FAQ: Skoltech's offline studies and vaccination
FAQ
Offline studies are around the corner! You probably have a lot of questions about the requirements, vaccination and the format of the studies (we get it, it's stressful). Find the most popular questions and answers below.

This page will be updated regularly, please check for new questions and answers regularly.
How do I report or update my COVID vaccination status?
All necessary information should be reported via the Skoltech Student COVID Vaccination Status Form.
What do I need to be allowed on the campus?
You have to provide Skoltech with any of these documents issued by a certified medical organization:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • A medical confirmation of contraindications to the COVID-19 vaccination
  • A medial confirmation of your previous COVID-19 illness (should be no less than 6 months ago)
  • A negative PCR test result (please note that it is valid only for 3 days) to provide to security at the entrance as a one-time pass
If I was vaccinated earlier this year, do I need to be revaccinated before the start of the academic year?
No, you don't. Please provide Skoltech with a medical confirmation of vaccination against COVID-19 (certificate or another document issued by an authorized medical organization)
Are there any requirements for the type of vaccine to be taken?
No, there aren't. Any available vaccine in your country will be sufficient.
What kind of confirmation I need to provide to prove that I've been vaccinated?
A vaccination certificate or another document issued by an authorized medical organization. Upload it via this form.
Will a positive antibody test be enough for attending classes?
No, you will either have to provide Skoltech with any of these documents issued by a certified medical organization:
  1. A vaccination certificate
  2. A medical confirmation of contraindications to the COVID-19 vaccination
  3. A medical confirmation of your previous COVID-19 illness (should be no less than 6 months ago)
  4. A negative PCR test result (please note that it is valid only for 3 days) to provide to security as a one-time pass
I'm a Russian citizen, but currently I'm abroad for an internship. Here I have no opportunity to get vaccinated since I'm not a resident of the country where I'm now. I will be able to get vaccinated only in September after arrival to Russia, what should I do in this case? Will I be able to attend classes before I get vaccinated?
Yes, as a Russian citizen you will be able to a vaccination as soon as you return by making an appointment using your compulsory medical insurance policy (aka OMS). The only document you need to attend classes before you receive the first component is a negative PCR test result (please note that it is valid only for 3 days) to provide to security as a one-time pass.
I got a first shot of a two-component vaccine available in my country. Do I need to wait for the second shot of my vaccine to get my visa process initiated?
No, you can attach a certificate with the frist shot indication, that would be enough to start the visa issuing process. Keep in mind that only Russian vaccines currently available in Russia, so you won't be able to do a second shot of other vaccines upon your arrival.
I have no ability to be vaccinated in my country. Is it possible to foreigners to get vaccinated in Russia?
Yes, you should provide Skoltech with a signed letter of guarantee to get vaccinated in Russia and get vaccinated in a certified Russian medical organization within 10 days of arrival. Upload your letter via the Skoltech Student COVID Vaccination Status Form
Will you accept vaccines other than the ones available in Russia?
Yes, as long as you provide official proof of vaccination, we will accept any vaccine that's currently available in your country.
Is vaccination enough to feel safe at Skoltech?
Vaccination is not a substitute for the need to comply with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – it is obligatory to wear face masks and maintain social distancing for everyone at Campus. Please do not forget regular handwashing, disinfection of your gadgets. Don't hug, kiss or get closer than 1,5 meters to other people, even if they are not showing any symptoms.
If your question hasn't been answered, please email us at covid-certificate@skoltech.ru. Check this page for new answers often, please.
If you feel any of these symptoms or even a little sick at any time, please stay at home and consider calling a doctor.
The hotline for Skoltech's insurance-supported doctors is:
8-800-100-8-800
(for English press 2).
to protect yourself, follow these basic, but crucial measures:
1
Do not come to campus if you have a fever or higher temperature than usual
If your body temperature is more than 99.5℉ (37,5℃), you will not be allowed inside the campus. You should call the doctor.
2
If you are living with those who are in quarantine,
you must also be self-isolated at home for 14 calendar days or for the period specified by the sanitary doctors. Please immediately inform your supervisor and covid@skoltech.ru about your status.
3
Follow the Space Label Rules
Pay attention to the safety labels posted around the campus
4
Don't disregard the virus or these recommendations.
While it may not feel like a direct threat right now, the spreading rate and mortality rate are much worse than those of the flu. Better be safe than sorry, so take these tips seriously and help prevent the spread of bacteria.
5
Wash your hands regularly:
before and after eating, after returning from public places and the general 'outside'. Here is the right way to do it: apply soap to wet hands and rub them against each other (including the back of your hands, between your fingers and under the nails) for at least 30 seconds. A great timer is "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end, twice. Then rinse your hands and dry them using a clean towel/paper towel or air drying.
6
Treat every surface as if it's infected,
even at home. This includes door handles, your work desk, laptops and computers, phones, staircase handles, anything on public transport, elevator buttons and so on. If you can, disinfect it before each use. If it's intended for public use, use your sleeve or a tissue.
7
Disinfect your phone(s)
How often you touch your phone with your hands and then hold it near your face? Clean the surface of your cell and stationary phones with antibacterial wipes before and after each use.
8
Don't hug, kiss or get closer than 1,5 meters to other people,
even if they are not showing any symptoms. Welcome to the introverts' heaven.
9
STAY HOME if you feel sick or display any symptoms
and call the doctor to visit you rather than going to the hospital. This is much safer than spreading bacteria in a place where most visitors' immune system is already weak.
10
Please wear a face mask even if you're not sick.
Protect those around you.
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Think about your family, friends and everyone around you.
People sick with coronavirus may not display any symptoms at first (you might not know you are carrying it, even!), but that doesn't stop it from spreading to other people in your proximity. At this point, it is crucial to practice self-isolation and minimize any risks of infecting others.
contact
e-mail: covid-certificate@skoltech.ru
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387
address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation