Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Degree Programmes

Philology «Russian as a foreign language: theory and practice of teaching»

Programme Information

The Russian language is one of the most widely spoken in the world. It is a language of business, education, research, and international relations.

The programme aims to train qualified in-demand specialists in teaching Russian as a foreign language.

Programme’s advantages:

The programme has been accredited by the National Centre for Public and Professional Accreditation

Upon completing the programme, you will be able

  • to teach Russian as a foreign language at any school or university

  • to work with international students

  • to carry out effective cross-cultural communication

  • to work with relevant certification systems

Programme Description

45.04.01. Philology. Russian as a foreign language: theory and practice of teaching.

Duration of the Programme: 2 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: Russian.

Institute: Institute for the Humanities.

Courses & Study Load

Number of ECTS credits: 120

Core disciplines: basics of philology, foreign languages, Polish language in cross-cultural communication, theory and practice of teaching Polish as a foreign language, translation practice and basics of translating.

Professional Training / Internships

Yu.A. Gagarin Gymnasium

IKBFU's partner universities in Poland

Regional companies and organisations

Career Opportunities

Graduates exercise their skills in a wide range of fields:

  • education (schools, language and cultural centres)

  • translation (Russian and international adminsitrative, commercial, legal, non-profit, and cultural organisations)

  • Russian-Polish cooperation (Russian and Polish embassy and consulate centres)

  • academia (contributions to dictionaries and textbooks)

  • research

Admission & Tuition

To enter a Master's programme  applicants are  required to take the following exams:

  • Written exam (or a test)  in the chosen field of study (100 points maximum)

  • Foreign language (a pass or fail  test)

We also accept international certificates of proficiency in English

Cambridge exam: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE; IELTS; TOEFL or

German: Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat Fit in Deutsch, Goethe-Zertifikat B1 / B2 , -Goethe-Zertifikat C1, Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS, test DaF, DSD B2 / C1, - telc A2 / B1 / C1 / C2, -ÖSD, -DSH.


Arina TKACHENKO, Degree Programme Manager

Tel. + 7 4012 595 595 (3002)


Languages: Russian, English.

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

+7 (4012) 59-55-96
fax: +7 (4012) 31-33-33