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Russian as a Foreign Language

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

95 000 rubles / $ 1300 *
Tuition fee (depends on dollar rate)
10 months
From October 2020 to July 2021
up to 600 rubles / $ 10
Dormitory fee per month


- 1st semester classes will be held online (remotely) via Internet (from October 2020 to January 2021)

- 2nd semester - offline studying in Perm (from February 2021 to July 2021) in case if the borders are open by that time


- Tuition fee does not include transfer, accommodation, or medical insurance.

- Online payment with Visa or MasterCard via our form 

- A student needs a computer with stable Internet connection

About the Programme

  • 590 contact hours

  • Additional profession-oriented subjects: Mathematics, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (a set of 2 additional subjects 156 contact hours both for 45000 rubles only if there are minimum 8-10 people with the same choice of the subjects) ) 

  • Study materials

  • You will learn grammar, perceive Russian speech by ear, read, speak and write in Russian


  • HSE certificate on successful completion of the course
  • 25% discount on HSE's Bachelor's and Master's education programmes
  • You will feel confident in the Russian-speaking environment, support intercultural communication, prepare you for admission exams to Russian universities

How to Apply

Step One

Apply now

Step Two

Make a translation of your passport and send it to learnrussian@hse.ru. 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.



Feel free to contact us

e-mail: learnrussian@hse.ru тел.: +7(342)254-41-64 Viber, WhatsApp: +7 (919) 486-61-31