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Russian language program

The Department of the Russian Language for Foreigners is a structural division of the School of Foreign Languages. It was established for students who wants to study and improve his/her Russian as well as to prepare for entering into University.

The Department offers a wide range of the Russian language courses applicable to groups of different levels. You can choose any of them according to your objectives and the level of Russian.

Russian Language Programs

Levels

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre – intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper – Intermediate
  • Advance

Number of hours

20 hrs per week, Monday to Friday – 4 hrs a day

300 hrs

160 hrs

Language of Instruction

Russian

Courses

  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Listening comprehension
  • Russian Studies (for advanced level)

Tuition fee

55 000 rubles per semester

Russian Language Proficiency Tests

Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) – certification level I

5-6 hrs

5 330 rubles

Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) – certification level II

5-6 hrs

5 740 rubles

Test for acquisition of Russian citizenship

5-6 hrs

5 330 rubles

Test for migrants

(Elementary level)

1 hr

3 000 rubles

1 academic hour – 45 minutes

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Application Deadline

June 15

November 15

Arrival and Orientation Days

September 1-3

February 1-3

Beginning of Semester

September 5

February 6

Duration of Semester

16 weeks

16 weeks

Exam Period

December 19 – 23

Final: May 22 – 26

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Required documents:

  • VSUES application form

The documents must be sent via email: international@vvsu.ru

  • Copy of passport

INVITATION AND VISA INFORMATION

Invitation

Official invitation is issued by the Russian Federal Migration Office.

The original invitation is send directly to the Russian Embassy or Consulate of your country via email. VSUES sends a short copy of the Invitation to the applicant. The short copy must be printed and included to the visa application documents.

Visa

To obtain a Russian visa a student must have an Invitation (and a letter of support in some cases) form VSUES.

Student must apply for visa in the same Russian Embassy or Consulate which is mentioned in the Application form.

The visa is single-entry and issued for a period of 90 days. It is extended by a VSUES visa office.

HOUSING

International students are to be accommodated on campus in various types of student dormitories. All the dormitories have kitchen areas, so the students can prepare meals.

Please, follow the link to see the dormitory options:

http://eng.vvsu.ru/stud_life/accomodation/

Please note, that the dormitory price is a subject to change.

HEALTH INSURANCE

For an exchange student it is mandatory to have a health insurance. Insurance can be purchased in your home country or upon arrival to Russia. VSUES assists international students in applying for a health insurance.

Approximate cost of health insurance obtained in Russia:

  • 2100 rubles – 4 months (1 semester)
  • 3100 rubles – 9 months (2 semesters)

FEES AND EXPENSES

Housing

Please, see “Housing”

University ID card

200 rubles

Medical examination

 

Medical examination

dermatologist

  • 300 rubles

chest X-ray

  • 500 rubles

Visa and registration formalities

  • Invitation letter from Migration Office
  • Migration registration upon arrival
  • Photos for documents (6 pieces, size 3*4)
  • Visa extension after 3-month stay in Russia
  • Migration registration extension after 3-month stay in Russia
  • Migration registration (if one leaves Vladivostok for holidays)
  • 700 rubles
  • 600 rubles
  • 250 rubles
  • 1700+500 rubles
  • 600 rubles
  • 600 rubles

Dormitory key deposit (upon arrival)

250 rubles

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

VSUES Wi-Fi

  • by 1 device simultaneously
  • by 2 devices simultaneously
  • by 3 devices simultaneously
  • 400 rubles
  • 800 rubles
  • 1400 rubles

Airport transfer

 
  • Taxi
  • ~1200 rubles
  • Aero express
  • 200 rubles

Meals (per day)

500 rubles