Foundation Program

Planning on attending ITMO University and want to improve your Russian language skills (or even start learning Russian from scratch)?  ITMO University is here to help. Our special Foundation Program is an intensive 9-month Russian language course which will equip you with all the skills you’ll need for studying at ITMO or any other Russian university. Program graduates receive language proficiency certificates required for entering ITMO University or other Russian higher education institutions.

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The many advantages of the ITMO University Foundation Program include:

  • Innovative teaching methods aimed at improving students’ speaking, writing, and reading Russian language skills needed both for academic studies and professional development

  • Interesting and immersive lessons designed to give students better understanding of Russia, Russians, and Russian culture

  • Varied study plan jam-packed with opportunities for expanding career horizons

  • Active networking with ITMO University’s students, who come from Russia and all over the world and are not only extremely intelligent, but also really fun to hang out with

  • Making memories by traveling within Russia and the neighboring countries

Program Curriculum

  • Intensive Russian language course for beginners

  • In-depth training in a wide range of study subjects (options include maths, physics, IT, chemistry, and social studies) needed for passing ITMO University admission tests

Class Schedule

Key Dates

  • Application deadline: September 1, 2018

  • Classes start: October 1, 2018

  • Duration: 9 months (till June 30, 2019)

How to Apply

  • By contacting your local office of the Rossotrudnichestvo Russian federal agency

  • By signing an individual study contract with ITMO University

For all questions please contact ITMO University’s International Students Learning and Support Center by email int.students@corp.ifmo.ru or phone +7 (812) 314-77-75.