News Archive
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Dear participants of the Olympiad!

Thank you for being with us for two wonderful spring weeks, during which a real language and cultural exchange took place!

The results of the second stage of the Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language "Russian Culture 2022"!


• 1st place - Jigar Shah, Penza State University, Penza;

• 1st place - Li Shutian, Penza State University, Penza;

• 2nd place - Mahesh Kzhedhar, The Orenburg State Medical University;

• 3rd place - Zuning Zhang, Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, Minsk;

• 3rd place - Shivani Sunilrao Khillare, Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa;

✅ LEVEL B1-B1+:

• 1st place - Gabriel Stoyanov, Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg;

• 1st place - Lin Jia Ying, Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg;

• 2nd place - Xuehan Li, Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg;

• 3rd place - Akmeir Bauyrzhan, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk;

Thanks to all participants for their activity!

See you soon!
Results of the 1st stage of the Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The results of the 1st stage of the Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language "Russian Culture 2022" have been summed up!

This year, 290 foreign students from different parts of the world took part in the Olympiad!

All participants will receive e-certificates.

✅Congratulations to the participants who advance to the 2nd round.

✔LEVEL а2, а2+

1. Nomuun Amarsuren 35 points

2. Munkhbayar Davaanyam 35 points

3. Gereltulga Zandantulga 35 points

4. Sayyara Kadyrova 35 points

5. Mahesh Kjedhar 35 points

6. Shivani Sunilrao Khillare 35 points

7. Shutian Li 35 points

8. Baljinnam Naranbaatar 35 points

9. Ke Zhang 35 points

10. Zuning Zhang 35 points

11. Shui Zhang 35 points

12. Jigar Shah 35 points

13. Odonchimeg Enkhsaikhan 35 points

✔LEVEL B1, B1+

1. Xuehan Li 37 points

2. Gabriel Stoyanov 37 points

3. Aidana Yerlan 35 points

4. Muhammadsafo Khodiyev 35 pointsp>

5. Inobat Azadova 34 points

6. Youssef Mohamed 34 points

7. Chris Nolan 34 points

8. Mahfuzur Rahaman 34 points

9. Soslan Tatarbiev 34 points

10. Michidmaa Khadbaatar 34 points

11. Saad Hassan 34 points

12. Bharat Sharma 34 points

13. Muslima Yusupova 34 points

14. Akmeir Bauyrzhan 34 points

15. Simin Kanoat 34 points

16. Jia Ying Lin 34 points

The second stage of the Olympiad will be held from 29.04.2022-4.05.2022!

Good luck!
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The Faculty of Pre-Courses Department of the National Research Tomsk State University announces the II Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language, dedicated to the culture of Russia and Siberia.

The purpose of the Olympiad: the preservation, multiplication and development of interest in the Russian language and Russian culture among foreign citizens.


The following categories of foreign citizens can take part in the Olympiad:

- participants of the preparatory faculties / departments of educational institutions of higher education in the Russian Federation;

- students of Russian and foreign universities studying Russian as a foreign language.


The Olympiad is held in extramural form using distance learning technologies.

The working language of the Olympiad is Russian.

Participation in the Olympiad is completely free.

Participants are divided into 2 categories according to the level of proficiency in Russian as a foreign language:

- foreign students who speak Russian as a foreign language at the A2+ level;

- foreign students who speak Russian as a foreign language at the B1+ level.


Applications for participation are accepted from April 11 to April 22, 2022 inclusive via the link:

or by e-mail:

The first stage is held from April 25 to April 28, 2022. The tasks of the first stage are the passing online tests in vocabulary and grammar of the Russian language, reading and listening. The time for completing tasks is limited.

The second stage is held from April 29 to May 4, 2022. The task of the second stage is to record and voice a video in Russian on the proposed topic.


According to the results of the Olympics, all participants will receive a participant certificate.

Winners and prize-winners will receive memorable prizes and gifts.

Our talents
Saturday, March 26, 2022
We are very proud of our talented students! Gabriel David Rodríguez Chacón, a student of Pre-courses Department, performed a soulful romance on the guitar at the concert "Music has a single language for all" on March, 23.

Creative performances were performed by Russian and foreign students, teachers and art groups of the university, and the audience got acquainted with the musical and poetic heritage of different cultures.
Новые курсы!
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The Pre-courses Department of TSU has prepared new educational products for everyone who wants to learn and improve the Russian language in 2022!

Russian language in 6 weeks? Easy! We are starting enrollment for the express Russian language course "Tomsk Holidays"!

The course "Tomsk Holidays" will allow you to quickly master the Russian language at the level of everyday communication. The program is aimed at foreign students, beginners and continuing the study of the Russian language (levels A0 - B1).

Here you can learn more about the program Your text to link...
There are more of us!
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time is running out, autumn is in full swing...

And our foreigners have been storming the summit called Russian for a month! Lessons are held online. Every day, students and teachers meet at ZOOM, and during independent work, students use practical language courses moodle and watch tutorial videos on youtube university's channel.

At the moment, 14 groups have been opened at the pre-courses department, where 165 students from 40 countries are trained!

We are very pleased that the geography of the faculty is growing. This academic year, our "moneybox" was replenished with students from Lebanon, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire, Malawi, Panama, Romania, and Singapore.
Studies begin!
Sunday, August 22, 2021
September 1st is just around the corner! This means that very soon the Faculty of Pre-courses Department will meet their long-awaited students.

    In accordance with the chosen program, foreign students will begin their Russian language classes from September 1 or October 1, 2021.

    From September 1, 2021, training will begin mostly online.

    A few days before the start of classes, you will receive detailed instructions from your teacher about the schedule, your group, online platform on which the lessons will take place.

    Students who plan to start classes in full-time format should adhere to the rules set out in the order
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Your way up!
Saturday, July 10, 2021
We invite you to become a student of the Pre-Courses Department of National Research Tomsk State University, which is included in Top 5 best universities in Russia. We will help you learn the Russian language to get higher education.

Our mission is not only to prepare students for further higher education at TSU and other universities in Russia, but also to introduce them to rich culture of our country. Faculty teachers and specialists help students adapt to life in Russia, get acquainted with the beauties of Siberia, and realize their place in society.

The educational process is conducted both face-to-face and online (if you cannot go to Russia now). After completing the program, you receive an official certificate.

For detailed information on programs and conditions, visit our website Your text to link...

Get ready for higher education with us!
Pre-Courses Department in TikTok
Sunday, May 23, 2021
We keep up with the times. More recently, the Faculty of Pre-Courses Department launched a channel "russianintsu" in TikTok.

Subscribe to the channel Your text to link..., learn Russian in a new format, get acquainted with Russian humor and our wonderful teachers!
Результаты второго этапа I Олимпиады “Учусь онлайн”
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Дорогие участники I Олимпиады по русскому языку как иностранному "Учусь онлайн"! С радостью сообщаем о завершении второго этапа олимпиады! Узнать имена победителей можно по ссылке: Your text to link...