Short Courses

Russian Courses

Explore our available Russian Language Courses.

Update 26 August 2022: Please note that for the academic year 2022/23, we will no longer be offering Russian courses. We apologise for the inconvenience and will keep you updated if anything changes for the following academic year. 

For more info and to claim a refund, please contact our customer services team at


Russian courses

Choose the level that's right for you...

We're delighted you're interested in learning Russian!

  • If you have no previous experience of the language, please enrol on the any of the Beginners Step 1 Courses. 
  • For those with some knowledge of the language, please take a look at our Language Level Self-assessment for Russian.
  • Still unsure? Please email and one of our tutors will contact you within 5 days to help you choose the correct level.
  • Further descriptions of the CEFR framework and competencies at each level can be found on our Language Levels pages.


Other Ways to Learn Russian at Edinburgh

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, you can take Russian as an outside subject in one or both of Years 1 and 2 of your programme, depending on your timetable and prior knowledge.

Find out more about outside subjects 

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!