The Northern Arctic Federal University is glad to offer foreign students who are seeking to study at a Russian university, but in need of additional training to improve their Russian language skills, a one-year foundation program at NArFU Preparatory Department!
·In the fall semester, the students are doing the Russian Course only.
·The spring semester includes the Russian Course as well as short-term courses in major subjects depending on your interests and the degree you would like to move on to.
For applicants with Beginner-Elementary knowledge of the Russian language, the foundation program offers an intensive Russian course (fall and spring semesters) as well as a variety of subjects such as technology and engineering, humanities, science, and economics (spring semester).
For students with Intermediate knowledge of the Russian language, we have designed a special one-semester course, starting in February (spring semester). It includes an intensive Russian course and all the subjects that a student wishes to specialize in.
On completion of the NArFU Foundation Program, the students are prepared to enter a full degree program (bachelor, specialist, master, Ph.D. levels)!
NArFU Preparatory Department offers:
Small groups (up to 8-12 students);
Experienced teaching staff and high-quality education;
Modern language teaching methods and learning facilities;
Free Wi-Fi, computer classes, and multimedia resources;
Adaptive, social, and cultural events;
International Discussion Club;
Reasonable tuition fees.
Foundation Program complies with the Order of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation from 03.10.2014 №1304 "The requirements for the Development of Additional General education programs that provide training for foreign citizens and stateless persons to the professional educational programs in the Russian language".
The tuition fee for the one-year foundation program at NArFU Preparatory Department in the 2021/2022 academic year:
₽ 116 000 / 1500 EUR for a standard two-semester program
Tuition fees include:
Orientation and tutor support
Fees are subject to amendment due to the current economic situation.
International students are kindly asked to make a 50% prepayment before coming to Russia.
The training period for the standard program: one academic year (two semesters).
Fall semester: September – January.
Spring semester: February – June.
Holidays: all Russian public holidays, two weeks in December-January, nine weeks in July-August.
Studies start from the second week in September. Students are kindly asked to arrive before September 10th of the current academic year.
In the fall semester, the students are doing the Russian Course only.
The spring semester includes the Russian Course as well as short-term courses in major subjects depending on your interests and the degree you would like to move on to. You can choose from one of our four profiles:
Pedagogics and Humanities
Technical and Engineering
In the fall semester, students of the Foundation Program have classes 5 five days a week (Mon-Fri) from 10 a.m. and till 15 p.m. (30 contact hours per week over an an18-week semester). In the spring semester, the time schedules may vary according to the selected student profile, but will not exceed 30 contact hours per week.
Every student has full access to all university resources (the University library, the gym, computer classes, free Wi-Fi, etc).
The language of instruction is Russian. Our teaching staff are qualified teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language and subjects and have vast experience of working with international students.
At the end of the academic year, students will take examinations in the Russian language and other subjects. Those students, who have completed the foundation program successfully, will be granted certificates of completion.
The completion of the foundation program allows you to apply for NArFU degree programs (bachelor, specialist, master, and postgraduate studies).
The Northern (Arctic) Federal University is open to international students!
In order to apply:
Fill in the application form and receive an email with further information from our International Student Recruitment Office.
The deadline for submitting your application is the 30th of September of the current year.
Receive confirmation of admission within five days after document submission. Along with the admission letter, you will receive an Invoice. Please note that 50% of pre-payments are done prior to arrival in Russia.
Prepare a full set of documents to study in Russia:
Scanned copy of your passport *
Scanned copy of Certificates of completed Full Secondary or Higher Education with legalization (by the Consulate of Russia or Apostille) *
2 photos (3cm x 4cm)
* All documents should be translated into the Russian language and officially notarized.