What if PODFAK?
Podfak (Preparatory Faculty) stands for abbreviation of Russian word “подготовительный факультет” which means “preparatory faculty”
The Podfak course is a student preparation course that teaches Russian to students who are applying to study in Russia.
Russian universities usually hold this course according to their own criteria, but in general it can be said that the Russian Podfak course includes teaching biology and chemistry courses, and in some universities, along with it, mathematics and physics in Russian.
The Russian Podfak course is like a pre-university course that prepares candidates to enter the university.
Podfak as a pre requisite:
Passing the Podfak course is compulsory when the language of instruction is purely Russian. It is not compulsory to study in English.
Podfak course period:
The duration of Padfak is about 8 months.