Russian Language Training Faculty

Since the 1960s MPGU Russian Language Training Faculty has enabled students from around the world to study the Russian language and culture. With its academic heritage, it provides grammar, phonetics and cultural studies  for today’s world. The courses are graded as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Russian Language Training Faculty belongs to Institute of Philology. It offers courses that aim to improve linguistic, oral, communicative and cultural competency. The language is taught by professional teachers who have University degree in education and necessary teaching certification.

In 2018 more than 1700 students from 75 countries were enrolled in different language courses offered by the Faculty.

There are 5 courses.

The courses in general include:

  • Conversation
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Phonetics
  • Stylistics
  • Basics of speech etiquette — optional
  • Basics of Russian culture and history — optional
  • Russian literature — optional

Optional subjects are provided depending on the length and level of studies.


Basic Russian

Language level: A0-A2

Goal: to pass an exam which will allow to study at a University in Russian

Duration: 1 or 1,5 years

Price: 240 000 rub for 1 year, 360 000 for 1,5 years

The programme includes preparation for the language test on the 1st Certificate level which allows to continue education in Russian universities.


Russian for university programs

Language level: A1-C2

Goal: intensive studies which allow students to improve their academic Russian literacy to function effectively in the University environment

Duration: 2/ 3-4/ 4-5 years

Price: 240 000 rub for 1 year


Short-term programs

Language level: A0 — C2+

Goal: allows exchange or any short-term students to improve their knowledge of Russian

Duration: 2 weeks — 1 year

Price: 24 000 rub for 1 month


Language courses and Summer schools

Language level: A0+

Goal: improve knowledge of the language

Duration: 2 weeks+

Price: from 24 000 rub

These courses can be tailored for needs of indivdual students. Students can follow individual programs of their choice.


Advanced Russian for teachers

Language level: C1 — C2+

Goal: teaching in Russian

Duration: 10 months

Price: 80 000 rub

The programme is aimed at studying methods of Teaching Russian as a foreign language


MPGU Test Center organizes Russian Proficiency Test that allows students to obtain internatonally recognized  language certificates.

Test Center Contacts

Head of the Center: I. Danilenko
Tel: +7 (495) 438-18-16; +7 (906) 724-47-57


If you decided to enroll in one of the Russian Language Training Faculty programs, MPGU staff will provide you assistance with:

  • Student visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Student ID
  • Living place in MPGU dormitory


Payment options:

  • contract
  • scholarships are provided by the Ministry of Education of Russia


Application deadlines

Applications are accepted until September, 20.

Visa applications can be submitted from May, 15.


Russian Language Training Faculty Contacts


tel: +7 (499) 246 01 23


Room 342

88 Prospekt Vernadskogo,

Moscow, Russia