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Summer Schools 2020

Summer Schools 2020
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Every year Russian universities hold short programmes for foreign nationals. This article highlights the courses available this summer.

Humanities

Intensive Summer School in Russian Language and Culture

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad)

Period of study: 27 July – 21 Aug

Application deadline: 1 May

Language of instruction: Russian

Tuition fee: 50,000 rubles (includes Russian visa invitation support, training, living in a dormitory, sightseeing tours)

The school is designed for those who want to master everyday Russian and immerse themselves in the Russian culture. Students attend three 90-minute classes every day; an extensive cultural programme includes master classes, city tours, visits to museum and a trip to a seaside resort outside Kaliningrad.

Summer School in Russian language and Culture

ITMO University (St Petersburg)

Period of study: 1 July - 28 July

Application deadline: 24 May

Language of instruction: Russian, English

Tuition fee: one week: 200 euros; two weeks: 300 euros; three weeks: 450 euros; four weeks: 600 euros.

The school has several modules (one module lasts one week, earns 2 ECTS credits), you can choose the length of study and the topics you’re interested in, such as spoken Russian, phraseology, grammatical cases, Russian cinema, theatre, literature, history, Russian rock music, preparation for the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TRKI) etc. Learners can join groups of any proficiency level.

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Summer Russian language and culture school

Kazan Federal University (Kazan)

Period of study: 6-17 July

Application deadline: 6 May

Language of instruction: Russian

Tuition fee: 25,000 rubles (covers training, accommodation in a dormitory upwards of 600 rubles if places are available, or host family for negotiable pay)

This course is for students who learn Russian as a foreign language. The programme is focused on speaking skills, reading, listening comprehension, writing skills, grammar and phonetics; there are also courses in regional studies and Russian literature and culture. Students will tour Kazan, and visit the city Kremlin and the Old Tatar Village, meet with Russian students and take part in theme parties and contests.

Russian summer

Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod)

Period of study: 6–24 July

Application deadline: EU citizens - 20 June; citizens of other countries - 21 May

Tuition fee: 35,000 rubles (includes training, cultural programme).

Students who want to learn more about Russia are welcome. The intensive Russian language course is customised for small groups of different proficiency levels. Classes are conducted by specialists in philology, psychology and culture. Traditionally, students have a busy cultural and entertainment programme: Nizhny Novgorod has many historical sites and museums, a beautiful embankment and excellent restaurants.

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Summer Russian Language School

Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk)

Period of study: 1 June - 14 August

Application deadline: 10 April

Language of instruction: Russian

Tuition fee: 320 euros (two weeks) to 1,300 euros (11 weeks).

The programme’s objectives are Russian language immersion and intensive study in small groups. You can select the length of the training period from two to 11 weeks. The students live in the Akademgorodok, a famous Russian research hub (an extra fee is paid for accommodation in a dormitory). A course completion certificate is issued to school participants.

Summer Russian language school

Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk)

Period of study: 13–31 July

Application deadlin: 31 May

Language of instruction: Russian, English, Spanish

Tuition fee: 500 euros (includes training, accommodation in a SibFU campus dormitory, sightseeing tours).

International students take a three-week intensive course taught by skilled SibFU teachers. The beginner and intermediate groups of Russian language learners complete a 72- hour programme. The rest of time is devoted to interpersonal communication, entertainment and cultural programme.

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Russian Language and Culture Summer School "Siberian Holidays"

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk)

Period of study: 13-31 July, 3-21 August

Application deadline: 29 May

Language of instruction: Russian

Tuition fee: 30,000 rubles (includes training); application fee: 75 euros, cultural programme fee: approx. 6,000 rubles.

The TPU short programme is a quick and efficient way to study Russian. It is intended for both beginners and those who wish to gain further knowledge. Classes are held for small groups, so each summer school student gets enough of teacher’s focused attention. The programme includes sighseeing tours, introduction to unique Siberian nature, hobby clubs activities, discussions, master classes etc. Summer school participants have the opportunity to prepare for the TORFL international examination (Levels A1 - C2), and, if successful in the exam, get the official certificate.

Summer school “Russian Studies in Real Russia”

Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg)

Period of study: 3-9 August, 3-16 August

Application deadline: 15 June

Language of instruction: Russian, English

Tuition fee: 35,000 rubles (one week); 65,000 rubles (two weeks).

Come to Ural Federal University you want to learn more about the Russian language and discover a real Russia, not a tourist destination. A short programme gives an idea about the culture of the country and its centuries-long history, helps you increase your proficiency level and learn more about Russians’ traits and their lifestyle in the Ural region. Students get a summer school certificate and four credits upon course completion.

Engineering

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International polytechnic school “Space technologies”

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (St Petersburg)

Period of study: 6-17 July

Application deadline: 8 June for citizens of the EU, Iran, India and visa-free travel countries; 20 April for residents of other countries.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition fee: 510-euro early bird fee till 23 March; 540-euro regular fee after March 23; includes training and dormitory accommodation at 7 to 10 euros per night.

The programme is focused on advanced techniques of space engineering and core physical principles in space exploration. It also addresses space industry problems and includes a six-hour intensive Russian language course for beginners. Students have walking and boat tours of St Petersburg and visit the Hermitage and the Peterhof and Catherine Palaces.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: Methods, Models, Algorithms

Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Period of study: 22 June - 14 July

Application deadline: 3 April for residents of non-EU countries; 10 May for residents of the EU and visa-free travel countries.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition fee: 388 euros and an extra 43 euros for processing your application.

Students will be introduced to AI basics and learn more about machine learning, neural networks, image recognition etc. Programming skills are a welcome asset but not a must. Length of study: 16 classroom hours; 2 ECTS credits are awarded upon course completion. This is a HSE Summer University course; 30 short programmes in various fields are offered, from mathematics to linguistics.

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Renewable Energy Sources

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” (St Petersburg)

Period of study: 6–19 July

Application deadline: 15 June for citizens of visa-free travel countries or Russian visa holders; 10 June for EU citizens; 20 May for citizens of other countries.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition fee: 30,000 rubles (includes migration support, training, study materials, sightseeing tours).

Admission requirements: senior bachelor’s/master’s students studying electronic engineering, electric power engineering, physics or materials science. The programme includes lectures on renewable energy, photovoltaics, production and tests of silicon-based solar power modules, solar power plant design and operation, practice classes and laboratory work.

Summer School in Programming

ITMO University (St Petersburg)

Period of study: 1 July - 28 July

Application deadline: 24 May for citizens of the EU, Norway, China, India, Japan, Latin American countries and Iceland; 19 April for citizens of other countries.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition fee: 800 euros

ITMO University training paves the way to a successful career; the university team is a regular winner of prestigious international IT competitions. The summer school in programming is an excellent opportunity to improve one’s skills in the area and meet with champions. It has two modules which address the solution of programming problems and computer-aided instruction. Senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postgraduates are welcome to join the course.

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Android Apps Development and Big Data Use

Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod)

Period of study: 20 July – 16 August

Application deadline: 21 May

Language of instruction: English

Tuition fee: 45,000 rubles

Requirements: knowledge of meta-analysis, Probability Theory, Java, XML; proficiency in English at B2 or higher. The programme is focused on Android application development basics, intellectual analysis and use of Big Data. Students will also connect with the Russian language, history and culture.

Are you interested in any of these schools? To write to the university, follow the link and create a personal account. Fill out the application and choose the university. Don’t forget to name the programme The university will reply to you within ten workdays.

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