Preparatory Office for Foreign Citizens

At MIPT we are dedicated to providing quality higher education to students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds. There are many advanced programs available in Russian. And this is where our Preparatory Office for Foreign Citizens (POFC) appears to break the distance between you and your bright future at MIPT. Upon completion of our course, you will acquire a reliable knowledge of the Russian language, sufficient to study in this language.

About this course

  • Tuition fees (on campus): 175.000 RUB (about $2,400)
  • Tuition fees (online): 150.000 RUB (about $2,000)
  • Method of payment: Once per semester.
  • Proposed date of commencement of training: October 1 (The start and end dates are set as the groups are completed)
  • Duration: 10 months (2 semesters)
  • Size of a group: Up to 15 people
  • Pace: Full-time
  • Min. level of education: A-level (or equivalent)
  • Language requirements: No requirements
  • Subjects (1st semester): Russian (30 hours / week)
  • Subjects (2nd semester): Russian (18 hours / week), Physics (4 hours / week), Mathematics (4 hours / week), Informatics/Chemistry (4 hours / week)

Entry qualifications

You will not have any exams to enter this course. We consider portfolio selection to ensure we provide our applicants with the possibility to prove their potential.


MIPT provides every scholarship listener with an accommodation on Campus.

Self-paid listeners may get accommodation, subject to availability.

The accommodation fees for each listener are about $17,5 per month.

Services Provided

Visa and registration
Medical insurance


The scholarship covers all tuition fees for full-degree bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral (PhD) programs, as well as preparatory courses at MIPT. Please note that you cannot apply for a preparatory course without applying for a degree. You can apply for a scholarship every winter (once per each level of education).

Upon graduation

Upon graduation you will get:

  • B1 in Russian
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to wider range of programs

MIPT applicants should therefore check the specific entry requirements for the program they are interested in. Every program has a dedicated web page containing entry requirements, as well as other useful information.

How to apply

To get more information kindly refer to:

To apply:

Preparatory Application Form: Application Form