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Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Russia

What we like about the school

  • Residence next to school
  • Best rated school in Russia
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities
  • St. Petersburg is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Derzhavin Institute

The language school Derzhavin Institute was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003. Derzhavin Institute is one of the oldest private Russian language schools in Russia. The school is located in the historic center of St Petersburg that is the most beautiful and most attractive city in Russia.

The school address is: Troitskij prospect 6, 190005 - St. Petersburg (Russia).

Accreditations and Quality seals

EAQUALSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalROPRYAL

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

25

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Russian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
15
8
10
5
30
8
5
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pulkovo International Airport (LED).It takes 30 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 23.Feb.2018, 08.Mar.2018, 09.May.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full corresponding tuition fees are reimbursed

Russian Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 262 249 524 498 744 707 992 943 1240 1178 1488 1414 1736 1650 1984 1885 2190 2081 2628 2497 205 195
Price in US$ 308 615 873 1164 1455 1745 2036 2327 2569 3082 241
Standard Group course (20 lessons per week) + Grammar Immersion Module (4 lessons per week, Tuesday and Thursday).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:35  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 28 32 36 Additional Week
Price in € 210 200 420 399 600 570 800 760 1200 1140 1600 1520 3300 3135 4620 4389 5280 5016 5940 5643 165 157
Price in US$ 247 493 704 939 1408 1877 3870 5418 6192 6966 194
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 262 249 524 498 744 707 992 943 1240 1178 1488 1414 1736 1650 1984 1885 2190 2081 2628 2497 205 195
Price in US$ 308 615 873 1164 1455 1745 2036 2327 2569 3082 241
Standard Group course (20 lessons per week) + Speaking Immersion Module (4 lessons per week, Wednesday and Friday).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 314 299 628 597 888 844 1184 1125 1480 1406 1776 1688 2072 1969 2368 2250 2630 2499 3156 2999 245 233
Price in US$ 369 737 1042 1389 1736 2083 2430 2777 3085 3701 288
Standard Group course (20 lessons per week) + Grammar Immersion Module (4 lessons per week, Tuesday and Thursday) + Speaking Immersion Module (4 lessons per week, Wednesday and Friday). BONUS: 2 lessons of self-guided learning for free.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 52 50 104 99 144 137 192 183 240 228 288 274 336 320 384 365 440 418 528 502 40 38
Price in US$ 61 122 169 226 282 338 395 451 516 620 47
4 lessons per week, Tuesday and Thursday.
If visa support is required, course be booked together with the Standard Group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 52 50 104 99 144 137 192 183 240 228 288 274 336 320 384 365 440 418 528 502 40 38
Price in US$ 61 122 169 226 282 338 395 451 516 620 47
4 lessons per week, Wednesday and Friday.
If visa support is required, course be booked together with the Standard Group course only.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
0-1 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 450 428 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4500 4275 5400 5130 450 428
Price in US$ 528 1056 1584 2111 2639 3167 3694 4222 5278 6333 528
Available options: 5-30 lessons per week.
Each lesson costs 30 euros.
If you need visa support and book the one-to-one course, the minimum number of lessons is 15 per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 262 249 524 498 744 707 992 943 1240 1178 1488 1414 1736 1650 1984 1885 2190 2081 2628 2497 205 195
Price in US$ 308 615 873 1164 1455 1745 2036 2327 2569 3082 241
Standard group course (20 lessons per week) + Russian for Business Immersion (4 lessons per week, Tuesday and Thursday).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 262 249 524 498 744 707 992 943 1240 1178 1488 1414 1736 1650 1984 1885 2190 2081 2628 2497 205 195
Price in US$ 308 615 873 1164 1455 1745 2036 2327 2569 3082 241
Standard Group course (20 lessons per week) + Russian for Tourism Industry (4 lessons per week, Wednesday and Friday).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 1380 1311 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1619 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 weeks of the Standard group course + 3 weeks with 10 mini group lessons to prepare you for your exam.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam fee
60 €
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 80.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 37 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Accommodation and visa support are only provided in cases when a student books a minimum of 15 individual lessons per week or a Standard group course.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 200 400 600 800 200 100
Price in US$ 247 494 741 988 247 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 230 460 690 920 230 100
Price in US$ 284 568 852 1136 284 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
33 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 185 370 555 740 185 100
Price in US$ 229 457 686 914 229 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
26 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 155 310 465 620 155 100
Price in US$ 192 383 574 766 192 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
22 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 195 390 585 780 195 100
Price in US$ 241 482 723 963 241 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250 100
Price in US$ 309 618 926 1235 309 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
36 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 200 400 600 800 200 100
Price in US$ 247 494 741 988 247 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 160 320 480 640 160 100
Price in US$ 198 396 593 791 198 124
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
23 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Pulkovo Airport: for 40 € (one way); for 80 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Cooking 
Music 
Skiing 
Swimming 
Yoga 

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.8/5.0 
Facilities
4.7/5.0 
Social activities
4.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 
Students liked about Derzhavin Institute, St. Petersburg
Quality of teaching is very high and the teachers use different tools to help us progress in our language studies. The school is centrally located, which allows the student to reach it easily. The organisation at the Institute is really high-level, which made me feel really comfortable from the first day on.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay B&B
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
a high level of teachers, good organization, nice atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: close to the metro station, shops open 24/7 and bars, course participants receive a student ID card of the Russian Federation (numerous and significant relief, eg. in museums, many entry based on card free of charge), the school gives 24 Hour Emergency phones
Other comments: I highly recommend going back there
Excellent organisation, extremely pleasant & available administrative staff and teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Each day an activity or a trip is offered to better know the language, the city and culture.
Other comments: Very good experience, which allowed to resume and improve my Russian skills.
The quality of the teachers was excellent, the social activities that were offered were exciting and the atmosphere was welcoming
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Try visiting as many museums as possible and make some Russian friends
Other comments: A great organization with an excellent staff

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