Foundation Program

Already decided on doing your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in ITMO University but feel a bit unsure of your Russian language skills? Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Our special Foundation Program is an intensive nine-month Russian language course which will equip you with all the skills you’ll need for your studies in Russia. Program graduates also receive language proficiency certificates required for entering ITMO.


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Advantages of ITMO University's Foundation Program

  • Innovative teaching methods aimed at improving students’ speaking, writing, and reading Russian language skills needed both for academic studies and professional development

  • Interesting and immersive lessons designed to give students better understanding of Russia, Russians, and Russian culture

  • Varied study plan jam-packed with opportunities for expanding career horizons

  • Active networking with ITMO University’s students, who come from Russia and all over the world and are not only extremely intelligent, but also really fun to hang out with

  • Boundless opportunities for making memories by traveling within Russia and the neighboring countries

Program Curriculum

  • Intensive Russian language course for beginners

  • In-depth training in a wide range of study subjects (options include maths, physics, IT, chemistry, and social studies) needed for passing ITMO University admission tests

  • Onsite and online modes of study 

Key Dates

  • Application deadline: September 15, 2020

  • Classes start: October 1, 2020

  • Duration: 9 months (till June 30, 2021)


  • 177,000 rubles / 2,590 US dollars / 2,310 euros for the entire duration of studies

How to Apply

  • By contacting your local office of the Rossotrudnichestvo Russian federal agency

  • By signing an individual study contract with ITMO University

8, 6, and 5-month programs are also available, please write to for more information.

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