A majority of universities offer preparatory courses for different education levels (for example, for bachelor's and master's degree students). As a rule, courses start in September-October and end in June-July.
Most of the Universities in the CIS countries offer Russian language and regional languages.
Study in Russia does not necessarily require Russian language proficiency. Foreigners can enroll at a preparatory department which offers courses in Russian and profession-oriented subjects. After taking a preparatory course, prospective students can apply to any Russian university for a Russian-taught education program. Universities offer international prospective students training options that differ in education levels (preparation for undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate studies), academic areas (engineering or humanitarian programs), lengths of study, number of disciplines, study periods and tuition fees.
A nine-month intensive course in Russian and several profession-oriented subjects would be a classical preparatory department training option. On top of that, Universities arrange various events to help prospective students learn about Russian culture and customs and facilitate their adaptation to new environment. A majority of universities offer preparatory courses for different education levels (for example, for bachelor’s and master’s degree students). As a rule, courses start in September-October and end in June-July.
However, many universities are willing to enrol students in preparatory groups later in autumn.