As the language of instruction and examination of all bachelor’s degree programs and most of the master’s programs is Russian, MIPT provides a foundation course for international applicants. During this program, prospective students take a Russian language course, which also makes them familiar with the Russian culture and lifestyle. The foundation course also includes the courses in math, physics, and chemistry or informatics, depending on the program that the student wishes to enter.
The duration of the foundation course is 8-10 months (two semesters). During the first semester, students take 30-34 hours of Russian per week. In the second semester, students take 18 hours of Russian per week in addition to math and physics — four hours of each — and four hours of chemistry or informatics.
Classes are held by professional Russian language teachers in small groups. The language of instruction is Russian. Upon the completion of the course, students have to pass exams for admission to bachelor’s or master’s programs.
The course fee for the Standart programme is 197,000 rubles (around $3050) for the Intensive programme - 175 000 rubles (around $2,700).
International students can apply for government scholarship. The scholarship covers all tuition fees for full-degree bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs, as well as foundation courses at MIPT.