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Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, Litinstitute named after Gorky

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Description of Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, Litinstitute named after Gorky

  • Location: Moscow, Russia;
  • Age of students: from 17 years;
  • Type: full-time and part-time form;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The Literary Institute is a state university founded in 1933. Over the years of its activity, the Institute was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples and is currently under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Litinstitute is the first university in Russia in terms of the ratio of faculty and students, where for every four students there is one teacher with a degree. In addition, a number of teachers of the institute are world-renowned scientists.

Educational process

The main activities of the Litinstitute are:

  • development and implementation of educational programs and training of scientific personnel;
  • organization of practice;
  • performance of research works;
  • organization and holding of symposia, conferences, seminars, lectures, creative reviews, literary competitions, festivals, including with the participation of foreign persons in the Russian Federation and abroad, as well as participation in them;
  • execution of creative programs;
  • methodological activity;
  • development and publication of educational works, manuals and other scientific and methodological literature;
  • production of printed, audiovisual and multimedia products;
  • preservation and replenishment of library, archival, museum funds, art objects and props of the Institute;
  • providing employees and students of the Institute with information resources, library services and archives of the Institute;
  • activities of the dissertation council of the institute.

Faculties and colleges

  • Intramural;
  • extramural.

Scientific achievements

The directions of research activities of students and postgraduates correspond to the areas of training. Students of the Litinstitute annually participate in student and scientific conferences with international participation.

Since 2003, the Institute has been publishing a scientific journal "Bulletin of the Literary Institute named after A. M. Gorky", which publishes materials on linguistics, literary criticism and social sciences. The publication publishes the results of scientific activities of teachers, staff, graduate students of the Litinstitute and other universities, scientific institutions and leading humanitarian scientists.

Also on the basis of the institute there is a student scientific society, interesting projects are being implemented:

  • the Byron Society;
  • Interdepartmental methodological project "From text to context: to help a novice translator";
  • Translation of small prose by Russian writers, teachers of the Litinstitute into English and the latest American authors into Russian.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, Litinstitute named after Gorky

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All year round
from 507538.00 ₽ / year
from 507538.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 338850.00 ₽ / year
from 338850.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The Institute provides students with the opportunity to live in a hostel with 215 beds. In the main building of the institute there is a dining room.

Activities Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, Litinstitute named after Gorky

The Institute creates many interesting projects, in which both students and graduate students and teachers take part with pleasure:

  • a unique project "We are from Lit. Lit is us", in which students and teachers tell about the role of the Litinstitute in their lives;
  • poetic cycle "1941 - 1945 - 2020. Memory and glory. Poems about war";
  • a literary marathon dedicated to the International Children's Day, where students, graduate students and teachers talk about the books of their childhood and read their favorite lines;
  • the project "University Saturdays", where, as part of a subsidy from the Moscow Department of Education, schoolchildren can attend lectures and master classes conducted by university teachers for free;
  • annual competition of artistic recitation "Class!".

Students of the Litinstitute are participants of the annual Russian-Italian literary award for young writers and translators "RADUGA", the purpose of which is to encourage the creativity of young writers and translators, discover new talents and strengthen Russian-Italian cultural ties. In addition, during the selection of the jury, the ten best stories are published in the Literary Almanac, published by the publishing house "Conoscere Eurasia".

The Literary Institute conducts creative seminars: poetry, prose, literary criticism, dramaturgy, essay and journalism, children's literature and literary translation.

Facilities and equipment at Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, Litinstitute named after Gorky

  • The main building of the Institute;
  • Scientific library with reading room;
  • Computer lab;
  • Cinema and Concert Hall;
  • Gym;
  • Gymnasium;
  • Pool;
  • Dining room;
  • Hostel;
  • Accessible environment.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year at the Literary Institute begins on September 1 and takes place in a five-day academic week.

Professional retraining:

  • Higher literary courses;
  • Graduate School of Literary Translation;
  • Courses of literary mastery;
  • English language courses;
  • Editors' courses.

Pre-university education:

  • Lyceum Program;
  • Program "Preparatory courses".

Enrolment process

List of documents to be submitted upon admission:

  • application;
  • identity and citizenship document;
  • document on education;
  • SNILS (if any);
  • a document on disability or disability (if any);
  • a document granting a special right to admission;
  • a document on individual achievements;
  • a document on education issued by an organization that prepares students for military or other public service;
  • 4 photos ;
  • introductory work.

Timing of the admission campaign:

  • the beginning of the reception of documents — June 1;
  • the deadline for accepting documents is July 10;
  • completion of the reception of documents from applicants without passing internal entrance tests, including from applicants without entrance tests - July 25;
  • the completion of internal entrance tests is July 25.

Enrolment statistics

The number of students is 753 people.


On the basis of the institute there is a "Service for promoting the employment of graduates and conducting practice", which gives students methodological recommendations on writing a resume, assists in finding a job, providing information about current vacancies and places of practice.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Training programs are designed for applicants with secondary general, secondary vocational or higher education.

Admission to the university is carried out on the basis of the results of the Unified State Exam or on the basis of the results of internal entrance tests.

List of entrance examinations and minimum passing score:

  • Russian language (unified state exam or exposition) — 65;
  • Literature (unified state exam or test) — 60;
  • Creative competition (creative work submitted together with documents and a written exam) – 60;
  • Creative interview (oral exam) – 60.

Scholarships Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, Litinstitute named after Gorky

The Literary Institute provides the following types of scholarships:

  • state academic scholarship;
  • increased state academic scholarship;
  • increased state academic scholarship for special achievements;
  • social scholarship;
  • personal scholarships;
  • scholarships of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • state social assistance to students.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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