Togliatti State University:visa support

Support of International Students

TSU creates a comfortable environment for students to explore and realize their potential. We are aware of various difficulties that international students face when they come to live and study in entirely new conditions. All University staff is dedicated to make adaptation of every student as quick and smooth as possible.

Communication Center of TSU created a special program for language support of the international students. During the first year of studying the students, who require better Russian language skills, take special courses. Academic Russian language is also included into the preparatory course.

International Cooperation Department supports international students assisting with health insurance, bank account, and registration with migration services. All students take introductory tours around Togliatti, as well as international communication trainings.



Student visa is necessary for students, who come to Russia for any type of education. Normally, a student visa has limited validity - 90 days, but it can be extended repeatedly depending on how long you will study at the university that has provided you with the invitation. This means that with the invitation from a university you can apply for and receive a one-entry student visa that can be prolonged for the whole period of your studies.


Preparing an invitation for visa from the University takes around 30-40 days. After receiving our Visa Support Letter and Official Letter of Admission, please, contact the Russian Embassy/Consulate General in your city in order to get your visa.

You should come to Russia no less than 20 days prior to the expiry of your one-entry student visa


Entry to Russia and registration with the local migration services for the period of your study.

Registration is an essential part of successful stay in Togliatti as an international student. You have to be registered within 3 days on arrival in Russia by Federal Migration Service, so please make sure you come to the International Cooperation Department of the University within 3 days of your arrival to submit necessary documents for registration.



-     The process of preparing your visa invitation takes around 30-40 days, so, please, make your plans accordingly.

-     You will receive a scanned copy of your invitation by e-mail first, then the original invitation will be sent to you by mail (make sure you have provided a valid mailing address)

-     You will be granted an entry visa to Russia only after you submit the original invitation and other required documents to the Russian Embassy (or Consulate) in your city.

-     You should not book or purchase your tickets before you receive the scanned copy of your invitation by e-mail


List of Required Documents

Please, make sure you have the following documents upon arrival at Togliatti State University:

♦ valid international passport 

♦ valid student visa 

♦ migration card 

♦ medical certificate (including AIDS test) 



TSU provides visa support to the applicants through the appropriate Embassy (Consulate) of the Russian Federation in your city.

For visa support, it is necessary to send an e-mail to a copy of your international passport together with the following information:

-     country of birth

-     city of birth

-     city of residence

-     city where you will apply for a visa

-     estimated dates of arrival in Togliatti

-     full mailing address to which we will send the invitation after it is ready

-     name of the person who will receive the invitation

-     telephone number and e-mail of that person


Preparing the invitation takes around 40 working days. 

There is NO possibility of urgent Invitation issue, so please plan accordingly. The original invitation will be sent to you by express mail.

Fees for visa support are included into the fees you pay under the Agreement you signed with the University.



All foreign citizens arriving in Russia have to complete a migration card provided at the customs. Please, fill it in carefully and keep it safe for the whole period of your stay in Russia.



All international students need to obtain a health insurance policy after arriving in Russia. There are different types available with estimated costs range from 2,000 to 5,000 rubles per year. International Cooperation Department assists all students in choosing and obtaining the most appropriate one.