Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication
The study of languages, literatures and cultures in Kazan University dates back to 1804 when Imperial Kazan University opened the division of philology. Today its successor – Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication – offers a range of bachelor, master and Ph.D. programs to over 3000 young men and women including more than 300 international students from 20 countries.
The institute prepares experts in Russian philology, foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chiniese, etc.), Russian and World Literatures, Design, Music and Choreography. It is the only institute in Russia that educates professionals in Tatar language and literature. Besides traditional courses taught in Russian, the Institute of Philology offers double degree and joint programs, courses taught in English, winter and summer language schools.
The solid and multifaceted educational programs of the institute enable its graduates to find jobs in state departments, research institutions, universities and schools, in the fields of translating, interpreting, media, and advertising, travel agencies, international relation departments of transnational companies.
All students have a unique opportunity to join non-degree programs developed in Kazan International Linguistic Center. Here students and graduates may pursue a second (third) major in English, Russian as a foreign language, Interior Design, or master additional foreign languages and pass international language examinations such as TOEFL and Cambridge ESOL.