Preparatory Department

Planning to attend to Russian University?

Special Preparatory Program by ITMO University will help you integrate smoothly into Russian Education System.

This program provides students who have little or no knowledge of Russian language with the necessary skills to enter into Russian-taught Bachelor and MasterPrograms.

Over 10 months students will receive an intensive Russian language course designed to achieve the proficiency required to study in Russian-taught academic programs and specific technical subjects depending on the field they intend to pursue a degree in.

Graduates of the Preparatory Program will receive certificates required for entering the University ITMO or other Russian Universities.

Benefits of the Program

  • Intensive Russian language course combines a variety of teaching methods to improve students’ speaking, writing, and reading skills for academic studies and professional development
  • Better understanding of Russia, Russians and Russian Culture
  • More opportunities to expand your career horizons
  • Networking with  Russian and international students
  • More chances to travel within the host country and the region


  • Intensive Russian Language for Beginners Course;
  • Technical Sciences Preparatory Course (Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Chemistry).

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: September 1,  2015
  • Classes start: October 1,2015
  • Duration: 10 months (till July 31, 2016)

How to apply?

  • By international agreements between the Russian Federation and your country.For application details, please, contact the Ministry of Education of your country or Office of Rossotrudnichestvo
  • On the basis of individual contract with ITMO University

For application details, please, contact Preparatory Department of ITMO University

Marina Serova,  Head of Preparatory Department
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