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We offer a nine-month program for international students to help them strengthen their language skills, bridge the cultural gap and equip them with tools to succeed in full-time studies. The program offers two separate tracks for applicants to undergraduate and professional studies, and applicants to graduate and postgraduate research programs. Graduates receive a diploma and level one Russian language certificate (TORFL).


Training period:

  • October, 1 – June 30 (9 months). Assessment – Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL-1), core units.
  • January, 15 – August 25 (7 months). Assessment – Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL-1), core units.
  • March, 1 – June, 30, next year (14 months).


Prerequisites include high school diploma with a GPA above 50 percent and a diploma of bachelor in sciences or arts. Graduates receive a diploma and level one Russian language certificate (TORFL) required for admission to any university or other institution of higher education in the Russian Federation. Courses begin on January 15th and end on August 25th.


Bachelor and professional pre-university courses

Language studies are at the core of this prep school curriculum, but they are complemented by a wide range of electives in several areas of study: 


Physical sciences and engineering: core

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Scientific style and formatting
  • Physics
  • Computer graphics
  • Country studies

Physical sciences and engineering: electives

  • Introduction to geology
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Physical training
  • Russian language with focus on sciences



Biomedical sciences: core

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Fundamentals of social sciences and humanities
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Scientific style and formatting

Biomedical sciences: electives

  • Anatomy
  • Russian language with focus on sciences
  • Physical training


Liberal arts: core
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • Culture studies
  • Country studies
  • Computer science
  • Scientific style and formatting

Liberal arts: electives

  • Russian language with focus on sciences
  • Fundamentals of natural sciences
  • Physical training
  • Economics and social sciences



Economics: core

  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Country studies
  • Scientific style and formatting 
  • Introduction to economic theory
  • Geography
  • Culture studies

Economics: electives

  • Russian language with focus on sciences
  • Physical training
  • Fundamentals of natural sciences


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