Support of International Students
Each department at the university has a supervisor who is responsible for issues related to international students' studies and stay in Russia. If necessary, first year students are met on arrival at the airport or train station and accompanied to their dormitory to settle in.
Everyday Life of International Students
ITMO University has 6 dormitories within walking distance of the metro (maximum travel time from any dormitory to the main educational building is 40 minutes). The rooms are comfortable and furnished with all necessary items including a cabinet, bed, table, chair, bedside table. If they desire, students can acquire additional pieces of furniture at their discretion. Cable internet is available. Bathrooms are available both in the rooms and on each floor. The rooms are designed to accommodate 2, 3 or 4 persons.
In the dormitories there are also classrooms, a canteen, laundry and leisure facilities (library, gym, tennis court, dance hall, wrestling hall, a room with board games, a cinema club and rock music practice room). In the courtyard there are two garages for storing bicycles .
If necessary, ITMO University students are provided with rooms on the Inter-university student campus or in other student dormitories linked with the university.
At the Yagodnoye university sports and recreation centre, students study, complete educational programmes, develop business plans, design projects, perform electrotechnical calculations and more.
The ITMO University student sports club Kronverk Panthers holds different competitions and athletic events.
Leisure and Sport Events
The ITMO University International Students Council oversees the adaptation of first year students to life in Russia. It organises concerts, competitions, parties, lessons, festivals, master classes and many other events.
For instance, on national holidays (Novrhz, Chinese New Year), international students tell their fellow students about the culture and traditions of their countries and cook traditional meals in cooking competition.
Several Russian language conversation clubs have been organised at ITMO University, where their participants learn about the culture and history of Russia alongside language practice and communication.
International students at ITMO University traditionally win prizes at city tournaments in football and chess.
Employment of International Graduates
СThe ITMO University Careers Service informs students about career opportunities and helps them developing in-demand skills.