15 September 2016

Russian Language Study Programs

International students who want to learn the Russian language have several options depending on their level of Russian.

PREPARATORY RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

The ability to understand, communicate and study in Russian is an essential requirement for acceptance to the university. All international students who wish to study at MGIMO are required to pass a language test or show proof of language proficiency in Russian. The Dean's Office for International Students offers a Russian language preparatory program. The preparatory course lasts for one academic year after which students apply to study in undergraduate programs in the Russian language. Students in the Russian language preparatory program pay a tuition fee for a full year of study.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSES DURING SEMESTERS

MGIMO Russian Language professors have vast experience in working with different audiences – from international students to foreign diplomats. The Russian Language Department offers Russian language courses to full-time international students with any level of proficiency:

  • Improving your Russian vocabulary and grammar
  • Russian for academic purposes – economics, law, diplomacy, political science, or Russian history
  • Russian literature and culture
  • Theoretical study of comparative Russian grammar, systematic interpretation of grammar categories, and introduction to systemology and systematic linguistics

MGIMO Russian language professors also arrange cultural events in order to familiarize students with Russian historic and cultural traditions: museums, exhibitions, theaters, national events, and excursions.

Exchange Students, Visiting Students and Research Visitors in Russian language programs have an option of group or individual studies during semester and pay a fee depending on that choice.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE in the INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Students who come to study in the International Summer School have the opportunity to take Russian language courses. Students are allocated to classes depending on their proficiency in Russian. They can attend a Russian course in one or more three week modules.