Pre-University Training

Students who come to study at Penza State University should not be afraid of language barriers. The main function of the the Pre-University Training Office is to prepare international students from all over the world for enrollment and study at PSU and other Russian universities.

The Pre-University Training Office focuses on:

• teaching the Russian language (Russian as a foreign language)
• training in general disciplines, depending on the future area of study (selected undergraduate course)
• offering short-term courses in the Russian language of various types
• organising extracurricular activities of foreign citizens




The Pre-University Training Office offers learning both the Russian language and general disciplines within the future area of study, namely Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology, Country Studies, Psycics, Social Studies and others. Particular attention is given to studying professional language, which will be vital for their success during further studies (selected undergraduate course).

for 2 semesters
for 3 semesters
1 Humanities 104 500 156 750
2 Engineering, Technical and Technological Sciences 104 500 156 750
3 Economics 104 500 156 750
4 Natural Sciences 104 500 156 750
5 Biomedical Sciences 104 500 156 750
6 Course of Russian as a Foreign Language for Music Degree Programmes 103 488

Order on establishing the study fees for the 2023/2024 academic year no. 809/o dated 03 June 2024 (in Russian)

Training is provided in the Russia language.
Classes start from 1st Semtember (or 1st October).
Latecomers can be admitted till 1st December.
Classes comprise 8-10 individuals.
Pre-university training lasts one academic year.

At the end of training students are required to take final examinations in the Russian language and other disciplines studied during the course. If students pass exams successfully, a certifying document is given and students may further proceed to undergraduate courses.


Extracurricular activity


The Pre-University Training Office organises sightseeing tours in the city of Penza, the Penza Region and other Russia cities. Students also have the opportunity to visit museums and theaters, participate in concerts and compete in sport events.

The joint educational and extracurricular activity of students from different countries enables establishing friendly relations among them and contributes to the psychological and cultural adaptation of international students.



Information for foreign citizens entering PSU to complete pre-university training course


To enter the Pre-University Training Office foreign citizens should send the following documents at email

• passport and its translation into Russian
• education document and its translation into Russian




Nataliia Barysheva
Head of the Pre-University Training Office

37 Lermontova Street, building 11, office 104 or
37 Lermontova Street, building 18, office 208
Tel: +7 (8412) 99-80-80


All information provided on the official university website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the university and any person or entity. Information on the official university website is subject to change without prior notice. This includes information about courses and course fees. This is not a public offer as delineated by provisions of article 437(2) of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

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