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Faculty of Pre-University Training

  • Preparatory Courses

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.