TPU International week 2019 is the first international seminar for representatives of international offices and representatives of Asian, European and Russian universities. The aim of this event is event is to deepen insights, to expand fruitful networking and to make new acquaintances for everyone involved. “Discover Russia” is the theme of the International Week.
Another aim of the Week is to meet with representatives of international offices of universities of Asia, Europe and Tomsk to introduce the system of Russian higher education and universities of Tomsk for improving effectiveness of international cooperation.
Tomsk is one of the oldest cities in Siberia called “a city of students”, since every 8th citizen of Tomsk studies at university. TPU International Week 2019 is a unique opportunity to bridge international offices of Europe and Asia for successful cooperation within universities and countries.
All foreign participants* are required to obtain a visa to enter Russia. Information on applying for visa to Russia in your country may be found on the VFS Global website. Please select “Russia” in “Visiting Country” line and your country in “Applying from” line from the left side of the website.
Tomsk Polytechnic University will provide a visa support document (official visa invitation) for all International Week 2019 participants and accompanying persons / fellow passengers who need one.
Please be aware that in accordance with Russian migration rules, Seminar’s participants need to hold the HUMANITARIAN VISA.
It is strongly prohibited for Touristic visa holders to visit and participate in Seminar sessions. According to Russian Migration law the passport should be valid 6 months further after the visa expiry date. For humanitarian visa, passport should not expire earlier than 18 months since the visa entry date.
Please note that all official invitations to Russia are processed by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Migration Service. Therefore, it takes some time for the Organizing Committee to generate the invitation letter (from 5-7 up to 40 working days).
We strongly recommend that participants start the visa process well in advance (at least 2 months).
|CITIZEN||DEADLINE FOR SUBMITING VISA SUPPORT|
|EU citizens||November 15, 2019|
|Non-EU citizens||October 25, 2019|
Please note that invitation letters will only be issued upon confirmation of registration.
If you require any assistance or have any questions regarding visa support, please contact Inessa Nekrasova by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always ready to help you.
* except citizens of Serbia and CIS countries (former USSR without Baltic States)
Some recommended hotels include:
If you have a problem with booking a hotel, you can contact Inessa Nekrasova at email@example.com.
Local currency in Russia is ruble. If you need to change money, this can be done only in banks. However, you may also pay with your regular bankcard at any store or restaurant in Tomsk. Please, remember to notify your local bank about your trip to Russia in advance to avoid blockage of your account.
Weather forecasted for mid December in Tomsk can be freezing cold and snowy in the daily temperature range of -15-27℃., so it is advised to wear warm clothing and shoes. Please, find links to the weather forecasts to be checked before your arrival:
Please, mind the following time difference:
From the airport: Upon arrival, university representatives will pick you up from the airport and will help you to get to your hotel. Please, remember to send your ticket detailes to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Otherwise, bus No. 119 connects Tomsk Bogashevo Airport (located approximately 20 km away from Tomsk) with the city center. The ticket costs 45 RUB. Besides, there are various taxis companies; a trip from the airport to the city center may cost from 500 to 700 RUB.
Local transport: The backbome of public transport within Tomsk is buses, trolleybuses and trams. Tickets can be purchased from a driver (buses) or cashier (trolleybuses and trams) on board. A ticket price is fixed per trip and makes 21 RUB for trolleybuses and 21 RUB for buses. To find out how you can get to your destination point, you can use Google maps or 2Gis maps.
TPU campus is located in the center of Tomsk within walking distance from any of the recommended hotels. For a campus map see this link.