Russian Student Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreign students who wish to study and reside in Russia for more than 3 months, need to apply for a student long stay visa. which is renewable till the course ends.

The processing time for study visa may take from 2-5 weeks from the application day.

You can bring spouse and kids with you.

Note: Special work permit for students can also be applied while you are studying to work along the course as well. Students can work only according to the profession specified in the permit, and in the region (city) where their university is located

The general application process is ;

  1. Find a course in an approved educational institution of Russia

  2. Contact the university and initiate your application process.

  3. Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.

  4. Get the acceptance/registration letter from the university in Russia

  5. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  6. Apply for a student visa and prepare to move to Russia



Upto 12 month(s)



72 Month(s)



200 USD (approx.)


P. Residency

12 Month(s)


Processing time

2-5 week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Russian Student Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a passport valid no less than 18 months from the day the visa starts
  • You must be successfully accepted in one of the full time courses of approved Russian universities/colleges
  • You must have an invitation letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and the Federal Migration Service of Russia or the university
  • You must have negative HIV test results, done in the recent 3 months
  • You must be able to cover your course fees or show a scholarship which confirms the payment of the tuition fees

Which documents do I need to apply for the Russian Student Visa?

5 Document Required

  • Valid passport copy
  • Invitation letter from the University or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Two recently taken passport size photos
  • Completed Application form
  • Proof of funds covering the tuition fees or scholarship which states to cover the tuition fee

Talent Migration data for Russia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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