Russian as a Foreign Language

Higher School of Economics in Perm offers a Russian Language course for international students who intend to study in Russian universities. 

Basic Course

100 000 rubles / $ 1000 *
Tuition fee (*depends on dollar rate)
10 months
From October to August
400 contact hours

Additional Options

156 contact hours
45 000 rubles / $ 500 *

156 contact hours
45 000 rubles / $ 500 *

Biology + Chemistry
78 + 78 contact hours
45 000 rubles / $ 500 *

Extra subjects will be added to the programme in case an additional option is required by a group of 10 people
* depends on dollar rate

About the Programme

  • You will learn grammar, perceive Russian speech by ear, read, speak and write in Russian and take part in extra activities. This will let you feel confident in the Russian-speaking environment, support intercultural communication

  • You will get prepared for taking entrance exams to enter a Russian university for the full-time studies


- Classes will be offline in Perm.

- Classes are held on weekdays (from Monday to Friday).

- HSE University, Perm provides all the necessary visa support.

- HSE University, Perm provides dormitory accommodation for 700 rubles / $ 8 per month

Technical Requirements for Students

- A student needs a computer with stable Internet connection

- Students are provided with basic study materials


- Tuition fee does not include accommodation, transfer and medical insurance

- The payment is made online or via a bank after arrival according to the instructions of the Coordinator.

What Do I Get After the Course

  • HSE Perm gives a certificate on successful completion of the course after students pass final exams 
  • The certificate gives a 25% discount for HSE Perm's Bachelor's and Master's education programmes. The discount is saved for the entire period of study if students meet the criteria for successful study

How to Apply

Step One

Apply now

Step Two

Make a translation of your passport and send it to Prepare medical certificates confirming that you meet the requirements to study in Russia. You will also need a certificate showing a negative test result for HIV/AIDS, a vaccination certificate (original or a copy of all the vaccinations done), and a fluorography test (x-rays of light).

Step Three

Make the payment via this link.

Step Four

Receive your visa invitation from the university

Step Five

Get a visa, buy tickets and arrive in Perm

Apply now

Students about the course

Ajibola Olanipekun

The city is good, just like every other normal citiy across the world, the landscape is good, the transport system is excellent. The services are relatively cheap compared to other cities. To me, the people are homely and nice, both old and young. I have visited a lot of places, Universal Sports Palace Molot to watch the city’s Basketball team game. I have been to different events, cultural activities, I have been to cafes, karaoke, I have eaten a lot of traditional delicacies like Borsch soup, meat dumplings, etc.

HSE is one of the best Universities in Russia. The Faculty and the International Office are doing a great job: they always pay attention to complaints and do their best to rectify any issue with students. The Dormitory is calm and habitable.

Teachers are all good. But I would say Alexander Narseev is the best. His approach to teaching is perfect for beginners. I learn new words daily and I would say it is an interesting language to learn.

Santosh Kumar

It was a new experience for to learn language abroad. Perm city is too beautiful and I like winter of Russia.

Now we are studying with Daria Panina, and I really like the methodology of her training! Every two weeks you notice your personal progress. I think HSE should have more teachers like her.

Thanks you all, university and dormitory staff!

Fatemehzahra Abdollahi

I like Perm - beautiful city. After completing the course, I plan to study medicine and stay to live in Russia. I am very glad to study at a Russian university, this is education with high quality.

Thanks to teachers and all they do for us – it is not difficult to study language, they are very kind to us.

I thank university staff for their support and assistance in learning.



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