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Russian as a Foreign Language

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GET WORLDWIDE EDUCATION!

The faculty of the Russian language as a foreign language was created specifically for the training of specialists from foreign countries. Today, the university maintains contractual relations with 60 foreign universities and various educational institutions in the USA, England, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Finland, China, Korea, Israel and Japan.

Graduates of the faculty found their vocation in various fields of activity. They are sought-after teachers, translators, entrepreneurs, employees of migration agencies and representative offices of various companies in Russia and the world.

One of the prominent alumni is Moon Ji Hee. After graduation, she returned to South Korea, and now teaches Russian in large companies focused on cooperation between Russia and South Korea.



More than 50 teachers:
4 honorary workers of higher professional education in Russia
2 Doctors of Science

Over 1000 international students:
most students are citizens of China


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Students from China studying at university


OUR ADVANTAGES

• The faculty of the Russian language as a foreign language makes it possible to get a second education at other faculties of the university

 • Students have the opportunity to participate in international events (conferences, seminars, round tables)

• Graduates can use Russian language skills to conduct business not only in their native country, but also in Russia


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Students in class

   

STUDYING PROGRAMS

Bachelor Degree Programs

• Linguistics

Program: «Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures»

 

Master Degree Programs

• Linguistics

Program: «Professional communication in international business cooperation»

• Pedagogical Education

Program: «International communication»


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Students from different countries study together


PhD

Education and pedagogical sciences

Program: «Theory and Methods of training and education (Russian as a foreign language, level of professional education)»



Frequently asked questions

How to apply for degree/non-degree programmes?

➤ To apply a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme at Herzen University you need:

  • to choose a program
  • to prepare necessary documents (the list of documents is available here)
  • to pass entrance exams

More information about the admission procedure for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program is available here

➤ To apply for the Foundation programme or the Russian as Foreign Language courses you need:

  • to fill out application form here

➤ To apply for a non-degree programme or a teacher-training programme you need to make an enquiry via e-mail: international@herzen.edu.ru

What is the language of instruction at Herzen University?
How can I apply if I do not speak Russian?

The language of instruction at Herzen University is Russian.

If you do not speak Russian, you may take the Foundation programme – a Preparatory Course for Those Who Are Planning to Apply for a University Degree Programme.

Course duration – 10 months.

The Foundation programme starts every Monday throughout September - October.

Upon completion of the Foundation Programme you may apply for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program.

More detailed information about the Foundation Programme is available here

How to get a student visa?

➤ To get a student visa to study on Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme you have to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University.

To get an official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form
  • A copy of the last Russian visa (if applicable)

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

➤ To get the Russian entry visa to study at the Foundation programme (10 months) or other Russian as Foreign language non-degree programmes you have to do the following:

  • to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University

To obtain the official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

What am I required to do upon arrival?

Upon arrival to St. Petersburg, you have to get the residence registration within the period of 7 days. The registration is required by the Russian migration law.

➤ If you stay at a Herzen University’s dormitory your residence registration is issued by the dormitory’s administrative staff.

➤ If you rent an apartment you have to address the landlord (property owner) in order to be registered at the place of your residence.

More detailed information about the residence registration procedure is available here