Pre-courses Department






The Department was founded in July 2015.

The main objectives of the Department are:

1. study of the Russian language for admission to TSU and other universities in Russia;

2. study of the language of a chosen scientific specialty profile; and

3. introduction to the education system and adaptation to living conditions in the Russian Federation.


The training programme at the Pre-courses Department includes the following courses:

1. Russian language (1,570 hours) to the level required for admission to TSU and other higher education institutions of the Russian Federation;



2. Language of the specialty, in accordance with the selected training profile (470 hours):

- Humanities (History of Russia, Journalism)

- Natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry)

- Engineering sciences (Mathematics and Computer Science)

- Medical sciences



The Department has students from China, Mongolia, the USA, Brazil, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Morocco, Iraq, and other countries.

The Pre-courses Department is located at the student residential complex “Parus” (Sail) and has a modern material and technical base.
Classes are held in four spacious training halls with a view of Mavlyukeevskoe Lake.





The  Department is preparing the following groups of students:

1. Graduates of Russian schools;

2. International residents from countries of the former Soviet Union;

3. International residents.


Tuition fees:

1. Russian language (1,570 hours) - 106,400 rubles per year

2. Russian language + language of the specialty - 136,400 rubles per year

3. Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL-1) - 5330 rubles


Accommodation costs at the University's Residence hall: 750 rubles per month



Documents required for admission are:

1. a copy of the passport; and

2. a copy of the education document (certificate or university degree, with an English translation).

The letter must be sent to this address:

In the letter you should provide the following information:

* city and country of birth;

* city and country of residence;

* city and country where you will get a visa to Russia.




Dean - Elena Brel, PhD, Candidate of Psychology, Associate Professor

Deputy Dean - Darya Tarakanova, PhD, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor

Specialist in Educational and Methodical Work - Nina Alekhina, PhD, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor

Address: Office 201a, 3a Buyanovsky Alley,  Tomsk 634050 

Tel.: +7 (3822) 78-56-07