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More than 1.2 million schoolchildren and students use it every year.

More than 1.2 million schoolchildren, college students and university students annually use the Muscovite card. It entitles you to a number of city services, reduced transport fares and discounts on purchases.

“The Muscovite card is one of the key social projects in Moscow. It is important for the city that it is truly useful and makes it possible to use those options that a person needs in a particular life situation. Students of schools, colleges and universities make up a quarter of all Muscovite cardholders. In addition to the standard functions related to travel and payment for discount purchases, they have additional opportunities that help them learn and discover the city, ”said Ivan Buturlin, General Director of the Moscow Social Register State Unitary Enterprise.

The Muscovite card is issued to students of the capital’s schools and colleges with state accreditation, students, residents, graduate students and assistant trainees of Moscow universities, including foreign citizens, as well as Muscovites who study outside the city.

Metro, buses and trains

Most often, the card is used for reduced travel in transport (more than half of schoolchildren and students). They can use the card all year round to travel by ground public transport in Moscow, metro, Moscow Central Circle and Moscow Central Diameters (central zone). The cost of the reduced fare can be found on the website of the metro, Mosgortrans or on the portal “Moscow transport”… In addition, from September 1 to June 15, cardholders can buy tickets for suburban and distant areas of the MCD and electric trains with a 50% discount.

Children who have the right to free travel can use the Muscovite card in the passenger transport of Moscow and the Moscow region, as well as on suburban trains throughout the year.

Most often, schoolchildren and students use a Muscovite card to travel on the metro. They made over 88 million trips in the last academic year. Almost 33 million more times they have used the card to travel in ground public transport. Every fourth of them bought tickets for commuter trains using a Muscovite card.

School pass and museum entrance

Schoolchildren and college students can use the Muscovite card as an electronic pass to the building of the educational institution, as well as to buy food in the cafeteria or canteen. Thanks to the service, parents can see when their child is in and out of school, top up their account to pay for meals, as well as create a list of unwanted foods and set a daily spending limit. More than 15 thousand cardholders use these opportunities annually.

With a Muscovite card, schoolchildren can visit more than 100 sites of city museums and galleries for free within the framework of the “Museums for Children” project. To do this, you need to attach the card to the reader at the cash register of the institution. The project was organized in 2017, and since that moment students have visited museum expositions and exhibitions more than 400 thousand times using a Muscovite card. A complete list of museums is published at

The most popular project sites are traditionally the State Darwin Museum and the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Each of them has been visited by cardholders more than 43 thousand times. Also among the demanded sites are the Moscow State United Museum-Reserve and the State Museum of A.S. Pushkin.

Take a book, make an appointment with a doctor and get discounts in stores

Using a Muscovite card, you can make an appointment with a doctor at information kiosks of city polyclinics, as well as borrow books from libraries (if the card is tied to the reader’s profile). The possibilities of the Muscovite card allow schoolchildren and students to use the entire library network of Moscow, the funds of which amount to more than 14 million books and periodicals.

A Muscovite card can also be used as a bank card with free service and a system of discounts. More than 7.5 thousand shops, pharmacies, cafes and entertainment establishments have become partners of the discount program. Of these, over 2.8 thousand partner points provide special offers for schoolchildren and students. List of available discountspublished on

Students can receive scholarships on a Muscovite card, for this they need to fill out an application at an educational institution.

How to get a Muscovite card

Moscow students schools and colleges, and students universities can apply for a Muscovite card on To do this, go to the service catalog, open the “Education” tab and select the appropriate type of card in one of the categories (“School”, “College” or “University”).

An application for a Muscovite card for schoolchildren under the age of 14 is drawn up by one of the parents or legal representative. Students between the ages of 14 and 18 can apply themselves, but a parent or legal representative can also do so. Students over 18 years of age apply on their own.

For registration, you will need an identity document, registration information, SNILS, an OMS policy and a digital photo. If a student does not submit an application independently, an additional document proving the identity of his parent or legal representative will be required.

University students are advised to check their details in the student register before applying for a card. This can also be done online at… If, as a result of the check, the message “Not found in the register of students” appears, you must contact your university to enter the data in the register.

A Muscovite card is produced within 30 calendar days. A notification of its readiness will be sent to your personal account on and by e-mail, after which school and college students must pick up the card at their educational institution. Students, graduate students, residents and trainee assistants receive it at the center of public services “My Documents” chosen when submitting an application. You need to take an identity document with you, the details of which were indicated when submitting the application. To receive benefits and use all the card’s features, you must activate it in your personal account on

Parents who applied for a child’s enrollment in first grade through receive an offer to issue a Muscovite card for a schoolchild. This opportunity appeared in 2019. A notification with a completed application is sent to the email address and to your personal account. The user only needs to add a photo of the child, select a bank and specify a code word. Almost five thousand people have used the simplified electronic application.

Students of federal and private schools, as well as foreign citizens can apply for a card at the centers of public services “My Documents”. To do this, you need an identity document, registration information, an OMS policy and a certificate from the place of study. For citizens of Russia, you will also need SNILS. You can check the card readiness status at by application number. You can get the card in the same center “My Documents” where you submitted your application.

Muscovite cards for children eligible for free travel and registered in Moscow are issued at any My Documents center. A Muscovite card for children from large families can be obtained by children under the age of 16, as well as children aged 16 to 18 who study in educational institutions. To issue a card, you will need an identity document, documents confirming the rights to benefits, SNILS and an OMS policy. To receive a card in the “My Documents” center, you need to provide an identity document, the details of which were specified when submitting an application.

The Muscovite card is a social project of the city. Since 2001, with its help, citizens have been gaining access to urban infrastructure and transport benefits. About five million holders annually use the card to travel in transport, receive city services and social benefits, as well as discounts at more than 7.5 thousand partner points of the project.

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