All candidates who do not speak Russian are required to participate in the one-year language training course at KFU international preparatory school. Studies at the preparatory school are not part of the general university coursework.

The program is designed for training international students with limited or no Russian language proficiency. Candidates are able to enroll in the preparatory course upon presenting proof of eligibility to enter a Russian higher education institution, including documentation of prior education. Namely, those applying for admission to a bachelor's, full-master's or specialist diploma program must secondary school certificates or their recognized equivalents entitling applicants for higher education. Those applying for admission to a master's program must their bachelor's certificates. Those applying for admission to a doctoral program must their master's certificates or specialist diplomas.

The preparatory program (30 ac. hours per week) corresponds to the state program of pre-university training and includes both Russian courses and training in basic disciplines such as mathematics, biology, chemistry etc. The training is provided within four different study profiles: humanities, natural sciences, engineering and medical-biological sciences.

In case of successful completion of the program participants receive the state certificate of test of Russian as a foreign language (TORFL-1 - first degree TORFL test or TORFL-2), which is a prerequisite for paid education at Russian universities, as well as a certificate from Kazan Federal University listing the courses and hours taken.


Program duration 10 months

Program start date September 1

Application deadline July 1

Fees (2018-2019)


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