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 one-semester programme offered either from October to January, or February to May. However, both elementary and lower intermediate-level Russian language students follow the two-semester programme from October to May. 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


- 98 800 RUB for a two-semester programme.

Fees are subject to amendment due to current economic environment.

Programme Details

This one or two-semester Russian language programme aims to bring students’ Russian language skills up to the level required for degree studies at a Russian university. The full-year programme (elementary and lower intermediate level) starts in October each year and the one-semester programme (intermediate level) in either October or February. Courses are conducted entirely in the Russian language. 

Deadline for Entry

The deadline for a two-semester course starting in October 2019 is the 31 July 2019. Admission is OPEN.

The deadline for a one-semester course starting in December 2019 is the 15 October 2019. 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).  

Accommodation and Airport Meeting Service 

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.

A free airport meeting service will be available at the beginning of the programme. The meeting service will normally be on the Sunday for the start of the course.

Documents required:

·         Copy of passport;

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

·         Filled-in application forms.

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 str., 625003, Tyumen, RF
Tel/ fax: 007 (3452)  455704 / 455703


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


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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