The Foundation course is a special university faculty which aims to train international students for further studies in Russian state universities. Along with Russian language, students learn program-related subjects: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, informatics, etc. Upon graduation from the Foundation course, students know the basics of Russian language as well as professional vocabulary. After successful completion of the Foundation course, the student will easily come through the 1st academic year. The duration of the Foundation course is 8-10 months.