Enrollment Process. Apply Now!

Thank you for your interest in the IPSA Consortium Russian Language School in Moscow, Russia!

Since 1992, we have been offering high quality Russian language and culture programs at an affordable cost, which represent outstanding value for money. We are proud of our good reputation and work hard to ensure that we keep our standards high.

Application Deadlines and Minimum Age

The first step to enrolling is to complete an Application form as far in advance as possible. This will insure that there will be space available for you in your selected course.

Normally, we must receive your application no later than 30 days before the program starts (60 days for all work experience programs). We accept last minute applications, but please be aware that acceptance of late applications is subject to space availability. Besides, almost all travellers to Russia need an entry visa. Students have to apply for the visa at a visa department of a Russian Consulate or Embassy in their home country. The school will provide participants with a necessary letter of invitation.

Minimum age: the minimum age for all courses is 16 . Students coming with a closed group can be younger than 16 if the group comes with an adult group leader.

Maximim age: We don't have maximum age limit. While we have many university age students, we have many active seniors as well. The diversities of ages, nationalities, professsions, and interests of our students contribute to the unique experience you will have.

How to apply?

You need to complete and return the Application. A non-refundable application fee of US$80.00 and a tuition deposit of US$200.00 are required with your application. The tuition deposit is part of the cost of your course and is deducted from the total tuition fees after conversion in Euros. The tuition deposit is not an additional cost. Please note that your application will be considered only when your payment of the application fee and the tuition deposit has been received.

You may apply online via our secure online application form or you can print out a printable application form, complete it and send by mail or fax to the Enrollment Center. You will find links to both forms below:

  1. Online Secure Application Form. You may apply online if you pay the application and registration fees and the tuition deposit by credit card. We accept VISA and MasterCard. In our Online Secure Form, we utilize the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication and RC4 128 bit encryption technology. SSL encryption protects information being transmitted across the internet to our processing center.

    Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form

  2. Printable Application Form: Click here to access a printable Application Form, print it out from your browser, complete the form and send it by fax or mail to the IPSA Enrollment Center. Using this printable application form, you can make your payment of the application fee and the tuition deposit by credit card, wire transfer and money order.

Upon receiving your application and required payments, we will send you an e-mail (or fax) confirmation and invoice within four to five business days. The confirmation will contain the details of your course and all pertinent costs. The invoice will be issued in Euros. You can also make a payment in U.S. Dollars according to the current exchange rates. The payment of the balance of fees is due upon receipt of invoice. Your place will be confirmed only when the full payment has been received. Once we receive your full payment, you will be sent an Official Invitation Letter for visa purposes, your host family confirmation, and airport pick up instructions (if we have your flight details).

You may pay the balance by wire transfer, check or money order, or by credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We will send you payment options and details in the registration confirmation.

In order to prepare an invitation letter we require the following information: name, surname, date of birth, passport number, expiry date, home/work address and the place (London, Paris, Washington, etc.), where the student will apply for Russian visa. Invitation letter is a special form issued by Passport and Visa Department of Ministry of Interior Affairs which allows the student to apply for Russian visa at the Russian Consulate.

Click here for more information about Russian visas and visa process.


Apply Now! Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form


Financial Aid

In many cases, it is possible for U.S. students to transfer much or all of their financial aid to IPSA study abroad programs presented on this website. However, students should discuss specific plans with study abroad advisers and financial aid counselors well in advance of the program. It is the student's responsibility to understand the home institution's requiremnents and deadlines regarding all financial aid funds.

Academic Credits

Students who wish to receive credit for our programs should contact the study abroad office or language department at your college or university prior to starting the program. Present your plan to them asking for detailed requirements on how to arrange credit in advance. With the detailed information from your home-campus, we can typically provide syllabae and other documentation to complete arrangements. Click here to learn more.

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Other Terms and Conditions.

Attendance

Attendance is an integral part of your course and an important staple of the learning process. Neither refunds, nor class time will be given for classes not attended.

Arrival and Departure Dates

Arrival day is Sunday! All courses start on Monday. Course participants who have booked accommodation through the school are met at the airport or railway station and driven straight to their accommodation at no charge, if they arrive on Sunday.

Student Behavior

It is understood that any participate in a our program will obey the laws of the host country. This of course forbids the use of illegal drugs and alcohol consumption by minors. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times and abusive behavior will not be tolerated. The School reserves the right to expel (without refund) any student whose behavior violates the school's policies or those of special program providers, tour operators, etc. Furthermore, any expenses incurred by the IPSA and school in terminating the program of a student who violates the center's policies will be the responsibility of the participant.

Insurance

Participants are asked to check their personal insurance protection as they are not automatically insured by the school against illness, accident, theft, personal liability, etc. We can provide our clients with the services of an international insurer (on request).

Group Courses:

If the school has to cancel a group course for lack of participants at a particular level a student will receive one-to-one tuition with 75 % of booked group lessons during the same period of time. Under no circumstances will the participant receive a refund of the fee.

Holidays

Classes are normally not held and school facilities are closed on national holidays. Compensation for group courses will not be made for public holidays. Compensation is only provided for One-to-one Courses.

Accommodation:

We do all we can to ensure that students' requirements are met. However, the fact that the school could not provide the type of accommodation preferred does not constitute a case for cancellation and reimbursement.

Host families: the school confirms home stay and shared flat accommodation three weeks prior to the course start date. If required, host-family change can be organised after arrival, but only on weekends. If a change is required immediately, fees apply (equivalent to one week accommodation costs).

Shared flats: If the arrival day is not Sunday, please note that a pickup transfer is compulsory (required for key handover and instructions).

Private apartments: Apartments are selected prior to arrival according to the information sent by e-mail. If necessary, an apartment can be changed after arrival but not earlier than one full week after arrival date. Apartment change handling fee is 100 Euro. In case of cancellation less than two weeks prior to the arrival date we will charge a cancellation fee of up to 500 Euro (depending on the period of stay and the apartment price).

Work experience students: During the course preceding the work experience, participants can choose between host family stay and shared apartment. As soon as the work experience starts, the participants needs to move into a shared apartment.

Postponement of Courses

The office must receive written notification at least 21 days before your course begins in order to transfer the Deposits to a later course date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation before the course starting date:

Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less non-refundable items and bank fees and payment processing charges (if any). Any refunds will be made within 30 days of cancellation notification.

Cancellations received:

  • 30 or more days before the course begins: $200 cancellation fee;
  • 14 or more days, but less than 30 days before the course starting date:
    cancellation fee in the amount of $200 + 30% of the program fees;
  • more than 7, but less than 14 days before the course starting date:
    cancellation fee in the amount of $200 + 50% of the program fees;
  • There is no refund if the cancellation received 7 or less days before the course starting date.

In no case money will be refunded once the course and/or lodging has started. No refund can be given for partial attendance or the discontinuance or interruption of a course.

Force Majeure.

It is a basic stipulation of the agreement/contract between students and IPSA or consortium member schools or representatives, that neither IPSA, nor any of its member schools or representatives, is liable to the students in cases where IPSA or the school is unable to fulfill any services to which they are contractually bound because of labor disputes or other reasons beyond their control.

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