Study Russian

Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov invites you to attend Russian course at the university. We organize courses of Russian language and Cross-Cultural Communications especially for those, who are interested in Russia, its culture, traditions and customs, who want to spend time in a very picturesque and quiet corner of Russia situated on the bank of the most beautiful Russian river Volga.

The University makes an invitation, meets and registers students, offers accommodation and studying materials, and also helps to get the medical insurance.

Saratov International Language School (SILS) is the part of Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, a place where international students could learn Russian language and history, cultural and social sciences and make friends with many Russian and international students.

Learning Russian for Studying in Russia

After learning Russian you can continue studying for a bachelor`s and/or master`s degree in Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov or in any other university of Russia.

The courses are developed for students of 18 years old or older of different language levels - from beginners to advanced.

Saratov International Language School (SILS) has existed since 1993. Every year it provides different courses for students from USA, France, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Poland, Spain, Turkey and others.

There were no foreign visitors in Saratov for more than 70 years because of the city's special status during the Soviet times. But today Saratov citizens welcome the visitors and are happy to share their social and cultural experience. We believe that learning language through communication with native-speakers is the best way to develop advanced language skills.

When the full course of training in the selected field of training is completed and final exams are successfully passed, students are awarded with certificates on graduation of the Pre-university Training Faculty.

Graduates of the Pre-university Training Faculty are accepted to training in professional educational Programs of Bachelor’s, Master’s degree in accordance with their previous education.

Number of students in a group

The training is carried out in groups of 5 – 10 people, formed according to the level of student`s knowledge and skills. The program could be organized if there will be enough students with similar language level.

Language of study: Russian

Duration and schedule of the course

Russian as a Foreign Language (720 academic hours, 9 months) is taught from September to June. It combines with classes of Math and Physics.

Period of training is from September 1st  to June 15th, five days a week (Saturday and Sunday are days off). Excursions are included into the Program of Training, part of excursions are being paid by students themselves.  In case of late arrival (after November 1) the training should be prolonged until the middle of July. There is also a 1.5 year course program of pre-university training.

Cost of studies at the Pre-university Training Faculty: 73 000 Rubles  for the entire course of studying (9 months).

Russian Language Certificate

At the end of the course participants will pass a test called Russian As a Foreign Language and get a certificate.


Participants will be provided with a comfortable and inexpensive hostel which is in a walking distance from the university.

Cost of accommodation at the hostel

In 2016-2017 academic year the cost of accommodation in the hostel makes 3600 RUB a month per person. 

How to apply: fill in the application form on the web-site

Deadline for applying for an invitation: July, 20th 2015.

For more information about opportunities to study the Russian language at Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, please, contact us by phone: +7 8452 99 87 09 or via e-mail:,