By the end of the The Center of Russian As a Foreign Language course,offered by HSE, the students are expected to attain the following proficiency in each of the four skills:
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
1) Phonetics. Russian alphabet. General characteristics of the sound system of the Russian
Prof. Andrei Melville
Prof. Vladimir Zuev
Read the information on our website and select the courses you are interested in.
Decide whether you want to take Russian language classes and if you want to take a one-week course at HSE’s St. Petersburg campus.
Fill in Request Information
You should receive a response from our team within five business days.
Design your preliminary study plan with a Summer University programme manager.
Complete and submit the Summer University application form (either online or emailed to programme managers). Please be sure to note in the form whether you will need a student visa. Please refer to the letter of recommendation sample.
You will receive a Summer University acceptance letter from the programme managers.
Accept your study plan as a supplement to your agreement with a programme manager.
Pay the online registration fee ($38 USD) and send confirmation of the payment to the programme managers.
If you need a visa, complete the visa invitation application form, and submit it to the programme managers, together with a scanned copy of your passport.
You will receive a letter of invitation for your visa application from the programme manager. Please note that this process usually takes one month.
Purchase your tickets to and from Moscow as well as a health insurance plan. Please send this information to the programme managers. (If you do not need a visa, you can skip steps 11 and 12).
Apply for Russian visa (if you need a visa).
Once you have received the visa, please send a scanned copy of it to the programme managers and sign the visa notification form.
You will receive an electronic copy of the programme agreement with the specified number of credits you will take and the cost.
Please send a signed scan of the programme agreement to the programme managers. Pay for your courses via by bank transfer and then send a confirmation of the payment to the programme managers.
Print out HSE’s medical certificate form, complete and sign it, and bring it to your doctor or local medical office for them to stamp or sign. Hold onto this – you will need this to register at the dormitory.
Collect all of your documents for travel – your programme agreement, Summer University invitation letter, passport with visa (if you have a visa), a photocopy of your passport, a signed and stamped health certificate, information about your health insurance, and money (you will be able to change dollars and euros into rubles at the airport or at currency exchanges and banks). Check the weather, make a list of Russian souvenirs to bring back for your family and friends, and don`t forget a camera!
Contact the programme managers to discuss transportation from the airport to your dormitory.
You are ready to go to Moscow!
You will receive a migration card at the airport upon arriving in Moscow – it is very important that you hold onto this! (You must present your migration card to leave the country.)
Someone from HSE will meet you at the airport. They will bring you to the dormitory and help with your registration. You must be registered within 7 working days after your arrival.
Check the dates and times that your classes start on our website.
Send your migration card and a copy of your passport to our Visa and Travel Support Department. (You can ask people at the dormitory for help with this.)
Pay for your dormitory accommodation at the ORGBANK (Myasnitskaya, 22/1). (Our staff or buddies can help you.)
No work experience is required.
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