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Accommodation

University Hotels

International students are accommodated in the University hotels for foreign students, which are situated within the main University's campus and on one of the main streets in the very center of the city. The places has a very convenient location – it is just a hundred meters off Nevsky Prospect and Ligovsky Avenue – the main streets of the city with thousands of people walking to and fro all day and all night.

From here a student gets a quick walking access to the most famous museums, architectural monuments, picturesque panoramic views of buildings, bridges, rivers and canals as well as to the largest shopping centres of St. Petersburg, such as Gallery.

The buildings has a cafe, snack bar with a billiard room, food store, beauty parlour, laundry services. Cost of Accommodation: $25-100 a day depending on the type of room.

The international office is located in a hostel building on Kazanskaya street.

A student can get more information about the hotel from the International Office or the hotel service:

• 6 Kazanskaya str., 191186, St. Petersburg, tel. +7 (812) 314-7472 – reception.
• 275 Ligovsky pr., 192007, St. Petersburg, tel. +7 (812) 572-3767 – reception.

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Dormitory on Kazanskaya street, 6

 

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Dormitory at 275 Ligovsky Prospekt

Frequently asked questions

How to apply for degree/non-degree programmes?

➤ To apply a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme at Herzen University you need:

  • to choose a program
  • to prepare necessary documents (the list of documents is available here)
  • to pass entrance exams

More information about the admission procedure for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program is available here

➤ To apply for the Foundation programme or the Russian as Foreign Language courses you need:

  • to fill out application form here

➤ To apply for a non-degree programme or a teacher-training programme you need to make an enquiry via e-mail: international@herzen.edu.ru

What is the language of instruction at Herzen University?
How can I apply if I do not speak Russian?

The language of instruction at Herzen University is Russian.

If you do not speak Russian, you may take the Foundation programme – a Preparatory Course for Those Who Are Planning to Apply for a University Degree Programme.

Course duration – 10 months.

The Foundation programme starts every Monday throughout September - October.

Upon completion of the Foundation Programme you may apply for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program.

More detailed information about the Foundation Programme is available here

How to get a student visa?

➤ To get a student visa to study on Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme you have to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University.

To get an official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form
  • A copy of the last Russian visa (if applicable)

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

➤ To get the Russian entry visa to study at the Foundation programme (10 months) or other Russian as Foreign language non-degree programmes you have to do the following:

  • to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University

To obtain the official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

What am I required to do upon arrival?

Upon arrival to St. Petersburg, you have to get the residence registration within the period of 7 days. The registration is required by the Russian migration law.

➤ If you stay at a Herzen University’s dormitory your residence registration is issued by the dormitory’s administrative staff.

➤ If you rent an apartment you have to address the landlord (property owner) in order to be registered at the place of your residence.

More detailed information about the residence registration procedure is available here