The years you spend while studying in abroad will be your struggling years. Adjusting in a new environment, keeping up with your academic requirements, meeting attendance criteria and managing your living expenses are part and parcel of studying in abroad. But all this struggling and hard work will pay off a much greater reward in your professional career and personality growth. No wonder, why recruiters prefer hiring the graduates who have studied in abroad. Russia is although an affordable country in terms of tuition fee despite high standards of education quality, but managing the living expenses will not be easy there.
You will have to do part time job to earn some extra amount for supporting your expenditure and enjoying your time in abroad to the fullest. Besides, supporting your expenditure, part time jobs are best way to acquire working agility, develop a habit hard work, being responsible and preparing yourself for entering professional field after completion of your education. The procedure of getting work permit of Russia while you study and types of part time jobs you can do in Russia are explained in the following guide:
How to Get Work Permit for Part Time Jobs in Russia
Doing part time job in Russia is allowed after attaining work permit and only if you are enrolled in full time study programme at an accredited institute of Russia.
Terms and Conditions Applied to International Students for Doing Part Time Jobs:
The student can do part time job only according to that profession that is allowed in their work permit.
They can work only in the region or city of Russia where their university is located.
The work permit will be granted for one year duration and will be valid until your student visa is valid.
If the students change their job under the current permit’s duration, their permit remains valid for the other job also but they have to notify the General Administration for Migration about it.
The Procedure to Get Part Time Work Permit in Russia:
You will visit the regional office of the General Administration for Migration where your university is located in Russia. The regional office has authority to issue work permit to international students. You will be asked to submit following documents there:
Application form of work permit
You will have to pay around 3,500 roubles fee for issuance of work permit
Medical Examination Certificate (Confirming that you are not suffering from HIV Aids, any infectious disease nor have drug addiction).
Confirmation Letter from Your Hosting Russian University (Confirming that you are enrolled in a full time study programme)
The work permit issuance will take 10 working days.
If any international student is caught doing job without a work permit he will be fined 2,000 to 5,000 Roubles and will be deported from the country immediately.
Types of Part Time Jobs Available For International Students in Russia
As it has being specified the part time jobs allowed to international students will be according to the profession decided by the immigration department and only in the region of their university’s location. The following part time jobs are generally allowed to international students in Russia:
University Offered Jobs:
There is not a requirement of work permit if you work within premises of your university as an intern or research and teaching assistant. Usually Russian universities that offer English taught courses hire international student for on campus part time jobs. The salary will not be as good but still will be enough to help you earn some pocket money. Another benefit of university offered job is that it will add value to your CV. The students who have experience of working as a research or teaching assistant have chance of getting this position much easily. The job is related to preparing lectures and research regarding lectures with the professors and being a mediator between the teachers and students.
The majority of population in Russia does not know English much. The students who have command over English language even they have not come from an English speaking country will have no problem finding tutoring job in Russia. You might be hired by parents for their school going kids, your fellow Russian class fellows could take your services for teaching them and any individual who wants to hone their language skills. The tutoring jobs are not limited till English Language, native speakers of Italian, Chinese, German and French are also high in demand. This job will pay you per hour $10 to $50 USD.
There is no limitation and restriction when it comes to free lancing and online jobs. Free lancing writing for instant is a common job for international students. The job requires you to do proof reading, research for thesis, creative articles or writing for online magazines. Similar thing is for web designers, graphic designers and web developers, they can do free lancing jobs and earn per project.
Social Media Marketing:
Companies hire young and enthusiastic university students for social media marketing because it is present day phenomenon and these students are very much part of the customer base. They know better what youth of today is attracted towards; they can strategize and bring spark to the marketing campaign of the companies with their contemporary taste and choices. The job will involve doing research, bring up creative marketing ideas, increase customer base, proof reading of content and advertise on social media. This job can pay you $13 to $17 USD per hour.
Finance assistant job is offered to the students enrolled in full time study program related to business administration, banking, economics, statistics, mathematics and MBA. The job will not only train for your future career but also pay you a good amount. With virtue of hard work and good performance, you might even get a permanent job position in the same company by the end of your degree. It will be paid internship position in local companies of Russia.
Post Graduation Jobs in Russia for International Students
Post graduation work opportunities in Russia are not easy to attain. One have to gain an employment contract first, your employer will apply for work permit on your behalf. You will exit from the country first and get invitation letter from your employer to work post graduation in Russia. The work permit will be valid for one year duration and renewed after one year until you have job contract. Except for highly qualified professionals who earn over R1 million monthly are granted 3 years duration work permit for Russia. The part time work you do in during your studying years in Russia can be extremely helpful for securing a permanent job position if you aim to settle in Russia post graduation. Because the immigration department allows only those part time jobs to international students that are related to their education that way you not only gain training but also get to have experience of your professional field. As Russia is economically developed country and hub for investors, there are many chances for jobs after you graduate according to your degree majors but the process is difficult.