Badminton in November? Yes!

                   What should the student do, if the weather is freezing? Right! Badminton! Guys didn’t afraid the frost and started for activities searching. They found their own sport in the «Verh Isetskiy» sports complex, the address Kirova street 71. The students of the Preparatory Faculty rented the entire hall and jumped with rackets and shuttlecocks for an hour. The player runs about one and a half kilometers and makes 400 strikes on the shuttlecock in one game, and it consists of two or three periods! So our foreign students may compete for Olympic Gold, even if not in badminton, but by friendly submission and a fun jump :)

Gold autumn

      Why is autumn called "golden"? To understand this, foreign students of the preparatory faculty went to the Botanical Garden. At the entrance, the children were met by charming squirrels, whom they treated to a treat. Fallen leaves crunched underfoot. The autumn air was filled with the scent of late flowers and pine needles.     The attention of visitors was attracted by the birds that lined up in shoals, going on a long journey, for the winter. Time has flown by! Winter will come soon, students will have traditional tea parties and remember this pleasant walk.

Excursion to the museum of military and civil equipment

        By tradition, new students of the preparatory faculty visited the museum complex in the city of Verkhnyaya Pyshma. In the pavilions, the children got acquainted with the collection of exhibits of Soviet civilian vehicles, as well as samples of special equipment with great interest.        And in the open area, foreign students were delighted with the exhibits of military equipment. They were very surprised that many of the samples of equipment were used in the region in which they are now studying. Akhmed, a student of the faculty, was glad to see historical samples of Soviet military equipment of various modifications in one place, since he himself served in the Egyptian army and is familiar with modern Russian models of equipment.

Studying at the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens will become even more comfortable

      In October, new audiences were introduced into the educational process. Today we are opening for foreign citizens five modernly equipped classrooms for learning the Russian language, which will make the learning process more comfortable for students and teachers.        According to Oksana Bazhenova, the university administration made every effort to ensure that guests from other countries feel comfortable within the walls of USUE and demonstrate academic success.       “I am very pleased to come to the university for classes, I liked not only the teachers, but also the classrooms. The premises are new, comfortable and clean!” - said a student from Egypt, Youssef Ali Mohamed Ghaffar.

Meeting with Rector Y.P. Silin

       On September 13, the annual meeting of foreign students with the rector of USUE Ya.P.Silin was held. The rector greeted the arriving foreign students, wished them success in their studies, health, find new friends and take an active part in the life of the Ural State University of Economics.

Happy new 2022/2023 academic year!

     Happy new 2022/2023 academic year! The Preparatory Faculty for its foreign citizens USUE opens its doors for foreign students for the ninth time. During this time, 1585 students from more than 60 countries of the world have been trained at the faculty. We welcome new students and congratulate you on the start of the school year! Let study give you many interesting discoveries and knowledge! And every day will be successful and fruitful! Be healthy, live with hope for the future and let life open all doors for you! Welcome to USUE!


         Today, a signing of a cooperation agreement between Ural State University of Economics and Media Arab for Media Production and Marketing (Arab Republic of Egypt) took place. Cooperation between USUE and Egypt will enable residents of North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula of Asia to learn Russian without leaving their homeland. The agreement was signed by USUE rector Yakov Silin and director of Media Arab for Media Production and Marketing Mr. Baheg Ahmed Atef Abdelazim. USUE Rector Yakov Silin emphasized that today students from 65 countries of the world, including Egypt, were studying at Ural State University of Economics. Now future students will have the opportunity to learn Russian even before they come to Russia: “This is very important for young people, for the Egyptians. After this preparatory faculty, they can choose our university or some other one and come to study. This is our contribution to the development of relations between the two countries. We will teach not only the Russian language and this will facilitate entry into our socio-cultural environment.” Students of the preparatory faculty will not only study Russian, they will be introduced to the history of Russia and the traditions of our country.

Build a career - go to USUE!

     The Admissions Committee of the Ural State Economic University accepts documents. Undergraduate, specialist, master's, postgraduate and USUE colleges are ready to accept foreign applicants both in regular and online formats. Employees of the Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens and the Department of International Cooperation prepare and submit the necessary documents to the admissions committee for applicants. Our contacts: +7 992 334-89-81, \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Fascinating excursion to the NPO Automation Museum

       Scientific and Production Association of automatics was visited by students of USUE Preparatory Faculty last week. During a fascinating excursion, the students got acquainted with the exhibits of the museum, studied a model of a cosmodrome, watched a film about the rocket launch, and they learnt about the history of the enterprise. The students took an active interest in the development of the enterprise in the field of rocket science and they used Russian language skills in spoken practice. We thank the university administration for organizing it, and the museum staff for the educational tour.  

Congratulations to the graduates of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens

       The solemn presentation of certificates to foreign graduates of the preparatory faculty of USUE took place at the Ural State University of Economics. From the bottom of our hearts, we congratulate you, dear graduates, on completing your studies at the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens and receiving certificates! We wish you not to rest on your laurels, to easily achieve your goals, to confidently move forward. Successful passing of entrance examinations to the universities of your choice, excellent grades and obtaining diplomas of higher education in Russia!

Exploration of Yekaterinburg continues

The other day a group of foreign students from the research faculty visited the museum of the history of Uralmashzavod, with the aim of exploring Yekaterinburg. Foreign engineering students were looking forward to this event. Excursion of natural gas with the beginning of one of the largest plants in Russia, the history of the development of plants in wartime, the present and prospects for the future. Interesting exhibits were revealed, diseases of production facilities and equipment, as well as exhibits showing the life of workers of past years. During the excursions, students examined the exhibits with interest, listened to the guide and asked questions.  

Acquaintance with the most mysterious monuments of architecture, covered with legends and traditions.

     Students of the preparatory faculty from the Republic of Turkey, together with teachers, visited the Nevyansk tower, which is located in the center of the city. The leaning tower is a symbol of Nevyansk - it is depicted on the coat of arms of the city. The children listened with pleasure to the story of the Demidov family and visited the acoustic room. The guys took photos on the seventh and eighth floors and admired the view of the city. After an exciting excursion, the students walked around the square and had lunch in a small restaurant. Our listeners tasted traditional Russian cuisine and shared their impressions of the tour. Alper: “I want to thank our teachers and the university administration for organizing this excursion. I wish the museum prosperity and long years of existence in order to continue to delight tourists with its unusual beauty and history.” Kubilay: “The Russian people and their culture never cease to amaze me with their mystery and at the same time aesthetic beauty. I am very glad that I visited the Nevyansk Tower.”  

Culinary art unites

      Department of Food Technology USUE in cooperation with the School of Service and Hospitality of the Ural State University of Economics have organized a master class "Promotion of the culture and history of the Slavic people through gastronomic traditions" for foreign students of the university. Students of the preparatory faculty learned the secrets of cooking Slavic dishes. Foreign students with great pleasure took part in the preparation of "beef Stroganoff" and Belarusian Dranniki (potato pancakes). The participants of the event enjoyed tasting the jointly prepared dishes and were delighted with the result. Culinary art unites, everyone contributed to the common cause, and it turned out to be a dinner made with the love of the whole world.      

Russia is my history.

On May 10, students of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens visited the interactive museum "Russia - My History". The students managed to plunge into the atmosphere of historical events of 1941-1945. Listeners from different countries highly appreciated the expositions of the museum and learned a lot from the pages of the history of the USSR. The students were especially interested in the exposition dedicated to Nikolai Kuznetsov, who deserved the title Scout No. 1. The listeners learned about the exploits of the legendary scout and interacted directly with the exhibits.  

III All-Russian scientific competition in the humanities among foreign students

    On May 12, 2022, the III All-Russian scientific competition in the humanities among foreign students started at the Ural State University of Economics. The purpose of the competitive selection is to identify talented foreign students and graduate students studying in Russian universities, create conditions for the realization of their intellectual potential, stimulate their research activities and improve the quality of professional training. As part of the program, it is planned to conduct master classes, solve cases, team building events, as well as an Olympiad in areas and protection of competitive works.

Happy Victory Day, dear students!

     Students of the Preparatory Faculty took part in the "Victory Waltz" campaign, an unique project dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.    "Victory Waltz" is an international action in which young people from Russia and other countries took part. Dancing couples, dressed in the style of the war years, waltzed to the accompaniment of the orchestra, as once in the distant 1945 on May 9, their grandfathers and grandmothers were spinning in a festive waltz.

The 1 st of May - Spring and Labor Day!

Students of the faculty, together with the leaders, teachers and employees of USUE, took to the festive procession dedicated to the Holiday of Spring and Labor on May 1st.  International Workers' Day is celebrated in many countries on May 1st or on the first Monday of the month. In modern Russia, this day is considered the Holiday of Spring and Labor.

XII Eurasian Economic Youth Forum

Students of the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens became guests of the XII Eurasian Economic Youth Forum. The Eurasian Economic Youth Forum has united proactive youth from all over the world throughout its history. Representatives of science, education, government and business from the regions of Russia meet in Yekaterinburg to discuss the development of scientific diplomacy, topical issues of international cooperation, and take part in interstate dialogues in the fields of education, science,

Museum of the first president of Russia B. N. Yeltsin

      On February 1, students of the preparatory faculty of USUE from several countries together with teachers visited the museum named after the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin. They did not choose this date by chance, because on this day, February 1, 1931, the first president of the Russian Federation Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin was born in the Urals.  Future students of Russian universities, and now students of the preparatory faculty, decided to get acquainted with the history of Russia, as well as with the period of Yeltsin's period of government. Recall that the Yeltsin Museum is dedicated to the modern political history of Russia and the personality of Yeltsin. There is a collection of photos from different years, gifts from friends and politicians (orders and other things that are associated with the personality of the president).  Students took photos and videos, and also bought souvenirs for their relatives and friends in memory of Russia and the Urals.

Acquaintance with the unique exhibits of the ural geological museum

       On February 17, students of the preparatory faculty visited the Ural Geological Museum.  The guys looked with interest at the Ural stones, ores and rocks that were brought by students and teachers of the Ural Mining University from expeditions.  The exhibits have scientific, cultural, aesthetic and educational value.  Students are fascinated by the beauty and richness of the natural resources of our region.

Magical December

 December is the month of miracles, magic and New Year's mood. December began with cultural surprises for foreign students. The guys from Turkey and China visited the Yekaterinburg Opera House, where they watched "Swan Lake" — a ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The musical masterpiece of the greatest Russian composer did not leave our students indifferent, everyone was impressed by the beautiful music, bright scenery, artists who shone on the best stages of the world, as well as the wonderful atmosphere of high art.

Royal games

     On Friday, December 17, the students of the preparatory faculty of USUE visited the exhibition "Royal Games" in the museum and exhibition center "House of Poklevskys-Kozell". This is a unique project dedicated to the art of weapons of the XVI century in the framework of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore. The exhibition presents armor and Western European weapons of the late Renaissance period. Interesting differences in weapons for ceremonies, for tournaments, hunting, shooting competitions. Such exhibits as the armor belonging to one of the representatives of the noble European houses, and the two-handed sword of the Landsknecht - the weapon of the best infantry in Europe of the XVI century were remembered. Listeners from different countries will be happy to visit other exhibitions and projects of the museum


     An interesting excursion to the Hermitage-Ural, the satellite center of the original Hermitage, was organized for the students of the preparatory faculty. The building of the Museum of Fine Arts, located in the historical house of the merchant Bardygin on Vaynera Street, which was opened quite recently - in July, but has already become a very popular cultural place among residents and guests of the city of Yekaterinburg. During the excursion, USUE students from different countries learned about the history of the creation of this center, connected with the need to evacuate more than 1 million works of the Hermitage to Yekaterinburg from St. Petersburg during the Great Patriotic War. The museum's expositions occupy as many as three floors of a huge historical building. In addition, there is a coffee shop, a lecture hall, a souvenir shop, as well as a comfortable area for visitors, where students were happy to draw on easels, impressed by the works of European artists and the art of the ancient world seen in the art gallery. "

The magical world of the opera and ballet theater

     Foreign students of the preparatory faculty have visited the ballet "Giselle" at the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater. Students were looking forward to the event and together with their teachers went to the long-awaited performance. The theater begins with a coat rack, and the admiration of the students began from the very first minutes of being in this incredibly beautiful place. Each and every student got a tremendous pleasure from the acquaintance with Russian ballet and the kaleidoscope of impressions caused by the famous classical production. "Introduction to Russian culture is also one of the most important goals of the educational process", - shared the teachers of USUE.

The history of the royal family

      Students of the Preparatory Faculty from Turkey every year prefer to get acquainted with the history of the Romanov family first of all. The Museum of the Holy Royal Family greeted our listeners cordially. Here the students managed to get to know not only the biography of the tsar, but also to see household items. The students examined the documents, letters and garments of the royal family with particular interest. It was a great opportunity to practice speaking, listening and asking questions.

Excursion to the Museum of Architecture and Design

     Students of the Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Citizens have visited the exhibition of archival documents "Demidovs in the Urals". Listeners from Turkey were especially interested to see the manuscripts of the original documents, the correspondence between the Demidovs and the Tsar. Demidovs are the founders of many Ural city-plants, they made an invaluable contribution to the development and development of the Ural region. The history of the region, mining, the history of Russia every year arouses genuine interest for new listeners. As a rule, after visiting museums, students start to study our history by themselves. We hope that we will be able to preserve this interest of our students and inspire them for a more in-depth study of the language, history and culture of our country.

The Preparatory Faculty welcomed new students!

     Our dear students, we congratulate you with the start of academic year! Let this day be a new start for you and a starting point for great achievements in education.      We wish you to work hard, confidently go towards your goals, believe in yourself and support each other on the path to success, and then you will certainly succeed, then you will be able to conquer many peaks, learn the Russian language, and further comprehend the essence of the chosen profession and leave your memorable trace in the history of the university!      Welcome to USUE!


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