Short Course The Center of Russian As a Foreign Language

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Application deadline: July 15
Tuition fee:
  • $ 4,500 / Year (EEA)
  • $ 4,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 32 days
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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We are now accepting applications for our Intensive Summer School of Russian!

In 2014, the Intensive Summer School of Russian starts classes on June 13 (the students are arriving on June 10-12) and will last till August 15 (the students are departing on the weekend of August 16-17).

During 10 weeks of the program you will have 200 contact hours of Russian in class (including lectures in different areas of Humanities).

You will be staying at a dorm with a Russian roommate; you will also have Russian language tutors at the dorm (helping in doing homework etc.).

The cost of the 10-week program is 4500 US dollars (it includes tuition, lodging at the dormitory, help of tutors, processing visa papers, transfer from and to the airport).

Classes are Monday-Thursday, from 10 am till 3.30 pm. On the weekends, the tutors will be organizing different excursions and cultural tours, the cost of the entrance tickets, museum guides etc. is covered by the students (it is not included into the program cost).

We recommend completing the full 10 weeks of the program; however, doing a shorter program (4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 8 weeks) is also a possible option. In this case, the cost of the program is to be recalculated depending on the duration of the course.

If you would like to participate, please, email to Russian_center@hse.ruand submit the following information:

(1) Russian background (how many semesters of Russian you had),

(2) time period / duration of the program (between June 13 and August 15),

(3) scanned copy of your passport,

(4) your permanent address (the address to which we will mail your letter of invitation).

We will be happy to answer any questions you might have, please, do not hesitate to ask!

Direct your questions to the Center of Russian: Russian_center@hse.ruor toOlga Eremina, Director of the Center of Russian a s a Foreign Language, at

Welcome to our Intensive Summer School of Russian 2014!!!


Program dates: May,30 - July,24

You will spend 8 exciting weeks on our campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The program starts in Moscow where students study for 2 weeks having 40 hours of Russian studies and 20 hours of Russian. 3rd and 4th week Students spend at HSE campus in St. Petersburg (this is the season of famous white nights the most beautiful time of the year) having 20 hours of Russian studies and continuing to study language for 20 hours. Time from 5th up to 8th week students spend at HSE campus in Moscow continuing their Russian studies (40 hours) and language courses (40 hours). Altogether students have 100 hours of Russian studies and 80 hours of Russian language (at beginner, intermediate or advanced level). The program will start from language placement test.


Prof. Andrei Melville

Prof. Vladimir Zuev

Prof. M.Bratersky


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