Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into 2 study periods (semesters). Each study period has its own timetable. Student exchange is always either one semester or a full academic year.

Autumn semester: September 1 – January 11
Exams: January 12 – January 25
Winter holidays: January 26 – February 7

Spring semester: February 8 – June 7
Exams: June 8 – June 28
Summer holidays: June 29 – August 31

Dates of semesters slightly change from year to year and vary on different faculties.

Application Procedure (How to apply?)

Student exchanges are always based on agreements between institutions. If you are interested in studying as an exchange student at PskovSU, please contact your home institution’s International coordinator first to find more about student exchange.

Application should include the following documents:

Applications should be filled in and sent to the Academic Mobility and Interuniversity Cooperation Office of PskovSU through your home institution or independently. Please send your applications to

Application deadlines. Autumn semester: till June 1. Spring semester: till December 1.


Students can select the courses from different faculties at PskovSU but the majority of them should be selected from the faculty which is included in the bilateral agreement between PskovSU and home university. If the student have any questions regarding the selection of courses, they may contact Academic coordinator at PskovSU.

Who can apply?

Students of foreign universities (Bachelor, Master) of 2nd year and higher,

Learning Agreement

Learning agreement is an individual study plan made for the exchange student and accepted by sending and receiving institutions. As an exchange student you are required to fill in an ECTS Learning Agreement when applying. The meaning of this preliminary study plan is to inform our departments which courses you wish to take at PskovSU. When you arrive in Pskov you should make, if necessary, an updated ECTS Learning Agreement which will be signed by our University and institutional coordinators. The selections are confirmed at the beginning of the exchange.


The extent of the course is defined as a number of credits (ECTS). ECTS was developed by the European Commission to provide common procedures that  guarantee the full transfer of credits for studies abroad towards the final qualification in the home country. A full study year equals 60 ECTS credits, one semester - 30  ECTS credits.

Grading scale




Level of knowledge %


Excellent: outstanding performance with only minor mistakes.


> 96


Very good: above the average standards, but with some errors.


86 – 95


Good: generally sound work with number of notable errors.


76 – 85


Satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings.


66 – 75




0 – 65


On completing the program, the exchange student will receive his/her transcript of records.


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All exchange students are provided with the apartments in the University’s dormitory, which is situated less than a kilometre away from PskovSU and can be reached on foot within 10 minutes. Accommodation fee is 180 Euro  per month.

At a student’s wish, the Academic Mobility and Interuniversity Cooperation office can offer its help in finding an apartment for rent. It regularly costs no more than 300 Euro per month. If necessary, Russian students can be assigned to help exchange students get acquainted with the new environment. Please let us know if you need any kind of assistance.

Average living costs
Expected costs during your stay in Pskov (monthly)
Accommodation                      180 Euro
Visa                                         20 Euro
Meal expenses                 200-300 Euro
Monthly bus ticket                     12 Euro

Average prices of some basic products in Russia:
Bread                                  0,5-1 Euro
Milk                                           1 Euro
Butter                                     1,5 Euro
Eggs                                          1 Euro
Cup of coffee                           1,7 Euro
Cup of tea                                  1 Euro
Beer  (0,5 l)                               2 Euro
Taxi                                       2-4 Euro

Legal Status of Exchange Students in Russia

Visa and registration procedure

If you wish to study at the Pskov State University please be sure to apply for an educational visa, and not to use the services of a tourist agency. You should send the application documents to the Academic Mobility and Interuniversity Cooperation Office of PskovSU no later than three months before the beginning of your stay.

After you have sent the application form, the Academic Mobility and Interuniversity Cooperation Office will send you an invitation. This invitation from PskovSU is crucial, as it is the only way you can obtain a Russian visa. You will have to take the invitation to the Russian consulate or embassy in your home country. Please note that the procedure for obtaining an invitation and visa takes about 2 months.

After arriving in Russia, all foreign residents must register within the first 5 days of their stay. All foreign residents are responsible for their timely migration registration. Registration matters are handled by PskovSU Academic mobility and Interuniversity Cooperation Office.

The following documents are necessary for the registration:

  • passport (or a document proving your identity)
  • visa (no visa required for residents of Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)
  • migration card (with a mark from the agency of border control stating his entrance to the Russian Federation).

Furthermore, if you have questions regarding the exchange programs of Pskov State University, please contact the Academic Mobility and Inter-University Cooperation Office.

Academic guide


For all questions, please contact 
Academic Mobility and Interuniversity Cooperation Office


Pskov, Lev Tolstoy Street 4, Building 1, Office 23
Tel.: +7 8112) 79-76-31

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