Russian as a Foreign Language


Learn to speak Russian

Russian language study is: multicultural linguistic environment great learning experience of international students well-qualified individual teachers.

TSU has 20 years of experience teaching international students. The Faculty of Philology over the years has conducted pre-vocational training programs for students from all over the world: Spain, Italy, Germany, USA, Belgium, Poland, China, Turkey, South Korea, Tunisia, Taiwan, Mongolia, Egypt, and Turkmenistan, and other countries.

TSU organized Summer Schools with intensive training in the Russian language and implemented programs of academic student exchange from universities in Italy, Germany, the USA, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, and other countries.

Since 2010 our University has implemented the Bachelor's double diploma program. The Master's program "Russian as a Foreign Language" operates for Russian and international undergraduate and graduate specialists in philology.

Educational programs for international students

Pre-courses Department

Undergraduate (profile "Russian language")

  • training period - 4 years
  • dates - September 1 – July 3
  • applications are accepted until July 25
  • tuition fee - 110,000 rubles

Master's program"Russian as a Foreign Language"

  • accepted Russian and international graduates with a Bachelor's degree or a specialist degree (in the humanities)
  • training period - 2 years
  • tuition fee - 115,000 rubles

Postgraduate studies

  • accepted Russian and international graduates with a Master’s degree (the humanities)
  • training period - 3 years.

Short courses of Russian language for international students.
This is an internship, which lasts about 3 months.
The cost of courses depends on the number of credits. Usually, the cost ranges from 20,000 to 30,000 rubles.

Summer and Winter Schools

Classes are taught by Russian language teachers of the Department, who have special training and considerable experience in working with international students. You can receive detailed information about Summer and Winter Schools by request to

The TSU Faculty of Philology organizes:

Thematic programs (40 hours, course duration - 1 month)

Testing in Russian as a Foreign Language

  • Testing for determination of the level of proficiency in Russian as a foreign language: elementary (A1)/ basic (A2)/ first (B1)/ second (B2)
  • Testing for citizenship of the Russian Federation
  • Testing for migrant workers.
    To enter the Preparatory Faculty (the Russian language course) please submit:
    Application for admission, to be submitted to no later than August 1st to apply for the winter semester.
  • Medical certificate and health insurance
  • HIV status certificate
  • 6 photos 3.5 х 4.5 cm.

Russian as a Foreign Language