Intensive Russian Language and Culture (session 2)

Summer School - Online/Hybrid
July 19 - July 30, 2021

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Due to massive and continuous vaccination in Russia and resuming international air and railway service with 29 countries we offer a hybrid online/on-campus summer school option to students holding citizenship of:

the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Serbia, Japan, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Qatar, Finland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece, Singapore, Venezuela, Germany, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka.

You can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with.

Are you looking for an intensive Language & Culture immersion program offering transferable credits?

Join this summer school!

Intensive Russian Language and Culture
Intensive Russian Language and Culture
Intensive Russian Language and Culture

This program will help you obtain or considerably improve your Russian language communication skills, break the language barrier and get a deeper insight into the Russian culture.

For the language classes the students are divided into small groups according to their levels.

Who can participate: the international students of any major and individuals who are interested in starting or continuing their studies in the field of Russian Language and Culture.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits (total): 4.0*

*The students who are interested in achieving better progress in Russian language or receiving more credits can combine this program with any other module in Russian Studies.

  • Course description

    Russian Language: 3 ECTS

    Levels available: A0-C1. The program is open for the students of all levels, including absolute beginners.

    The classes are conducted by experts in the field of Russian as a foreign language.

    You will obtain or considerably improve the key communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing; feel more confident about using the Russian language in a variety of contexts, break the communication barrier and start understanding the native speakers better.

    Russian Culture: 1 ECTS

    The course provides an overview of the cultural traditions together with the realities of the contemporary Russia to facilitate your understanding of the modern Russian society and our mentality. The course is conducted in English language.

  • Entrance requirements
    • - Good command of English language
    • - Knowledge of the Russian language is not obligatory: the students with levels A0-B2 are welcome for participation

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).

  • Cultural program

    Socio-cultural program of extracurricular activities and networking events are included*:

    Online format:

    • - Online Interactive Russian Culture & Traditions event
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum
    • - Online Interactive Campus Tour

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.



Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • accommodation in host Russian families

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.


Deadline for registration

Online format: July 05, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: June 21, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: May 11, 2021


Head of International Short-term Programs
Dept. Russian Language & Russian Studies
Higher School of International Educational Programs


Summer and Winter Schools Team