produced for free. The term of producing the travel document is 10 workdays. The cost of the subway ticket is 350 rubles per month. The land conveyance ticket costs 260 rubles per month.
There is student cafeteria in the main building of MSUPE. The cost of the set lunch for students varies from 120 rubles. There is the canteen on the faculty of foreign languages, where you can drink a cup of tea, coffee, soft drinks and have a snack (e.g. a hamburger, pizza, etc.) There are many supermarkets near the hostel, where you can buy any goods for a moderate price.
Foreign students study in MSUPE. University enrolls about 30 students from other countries annually, including exchange programs. In the university a favorable and safe environment for students is created in all academic buildings on each territory. There is a check-point on the territory of the university. There are courts and playing fields and there is also the access to the Internet resources.
MSUPE has been working actively at the safe learning environment support, assisting in the socio-psychological adaptation of foreign students to the life in the city, and also conducting psychological and educational support to each student. The results of our work influence positively the psychological climate and the student environment in general.