Course overview

  • 6 months full time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic students
  • Apply for Winter Semester Intake (July)


Higher Education Relief Package (HERP): Fees for this course have been reduced for Australian citizens and permanent residents who commence full-time study in the Winter Semester intake, 2020. This course is one of several courses for which the University of Melbourne has temporarily reduced fees, to support, re-skill and create new opportunities for our community. Explore other discounted courses


The Undergraduate Certificate (Russian) is designed to develop your ability to communicate in the Russian language and opens up the rich culture of Russia.

Learning Russian, as one of the world’s major languages that is spoken by over 140 million people and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, opens up new career possibilities. You will be able to undertake an independent research project in one of the following areas of Russian language: literature, culture, politics, cinema, theatre, music, food or identity to compliment your learning.

These four-subject courses are delivered fully online and are supported by the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package. These courses are available at a lower fee rate than normal for Australian citizens through HECS-HELP.

When you complete one of these courses you will gain a University of Melbourne qualification. If you would like to continue your studies in 2021, you will also have the opportunity to do so with a Commonwealth Supported Place, meaning that the government will continue to subsidise part of the cost of your studies.

Who is this for?

This certificate is designed for people with little or no previous knowledge of the Russian language.