Assossiation of international students

Non-for-profit Partnership Ā«Association of International StudentsĀ» (AIS).

On the initiative of the foreign citizens studying in Russia and with the support of the higher educational establishments and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation there was founded “The Association of the Foreign Students” in Russia (the AFS).
“The Association of Foreign Students’ was registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on May 29, 1996 . The necessity of the Association founding is connected with aspiration of the foreign students to unite for solving problems on their studies, living conditions, rest, advancing of the intellectual and cultural level, sports, medical service, legal and social care.

The main goals of the AIS are:
– assistance in strengthening and broadening of mutual understanding between international students of educational establishments of the Russian Federation and their public organizations as well as the administration and bodies of public education,
– assistance to international students in their professional training, representation and protection of the legal rights and interests of the foreign citizens, studying in the Russian Federation, assistance in strengthening of mutual understanding and friendship between nations.

Among the priority activities of Association there are the informing the Russian citizens and the world public by means of mass media about the
international student state, work of international students’ organizations, as well as the material and legal support to international students in Russia and granting them a scholarship.
The AIS conducts different cultural and sport events, assists the higher educational establishments to train and admit foreign students, upgrade the normative acts and documents, determining the legal status of international students in the Russian Federation.
The Association actively fosters the admission of international students for studies according the state line and on the commercial terms, establishes relations with the organizations and associations of international students training in other countries as well as with the non-government international establishments.
The Association places special emphasis on establishing and developing relations with associations of the Russian educational institutions alumni, creating its own database, public opinion polling, etc.