For the first time, in order to identify and subsequently support talented young people, St. Petersburg State University announces the Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language for schoolchildren and students from 14 to 27 years old.

The main purpose of the Olympiad is to develop foreign students’ interest in the Russian language and culture Also it aims at increasing creativity and interest in research activities, and create additional conditions for the support and development of the Russian language abroad.

The Olympiad is held in two stages:

  • Qualifying stage (January 10, 2019 – January 25, 2019);

  • Final stage (February 4, 2019 – March 24, 2019).

The qualifying stage of the Olympiad is held online, with the use of St. Petersburg State University LMS; the final stage is held in person at the territory of foreign countries and in Russian Federation. The possibility of holding the final stage in a particular foreign country is determined by its legislation and international agreements.

The participant should be at least 14 years old.

Prior to the beginning of the qualifying stage, participants must register. Registration starts on December 3 and finishes on December 30, 2018.

The qualifying round of the Olympiad includes three tests: vocabulary, grammar and writing.

The final round includes four tests: writing, reading, listening and speaking.