Russian Health Insurance
Before arriving in Russia, you need to ensure that you have adequate health insurance coverage.
Many health insurance policies already include international coverage. So it is very likely you wont actually need to spend extra money on coverage. Do check with your own insurance company to see if you will be covered already. Should you need assistance in obtaining an insurance policy to cover you whilst in Russia, do please get in touch.
You will need to send us a copy of the letter from your insurance company that states you will be covered during your period of study in Russia, along with a copy of your insurance card. Both these documents must have your name on, and this has to be done no later than 60 days prior to your departure.
It is your responsibility to arrange for death, accident, theft, personal liability and medical travel insurance that will cover you during your period of study in Russia. You must remember that the host family, school or ourselves will be able to provide you with any money in the event of emergency, accident, illness or injury.
If you are unable to provide proof of a valid insurance plan, this will be considered as your voluntary withdrawal from the programme. You are not able to participate in any programme without a valid insurance certificate.
Medical treatment in Russia
If you need to consult a doctor (and you are covered–see above) you can either make an appointment with the doctor at the your university, or go to the local health clinic.
It might be a good idea to have a thorough check-up at your dentist before leaving for Russia. Should you still need to consult a dentist here, go to your nearest public dental clinic. For urgent dental treatment, see the emergency dental clinic. Doctors speak good English. We may be able to assist you if you would like to consult a doctor that speaks another foreign language.
There are no vaccination requirements for any international traveler entering Russia. However, some universities may require a medical certificate as part of the application to their programs.