Foundation program

The Northern Arctic Federal University is glad to offer foreign students who are seeking to study at a Russian university, but in need of additional training to improve their Russian language skills, a one-year foundation program at NArFU Preparatory Department!

Подготовительное отделение для иностранных граждан

For applicants with Beginner-Elementary knowledge of the Russian language, the foundation program offers an intensive Russian course (fall and spring semesters) as well as a variety of subjects such as technology and engineering, humanities, science, and economics (spring semester).

On completion of the NArFU Foundation Program, the students are prepared to enter a full degree program (bachelor, specialist, master, PhD levels)!

NArFU Preparatory Department offers:

  • Small groups (up to 8-12 students);
  • Experienced teaching staff and high-quality education;
  • Modern language teaching methods and learning facilities;
  • Free Wi-Fi, computer classes and multimedia resources;
  • Adaptive, social, and cultural events;
  • International Discussion Club;
  • Reasonable tuition fees.

Foundation Program complies with the Order of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation from 03.10.2014 №1304 "The requirements for the Development of Additional General education programs that provide training for foreign citizens and stateless persons to the professional educational programs in the Russian language".

Narfu preparatory department for international students

Положение о подготовительном отделении


For all questions regarding the foundation program, please contact our International Student Recruitment Office by phone or by e-mail, Facebook, VK

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Arkhangelsk, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny 17, office 1326a

Office hours:

9:00 – 17:00 (except Saturday and Sunday)

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