Foundation Course


International students intending to study at Southern Federal University should take a one-year foundation course. The Russian Language is a core of the Foundation Course. The content of the Foundation Course is relevant to the degree program which you will take. The course consists of:

  • General Russian language course
  • Specialized Russian language course (depends on the study program chosen)
  • Training in humanities, economics and natural sciences

The basic training disciplines in each profile are:

engineering and technical specialties — mathematics, physics, engineering graphics;

economic specialties — mathematics, economic and social geography, basics of economic theory;

humanitarian specialties — Russian literature, history, cultural studies;

natural science disciplines — mathematics, physics / chemistry, the foundations of computer science.

Students are taught the Russian language in small groups of 10; other subjects — in groups of 16.Classes are held six days a week for 4-6 hours per day.

Foundation Course duration: 1 academic year (2 semesters). More than 50% of the time is devoted to the study of the Russian language.

At the end of the academic year all students take exams in the Russian language (First level certificate) and in the majors.

Upon successful completion they’ll be awarded with a certificate. This certificate is essential for admission.

Starting date for students of Foundation Course is 15 September

Total fee for the course: 75,000 Rubles

Applications should be submitted before August, 15.(How to Apply. Terms of documents submission)

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