Preparatory Department

Preparatory Department provides a one academic year (October-May) the Pre-University Program for non-Russian speakers of total 20 in-class hours as a combination of intensive studies in all aspects of Russian language (Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar) as well as some components of Russian History and Social Science with the priority given to Russian language.


The program is designed and offered to foreign students who want to get ready to enroll to the higher education programs at Pyatigorsk State University or at any other university of the Russian Federation, and formal Certificate of graduation from Preparatory Department gives such an opportunity.

The Preparatory Department welcomes not only degree-seeking applicants aimed at further professional higher education in Russian institutions but also foreign nationals interested to improve and polish their Russian skills to a higher level and obtain State Certificate of Russian as Foreign Language (TORFL) that may become essential for their professional career.


The students of the Preparatory Department enjoy all rights of other students and have free access to the library, computer labs, sports facilities, social and cultural events. The fully equipped accommodation is offered at on-campus dormitories in walking distance from the main building of the University.


The cost of one year program at the Preparatory Department is 133,000 rubles (USD 1,730).

You may find more helpful information in “Application Enrollment” Section.