Foundation Programme

If you are an international student who wants to take your first degree in the Russian language, you will need to study 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.

South Ural State University Foundation

South Ural State University offers international students two foundation programmes of different duration as a route into further studies.

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 Programme 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 48 countries
  • full support for successful university application
  • unforgettable social programmes (from cultural celebrations to trips to picturesque places)
  • official certificate upon programme completion

Foundation Programme


1 year

Entry requirements

For entry requirements please contact applicant[at]susu[dot]ru

How to apply

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Application deadline

September 1


99 000 RUR


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Programme details

Russian language: 650 hours

Subjects*: 550 hours


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* Subject pathways in:

  • humanities & social sciences
  • engineering & technology
  • economics
  • medicine & biology
  • natural sciences & mathematics

South Ural State University Foundation


South Ural State University
Office 351, Main University Building
76, Prospect Lenina
Tel: + 7 351 272 30 86
E-mail: applicant[at]susu[dot]ru

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