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28 July 2017

‘Everyone Finds It Challenging in the Beginning, but I’ve Progressed a Lot, and Now I Can Speak Russian Very Well’

On July 21, 2017, the graduation ceremony for the Preparatory Year programme was held. During the ceremony, more than 170 students from 40 countries received their diplomas, which will enable them to continue their studies in Russia.

30 June 2017

‘Learn Russian – It’s Worth It’

Marek Soukup from Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic, is currently studying at HSE St Petersburg as an exchange student on the Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods MA programme.  His decision to come to Russia stemmed from his desire to perfect his knowledge of the Russian language, which he started learning four years ago.

23 June 2017

Demand for Russian Language Classes Grows

Fifteen American students have come to HSE to study Russian as a foreign language as part of ‘USA in Russia’ study abroad programme developed by the University of South Alabama in partnership with HSE since 2014. Every other year, Nicholas Gossett, Assistant Professor of Russian and Applied Linguistics, brings a group of students to Moscow to study the Russian language as well as attend lectures and seminars on Russian culture, history, business, and other subjects. The goal is for students to not only improve their knowledge of the Russian language but to also make life-long connections in Russia which will help them in the academic, professional, and personal life.

HSE Faculty of Pre-University Training offers a variety of programmes for prospective applicants. There are numerous Russian-taught courses for high school students and Master’s programme applicants.

There are also courses tailored for international applicants:

Preparatory Year

The programme aimed at international students with little or no knowledge of Russian. It helps them to later join Russian-taught full-degree programmes. Over 10 months of intensive study, students improve their basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing Preparatory Year, students are expected to possess intermediate-level language skills (CEFR level B1, TRKI level 1) and be ready to enter the Russian-taught full-degree programs at HSE and other Russian universities.

Six-month Intensive Russian Language Programme

The programme is designed to help international students improve their Russian language proficiency. The course is aimed at international students at elementary and pre-intermediate levels.