Faculty of Pre-university Education of the Belarusian State University

Preparatory Department

The Preparatory Department for foreign citizens dates back to September 1961, when the Preparatory Faculty for foreign citizens was opened in the Belarusian State University, and 62 Cuba listeners started their studying process.

Over half a century more than 8000 foreign students from 98 countries have graduated from the faculty. Teachers of the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens went to work in higher educational institutions in different countries. The geography of these countries is very wide: India, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, France, Japan, Syria, Czechoslovakia, Cambodia, Mali, Germany, Italy, Algeria, and China.

The educational process at the preparatory department for foreign citizens is carried out by the Department of Russian as a foreign language and general disciplines. Since 2009, the studying process at the preparatory department is provided on two curriculums:  the curriculum for the CIS citizens and the curriculum for international students. 

The curriculum (the total is 1224 academic hours) includes Russian language (60-75% of hours) and two disciplines connected with the future speciality. The studying process at the Faculty of Pre-University Education is organized along the following educational profiles: Economics; Chemistry; International Relations; Physics and Mathematics; Linguistics, Literature, Journalism; Psychology.

The education is full-time and paid. After passing exams for a preparatory course international students get a state graduation certificate that enables its graduates to be enrolled at any university of the Republic of Belarus.