Practical guide

Climate and weather

The climate of Izhevsk is moderately continental with short warm summers and rather long cold winters. Average annual indexes: temperature — +3.0 0C, wind speed — 3.6 m/sec, air humidity — 76 %. The warmest month is July with the average temperature of +19 0C. The coldest month is January with the average temperature of −14 0C. So, warm clothes and boots are recommended, which can be purchased upon arrival.

The average temperature in Izhevsk is 0.6 — 0.8 0C higher than in the suburbs. The annual precipitation rate is about 511 mm. The highest being in June — 62 mm, July — 59 mm and August — 67 mm, the lowest in February — 21 mm, March — 22 mm and April — 26 mm. 56 % are rains, 23 % — snow and 21 % mixed (snow with rain). South-western winds prevail in Izhevsk, there are only a few still days. Hurricanes, storms and williwaws are rather rare. 

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To see the current weather in Izhevsk and the forecast for the coming days, please, visit https://edition.cnn.com/weather.  

 

Visa

To get a Russian visa, you have to receive an electronic invitation from the university. The invitations are issued by Federal Migration Service within 30 days from the date of application. To issue the invitation, the following information / documents are required:

 

  1. Scanned copies of the first passport page and the page with dates of passport issue/expiry valid for at least 1.5 years from the date of entering the Russian Federation (please, send the copies as an attachment to inter@istu.ru).
  2. Copy of the receipt of paying the state duty in the amount of 800 rubles.

 

IMPORTANT: The invitation will be sent to you only after paying no less than 50 % of the tuition fee for one academic year. Please send us the fee transfer confirmation via the email.

 

Medical services and insurance

Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University provides vast opportunities to improve health. Health services for students and employees are provided by the university polyclinic and health center located on campus. International students need to buy the medical insurance upon arrival, which costs about 53 USD/year.

 

City transport

Izhevsk has a developed transport network: buses, trolleybuses, trams and taxis.

One trip by bus, trolleybus or tram, irrespective of the distance, costs 25 rubles (about 33 US cents). Banking cards are accepted. The taxi trip from the hostel to the city center costs about 100 rubles (about 1.3 USD). You can download Yandex Taxi app here: https://taxi.yandex.ru/izhevsk/app for easier taxi booking. Banking cards are also accepted.

 

Accommodation

The students live in comfortable hostels with cooking and laundry facilities, where they can work in computer rooms, as well as relax after studies. The international students are mainly accommodated in hostel 6. The accommodation cost varies within 20-75 USD/month, depending on the living conditions.

 

Cost of living

The cost of living in Izhevsk is much lower than in Moscow or Saint Petersburg and you will be able to live comfortably without spending large sums.

Russian ruble (RUB) is the official currency of the Russian Federation. The ruble is formally divided into kopecks, the smallest being 50 kopecks. Coins in use are: 50 kopecks, 1 RUB, 2 RUB, 5 RUB, 10 RUB; banknotes in use are: 10 RUB, 50 RUB, 100 RUB, 200 RUB, 500 RUB, 1000 RUB, 2000 RUB and 5000 RUB. Most supermarkets, shops, restaurants and institutions accept banking cards. There are many cash machines located everywhere in the city and in the campus.

 

Approximate prices

Student dormitories (1 month)

1,500 – 5,500 RUB / 20-75 USD

Private 1-room apartment (1 month)

from 10,000 RUB / 130 USD

Public transport in Izhevsk (1 month)

1,250 RUB / 17 USD (student fare)

Lunch at university canteen

from 150 RUB / 2 USD

Dinner at a restaurant

from 700 RUB / 9 USD

Pizza at a restaurant

from 340 RUB / 4.5 USD

Loaf of bread

30 RUB / 0.40 USD

1 liter of milk

40 RUB / 0.50 USD

1 kg of potatoes

20 RUB / 0.30 USD

1 kg of apples

85 RUB / 1.1 USD

1 kg of oranges

120 RUB / 1.6 USD

1 kg of chicken

130 RUB / 1.7 USD

1 kg of beef

330 RUB / 4.3 USD

Pasta (450 g)

30 RUB / 0.40 USD

Rice (800 g)

60 RUB / 0.80 USD

 

Student identity card

  • When you are enrolled to the preparatory course, you will get a plastic student identity card with a special chip. This card will allow you to enter the university buildings as well as the dormitory.
  • When you are enrolled to the regular study program, you will also get a plastic student identity card (in case you don’t have it) with a special chip to enter the university buildings as well as the dormitory. Besides, you will be issued the paper student identity card to benefit from public transport trips, visits to museums, galleries, etc.