The Russian Language Course
Students can study in groups or take an individual course. When forming
a group the level of language proficiency (in Russian or Belarusian) is taken into account.
When students are placed in a group a combination of traditional and new teaching methods helps to prepare students for everyday communication with native speakers.
Terms of studies for the Russian language groups
Period of study
(20 academic hours per week)
1st June – 30th June
1st July – 31th July
1st August – 31th August
1st July – 31th August
1st June – 31th August
1st August – 31th December
1st October – 28th February
1st January – 31th May
1st August – 31th May
1st October – 31th July
1st March – 31th December
Classes begin as soon as a group is formed.
Zero group students can only start according to the scheduled studies.
Beginning, intermediate and advanced group students usually start within
the first four days of any month.
It is possible to start later for all group students but they will have no discount, i.e. they will have to pay their tuition completely.
Individual students can start whenever they choose.
1-week course ― US $90 (20 academic hours);
1-month course ― US $350 (20 academic hours a week);
2-month course ― US $640 (20 academic hours a week);
3-month course ― US $960 (20 academic hours a week);
4-month course ― US $1280 (20 academic hours a week);
5-month course ― US $1550 (20 academic hours a week);
6-month course ― US $1650 (20 academic hours a week);
7-month course ― US $1750 (20 academic hours a week);
8-month course ― US $1850 (20 academic hours a week);
9-month course ― US $2000 (20 academic hours a week);
10-month course ― US $2200 (20 academic hours a week);
11-month course ― US $2400 (20 academic hours a week);
12-month course ― US $2600 (20 academic hours a week).
The minimal term of the Russian Language Course is 1 week.
1-week course ― US $250 (20 academic hours);
2-week course ― US $500 (20 academic hours a week);
1-month course ― US $970 (20 academic hours a week);
1-week course ― US $130 (10 academic hours);
2-week course ― US $260 (10 academic hours a week);
1-month course ― US $500 (10 academic hours a week):
1 lesson ― US $20 (1 academic hour).
Note: tuition fee doesn’t include dormitory accommodation.
Terms and requirements for the applicants
International students study at MSLU under personal contracts with MSLU. The contract guarantees education, use of library resources, reading halls, video halls and computer labs.
The accommodation conditions are negotiated between the applicant and MSLU during the application period.
All the students who stay in the dormitory must have a medical examination at the Students’ Hospital (fee required)and submit the certificate no later than 3 working days after making the tuition contract.
If there is not a vacant place in the student dormitory or if the applicant chooses private accommodation, they must find it themselves and give the contacts of the landlord/landlady to MSLU to start preparing the invitation.
The graduates of the Division of Russian as a Foreign Language are granted MSLU certificates.
An applicant must get an official invitation from MSLU and a student visa from the Embassy (or Consulate) of the Republic of Belarus situated in
the applicant’s native country (or in the nearest country).
To receive an invitation applicants must send
the following documents to MSLU:
- an application form (available here) which is to specify: the level of the Russian language, the term of studies planned by
the applicant, the name of the Embassy (or Consulate) where the applicant wants to get the visa);
- a copy of the national passport(only the pages with surname, name, date and place of birth, passport number, its issue and expiry dates);
- a notarized copy of the translation of the national passportinto
the Russian (Belarusian) language (only the pages with surname, name, date and place of birth, passport number, its issue and expiry dates).
The documents required for an invitation can be scanned and e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The documents required for an invitation are accepted not earlier than 3 months before the beginning of the course.
The deadline for application is 6 weeks before the beginning of the course. If the documents are submitted less than 6 weeks before the beginning of
the course the applicant may have to order an express postal service (like DHL) to speed up the delivery of the invitation and have his/her student visa in time.
The next day after the arrival inBelarus (except Saturday and Sunday) applicants must personally submit the following documents to MSLU:
- the national passport which is required to be registeredat the local citizenship and migration office of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Belarus;
- the original certificate of education ora notarized copy of the certificate of education and a copy of notarized translation of the certificate of education into the Russian (Belarusian) language;
- the original standard health certificate(certifying the absence of prevention from studies under the climatic conditions of the Republic of Belarus) or a notarized copy of the above-mentioned certificate,
a notarized copy of the translation into the Russian (Belarusian) language of the above-mentioned certificate.
To make the enrollment complete applicants also must:
- get an obligatory medical insurance(possible at MSLU);
- sign a contractwith MSLU and make the tuition payment;
- have a medical examinationat the Students’ Hospital (fee required) when joining a Russian (Belarusian) Language Course lasting over 3 months.
The tuition payment can be made in any foreign country. In this case MSLU informs the applicant about theintermediary bank, the beneficiary bankand
the details of payment during preceding correspondence.
All the travel expenses are covered by the international students.
MSLU, 12 P.Rumyantsev Str., Minsk, the Republic of Belarus, 220034.
Phone num.: + 375 17 284 42 90 (Division of Russian as a Foreign Language)