Studencheskaya is located to the West of the Kiyevsky railway station, sandwiched between the railroad tracks and Kievskaya street. While the station is surface level, it sits in a deeper cut than normal, so that the platforms are a full story below ground level. This puts the overhead vestibule level with the street, which unusually runs parallel to the station rather than over it. Opened on 7 November 1958, Studencheskaya features unusual side platforms like its contemporaries Fili and Kutuzovskaya. The architects of all the three stations were Robert Pogrebnoy and Yuriy Zenkevich.