The University Foundation (Pre-University) Program's aim is to train international students for further education in Russian universities. The university foundation program puts particular emphasis on developing international and cross-cultural competencies through Russian language acquisition.
It is a full-time course preparing students to enter VSU as well as other Russian universities. At the end of the Program international studentswill get a relevant certificate. The Program assists students in all aspects of living and studying in Russia.
The University foundation basic courses combine Russian language instructing with extensive training in study skills necessary for university level in Russia. The curriculum includes practice in lecture comprehension, note-taking, test-study procedure, essay and technical writing, text analysis, and library research skills. There are 4 profile of study: Humanities, Engineering, Natural Science and Economics. There are September through November intakes into the program which enables students to qualify for university courses commencing the following year.