Russian language two-years course for international students

The Russian language two-years preparatory course for international students is available at SibFU in The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing. Russian language course and general disciplines (pre-university courses) are Pre-University Programs for international students who would like to do their Bachelor's, Master's or Postgraduate Degree in Russian universities. These programs provide a General Russian Language Course and prepare international students for direct entry into Siberian Federal University.

This program is aimed at developing skills in:

  • russian grammar,
  • oral communication,
  • making notes and understanding lectures,
  • participating in seminars,
  • writing essays and reports,
  • listening to spoken Russian,
  • reading and writing.

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Duration 2 year
Starting date September 1
Application period From 1 April to 30 June
Tuition fee 2,440 Euro (the cost does not include accommodation and living expenses)
Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available double and triple rooms (€ 30 per month)
Practicalities Invitation letter for an entry visa is provided by the University
Entry requirements Russian study visa
  • Oral Practice
  • Reading
  • Practical Grammar (computer grammar programs are available)
  • Listening Practice (listening to tapes, watching video)
  • Written Practice
  • Phonetics
  • Professional language

Elena Elina, Ph.D., Director,
The Centre For International Education and Standardized Testing, SibFU,
tel.: +7 391 206-27-82, fax: +7 391 206-27-80

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General queries and visa support
Olga Kuznetsova, Head of the International department,
tel: +7 391 206-27-81, fax: +7 391 291-27-35

Irina Sukovataya, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology, SibFU
Tel.: +7 391 206-39-28, Fax: +7 391 206-21-66
E-mail: ISukovataya [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Skype: StudyatSibFU

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