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Do you want to study in Abkhazia? Details of costs, living conditions and conditions

Do you want to study in Abkhazia? Details of costs, living conditions and conditions

This wonderful country has recently opened its doors, inviting people from all over the world to visit and enjoy the beauty of the magnificent countryside in the far north of the earth. In this article, you will learn all about visiting Abkhazia, tasting khachapuri and the traditions of Abkhaz cuisine.

Language of study in Abkhazia

If you wish to visit Abkhazia for study purposes, in addition to learning the local Abkhaz language during your stay to facilitate daily life, you must also master Russian as the official language used.

The best universities in Abkhazia

Abkhazia State University It is the only university in Abkhazia. It was founded in 1979 on the basis of the Sukhumi Pedagogical Institute. Its first president was Zurab Anchabadze. The university consists of the departments of physics, mathematics, biology, geography, history, linguistics, economics and law.

Applying to universities in Abkhazia

You can apply for admission from the Abkhazia State University by writing to the university through their website and obtain admission by sending the following documents:

  • A high school diploma or a document proving that you have passed high school
  • Medical examination certificate from an official body
  • Approved registration application at the university
  • Biography
  • Certificate of registration or language proficiency

Costs of studying in Abkhazia

The estimated cost of studying in Abkhazia for students ranges from 800 US dollars to 1000 US dollars annually, depending on the university major. As for daily living expenses, they range between 400 and 500 US dollars per month, including housing, food, transportation, and Internet lines.

Obtaining an Abkhazia visa

Entry visa information to the Republic of Abkhazia

Foreign students wishing to travel to the Republic of Abkhazia must obtain an entry visa to study in Abkhazia issued by the Russian government through its embassies or through the competent authorities in this regard, because you must cross Russian territory while coming to Abkhazia and leaving it as well (the first time you will enter Russia On your way to Abkhazia, and the second time you will also visit Russia while heading from Abkhazia to your country).

Registration for an entry visa to the Republic of Abkhazia

  • To obtain a Russian visa to study in Abkhazia, you must first obtain an entry visa from the government of the Republic of Abkhazia.
  • To obtain an entry visa from the Abkhaz government, you must fill out the electronic application on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia.
  • After ensuring that it is completely filled out, an electronic application form, a copy of the passport pages, and a recent personal photo of the applicant can be sent via email, [email protected]
  • Within 5 days an email containing an entry visa to visit the Republic of Abkhazia will be sent to the email address through which the application was sent or to the fax number mentioned in the application.
  • You must visit the consular department upon your arrival in Abkhazia within three working days, in order to obtain the actual visa for the Republic of Abkhazia, which will serve as an exit permit document when leaving the Republic of Abkhazia.

Types of Abkhazia visa

  • Russian language course
  • Preparatory programme
  • Undergraduate programmes
  • Postgraduate programs.

Study visa fees in Abkhazia

The visa fee depends on the country you are applying from. Please check this information at the Russian embassy/consulate in your country.


Initially, the student is issued a visa for 90 days. When you arrive at SUSU, you must obtain your visa. The visa can be extended for a maximum of one year. This means that you will need to apply for more supplements depending on the number of years of study. At South Ural University the Immigration Department will gladly process your visa extension so you don't need to worry about it. All you need to do is bring the necessary set of documents to the immigration office 40 days before your visa extension.

If you decide to interrupt or withdraw from your studies, you must and will be asked to leave Russia within 3 days from the official date of your interruption.

List of documents for student visa

  • Original passport (valid for at least 18 months from the date of visa issuance) / Identity document (recognized by the Russian Federation)
  • Visa application form (fill out the form here)
  • A passport size photo (no more than 6 months old)
  • Electronic invitation letter from the university (valid for 3 months)
  • Certificate of medical examination HIV-negative (in Russian and English)

*Note that this is a general list. Ask it from the Russian embassy or consulate in your country for more information.

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