Learning Process

Programs prepare students for taking courses in Engineering, Economics, and Humanities

After completing the course of a foundation program, the best students continue their studies as bachelor, master and postgraduate students at the Financial University and other Russian universities. Their achievements and their awards obtained at student competitions are taken into account during the enrolment process. The Faculty has academic performance and student attendance monitoring system in place. Grades and attendance data are posted in e-registers and put into paper registers. Student ranking system is in place and student rankings are compiled following the examination period. The Financial University has appropriate teaching, administrative and auxiliary staff who take care of the students of the Faculty programs involved in the teaching and learning process. The Faculty staff organize research and creative work competitions that contribute to using each international student's creative potential. The Faculty management and program directors have jointly developed orientation programs and cultural programs and offer them to the Faculty international students.

A Russian Language Course

Student group composition is subject to change. It depends on the date of students' arrival, previous qualifications, and the Russian language skills. The course workload is 960 hours a year. We also have short-term Russian language programs on offer. The students who wish to expand their knowledge of Russian can take a 3-months or a 6-months course. During the period of study, the students can use all the necessary manuals and learning materials. The University also has an e-library and each student has free access to the Internet through WiFi. There are special classes where the Russian language is taught equipped with multimedia devices. We also have independent study rooms students can use. The final examinations in the Russian language are in line with the CEFR B1 level requirements. In order to pass B1 level examinations, the students of the program need to achieve the following learning goals:

  • To be able to read small texts taken from newspapers, magazines, and books; understand the main points of the text, certain details, conclusions made and the point of view of the author;
  • To be able to write a text that contains 20 sentences on one of the topics suggested, i.e. the students themselves, their families, studies, foreign language learning process, workday, leisure, native town, health and healthcare, weather; be able to render the main points of the text they have read or the message heard;
  • To be able to understand the content of short dialogues and extract the facts (topic, time, attitudes, characteristics of objects, goal, cause); understand long dialogues and share own views of the words and deeds of the speakers; understand the content of announcements broadcast, news, social and cultural materials;
  • To be able to participate in a dialogue related to a rather wide range of issues found in everyday situations, start, maintain and end the conversation; maintain a conversation on various topics (students themselves, their work, the profession, interests, the country, the town, cultural issues, etc.); form own view based on the content of the text on social and cultural issues they have read;
  • To use grammar rules and lexical units to form utterances in line with the intentions that emerge in standard situations;
  • The number of lexical units learned: 2,300.

The B1 level is sufficient for those who wish to become enrolled in the Russian education institutions, incl. higher education institutions, universities, and colleges. The international students of the foundation programs, as a rule, achieve this after a year of special language training at the relevant faculties (departments). Upon completion of the course, the students who have passed the final examinations obtain a Certificate of Program Completion issued by the Faculty of Foundation Programs.

The Faculty of Foundation Programs for International Students is glad to invite you to take short-term Russian language courses.

The course goal is to improve oral and written communication skills during a short period of time. The course includes grammar, phonetics, writing and vocabulary knowledge sections. The teaching staff members pay much attention to improving conversation skills and listening comprehension skills.

Pre-Bachelor Program Foundation Programs

Foundation programs taught in Russian prior to bachelor training in economics, humanities, and engineering.

The programs are taught in face-to-face mode.

The key focus in the curricula of the programs in economics, humanities and engineering is on studying the Russian language and the basic economic, humanitarian and engineering disciplines described in 'The Requirements for the Further Education Programs Ensuring Preparation of Foreign Nationals and Stateless Persons to Taking Courses in the Russian Language' approved by Order No. 1304 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of October 3, 2014. The leading University teaching departments are involved in the teaching process. The following formative assessment methods are used: independent student creative homework, an essay, a test. Examinations are conducted as a mean of formative assessment of progress in core disciplines. Summative assessment of the progress in the Russian language is conducted in the form of an oral and written test. The instructors that teach at the Faculty use a variety of teaching materials that provoke interest in knowing more about the history and culture of Russia.

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to bachelor training in economics.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian language
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • History

Variational component:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Basics of Public Administration in Russia

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to bachelor training in engineering.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

Variational component:

  • Social Studies
  • Chemistry

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to bachelor training in humanities.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian Language
  • Social Studies
  • Literature
  • History

Variational component:

  • Basics of Public Administration in Russia
  • Geography

Pre-Master Program Foundation Programs

Foundation programs taught in Russian prior to master training in economics, humanities, and engineering.

The foundation programs taught in Russian prior to master training in economics, humanities, and engineering allow the international students to continue their studies at a higher level at the Financial University or other universities.

The curricula at the Faculty are developed specifically with a view to providing a good start for the international students who would like to become enrolled to a master program. When teaching the disciplines included in the curriculum, the key focus is on improving knowledge of the Russian language and professional terminology that is needed for further studies and conducting the professional activity. The Faculty teaching staff that are engaged in teaching disciplines within the pre-master program foundation programs at the Faculty have obtained a relevant certificate and can professionally use a methodology of teaching disciplines relevant to the foundation programs to international students. The Faculty instructors create a favorable learning environment that is good for orientation purposes thus providing an opportunity for the international students to use their researcher potential. Forums, conferences are organized, the students have an opportunity to publish their research findings in journals.

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to master training in economics.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian language
  • Mathematics
  • History

Variational component:

  • Computer Science
  • Basics of Public Administration in Russia
  • Economics

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to master training in engineering.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian language
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

Variational component:

  • Chemistry
  • Social Studies
  • Basics of Public Administration in Russia
  • Drawing

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to master training in humanities.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian Language
  • Social Studies
  • Literature
  • History

Variational component:

  • Basics of Public Administration in Russia
  • Geography

Pre-Postgraduate Training Program Foundation Programs

The foundation programs taught to the international students and stateless persons who need to be trained prior to taking courses taught in Russian are designed in such a way that the future major of the students of postgraduate training departments is taken into consideration. The key part of the curriculum is the training aimed at improving the Russian-language communication skills needed to communicate in the professional, learning, social and other environments.

The Faculty programs' curricula include the exploration of the scientific style of speech that is used when taking postgraduate department entrance examinations, writing papers, doing the research and defending the thesis in Russian.

The curriculum list of disciplines also includes a course in Foreign Language, Philosophy, Economics, Management, and Information Technology Used in Economics. Such a list of disciplines helps the international students adapt to the economist-training universities' postgraduate training departments' learning environment.

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to postgraduate training in economics.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics

Variational Component:

  • Information Technology Used in Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Language
  • Basics of Public Administration and Municipal Management in Russia

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to postgraduate training in engineering.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science

Variational Component:

  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Language
  • Basics of Public Administration and Municipal Management in Russia
  • Drafting

Disciplines within the supplementary section of the curriculum of the foundation programs taught in Russian prior to postgraduate training in humanities.

Core disciplines:

  • Russian Language
  • Social Studies
  • Literature
  • History

Variational Component:

  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Geography
  • Basics of Public Administration and Municipal Management in Russia

Teaching staff

The instructors are experts in teaching Russian as a foreign language. They have at least 5-years' teaching experience and regularly take professional upgrade and development courses.

Program duration: 3 months and 6 months at a convenient time (subject to student group composition changes).

Workload: 144 hours (a 3-month course); 288 hours (a 6-month course).

Tuition fee: 42,000 rubles (a 3-month course); 70,000 rubles (a 6-month course).

Terms and Conditions of Admission

The foreign nationals who do not speak Russian or have basic Russian language skills that are not sufficient for taking courses at the bachelor, master and postgraduate studies departments of the Russian universities are enrolled to the Financial University Faculty of Foundation Programs for International Students. The students are enrolled in accordance with the special quota set and on a fee-paying basis. The Financial University offers foundation programs to international students prior to training in economics, humanities and engineering. The period of study is 1 year (2 semesters). The starting date is subject to student group formation deadline. The academic year starts in September. The application submitting process starts in March and ends in November. The student cohort is divided into groups. Each group consists of up to 12 people. At the end of the course, the international students take their final examinations. The most qualified instructors including professors and associate professors teach the students at the Faculty. Upon completion of the course, the students who have passed the final examinations obtain a Certificate of Pre-University Training formatted in accordance with the state standard. It gives the holder the right to be admitted to any university within the territory of the Russian Federation, including the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Upon written request, the students who have not completed the course have a right to obtain their academic transcript that includes the list of courses taken and the course workload information.

Accommodation

  • All the students at the Faculty are offered good accommodation at the University student residence halls located on campus during the period of study.
  • All rooms meet all the sanitary requirements. The residence halls have security guards service and a modern surveillance system in place.
  • The room rent amount is 900 to 1,659 rubles a month. The amount depends on the room category.
  • There are coordinators at the residence halls who help students resolve social and everyday issues.
  • The tuition fee at the Faculty is 180,000 rubles a year (for the 2018/19 academic year).

In order to become enrolled, you need to submit the following documents:

  1. A copy of the passport (the first page including the photo) and its translation into Russian. The passport expiry date should not be earlier than two years from the date of application.
  2. Original document certifying prior training and its translation into the Russian language;
  3. A soft copy of your color photograph (3 x 4 cm)

You need to send the above to the following e-mail addresses: tvbutova@fa.ru, mvelesina@fa.ru, mavergejchik@fa.ru or submit the following in person or through your representative in Moscow to the following address: Russia, Moscow, Leningradsky Prospekt, 55, room 317, 318 (near Airport metro station).

Program taught in:
English
Russian
Last updated September 11, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 1, 2019
Duration
3 - 12 months
Full-time
Price
42,000 RUB
for a 3-month course. 70,000 rubles for a 6-month course.
Deadline
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 1, 2019
End Date
Aug 31, 2020
Application deadline

Sep 1, 2019

Location
Application deadline
End Date
Aug 31, 2020