Preparatory Department for International Applicants

Preparatory department for Bachelor's programmes

Samara University offers preparatory training to international applicants seeking admission to undergraduate programs. Preparatory training lasts one academic year. Students study Russian and various specialized subjects in order to be admitted as full-time program students later on.

The Russian language course teaches students language skills, with emphasis on scientific discourse. International students learn to read academic and research literature and listen to lectures in their future major.

Additionally, international applicants study the general education subjects that they will need in order to succeed in their major program.

  • Engineering majors: Physics, mathematics, ICT
  • Economics majors: Mathematics, social studies
  • Medicine: Biology, chemistry

Preparatory department for Master's programmes

Master’s and Doctoral students and teaching staff complete a 4-5 month internship (1 semester). The internship includes the study of Russian as a foreign language, a lecture course in the major, and consultations by teaching staff. Internship expenses can be covered by university grant.