Russian Language Courses


Our university offers semester and academic year courses of the Russian language both on beginner and advanced levels. Teaching is based on productive and active method of teaching with elements of intensive methods of teaching. The basics of teaching: practical phonetics, communicative grammar, communicative practice.

Active inclusion in the real communication environment will favor widening of cultural knowledge of language. The course implies correction of pronunciation as well as spontaneous speech practice. Communicative practice includes systematization and activisation of the vocabulary, skills of spontaneous speech, development of speech and writing skills on the basis of the texts on the Russian culture.

One of the specific feature of a course is a minimal use of an intermediary language, and subsequently talking in the Russian language because new information - both grammar and lexis – is accumulated with the previous knowledge. Vocabulary kept by a student on every lesson allows to evaluate his level. The program involves meeting with interesting people, learning of the Russian language with a native speaker in Russian speaking environment. Upon completion of each module students are required to work out a project.

Who can participate: International students majoring in Humanities and Social Sciences, free-movers and those who are taking degree programs in Russian studies.

Deadline for application: 
30.07.2017 for fall semester. 
30.11.2017 for spring semester.

Tuition fee: 112 000 RUB per year (≈1850 USD)

Students from partner universities may be waived from tuition fee. Please, contact NEFU International Relations Office for details.

You need to submit the following documents to apply:

1) Copy of passport

2) Application form

3) Copy of academic documents

4) Medical certificates (HIV-test, antituberculosis test, blood testings). The date of certificates should be no earlier than 2 months before arrival to Yakutsk.

After receiving all necessary documents the International Relations Office will have a formal visa support letter issued by the Russian Migration office and send it to the address that was indicated in your application form. Admittance to the University is on the basis of a contract. If you need the contract form in order to get a visa at the Russian Federation Embassy, please let us know. If you do not, the contract form can be printed upon arrival. The contract includes only the tuition fee (the fee depending on the program and speciality that you have chosen). The contract does not include any accommodation fee, medical insurance, or registration fee. The student must pay all fees related to the contract, accommodation, registration and medical insurance no later than 7 days after arrival.

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