Preparatory department


University of Tyumen is proud to provide a preparatory programme for those foreign students seeking to study at a Russian university, but in need of additional training to improve their academic Russian language skills. This unique programme, designed for students who have completed their secondary education, lasts for either one or two semesters depending on students’ prior understanding of the Russian language. The aim is to improve students’ academic Russian skills to a point where they can comfortably start a degree programme within one year.

Students with intermediate-level Russian may join the Intensive programme offered from December to June. However, both elementary and lower intermediate-level Russian language students follow either the Standard from October to June, or the Extended programme from March to June. Successful students will be eligible to start degree programmes the following September in Tyumen with no additional language exams required.

The University arranges shared room accommodations in recently constructed dormitories (often en-suite) for incoming students. Nonetheless, students are free to make their own housing arrangements if they so desire.

We offer

·         Highly-qualified staff

·         Modern Language Teaching and Learning Facilities

·         Free Internet and e-mail access

·         A hi-tech Learning Centre

·         Multimedia Resources

·         International Discussion Club

·         Adaptive, social, and cultural programmes

Programme Details

All 3 Russian language programmes are aimed to bring students’ Russian language skills up to the level required for degree studies at a Russian university.

- the Standard programme starts in October (each year);

- the Intensive programme starts in December (each year);

- the Extended programme starts in March (each year).

Courses are conducted entirely in Russian language.


- 98 800 RUB for the Standard and Intensive programmes;

- 178 800 RUB for the Extended programme.

Fees are subject to amendment due to current economic environment.

Deadline for Entry

The deadline for the Standard course starting in October 2021 is July 31, 2021.
Admission is OPEN.

The deadline for the Intensive course starting in December 2021 is September 30, 2021.
Admission is OPEN.

The deadline for the Extended course starting in March 2022 is January 10, 2022.
Admission is OPEN.

Programme Information

Elementary and intermediate level courses will focus on the following areas:

  •          Academic Reading and Writing

  •          Academic Listening and Speaking

  •          Russian Grammar and Academic Vocabulary 

  •          Study Skills

  •          Russian Culture

Students receive 20 in-person class hours per week over a 16-week semester. Students also have access to a personal tutor and, as a full member of the university, full use of university resources (the University library, the gym, free Internet access, etc).  


Accommodations will be in the University Residence Hall in shared rooms (or suites). Students who wish to arrange their own housing are free to do so.

Documents required:

  • Copy of passport;

  • Copy of document of previous education (translated into English/Russian);

  • Motivation letter;

  • Filled-in online application form.

How to apply

Complete the online application form and attach the required documents. Upon receipt of the application, we normally reply with an offer of admission and further information concerning the contract and payment. 

What's next?

For further information, please contact:

Regional Institute for International Cooperation,

University of Tyumen,

6 Volodarskogo St., 625003, Tyumen, Russia
Tel/ fax: 007 (3452)  455704 / 455703


Note: Applicants are responsible for any bank charges in the transfer of fees.

Download Study Agreement (English)



Natalia Dzida, vice-director of RIIC, coordinator of the PrepDep Dr Natalia Dzida, Vice-director of RIIC, Head of Preparatory Department 

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