Russian Language Study Programs

Would you like to start learning Russian language or to improve your skills and reach a new level? Our flexible programs will help you to understand how to use Russian language in a wide variety of academic contexts and in everyday life.

Russian language programs
 University Foundation Program

Our programs befit for:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students studying Russian language either as a major or a minor;
  • Individuals with any type of academic background, interested in learning Russian language for personal goals.

Why study with us?

You will develop well-balanced proficiency in the four major communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

Our Russian language courses meet the requirements of local and international universities; they support ECTS credits transfer and recognition of our certificates abroad.

Being in the Russian-speaking environment and communications with native speakers is the key to speaking correct Russian in formal and colloquial styles.

Our classrooms are well-equipped to provide you with profound knowledge and practical skills. The Russian language classes are held in lecture halls, self-access auditoriums, and classrooms equipped with computers and video apparatus.

Whatever background you might have, we will help you to choose the appropriate program. We offer Russian language courses for different levels of language proficiency:

Level Available start dates in 2017-2018 Available duration
Beginner (A0) Fall semester 2017:
  • individuals and groups can start studying any week September 4 – November 17
 Spring semester 2018:
  • start date March 5
From 2 weeks to 1 year
Elementary (A1)

Low-intermediate (A2)

Intermediate (B1)

Upper-intermediate (B2)

Fall semester 2017:

  • individuals and groups can start studying any week September 15 – November 30

Spring semester 2018:

  • individuals and groups can start studying any week January 15 – April 16
Advanced (C1) Terms of participation should be discussed with the Program Director

Flexible participation terms allow choosing the time and duration of study convenient for you. We divide our students into small groups to help you achieve evident results in a short period of time.

Upon the program completion you will receive an internationally recognized certificate.

Those who successfully complete our programs are offered the possibility to sit for a TORFL examination (available for an extra fee).

Accommodation is offered in well-equipped, safe and conveniently located dormitories on the university campus. Please discuss specific terms of residential arrangements with the program coordinator.

Application procedure. The application package includes:

  • The application form
  • A scanned copy of the international passport 
  • A face photo 3*4 cm in jpeg format

The application form can be requested via e-mail from the Program Director

Russian language programs

Special seasonal offers:

March 26 - April 06, 2018 International short-term program "Easter Vacations in St. Petersburg: Russian Language & Culture"

International Summer School of Russian Studies 2018

  • July 23- August 12 Russian Studies: Russian Language, History & Culture
  • August 6 - August 26 Russian Language for Business Communication, session 1
  • August 13 - September 2 Russian Studies: Russian Language, Politics & Art
  • August 27 - September 14 Russian Studies: Russian Language, History & Literature
  • ​August 27 - September 14 Russian Language for Business Communication​, session 2


Program coordinator:
Head of International Short-Term Programs Department Russian Language & Russian Studies Higher School of International Educational Programs