Address the Belarusian Consulate in your home country for a student visa. Visa requirements vary for different countries. In case there is no the Belarusian Consulate in your country, you can get student visa at the Airport. Detailed information for your region you can get from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on http://www.mfa.gov.by. In addition to Belarusian Entry Student Visa you will also be required original invitation and original education certificates.
Medical insurance for foreign citizens is compulsory. It’s given in the case of the health disturbance of the insured person due to the abrupt disease or accident during the validity of the obligatory medical insurance which is rendering the first and urgent medical aid and entailing the expenses of medical institutions.
Attention! Medical insurance is provided at the Dean’s office for foreign students of BSTU (room 156-4). Don’t buy insurance at the airport!
The convenient way to come to Belarus is by plane or by train. Daily trains arriving in Minsk serve several major Eastern and Western cities, including Berlin, Paris, Kiev, Moscow, Prague, Riga, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, and Warsaw. Look up http://www.rw.by for train schedule.
Minsk has two airports. Minsk 1 is in the centre of Minsk and primarily serves smaller domestic flights. The National airport “Minsk -2” is a 40-minute drive out of the city and serves international flights. The airlines servicing Minsk are: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, LOT, Estonian Air, El Al, and Belavia. The major connecting cities into and out of Minsk are Frankfurt, Vienna, Warsaw, and Moscow. You can reach city center from the airport by taxi ($45) or scheduled bus ($4).
As the schedule of bus departures from Minsk-2 Airport to city bus station is revised often, browse http://www.minsktrans.by for up-to-date information.
Representatives of the dean’s office for foreign students will pick you up at the airport or railway station in case you inform us of the time of your arrival in advance. You can do it by phone +375 017 327 65 92 or by e-mail [email protected]
If arriving on your own, please contact us for you to get information of the reserved room at the dormitory. The dormitory staff will issue a pass card and keys for you and arrange your accommodation.