Don’t assume that since you passed your school exams and received a certificate in your home country, everything will be simple when you enroll in a Russian university.
Foreign students must pass entrance exams in order to enter a higher education institution in Russia. The format of the exams varies depending on the university and specialty.
The opportunity to study in English is one of the benefits of higher education in Russia. Many international students opt specifically for English-language programs. To enroll in an English-language program at some universities, you must first pass a Russian entrance exam.
In this article we will tell you why it is important to study at a pre-university course and learn Russian before admission to the main program.
1. To make the transition to life Russia easier.
Every day you take trains and buses, go to shops, where the product names and prices are all displayed only in Russian.
Imagine that find yourself in a situation where you require immediate medical attention. How would you describe to doctors the type of pain you're experiencing?
Constantly use the online translators? Well, it’s definitely an option but to feel comfortable in everyday life you’ll still need to learn Russian at least at a basic level.
2. The entrance exams.
Russian is a required entrance exam at some universities, even for English-language programs. And how would you pass the entrance exam in Russian if you don't even know the Russian language?
3. A broader range of educational programs and economic opportunities.
Russian-language programs are typically less expensive than English-language programs. At the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), for example, studying in the "aircraft engineering" program in English costs $ 6,000 per year, while studying in Russian costs $ 4,400 per year.
Practical classes are an essential part of studying in Russia. This is especially true for medical students who begin practicing in hospitals in their first year. Patients in Russian hospitals don’t speak English, and even if they did, it is obvious that they would not want to describe their pain in the foreign language.
5. The opportunity to legally work in Russia.
Since 2020, foreign students can legally find employment in Russia. You need to get an active study visa to do so. If you speak Russian your chances of finding work in the Russian Federation are increasing tenfold.
Learn more about admission to preparatory course here
You have a great opportunity to start studying at the pre-university course on 1st of February.
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