Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian Language, Literature and Art

online course
when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 270

Course description:

Russian Language : 2 ECTS

Levels available: A0-C1. The program is open for the students of all levels, including absolute beginners.

The classes are conducted by experts in the field of Russian as a foreign language.

You will obtain or improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; learn how to use the language in real life situations and start understanding the native speakers better.

The students are divided into small groups according to their levels and get a lot of personal teacher’s attention during the classes.

Russian Literature: 1 ECTS.

The course explains and analyzes the main trends in Russian literature development, covering the lives, literary activities and works of the remarkable Russian writers. The lectures focus on the problems emphasized in the Russian literature and their connection with those of modern society. Correlations with historical & cultural life of St.Petersburg.

History of the Russian Art: 1 ECTS.

The course provides an overview of the progress of Russian art from XI up to XXI century in a historical context, acquaints the students with principal trends of Russian art and architecture, the formation of different styles and the creations of the most remarkable Russian artists.

Deadline for registration:

Online format: July 16, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: June 30, 2021
- for non-EU nationals: May 25, 2021

Cultural program:

Online format:*

- Online Interactive Russian Culture & Traditions event
- Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum
- Online Interactive Campus Tour

Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

*All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.


Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

- on campus at the university dormitory
- accommodation in host Russian families

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.

Target group

Entrance requirements:

- Good command of English language
- Knowledge of the Russian language is not obligatory: the students with any level are welcome for participation.

Credits info

4 EC
*The students who are interested in achieving better progress in Russian language or receiving more credits can combine this program with any other module in Russian Studies.

Fee info

EUR 270: Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invition)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).


- If you take 2 programs in one season you get a 10% discount per each course;
- If you take 3 or more programs in one season you get a 15% discount per each course;
- If you are an alumni of any previous course in the last 5 years you get a 10% discount for any summer program;
- If you are an SPbPU student you get a 20% discount for any summer course;
- If you are a student of any other Russian university you get a 15% discount for any summer program.

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