Preparatory department

Preparatory department

University of Tyumen is proud to provide a variety of preparatory programmes for those foreign students seeking to study at a Russian university, but in need of additional training to improve their academic Russian language skills. 

These programmes, designed for students who have completed their secondary education, lasts for either two or three 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 with a Russian university.

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

The University provides 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 February (each year).

Courses are conducted entirely in Russian language.


Fees are subject to amendment due to current economic environment.

  • 117 000 RUB for the Standard programme.
  • 117 000 RUB for the Shortened programme.
  • 182 000 RUB for the Extended programme.

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

Download Study Agreement


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

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

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

Programme Information

The courses will focus on the following areas:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Russian Grammar and Vocabulary 
  • Study Skills
  • Russian Culture and Traditions
  • Russian for Academic Purposes
  • 4 major subjects in the future vocational sphere (Economics, Humanities, Engineering, or Natural Sciences)

Off-line Study:

Students receive 20-30 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.).  

On-line Study:

Students receive 20-30 on-line/distant class hours per week over a 16-week semester through modern learning platforms and video conferencing. Students also have access to a personal tutor, full support from our friendly administrative and technical staff.

Students should be equipped with a personal computer instrumented with a webcam, microphones, and speakers to get the full access to the learning materials and on-line classes. The high-speed Internet line is also required.


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,



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Dr Natalia Dzida
Head of Preparatory Department 


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