The mission of IKBFU international activity is to promote synergy of Russian and European education and ensure transfer of knowledge.

The University sees its international mission as promoting knowledge transfer and synergy between the Russian and European education systems.

The Provision on International Office

Our International Office coordinates events aimed at making IKBFU a more international university. Responsible for managing international collaborations and academic mobility programmes, the Office helps students and staff to prepare necessary documents and provides useful online services.


The University has signed 170 cooperation agreements with educational institutions in European countries (Germany, Poland, Lithuania, France, Spain, the Nordics) and Asian states (China, Japan, the Republic of Korea). It has partners in both South and North America.


In cooperation with foreign partners, IKBFU participates in a number of international programs and projects. There are fifteen Erasmus+ KA107 agreements with universities in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Norway, and Romania as well as three active Erasmus+ KA2 projects.


Daria Gerber

Director of the International Office
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7525

Valeria Ivakina

Specialist of the Division for Internationalization and International Partnerships
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7626

Elena Kutsenko

+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7625

International Students and Protocol Office

The International Students and Protocol Office facilitates communication between staff and international students and provides information about the curriculum, accommodation, document requirements, sports, entertainment, etc. The Office is responsible for welcome events and other social activities. It offers protocol support for international delegations and welcomes guests.

Ksenia Denisova

Specialist of the International Students’ Support Division
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7545

Olga Mikushina

Specialist of the International Students and Protocol Division
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7625

Visa Support Centre

The IKBFU Visa Support Centre assists international professors and researchers, students and staff in all things visa-related. It is responsible for:

  • visa registration with the Federal Migration Service;
  • visa extension for guest researchers and professors as well as their family staying in Russia;
  • submission of documents to the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • visa applications and invitation letters for international professors, researchers, and students;
  • filling in an invitation, visa registration, and visa extension forms;
  • welcome events;
  • legal advice for international students.

Natalia Tsukan

Head of the Visa and Migration Support Division
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7620

Marina Mezhelovskaya

Specialist of the Visa and Migration Support Division
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7454

Anna Polyakova

Specialist of the Visa and Migration Support Division
+7 (4012) 595-595 ext. 7454