Course code: RYSB01
Swedish title: Ryska: Nybörjarkurs I
Credits: 15

NB! The information below was about spring semester 2023. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: spring semester 2023
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, afternoon
Study period: 2023-01-16 – 2023-06-04
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-76304
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden

Introductory meeting: 2023-01-19 at 15:00 – 16:00 in SOL:A121

Teachers: Marina Andersson


Learn Russian and learn to communicate in one of the world's largest languages and take part in a rich culture that spans both centuries and continents!

This first beginner course does not require any previous knowledge of Russian. At the end of the course you have learned some basic grammatical rules in the Russian language and can communicate and understand simple everyday phrases in Russian. After completing this course, you will be eligible for the course RYSB02, Russian: beginners course II. The course is based on a study of simplified dialogues and texts in Russian with elementary vocabulary and basic grammatical structures. You also do simple writing exercises and participate in short role-plays of an everyday nature. Furthermore, Russian pronunciation and oral skills are trained in connection with exercises in listening comprehension, pronunciation and conversation.

By studying Russian at the Centre for Languages and Literature, you will first and foremost improve your practical skills in the Russian language, but you will also be able to acquaint yourself with Russian culture, society and history. With knowledge of Russian you profile yourself in a tough labour market and get a competence that is attractive to many employers, not least in view of the security policy-tightened situation we are currently seeing developing in the Baltic Sea region.

This is a distance learning course using the learning platform Canvas, with online lectures over Zoom. You need access to a computer with internet connection, webcam, and a headset throughout the semester.

The course has an online invigilator monitored exam. During the exam, you must ensure that you have a stable internet connection, a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (headset or earbuds are not allowed during exams). You must also have access to an additional device (preferably a smartphone) with a camera and access to the Zoom app as well as an app for scanning documents. Read more about exams over Zoom on our website:

Included parts

  • Russian Grammar and Text Study I, 7.5 credits
  • Oral and Written Proficiency I, 7.5 credits

Admission Requirements

Svenska B

Important dates – spring semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Eftermiddagstid Lund, halvfart
In Swedish
15 January 2024 – 2 June 2024

Sista anmälningsdag den 16 October 2023

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 27,500
First payment: SEK 27,500
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Russian Studies

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