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After your arrival in Russia you have to take care of some formalities. Here's an overview!
As soon as you arrived at the university/city distenation, you must register with the administration of the university.
Next, you can then apply for your residence permit.
All students have to enrol at university before they can commence their studies.
Besides, pass medicine exams in the university hospitals.
It’s an important step that you’ll need on future occasions.
Sure, Moscow is known for the nouveau glitz and glam, but the cost of living in Russia can be completely affordable and can also make it a comfortable place to live in. The image of a visitor to Russia is very different from the reality of living as a local. Russia can be an expensive place to live if you live like a Russian mogul or expatriate business traveler. But your average citizen will find living in this country to be reasonable and comfortable. Apartments are affordable, transportation is cheap and convenient, utilities are inexpensive and local phone calls are free.Prices may vary depending on product and service provider.
|Furnished one-bedroom apartment||RUB 60,000|
|Furnished three-bedroom apartment||RUB 120,000|
|Eggs (dozen)||RUB 80|
|Milk (1 litre)||RUB 63|
|Rice (1kg)||RUB 65|
|Loaf of white bread||RUB 35|
|Chicken breasts (1kg)||RUB 252|
|Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)||RUB 100|
|Big Mac Meal||RUB 310|
|Coca-Cola (330ml)||RUB 50|
|Bottle of local beer||RUB 75|
|Three-course meal for two at mid-range restaurant||RUB 2,520|
|Mobile to mobile call rate (per minute)||RUB 2.80|
|Internet (uncapped ADSL or cable - average per month)||RUB 364|
|Basic utilities (per month for small apartment)||RUB 7,000|
|Taxi rate (per kilometre)||RUB 20|
|Bus/train fare to the city centre||RUB 45|
|Petrol/gasoline (per litre)||RUB 36|
Accommodation options in Russia fall broadly into two types: apartments in the city, or houses in secure compounds outside of the city. Prices range from the expensive to the exorbitant.
The most typical lodging options for an international student in Russia are a university dormitory, a rental apartment or a host family. It is very important to find the best option within your budget. Consider all 'pros' and 'cons' before committing yourself to an option. The choice of the place where you will stay in a sense defines your academic success.
This is the most affordable option. International and out-of-town students are provided with dormitory places. Normally they are located on the campus or not far from the university. In most cases from 2 to 4 students share a room. In a typical dormitory room you will find writing desks, chairs, closets, bookshelves, beds and nightstands.
Students who live in a dormitory must follow certain rules. The obvious ones are not to damage the furniture, keep one’s room tidy, not make too much noise (loud music, TV, etc.), notify the hall of residence supervisor of one’s long absence. You will be informed about these rules upon arrival.
Although the cost of living in Russia has increased over the last few years, everyday living costs remain comparably low. Accommodation is affordable, transportation is cheap and convenient and utilities are reasonable.
Health: there is a reciprocal healthcare agreement with several insurance policies for free hospital treatment. Any treatment is likely to be limited though so you should make sure you have suitable travel insurance as well.
Emergency numbers: 112 can be used for any emergency service in Russia.
Yes, health insurance policy is mandatory to have.
Almost of universities offer option of accommodation for foreign students.
Yes, you can work during your studies in Russia, however, a work permit may be required to obtain.
You need to have a local Russian insurance company.
Russia has a various kind of weather due its big territory (The biggest country in the world).
You will need approx. $70 up to $150 per month as for pocket money.
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