Every year eleven-graders in Belarus take not only school exams, but also Centralized Testing. It is not always teachers can qualitatively prepare graduates for entering a higher education institution. Therefore, preparatory courses have been created on the basis of universities. Courses can be attended not only by Belarusian applicants, but also by foreign citizens who want to prepare for interviews and entrance exams at universities of our country.
The courses provide training in school subjects. In addition, preparation for specialized testing is carried out in the following areas:
- Russian literature;
- Belarusian literature;
- biblical history;
- creative work (for the specialties of the Faculty of Journalism);
- creative work (for the specialties of design).
The applicant may choose the form of education. Universities provide daytime, evening, part-time and correspondence forms for choice.
The length of study usually ranges from 4 to 9 months, depending on the program and the number of people in the group.
All universities charge a fee for preparatory courses. The cost should be clarified on the websites of the universities.
Preparing for Centralized Testing
Centralized Testing is conducted in June-July in the form of tests. The test is combined: part A includes closed questions, while part B is open questions. Each task is evaluated with a different number of points. The tasks in part A are usually easier.
The following subjects are prepared for the Centralized Testing:
- Russian language;
- Belarusian language;
- foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese);
- history of Belarus;
- social science;
- world history (of the newest time).
Registration for the courses and group formation is made throughout the academic year.
The task of the teachers at the courses is to prepare the applicant for the Centralized Testing as much as possible, to refresh the knowledge of the school course and to explain the incomprehensible questions.
Preparing for Profile Tests
In addition to preparation for the Centralized Testing, universities also prepare for internal entrance examinations for creative professions.
Preparatory courses of the Faculty of Journalism of BSU prepare for the profile exam "Creativity" on the specialty of the faculty. The internal exams of the Faculty of Journalism include 2 stages.
- Interviews. It takes the form of an oral examination and answers to questions, as well as the evaluation of the portfolio with the publications of the applicant.
- An essay.
The form of training on courses: evening and part-time. Duration of study: 8 months. Training for a fee.
Also, preparatory courses at the Faculty of Journalism BSU held for 10 days, before the entrance exams. The form of training: daytime. Tuition is paid.
At the courses of the Philological faculty of BSU you can also prepare for profile exams in Russian and Belarusian literature.
Form of study: evening education. Duration of study: 4-9 months. Tuition is paid for.
The State Institute of Management and Social Technologies of BSU trains the applicants for the profile exam "Creativity" for admission to the specialty "Design".
Form of training: daytime and evening. Duration of study: 8 months, 4 months and 1 month at an accelerated pace. The training is paid for.
The Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts also organizes training for entrants to take the entrance exam "Creativity". Entrance test is held for applicants to BSUCA for the following specialties:
- social and cultural activities;
- festive direction;
- academic choral music;
- folk choral music;
- instrumental folk music;
- instrumental wind music;
- theatrical art;
- folk handicrafts;
- singing (folk);
- choreographic art (folk dance);
- art of choreographic (pop dance);
- art of choreographic (modern dance);
- art of choreography (ballroom dance);
- art of variety (instrumental music);
- art of variety (singing);
- art of variety (stage direction).
Applications are accepted during the year. Classes are held during 9-10 days in July. Nonresident provide dormitories for foreign citizens. Training is paid for.
The cost and duration of the courses should be clarified directly at the university, as every year there may be changes.
Preparation for applicants by correspondence and shortened course of study
Preparation for admission to correspondence or abbreviated forms of study is carried out on the same principle as for full-time education. As for admission to the correspondence department it is necessary to pass the Centralized Testing, and for admission to the shortened form of study - internal examinations in profile subjects.
For example, a college graduate in marketing economics wants to apply for a shortened course of study at a university. In this case, he or she has to pass two core entrance exams: the economics of organization and the fundamentals of management.
Preparatory courses for foreign applicants
University-based courses to prepare foreign applicants for entry have also been established. At the end of the pre-university training faculty, a Certificate is issued, which entitles to continue their studies in the higher education programmes of I and II levels, as well as in postgraduate studies. The issued certificates are valid in the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The following subjects are taught at courses for foreign nationals:
- Russian as a foreign language. General knowledge;
- Russian as a foreign language. The module of humanitarian disciplines;
- Russian as a foreign language. The module of physical, mathematical and engineering disciplines;
- Russian as a foreign language. Module of chemical and biological disciplines;
- social science;
- basics of linguoculturology;
- basics of economics.
Training of foreign citizens is also provided in the following areas:
Citizens who have received general secondary education may attend preparatory courses. The term of study is 1 year: from September 1 to June 30. Enrolment is held until November 1. The courses are paid for. The cost is to be specified directly in the higher education institution.
List of Universities with Preparatory Courses
Each higher education institution of the Republic of Belarus provides an opportunity for applicants to undergo training at the preparatory courses.
We have made a rating of the top 5 universities, where you will get the best preparation for admission.
- Belarusian State University
- Belarusian National Technical University
- Belarusian State Medical University
- Grodno State University
- Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics
Preparatory courses include the study of the subjects required for admission to educational institutions in Belarus.
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