You are coming to Kaliningrad for the first time? You need help to get around, register in the dormitory and get the insight in the university life?
Then you are welcome to take part in the Buddy programme!
Your buddy will help you:
Meet you at the airport/train or bus station;
Show you around, including nearest shops, supermarkets, university services, etc.;
Make you feel like home in IKBFU during your first days.
Our buddies are our students who know everything about the university life and are eager to speak a foreign language with a foreign student and exchange the social-cultural experience.
To apply for the Buddy Programme, please contact the Division of International Programmes firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orientation Week is a vital step for integration of international students into the life of the University and the city. We welcome all enrolled full-time and exchange international students to take part in it.
If you come for the Preparatory Course or exchange studies, you are also welcome to participate in the Buddy programme.Orientation week leaflet 2016
International students are welcome not only to join the studies at the University but also to dive into vivid social life which includes student-run activities, social events, sport life, acting in the theatre, volunteering etc.
The hub of the international student life is the International Committee which provides support for all international students and helps organize international social events. Are you interested to get the insight into recent events and feedback from other students, check their group in social networks: https://vk.com/international_bfu.
Are you an international student of the preparatory course or would like to become one? We have plenty of social integrative activities for you! Find more about upcoming events here: https://vk.com/preparatoryikbfu.
Are you a fan of theatre and acting? Give it a go and join our student theatre “Tretiy etazh”. Here you will find last highlights: https://vk.com/tretazh.
Are you full of energy and drive? We have a number of sport clubs where you can enroll and show your best! Get more information here: eng.kantiana.ru/campus-life/sports/.
Are you into volunteering and helping other people or doing charity? We need you! There is a great variety of social life spheres our international students give a helping a hand to: children, elderly people, animals, nature and many others:vk.com/voluntary_bfu.
All international students can apply for the room at the university dormitory for the whole period of studies. There are double/triple rooms available. The rooms are furnished and have basic equipment. There is a joint kitchen and bathroom for 3-4 rooms in a unit. On the ground floor you can find a room with washing machines.
It is obligatory for all international students enrolled at the university to have a medical insurance which provides an access to medical services in emergency and other cases. It is much convenient to make a medical insurance after coming to Russia within first days and would cost about 6 500 rubles per year. You can apply to any insurance company yourself or ask a student buddy to help you.
Kaliningrad is much cheaper to live in than it is in big cities. Here are approximate expenses you can have while studying.
Public transport (bus) – 1 500 rubles per month
Food – 6 000 - 8 000 rubles per month
Mobile – 300 rubles per month
Student dormitory – 1 250 – 2 200 rubles per month