Upon Arrival

  • Step 1 — Arrival

    Make sure to arrive no later than 30 days before your visa expires to have enough time to register your visa and appply for visa extension. Upon arrival in Moscow airport and collecting your luggage, proceed to your place of residence (dorm, alternative housing or private apartment) right away. Our recommendation is to use officail taxi service. Just show the location address to a taxi driver.

  • Step 2 — Dormitory Check-in

    The referral for dormitory accommodation will be emailed to you by the International Prep Year Office  a week  or so before your confirmed arrival date. Upon check-in, submit to the dormitory administration: your passport, migration card, original  health certificate in Russian or English, and medical insurance policy

    AND sign:

  • Step 4 — Migration registration

    The procedure depends on your place of residence in Russia:

    If you will be staying in a dormitory or university alternative hosuing, the dormitory/alternative housing passport officer will help you obtain initial migration registration. Make sure to contact/visit him/her on the next business day after arrival with your passport and migration card.

    If you will be staying in a private apartment, your lanlord will have to apply for your migration registration within 7 working days after you arrive.  Before enering into a lease agreement, make sure the owner of the apartment is aware of the requirement and is willing to deal with it. 

    When in the city, always have copies of your passport, registraion slip and migration card on you. Remember - foreign citizens are required to get a new migration registration every time they cross the border to enter and re-enter Russia, or travel in Russia. More information is at HSE App X Migration Registration.

  • Step 5 — Enrollment

    We use electronic documents management systems for preparatoty programs enrollment purposes.  Scholarship students will be enrolled based on their personal records and referrals, stored in the  Russian Ministry of Education online database.

    Fee-paying students will be enrolled based on the electonic records, stored in their personal online Prep Year accounts after tuition fee payment is confirmed. 

  • Step 6 — Student pass and documents for visa extension

    Once your enrollment is completed, the student pass and visa extension documents are available, we will inform you about the date and time for you to visit the International Prep Year study office, which is located in Moscow on Pokrovsky bulvar, 11, Entrance # 1, office D601. 

  • Step 7— Class schedule

    Learn more at Timetable