Intensive Russian Language & Culture

Winter School - Online/Hybrid
January 17 - January 28, 2022

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

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Russia resumed international air and railway service with the countries listed here.

Therefore, a hybrid format of the course is offered to students holding citizenship of the states mentioned in the list – 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.

Would you like to obtain or improve your Russian language skills, learn more about the Russian culture and spend unforgettable winter holidays in the magic city of Saint-Petersburg? Join this winter school!

Russian Language & Culture
Russian Language & Culture
Russian Language & Culture

This Winter school offers intensive Russian language study combined with the English-taught courses on History, Art & Contemporary Russian life as well as diverse online socio-cultural activities providing our students with unforgettable international experience.

Program dates:

Classes: 17 – Jan 28, 2022

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

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 fees, study materials, socio-cultural program and tutors’ support.

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    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.

Deadline for registration

Online format: December 22, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: December 01, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: November 01, 2021

  • Entrance requirements
    • Good command of English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not obligatory: the students with levels A0-B2 are welcome for participation.
    • Age: over 18 years old.

Request the application form via e-mail:

Courses description:

  • Russian language (intensive)

    2.0 ECTS

    The course is open for the students with the levels A0-B2 (including absolute beginners).

    The course is aimed at obtaining and improving the main communication skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It helps to break the communication barrier and facilitates better understanding of Russian language. The students are divided into small groups according to their levels.

    Apart from the classroom study, each week we arrange speaking clubs and social activities helping you to start talking in Russian.

  • Russian History and Art

    1.0 ECTS

    The course provides an overview of the progress of Russian art in a historical context, acquaints the students with principal trends of Russian art and architecture, the formation of different styles and the creations of the most remarkable Russian artists. The course is conducted in English language.

  • Contemporary Russia

    1.0 ECTS

    The course describes and explains the major elements of contemporary Russian life to facilitate your understanding of the modern Russian society and our mentality. The course is conducted in English language.


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