RUDN University - Russian Language Summer School

About the Program

Located in southwestern Moscow, RUDN University is offering its Russian Language Summer School where students can:

  • Learn Russian at an accelerated pace with the most experienced instructors of the faculty in small class settings
  • Take Russian language courses at all levels for various interests and needs 
  • Gain conversational practice for social exchanges and understanding native speakers in various contexts 
  • Experience Russian culture, history, and the sights of the Russian capital through cultural activities and weekend excursions

Courses are offered in two formats: a 2-week session and 4-week session. Students who complete the 4-week session will have an opportunity to take the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) and receive a state-recognized certificate of Russian language proficiency.

I am still a very, inexperienced beginner in Russian, especially in terms of catching up with the speed that local people speak in and vocabulary, but the instructors always make sure to speak very clearly and ask what we didn’t understand, and I was able to hear a lot and slowly (kind of) imitate the way they pronounce things. I also learned a lot of local conventions and phrases, through communicating almost entirely in Russian.

Jiaqi, Year 4 Linguistics student

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

For details about the RUDN University Russian Language Summer School, see the Summer School poster (pdf).

Course Credits

  • 2-week program =  3 UBC credits
  • 4-week program = 6 UBC credits 

Please note that 1 RUDN Summer Course credit = 1 UBC credit. A language placement test is given upon arrival and students are placed in the appropriate course level. For this reason, course and year level obtained cannot be guaranteed in advance.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or internships. Please speak to an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that previous students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years using our Course Search Tool. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while on your Go Global experience. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. The tool is for reference only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner flyer for details of program costs. Prices are quoted in Russian rubles and are subject to change.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.


If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodations, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at

Contact Go Global

In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.

Program Dates

Arrival and orientation at the end of June for program start in July

  • Russia
Area(s) of study
  • Arts
  • Cultural Studies
  • European Studies
  • Russian Language
Tuition payable to
Partner institution
Application Deadline