48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Russian program of Rutgers University aims to provide a solid foundation in the Russian language and a broad introduction to Russian culture, particularly literary culture, during the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods.


About the Program

The Russian program of Rutgers University grounds the study of literature in specific historical, social, and cultural contexts. It includes the study of Russian film and elements of literary and cultural theory. The major also fosters a broad interdisciplinary perspective by encouraging students to take relevant courses in such fields as history, philosophy, political science, art history, and music. Students are expected to achieve a degree of fluency in Russian that will enable them to enter into dialogue with Russia—past and present—as readers and writers, and as speakers of a language native to over 170 million people. Coursework includes materials in the original ranging from literary classics to current journalism and other mass media. We recommend that students participate in the Rutgers summer program in St. Petersburg, Russia, to accelerate their fluency in the language.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Russian
  • Elementary Russian Conversation
  • Elementary Russian for Russian Speakers
  • 20th Century Russian Literature
  • Advanced Russian
  • Love & Death in the Russian Short Story

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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