TOMSK, Mar 24 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk universities in
connection with the opening of borders are expecting the arrival of more than
4.5 thousand foreign students; this will take place in strict accordance with
federal requirements for compliance with sanitary rules, students will have to
pass PCR tests for COVID-19 twice, the press service of the regional administration
Earlier it was reported that the Russian government
allowed entry into the country to continue education for students, graduate
students and medical residents from countries with a safe epidemiological
situation. There are 25 countries open for entry to the Russian Federation in
the list, including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Greece, Egypt,
India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Finland, Switzerland, South Korea, South
Ossetia and Japan and others.
It is specified that 5,248 students from Kazakhstan,
531 from Kyrgyzstan, 140 from India, 98 from Vietnam, 84 from Egypt, 16 from
Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus study in the Tomsk region.
"Tomsk universities have resumed intramural form
of education. Out of 8.5 thousand foreign internal students, about 3.5 thousand
are already in the Tomsk region and continue their studies. With the opening of
the borders, more than 4.5 thousand foreign students are expected to
arrive," says the message.
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It is added that in connection with the opening of borders
for students, Governor Sergey Zhvachkin instructed the regional department of
science and higher education and the rectors of Tomsk universities to organize
the implementation of sanitary rules for students returning from abroad in
strict accordance with federal requirements.
In particular, at least 10 days before arrival in the
Russian Federation, students must notify the university by e-mail, three days
before arrival, they must pass the COVID-19 test, and within 72 hours after
entering the Russian Federation, they must pass a second PCR test.
International students will not be admitted to intramural study without a
second test. Before receiving its results, the students will be in a
comfortable university observation facility, training for them will be
organized in an online format.
It was also reported that more than 5.6 thousand
foreign students study at the two largest universities of Tomsk – Tomsk State University (TSU) and Tomsk Polytechnic (TPU). 70% of them were trained remotely
during the pandemic. Due to the weakening of the entry regime, TPU and TSU
expect the arrival of more than 2.8 thousand foreigners.