Russian Language Preparation Programs for International Students | Siberian Federal University

Russian Language Preparation Programs for International Students

The Russian Language Preparation Programs are available at SibFU in The Pre-Admission Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) Department for International Students. Russian language courses and general disciplines (pre-university courses) are Pre-University Programs for international students who would like to do their Bachelor's, Master's or PhD SibFU degree in Siberian Federal University or at other Russian universities.

Whether you want to study Russian for a few weeks, a year or two years, for academic or general purposes, we offer you a structured Programs of study. These Programs prepare international students for direct entry into Siberian Federal University.

At the end of your Preparatory Course, you will receive a Certificate Of Russian Language Proficiency. This certificate will ensure entry to SibFU degree Programs.

If you want to know more about our Russian Language Preparation Programs for international students, please check the course information below or contact SibFU by the e-mail admission [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru.


Courses of Russian as a Foreign Language
CourseHoursCost, RUB
Educational Profile Programs (1 September to 31 August):
  • Humanitarian Program
  • Natural Science Program
  • Economic Program
  • Engineering and Technology Program
2 376:

Russian as a Foreign Language — 1 476 (720)

Profile preparation — 900

150 000
Profile Programs (from 1 February to 31 August)

Russian as a Foreign Language — 1 476 (612)

Profile preparation — 900

140 000
Russian language summer course, 2 month (from 1 July to 31August)16040 000
Additional courses for the selected profile (special subjects)
CourseAcademic hoursCost, RUR
Humanitarian Programs14415 000
Natural Science Programs14415 000
Economic Programs14415 000
Engineering and technology14415 000
Additional courses for foreign citizens who are studying in their 1st and 2nd years and who wish to be trained in majoring subjects for admission to SibFU or other Russian higher education institutions are available.

Why choose us

SibFU offers a range of Russian Language Preparation Programs for international students seeking to upgrade their Russian language and study skills before starting a Bachelor, Master Degree or PhD programme.

  • Attractive and resonable prices
  • Experienced and qualified staff
  • Communicative teaching techniques
  • Real Russian!
  • Individual attention for everyone
  • A relaxed teaching atmosphere!

Our courses combine a strong syllabus with a contemporary approach intended to build confidence and motivate students. Imaginative skills work and regular changes of focus are designed to capture students` interest. All our teaching takes place in a relaxed atmosphere because we understand that expressing oneself in a foreign language can be difficult. Laughter and humour help to make our students feel more comfortable about experimenting with the language and more willing to take risks!

Our course Programs focus on everyday spoken Russian and therefore all classroom activities are designed to reflect the language people use for everyday communication. The topics and materials used in our programes are chosen to reflect real life with all its ups and downs.

Rohilla Sahil (India)

It was a whole different experience for me to study at one of Russia's most prestigious universities. Studying with other International students from different countries made it more exciting. I liked the campus and the atmosphere of the university. Almost all facilities are available inside the campus itself like a football stadium, badminton court, cafes etc. The dormitory is excellent, every basic facility is provided to make student life easier.

One of the best things I liked about studying at the Preparatory Department is that the class sessions were very interactive. There were many different group activities and little games involved during our lessons like Question & answer session and the ball game which helped us learn in a more fun and exciting way. The only drawback was that situation due to COVID-19 forced our lessons to be online. But that was important for the safety of the students and everyone. But still it was a different experience and I enjoyed online lessons too.

It was very comfortable studying in my group. The fact that my teacher made the atmosphere so comfortable for each and every student to clear even a silly doubt and she would explain it so patiently and thoroughly, that made my experience even better.

My overall experience was excellent. I enjoyed every moment of my time studying at SFU. I'm greatly thankful to my teachers and staff for such a good and productive time while being at SFU and I wish you good luck.

Al-Khamesi Mohamed Ahmed Abdulmohsin (Iraq)

I liked studying at SibFU at the Pre-Admission Russian as a Foreign Language Department, because teachers are great there. I liked the relationships between students and teachers. It was very comfortable for me to study in my group. We helped each other. It was very hard for me to say goodbye to everyone. Most of all I liked visiting «Stolby» National resort. I wish all the stuff happiness, health and all the best.

Cerna Garcia Sayuri Melina (Peru)

I liked studying at the Pre-Admission Department of SibFU. The classes were interesting, interactive and the teaching methodology used was great. I also liked the dormitories, which were very comfortable.

I think our teacher has taught us very well. She has given us the basic recommendations on how to understand and speak Russian correctly. It was interesting to listen to our teacher talking about Russian culture. We even had a tradition in the group: meeting in the dormitory to speak Russian.

The teachers are excellent at teaching Russian, they are incredibly humorous and patient. I wish them all and future students nothing but prosperity!

Mu Lin (China)

I liked studying at the Pre-Admission Russian as a Foreign Language Department, because the teachers are very friendly and attentive at Siberian Federal University. During your studies you can find out a lot of interesting things about Russia. The study material is very diverse; there are a lot of interesting classes.

I really liked my class and my teacher, who took care of every student's life and studies. We spoke Russian and made a lot of jokes. There were people with different levels of Russian in my class, but we all worked very hard to do our best.

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Russian Language Testing

In the Siberian regional centre for training and testing of foreign citizens — the local testing centre of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute — there is an opportunity to take:

  • the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL);
  • the Russian Language Test for Citizenship of the RF;
  • the Comprehensive examination in Russian as a foreign language, the history of Russia and fundamentals of the legislation of the Russian Federation (work permit in the RF/ patent; temporary residence permit in the RF; residence permit in the RF).

From January 1, 2015 a foreign citizen, applying for a temporary residence permit, a residence permit, a work permit or a patent is required to confirm the knowledge of the Russian language, the history of Russia and fundamentals of the legislation of the Russian Federation. For this, it is necessary to be tested.

The Siberian regional centre for training and testing of foreign citizens conducts a comprehensive exam and courses to prepare for the exam.


International Students Recruitment Office (ISRO)
e-mail: admission[at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
phone: +7 391 206-27-79
phone (WhatsApp, Viber): +7 950 971-22-06
address: 82A Svobodny pr., Office 4-47, 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia


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