International students can attend classes in Russian as a Foreign Language during their studies at the HSE. Before classes begin, all international students are required to take an entrance test. Students are enrolled in courses based on their test results.
The course is offered to students with different levels of Russian:
Elementary (A1 – A2), Pre-intermediate (B1), Intermediate (B2), Upper-intermediate (C1), Advanced (C2)
For advanced speakers of Russian, we also offer several special courses:
Russian Literature, Russian Culture, Business Russian, Russian in the Media, Area Studies, Professional Writing in Russian
The full course, which lasts one semester (two modules), is an intensive course with nine contact hours per week.
Other options are also available.
To receive more information about Russian as a foreign language, please visit our presentation during the orientation session.