Study Abroad: Winter School of Intensive Russian (Tomsk State University)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and

Tomsk State University is planning two winter schools during this winter break, January-February 2018. The Winter School of Intensive Russian will be held January 22 – February 3, 2018.

The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.>

Winter School of Intensive Russian

Dates: 22 January —03 February 2018
Location: Tomsk
Target Group: Humanities and Natural Sciences students with an intermediate level of proficiency in Russian.
Language: Russian (besides the arrival day and orientation meeting)
Cultural Program: Sightseeing tour around the city, museums, concerts of classical, Russian folk and popular music, theatre, picnics, etc.

Number of students: min. 8
Food and Accommodation: University residence hall (3 pers. per room), coffee breaks
Course Fees: 40 000 rubles (tuition, airport transfer, cultural program, studying materials, coffee breaks, accommodation)
All participants are guaranteed accommodation in the new TSU dormitory.

Transportation to Tomsk and back: paid by the students.

Application Deadline: Extended to Dec. 1 2017

Documents to be attached to the application form:

  1. A brief CV in Russian indicating proficiency in Russian (attach a scanned copy of supporting documents, if any).
  2. A completed application form.
  3. A copy of passport for an invitation
  4. A completed TSU visa application form

The Winter School–2018 provides 40 hours of classroom instruction in the Russian language (20 hours a week).

The curriculum includes:

  • Intensive speaking and writing
  • Advanced grammar topics
  • Advanced listening and pronunciation skills
  • Practical stylistics
  • Discussion of current socio-political and cultural issues
  • Introduction to Russian media and work with various types of media texts
  • Introduction to the culture and history of the Siberian region of Russia

The cultural program will include a city tour, museums of local lore, art, Slavic mythology as well as TSU museums; the Siberian Botanical Garden (the oldest beyond the Urals); concerts of classical, Russian folk and popular music; classical and puppet theatres.

Each participant of the Winter School enjoys guidance of the student volunteer organization “TSU-Online” for better adaptation in the new environment.

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To apply for participation in the program, students should send the following documents to
  • application for participation
  • visa invitation form
  • the scan of passport information page

These forms can be requested from or

Contact us:
Elmira Sadykova
International Students Services Centre
Tomsk State University
3a Buyanovskiy Lane,
Office 15, Tomsk, Russia,
+7(3822) 785-606