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How to apply

There are two options depending on your situation:

OPTION 1

  • you’ve already received your graduation certificate and academic transcript,
  • you can speak Russian at TORFL Level 1 (see Admission Requirements),
  • you wish to start your studies in the upcoming academic year,

In order to apply for a course, you should:

from 30 April to 05 July (Bachelors’ programmes, full-time) or

from 30 April to 20 August (Masters’ programmes and applicants entering 2nd year or higher)

  1. Download from LSU website and complete the application form (in Russian!);
  2. Send the completed application form to our International Office at
          lengu.international@gmail.com together with the scans of the following documents:
  • passport,
  • graduation certificate with academic transcript,
  • Russian translation of both graduation certificate and academic transcript;
  1. Receive email confirmation of application receipt;
  2. Wait for the notification of the pre-evaluation of your application (up to 2 weeks).

 

If the notification is positive, you will have to pass a set of entrance tests (in Russian and two relevant subjects depending on the course chosen).

Entrance tests for Bachelors’ programmes (full-time) are conducted 05 to 25 July.

The dates of entrance tests for Masters’ programmes and applicants entering 2nd year or higher are announced 20 June.

If you successfully pass the entrance tests, in order to enroll at the course you will have to provide the following documents:

  • certified graduation certificate with  academic transcript (or their notarized copies*),
  • copy of the academic recognition certificate (see http://en.russia.edu.ru/edu/inostr/prizn/refer/),
  • notarized Russian translation of graduation certificate and academic transcript *
  • 4 photographs

* translation and notarization of documents is to be carried out by Russian experts on the territory of the Russian Federation (you can refer to local Russian Consulate or Embassy)

You also must sign an agreement with the university and pay a contribution of at least 1/3 of the fees.

OPTION 2

  • you are currently attending high school,
  • you are not sure  can speak Russian at TORFL Level 1 (see Admission Requirements),
  • you would like to get familiar with Pushkin LSU and Russian higher education system first,

You can enroll at one of our Foundation courses – Pushkin LSU Foundation Semester or Pushkin LSU Foundation Year.

Benefits of our foundation courses:

  • you can significantly improve your Russian,
    • you can learn some relevant subjects in Russian,
    • you get familiar with academic activities and student life before becoming an actual student at Pushkin LSU,
    • you can thoroughly and  without haste prepare all the necessary documents for your enrollment.

In order to apply for a Foundation Course, you should:

  1. Download from LSU website and complete the application form (in Russian!);
  1. Send the completed application form to our International Office at
          lengu.international@gmail.com together with the scans of the following documents:
  • passport,
  • graduation certificate with academic transcript,
  • Russian translation of both graduation certificate and academic transcript;
  1. Receive email confirmation of application receipt;
  2. Wait for the notification of the pre-evaluation of your application (up to 2 weeks).

For Pushkin LSU Foundation Year Programme, applications are accepted from 30 April to 10 July.

For Pushkin LSU Foundation Semester Programme, applications are accepted from 01 October to 20 November.

As soon as a class is formed (usually requires 5 students applying), our International Office will contact you via email. After that, you are supposed to sign an agreement with the university and pay the fees.

For more information on our Foundation Courses see Pushkin LSU Foundation Courses section.

 

Admission requirements

Bachelors’ Programmes

  1. Completed secondary or vocational education
  2. Presence of a certified graduation certificate and academic transcript
  3. Presence of a copy of the academic recognition certificate (see http://en.russia.edu.ru/edu/inostr/prizn/refer/)
  4. Russian language mastery at TORFL Level 1*
  5. Successful performance in entrance tests

Masters’ Programmes

  1. Completed higher education
  2. Presence of a certified graduation certificate and academic transcript
  3. Presence of a copy of the academic recognition certificate (see http://en.russia.edu.ru/edu/inostr/prizn/refer/)
  4. Russian language mastery at TORFL Level 1*
  5. Successful performance in entrance tests

* In 2009 the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation introduced the new federal state requirements for Russian as a foreign language.

Level

Competencies

Enables holder to

Minimum vocabulary (words)

Elementary (part of the Basic level)

Successful performance in the Elementary Test represents a standard of initial competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy his elementary communicative needs in a limited number of everyday situations.

 

750

Basic

Successful performance in the Preliminary Test represents a standard of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy basic communicative needs in a limited number of situations in everyday and cultural spheres.

This level is required to obtain a Russian citizenship by naturalization. Not enough to study at the Russian educational institutions, except for preparatory faculties (programs or courses) for foreigners.

1300

Level 1 (Intermediate)

Successful performance in the First Level Certificate indicates an intermediate level of competence, which enables a candidate to satisfy his main communicative needs in everyday, cultural, educational and professional spheres in line with the State Standard of Competence in Russian as a Foreign Language.

Enter Russian higher educational institutions, with obligatory further studies of the Russian language. The level is usually achieved after the one-year preparatory course.

2300

Level 2 (Advanced)

Successful performance in the Second Level Certificate indicates a high level of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to satisfy his communicative needs in a wide range of situations of cultural,educational and professional spheres.

Receive Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Russian universities, excluding certain subjects.

10 000

Level 3 (Proficiency)

Successful performance in the Third Level Certificate in Russian indicates an advanced level of competence in Russian which enables a candidate to communicate fluently in all communicative spheres, to do scientific research in Russian and to teach Russian in courses at an Elementary level.

Participate professionally in philology, translation and interpreting, editing, journalism, diplomatic service and management in a Russian speaking environment; receive Diplomas, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in these fields (except specialists' and Masters' of Art Degree in Philology)

12 000 (7 000 of them in active vocabulary)

Level 4 (Fluency)

Successful performance in the Fourth Level Certificate indicates Proficiency in Russian and candidate's competence is close to that of native Russian speaker's competence.

Receive a Master of Arts degree in philology, undertake all forms of work in Russian philology

20 000 (8 000 of them in active vocabulary)

The table is derived from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_of_Russian_as_a_Foreign_Language.

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