The Herzen University Testing Centre is a hugely modern language testing facility affiliated with one of the oldest universities in Russia.
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia was authorised by Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No 856 dated 29 August 2017 to conduct an Examination in the Russian Language, the History of Russia, and the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation (integrated examination). The integrated exam certificate is a prerequisite for obtaining a range of permits in Russia. The Herzen University Testing Centre is open to anyone wiling to take an integrated Russian language exam to obtain a work permit (or a work patent to be employed by natural persons only), a temporary residence permit, or a residence permit.
The Testing Centre runs integrated Russian language exams in compliance with Federal Law No 74 dated 20 April 2014 “Concerning the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” and Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No 1156 dated 28 August 2014 "On the Approval of Regulations on the Format and Conduct of the Examination in the Russian Language, the History of Russia and the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation and the Minimum Level of Proficiency Required to Pass the Examination”.
Apart from the integrated examination, you may take an officially-recognised Test of Russian as a Foreign Language, TORFL. TORFL is a single certification system to determine the level of Russian language proficiency. Worldwide, a TORFL certificate is recognised as an official proof of Russian language proficiency. You need a TOFRL certificate to be admitted to a Russian university. Besides, the Basic Level TOFRL certificate (level A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) is a prerequisite to apply for Russian citizenship.
You may sign up for the officially-recognised testing in Russian as a foreign language as well as for an integrated examination in the Russian language, the History of Russia, and the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation in one of the following ways:
1 Kazanskaya st., St. Petersburg
46 Ligovsky avenue, St. Petersburg
+7 (812) 643-77-74, +7 (981) 969-84-40
The official Test of Russan as a Foreign Language
An Integrated Examination in the Russian language
The History of Russia
The Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation
Make sure you have prepared a passport or other official documents that state your name, surname and a patronymic (if applicable) in Cyrillic and Latin characters.
Our exams run every week day.
After you have passed the integrated examination, you may collect your certificate at The Herzen University Testing Centre the following day.
Please note that to collect your certificate, you have to appear in person and present the document you used to sign up for the test.