Distance Russian Language Course

Key features
Target group: persons with Russian language Level A2-B1, primarily (but not only) those wishing to study at MGIMO programs taught in Russian (baccalaureate, master’ degree, postgraduate) as well as in other universities of Russia.

The Course is an effective way to boost your confidence in the language and develop communication skills in short time.

Term of study: March 1 — May 31, 2021

Total program volume: 165 academic hours (1 academic hour – 40 minutes).

Tuition fee: 88,000 rubles (full cost of the program).

Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

Application: via email preparatory_course@inno.mgimo.ru

Admission is carried out on a contract basis with 100% prepayment after signing the contract.


  • a valid passport copy  - original and notarized translation into Russian (via email);
  • application form (via email);
  • signed contract (by mail).

Training format:

  • on Zoom online platform;
  • three times a week (from Monday to Saturday);
  • in groups;
  • groups are formed based on the level of Russian language proficiency;
  • to be assigned to groups you shall complete an online test (a link to the test will be provided by email).

Basic requirements:

  • availability of a webcam, headphones, microphone and computer with suitable characteristics and sufficient uninterrupted Internet speed;
  • students shall adjust the operation of the webcam and microphone to transmit images and sound in high quality;
  • classes are held strictly according to the schedule.

Course content:

  • lexical and grammatical aspects of the Russian language which knowledge is necessary to pass entrance examination at MGIMO;
  • training exercises and tests based on the model of the entrance exam;

Additional information:

  • Please note that the Course is neither a prerequisite nor a guarantee for admission to any other MGIMO program.
  • Those who have completed the Course shall be issued a MGIMO University Certificate (upon request).


Coordinator Ms Elena Kuzmina

MGIMO International Office
76 Prospect Vernadskogo, office 1037, Moscow 119454
+7 495 225 39 23