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Testing of International Students in the Russian Language

Foreign citizens can pass state test in Russian as a foreign language at elementary, basic, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th levels at the Center for International Education and Communications.

Novosibirsk State Medical University is a member of the board for state testing for foreign nationals. The certificate of the state standard is given to those who pass the test. This certificate is not limited in time and is the unique document for all Russian organizations in Russian Federation and abroad.

The test price includes the review of the testing procedure and the test itself.

Russian State System of Testing Foreigners in Russian Language
TEL. Test in Russian as a foreign language. The elementary level. Passing this test means that a person has the minimal knowledge in the communicative competence which allows a person to satisfy his or her elementary communicative needs in a limited number of everyday situations.

TBL. Test in Russian as a foreign language. Basic level. Passing the test means that a person has the elementary knowledge in a communicative competence which allows a person to satisfy his or her basic communicative needs in limited areas of social and cultural situations.

TORFL-1. Test in Russian as a foreign language. The 1st certificate level. Passing this test means that a person has demonstrated intermediate level of a communicative competence, which gives a person the possibility to satisfy his/her communicative needs in everyday, cultural, professional spheres in accordance with the state standard RAF. This certificate is necessary if one wants to enter the university in the Russian Federation and to work on the territory of Russia.

TORFL-2. Test in Russian as a foreign language. The 2d certificate level. Passing this test means that a person has demonstrated a high level of a communicative competence, which gives a person the ability to satisfy his/her communicative needs in a wide range of social, cultural, professional spheres of communication. The graduates of the non-philological departments (bachelors, masters, postgraduates) must pass this test.

TORFL-3. The test in Russian as a foreign language. The 3rd certificate level. Passing the test means that a person has demonstrated a high level in the communicative competence, which allows a person to do research work in the Russian language and to teach the language to students at the elementary levels. The graduates of the philological faculties (bachelors) must pass the 3d level test.

TORFL -4. The test in Russian as a foreign language. The 4th certificate level. Passing this test means that a person can use the Russian language easily and close to the level of a native speaker. The graduates of the philological faculties (masters) and postgraduates of the philological faculties must pass the 4th level test.