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All applicants need to obtain a student visa in order to study at PetrSU. This type of visa requires an invitation letter from an educational institution. Our coordinators will prepare your invitation after all the necessary documents have been processed.

Petrozavodsk State University will provide visa support for all incoming international students.

The first step to receiving a visa invitation is to send a scanned copy of your passport and completed application form to

Before submitting an application and a scan of your passport, please be sure:

      - Your passport is valid 18 months from the date of your arrival in Russia.
        If not, you will need to renew your passport before applying for the program.

      - You submit your application no later than 8 weeks before the expected date of your arrival.
        We need this time to prepare an invitation letter. 

The initial student visa is a single-entry visa issued for 3 months only. Please note that you are getting single entry visa by default. With such visa you can travel within Russia, but you cannot go abroad.

If you're going to stay for more than 3 months, you will have an opportunity to extend the visa. Multi-entry visa is extended for the whole period of your studies.

Documents required for issuance of multi-entry visa:

  • passport 
  • migration card
  • health insurance, valid for at least 365 days on the territory of the Russian Federation. The insurance can be made at the university (2000 RUB).
  • receit for paymnet of the state duty (1600 RUB)


Contact us now and we will be happy to help with your visa arrangements!

Linguistic Centre
Petrozavodsk State University
Office 401, Anokhina str., 20
Petrozavodsk, 185910, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation
Tel: +7(8142) 76-58-35; 71-96-27
Fax: + 7(8142) 78-26-68 ,

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