Pre-University Programme

This programme is designed for those who wish to enter one of the faculties at the MSU or to prepare themselves for undergraduate or postgraduate studies. The programme includes:

  • General Russian Language course;
  • Russian for Academic Purposes course;
  • Courses for subjects in the humanities and sciences.

Class sizes are kept small. Groups consist of no more than 10 students in the Russian language classes and no more than 20 students in the classes in other subjects. Academic curriculum includes lessons five days a week, 6-8 academic hours per day. The course could be one academic year (two semesters) or one and a half academic years (three semesters). At the end of academic year the students take exams in Russian and subjects of their specialization. After passing the course examinations, students receive corresponding certificates. These allow them to enroll in one of the main faculties of the MSU according to their specialization.


2017-2018 academic year

One-year programme:

  • Duration of study: September 2017 – June 2018
  • Start date: 29 August – 1 October 2017
  • Exams: June 2018
  • Tuition: $5100
  • Payments should be made as follows: $3400 - September 2017; $1700 - February 2018.


Expanded programme:

  • Duration of study: March 2018 – June 2019
  • Holidays: June – August 2018
  • Start date: 01 March – 30 March 2018
  • Exams: June 2019
  • Tuition: $6800
  • Payments should be made as follows: $5100 - March 2018; $1700 - February 2019.


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