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Russian Studies

Brandeis University

48 months
61724 USD/year
61724 USD/year
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Russian Studies language courses at Brandeis University will enable you to explore a wide variety of cultural, literary, social and political aspects of Russia and other post-Soviet states. We also offer special events such as film series, lectures and Russian teas.


Program Details

As a scholar in our program, you’ll study the Russian language in its cultural context. 

In the Russian Studies language courses at Brandeis University you’ll be introduced to literary works as well as fine and performing arts, and you’ll get to know the often unspoken rules for “being Russian,” from gift giving to being a good guest. We want our graduates to develop a deep understanding of the diversity and complexity of human thought and world views, and to apply Russian perspectives to texts and ideas beyond the study of language and literature.

As a graduate of our program, you will be prepared to pursue advanced studies in Russian language or literature as preparation for a career in teaching or research. Or you might pursue an international career, given that major private, state and nonprofit organizations seek employees with an expertise in Russian.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Beginning Russian
  • Tolstoy and the Contrariness of Desire
  • Russia Today: Advanced Language Skills through Contemporary Culture
  • Russian Short Fictions: The Art of Narrative
  • The Art of Vladimir Nabokov

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Common Application.
  • $80 application fee (or fee waiver).
  • Official copies of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate and/or marks from any externally graded national exams.
  • A school report and a letter of recommendation from a secondary school official.
  • High School Senior Grades: Send your senior midyear grades as soon as they become available. We understand this may not be until late January or early February for some students, though we encourage you to send them as soon as possible. For Early Decision applicants, submit first marking period grades, which may be first quarter or first trimester grades.
  • A letter of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61724 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61724 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    61724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61724 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waltham

1515 - 3136 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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