TRKI exams in June
The nearest exam dates are June, 27 and 28. Next exam preparatory course will start on July 03.
Discounts for Football Fans
Those who have a Confederation Cup 2017 or World Cup 2018 ticket can get 20% discount in June
Days off in May
Please notice that the school and the office are closed on May 1

Expatriate Course

Due to constant international trade and economic development, St. Petersburg has become a multinational city with an ever-growing number of international and joint enterprises and firms. For many foreigners living and working in St. Petersburg, it can be stressful and challenging. Learning the Russian language is one of the toughest problems foreigners face in the country. Therefore, Derzhavin Institute provides a wide range of Russian Language Courses specifically aimed at expatriates wishing to learn Russian.

For all those working and living in St. Petersburg, we offer year-round flexible programmes at special prices.

You can attend the Institute in the morning and afternoon and study with other students in groups according to your level. If you work during the day, we can offer you evening courses in mini-groups as well as individual lessons. Our teachers can also give Russian Language classes at your workplace or at home.

Please see the list below for more details and prices.

Please check the dates for the complete beginner courses here

Expatriate Courses 2017
Course type
Course length
Standard Group classes
Fee per week

20 lessons of 45 minutes per week in a group of maximum 8 students. All levels are accepted (from beginner to advanced). Classes are held Monday through Friday.Beginners start the first Monday of each month.

1-2 weeks
180 € / 10.800 rub
3-8 weeks
150 € / 9.000 rub
8+ weeks
140 € / 8.400 rub
One-to-One classes *
Fee per person per class
A minimum number of 8 x 45 minutes classes per month must be booked.
Evening from Monday to Friday

1 course (45minutes) 30 € / 1.800 rub
18 € / 1080 rub

Afternoon classes 14.00 - 17.00

  • Items included in price:
    Tuition, End of course certificate, Internet access, Tea/coffee during breaks
  • Items not included in price:
    Non-refundable registration fee of 30 euro/1800 RUB (covering teaching materials, student ID etc)
  • No visa support, accommodation or transfers are provided for the expatriate courses
  • *Once the course has started, the lessons can be postponed only by giving 24 hours notice to the Institute (either by e-mail or by phone +7 (812) 578 53 98 ). Otherwise, no reduction in fees or compensation will be made.