Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TRKI)

What is the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL, TRKI)?

The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL, TRKI – Тест по русскому языку как иностранному) is a state multilevel system of testing the Russian proficiency of non-native speakers.

What are the TORFL levels?

TORFL has 6 Russian Proficiency Levels:

Test of Russian as a Foreign LanguageCommon European Framework of Reference for LanguagesRussian Academic Programs
Fourth CertificateC 2*Master’s, Ph.D. (linguistics)
Third CertificateC 1*Bachelor’s (linguistics)
Second CertificateB 2*Bachelor’s (non linguistic)
First CertificateB 1University Applicants
PreliminaryA 2 
ElementaryA 1 

*Level normally achieved by the end of the program.

Preliminary level is required to obtain the Russian citizenship.

Test Format

TORFL is a two-day test.

DayTest ModulesTiming (min)
1Grammar and Vocabulary60-90
2Listening and Speaking240


TORFL has a set fee for each level:

First Certificate (TRKI-1)6,000 rubles
Second Certificate (TRKI -2)6,300 rubles
Third Certificate (TRKI -3)6,500 rubles
A comprehensive examination in the Russian language, Russian history, and the basics of Russian legislation (obtain the temporary residence permit and residence permit in the Russian Federation) 5,300 rubles
Preliminary (A2) (for obtaining the Russian citizenship)6,000 rubles

How to take TORFL at NSTU?

Test Dates

NSTU offers the tests monthly.

Test Registration

  1. Contact the NSTU TOEFL (TRKI) Test Center to register for your test. Registration deadline is two days before the test date.
  2. Pay the test fee.
  3. Complete the application form. You must provide a passport or a national identity card.

Detailed description of TORFL levels for download (Rus) nstu_trki_rus.rtf (71,7 kb)


Department of the Russian Language, TORFL Center
T +7 (383) 315 39 57
E russ@russ.fgo.nstu.ru
W http://ciu.nstu.ru/chair_sites/ryaz (Rus)