Foundation Programme

If you are an international student who wants to study a main program in Russian language, you need to take a foundation course first. This preparation course is for those applicants who need additional Russian language and academic preparation to enter a Russian university for an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

During their foundation studies, international students have a chance to immerse in university life and SUSU student community. South Ural State University offers different subject pathways so that international students can apply to any desired SUSU programme in the future.

South Ural State University Foundation

The foundation course will give international students a chance to sharpen the skills required for their successful admission to SUSU. A blend of lectures, workshops, international conferences, and seminars provides excellent teaching, global experience and support for every international student coming to South Ural State University.
SUSU Foundation Program Facts.

    • the best choice for international students who want to go to university the following academic year;
    • top quality teaching;
    • small classes to provide personal attention;
    • professional Russian language training;
    • intensive academic preparation;
    • an international atmosphere with students from 56 countries;
    • full support for successful university application;
    • unforgettable social programs (from cultural celebrations to trips to picturesque places);
    • official certificate upon programme completion.

Foundation program


1 academic year


International Passport and its certified Russian translation, diploma of previous education and its certified Russian translation.

How to apply

Send the documents to applicant[at]susu[dot]ru

Application deadline

July 20


114 800 RUB


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Program details

Russian language: 650 hours

Subjects (according to the selected profile)*: 550 hours


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*To study the Preparatory course, you need to choose a profile that will correspond to your future specialty.

The profiles of the course:

  • Natural

  • Sciences Engineering

  • Humanities and Social sciences

  • Medicine and Biology

  • Economics



South Ural State University

Office 508, Main University Building

76, Prospect Lenina

Tel: +7 351 272 30 86

Telegram/WhatsApp: +7 900 067 66 85

Email: applicant[at]susu[dot]ru


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