Test of Russian as a Foreign Language or TORFL is a mandatory test for application to any university and college in this country. It aims to assess Russian language skills of international students on a six-tier scale and measures their ability to communicate on basic, academic, and professional topics.
TORFL Elementary level
|Elementary and basic level certificates confirm ability to communicate on basic topics.|
|TORFL Basic level|
|TORFL-I||TORFL-I confirms the person's ability to communicate on different topics at the intermediate level. This certificate is required for application to undergraduate programs.|
|TORFL-II||TORFL-II confirms the person's ability to communicate on professional topics (social and natural sciences, and engineering) at the upper intermediate level. Its holder is eligible to apply to graduate programs.|
|TORFL-III||TORFL-III confirms the person's ability to communicate on professional and academic topics (journalism, business administration, political sciences, and professional language translation services) at the advanced level.|
|TORFL-IV||TORFL-IV indicates that a person is a fluent speaker. The certificate allows gaining employment in areas that require linguistic training, including teaching Russian as the second language.|