Study Russian in Saint Petersburg

With so much to see and do, a trip to St. Petersburg may seem a little overwhelming but our teachers and staff will assist your transition into learning and socialising in this great city.

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About Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a rich cultural heritage and rightfully called the cultural capital of Russia. Along with Paris, Rome and Venice, St. Petersburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St. Petersburg is the «city of bridges»: 68 rivers, channels and streams cross the city in different directions, forming 42 islands on its territory. Now there are 580 bridges in St. Petersburg and its suburbs, including 20 drawbridges, so the city is rightfully called «Northern Venice».

About Russian Language Center

The Russian Language Center of Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University (PGUPS) started its work in 2003. During this time more than 3 thousand people have been trained in our Center. Our programs correspond to university standards of quality. 

All our courses are based on a special intensive communication method. During the whole year it is possible to study in groups of five levels — from elementary to advanced. We also have special courses in literature, stylistics, business communication and media language. 

With us you can progress from elementary skills to fluent Russian.

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Our Courses

Preliminary Course

10 month Russian language course + 3 optional courses (math, physics, etc) necessary for admission to university. During the course we will prepare you from absolute beginner to the level B1. At the end you will get a certificate which allows you to apply for any university in Russia.

Intensive Course

The course will help beginners to speak and understand Russian in a short time.
For those who continue their studies, this is a great way to improve their level. It is possible to study in groups of five levels - from elementary to advanced.
Duration of the Course - from 1 week

Preparing for the TRKI Exam

TRKI/TORFL is an acronym for test of Russian as a foreign language. The English abbreviation is TORFL. It is an international state examination to assess the Russian language proficiency level.
After the Course you can pass the TRKI/TORFL in our Center.

Special Courses

We can organize special courses upon your request: bussines russian, literature, stylistics, engineering, media language, etc.

Individual Classes

We provide students with one-on-one private tutoring in order to give them specialized study time with one of our highly qualified teachers, and give students an edge to get ahead of the curve.
This is a fully customizable program. All times will be scheduled at the student’s behest.


During your course you can stay in a hotel, rent an apartment or stay in university’s hostels. Hostels are situated a five-minute walk from the Russian Language Center. 

The hostels have single, double and triple rooms with private showers, toilets and kitchens. The price of accommodation depends on the season and type of room and starts from 10 to 23 euros  per day. The nearest metro station, Gorkovskaya, is a 5-minute walk from the hostels and the Center. 

If you choose to live in a hostel, please let us know as soon as possible so we can book you a place.

In case you decide to rent an apartment or hotel room, use services such as booking.com or airbnb.com.

If you have any questions about accommodation, feel free to contact us.

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