What do preparatory departments for international students teach?
Leading Russian universities have Preparatory Departments where international students study for one year. As a rule, length of study is one year; shorter or longer programmes are available as well. In addition to the Russian language, students study other subjects, depending on the chosen programme, e.g. Maths, Chemistry, or Biology. For English-speaking students, the first lessons are conducted in English. Preparatory Department tuition fee amounts to $1,000 to $3,800 depending on the university and course length. After taking a preparatory course, prospective students can apply to any Russian university for a Russian-taught education programme. To learn more, see the Preparatory Department section.