Irak Ali: “Russian Language Seems Difficult Only at First”

Admissions campaign for foreign enrollees goes on at SUSU. This year, the university is planning to admit more than 600 students from abroad.

As of today, the university has 19 programmes taught in English, to which foreign citizens may apply.

“As SUSU is, first of all, a strong technical higher education institution, the most popular are Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes taught in English which are related to the IT sphere, mechatronics and engineering. Of course, humanities-related majors are no less popular because our university keeps up with global tendencies and develops this direction,” noted Liudmila Lapina, Head of the International Student Support department.

Those international students who are willing to study on programmes taught in Russian. For that, they need to present a document which proves their Russian language knowledge level, or complete courses at the university.

For example, this is how Irak Ali, who came to Chelyabinsk from Iraq, did. His acquaintance with the university started in 2017, when the young man got enrolled for pre-university Russian language training courses.

“I learned that SUSU is on the list of recommended universities for Iraq citizens. And then my friends who had already completed their studies at the university told me a lot of good stuff. That’s why I chose SUSU. Russian language seems difficult only at first, but I came to Chelyabinsk with my friends, so it was easier for us to learn it together,” says Ali.

Ali is engaged in sports. He plays volleyball, basketball, football, and even acted as a referee. He decided to get a corresponding degree, so he applied for Master’s degree at the SUSU Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service to major in Instruction in the Sphere of Physical Education. This programme is intended for training of specialists who can carry out professional and teaching activity in institutions of educational, cultural-and-educational and social spheres, such as, for example, Olympic training centres, children and youth sports schools, sport clubs, etc.

“For me, sport is life. My choice was strongly influenced by the FIFA World Cup held in Russia – the teams performed excellently. I want to get a degree and teach sports to other people: work as a coach or be a university lecturer. Chelyabinsk suits me excellently, there are many workout zones and people exercising sports. With them, I can always find common topics to discuss,” says Ali.

Let us remind that foreign citizens who want to get a prestigious degree at SUSU can learn all the details regarding the procedure of admissions via the portal for university applicants by clicking the link. If any questions, please also send an email to applicant[at]susu[dot]ru. (International Student Support at the SUSU International Office).

Valentina Metelyova
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Отдел интернет-порталов и социальных медиа, 267-92-86
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