Admission Procedure

How to become a student of Penza State Technological University?

First steps to the university.
Choose the program you'd like to take at our University. See Programmes.

  1. Send a copy of your international passport and a copy of your educational documents in English or in Russian to an admission officer by e-mail:
  2. Wait for an official answer on your admission to the University.
  3. Wait for an invitation and official letter of admission within 1 month after approval. These invitations give you the right to apply for an entry visa at the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your home country prior to arrival in Russia.
  4. While waiting for the invitation and official letter of admission:
    • contact the Embassy of the Russian Federation in your country to get necessary information concerning the documents you may need to submit and collect all the necessary documents for getting a visa;
    • send to an admission officer your contact information (postal address and phone number) so that he/she could send you an invitation via regular post OR e-mail:
  5. Your invitation is valid for 90 days. The expiration date of invitation and entrance visa is the same. You're obliged to arrive to Penza a month before the expiration date of the visa.
  6. After receiving the visa send to an admission officer the information about your travel route (airline, flight or train number, arrival time, etc.) You're obliged to arrive in Penza 5 working days before the beginning of the classes, and not later than a month before expiration date of your visa.
  7. In case of your exit from the Russian Federation and entry into the Russian Federation you must visit the Office of International Relations and bring the documents (migration card, passport) within 3 days.
  8.  In case you change your place of residence, you must bring your passport, migration card, registration certificate (if any) and residential lease agreement to the Office of International Relations on the same day.


    Try to have a cell phone with you for hot link from the very first moment of your trip till your arrival in Penza. Don't forget to tell your phone number to the admission officer. You may use these contacts:

    Ekaterina Ivakhnenko
    Phone: +7 (8412) 20-42-41
    Ksenia Lyagina
    Phone: +79273727442
    Anna Gorobchuk
    Phone: +79624733968


    Working hours: 9.00 - 17.00 (local time - GMT+03:00)
    (ul.Gagarina/proyezd Baidukova 1a/11, block 1, room 218, tel. 20-42-41).
    Please, take into consideration that you can bring maximum 20 kg luggage free of charge.

  9. Please, save all the tickets and your migration card (you'll get it on the intersection of the frontier) for submission to the University upon your arrival.
  10. Upon your arrival you're to pay:
    • 1600 rubles for a multiple visa (you are to get a multiple visa which gives you the right to multiple entrance/departure in/from Russia).
    •  2200 rubles per year for your health insurance - payment should be made before the beginning of the classes.
    •  You will also need to have money for life expenses (per month) - food, local transport, cell-phone, others.
    • Accommodation fee: payment for the room in the hostel should be made each month.
    • Tuition fee: payment should be made before the beginning of the classes.
  11. Please, submit upon arrival to the University campus:
    • originals of the educational documents (legalized in a proper way),
    • international passport,
    • Migration card,
    • 6 photos (3 × 4),
    • original of the medical certificate proving the ability of a student to study (with obligatory marks of tuberculosis, lepra, venereal diseases and malaria).

    The HIV test should be made each time upon your arrival in Penza. Upon arrival to the university, and before signing the academic contract, international students are obliged to purchase the medical insurance policy for the whole period of studying.

    If you have more questions feel free to contact us.

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