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Study Abroad

Study abroad is an integrated, compulsory part of a language degree at Queen Mary University of London, and is designed to provide you with an experience of real-life language learning and culture.

You could choose to go to a university in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Tver, Petrozavodsk, Kazan or our Erasmus partner Daugavpils University in a Russian-speaking part of Latvia. Our exchange programmes are both with major state universities as well as with smaller-scale private schools.

You will usually reside with a Russian family where little, if any, English is spoken. Most study placements are arranged by the Russian Department in close cooperation with Russian Language Undergraduate Studies Ltd (RLUS).

“I couldn't recommend my course in Moscow enthusiastically enough. I thought that it was absolutely brilliant and that anyone would really benefit from it! I also think that staying with a host in Russia was the most invaluable part of my time there. I have already sent a letter to the lady that I stayed with as we got on very well - and she didn't speak any English at all!”  (Imogen Cable, Russian BA)

Generous grants available for Erasmus+ exchange in Russia during 2018/19

Looking to gain international academic experience and to give your CV a competitive edge while benefitting from funding? This is a fantastic, life-changing opportunity to boost your employability and personalise your Russian degree with niche international experience by studying at one SLLF’s partner institutions through the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme.  

For your Year Abroad, you can apply to complete either one semester of or the entire third year of your 4-year programme by following modules at the Russian Department’s partner institution through the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme:

Russian Federation: Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow (1 full-year + 3 semester grants available)

The Erasmus+ ICM grant provides individual support funding at EUR 650/month to contribute towards your living cost as well as a one-off EUR 360 travel grant to contribute towards your return airfare. The Erasmus+ Programme is committed to widening participation and increasing the number of mobile students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 Discuss with your academic advisor and apply for the funded Study Abroad exchange directly with the Russian Year Abroad Coordinator Dr Nadezda Bragina



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