Students social life
According to NEFU’s Study Contract, an international student has to obtain a medical insurance at his/her own expenses within seven calendar days after arrival at the University. Afterwards he/she have to do the same annually. According to medical insurance policy a foreign citizen has to present: a copy of foreign passport and a copy of migration card. A medical insurance has to cover the whole period of residence in territory of Russian Federation. A medical insurance costs around 4200 rubles, some variation is to be expected depending on insurance period and insurance coverage. One needs to contact the International Relations Office to obtain a health insurance policy. In case of a medical problem you need to contact insurance company and they will make an appointment with a medical institution, which has an agreement with the insurance company. Also you can contact private clinics of Yakutsk on a fee-paying basis.
Students who want to improve their physical shape can visit a gym in "Triumph" sport center, which is in the campus. Also in our university you will find many different sports sections, such as: Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Sport Orienteering, Gymnastics, Aerobics, Shaping, Teskao, Table Tennis, self-defense techniques, Mas-wrestling, Khapsagai (Yakut national wrestling), Judo, Sambo, gymnastics, Parkour, Workout, Circus acrobatics, Aerobics, Taekwondo, Wushu Sanda, weight lifting, Wellness athletic gymnastics, boxing, kick-boxing, Skiing and Swimming. All of these sports are absolutely free for students of NEFU.
Cultural life in Yakutsk:
❖ Opera and Ballet Theatre. The only theatre with such status in the Far Eastern Federal District with National (Yakutian), Russian and international opera and ballet, operettas and musicals. Opening hours: Tue 11: 00-18: 00, Wed-Sun: 10: 00-19:00.
❖ Sakha Academic Theatre. The main theatre of the Republic with dramatic performances in Yakut language with Russian translation. Located near the centre and the Humanitarian Faculties Campus Building (KGF – КГФ (корпус гуманитарных факультетов). Opening hours: 10:00-19:00.
❖ Russian Drama Theatre. The first and the oldest theatre in Yakutia. Performances in Russian: the Russian and foreign classics, modern stage plays, etc. Opening hours: 10: 00-19:00
Museums and galleries:
❖ Museum of Mammoth. Primeval flora and fauna. The exhibits of fossils found in Yakutia. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00. Ticket price: 50 rubles, with a guided tour - 60 rubles (group of five).
❖ Yakutsk State Museum of History and Culture of Northern Peoples. Yakutian nature, fauna and flora of the republic, history of Yakutia from the Palaeolithic age up to nowadays are exhibited there. Different issue related exhibitions are displayed all the time. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00. Ticket price: 300 rubles, excursion – 150 rubles, thematic tour – 100 rubles.
❖ Treasury of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Collection of nuggets of gold, platinum, silver, large natural diamonds, fine collection of works by masters of Yakutia – jewelers, cutters, bone and stone carvers. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00. Ticket price: 240 rubles, with student ID - 120 rubles.
❖ National Museum of Art. Paintings of Yakutian, Russian and foreign artists. Three sections: classical Russian art, art of nations of the East, traditional national art. Opening hours: 10:00-18:00. Ticket price: 100 rubles, with student ID - 70 rubles.
❖ Museum of Permafrost explores and researchers permafrost. There are three sections: exposition and exhibition hall, the famous mine of Shergin, underground research laboratory of the Institute. Opening hours: 08:30-17:30. Ticket price: 150 rubles.
❖ Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Woodlands, attractions. Opening hours: 11:00-20:00.
❖ “Orto Doydu” Zoo. Hundreds of animals from different climatic zones and red-listed species such as golden and white-tailed eagles, dappled deer, Siberian tiger, musk ox. Opening hours: 10:00-19:00. Located 50 km. from the city. Ticket price: 250 rubles.
❖ “The Kingdom of Permafrost” tourist center. The main attraction of Yakutia with ice sculptures and permafrost. There are an “ice office” and an “ice bar” with traditional frozen treats. Visitors are given warm coats and boots at the entrance. Opening hours: 11:00-19:00. Ticket price: 250 rubles.
❖ Cinema Center. Three cinema halls. Online booking and ticketing. Opening hours: 08:30-24:00.
❖ Lena. Online booking and ticketing. The path to the theater from dormitory takes twenty minutes. Opening hours: 09: 00-24:00.
❖ Asia. Four cinema halls. Online booking and ticketing. Opening hours: 09:00-24:00
❖ Central Cinema theater. Opening hours: 9:00-23:00. As a student you have some advantages. For example, with a student ID you have the right to visit “Lena” or “Cinema Center” cinema on Tuesdays with 50% discount. Note that there are other discounts for students in different museums, galleries etc.