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International Preparatory Programmes

HSE’s  International Preparatory Programmes train international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programmes. Over 10 months of intensive study, students improve their basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing a preparatory course, students are expected to possess intermediate-level language skills (CEFR level B1, TRKI level 1) and be ready to enter the Russian-taught full-degree programmes at HSE and other Russian universities.

Illustration for news: Five Common Myths about Studying in Russia

Five Common Myths about Studying in Russia

Whether inspired by the World Cup or simply wanting to study in a new and exciting place, students are looking to Russia to further their education.

Illustration for news: International Students Explore Russian Literature in HSE’s Preparatory Year Programme

International Students Explore Russian Literature in HSE’s Preparatory Year Programme

HSE’s Preparatory Year Programme for international students includes not only intensive Russian language training but also subject specific courses. One such course is ‘Russian Literature’, which introduces international students to classic works by Russian writers such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. In the course, students read and discuss select texts in the original Russian, which helps them gain a better understanding of the Russian culture and history.

Illustration for news: If You Say So: HSE Launches New Open Access Resource for Studying Russian

If You Say So: HSE Launches New Open Access Resource for Studying Russian

Do you have some knowledge of Russian but want to hone your skills and speak like a ‘real Russian’? If so, faculty members and instructors of the HSE School of Linguistics have worked together to create a free online resource just for you. Как скажешь (‘If You Say So’), which will launch April 4, is a virtual textbook and workbook built around video clips that feature HSE faculty and students.