Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture

Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture (NIYAK) is a private non-profit institution providing higher education for both local and foreign students in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It closely collaborates with leading universities of the USA, UK, Spain, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Czech Republic.


The institute was founded in 1996 on the basis of an educational centre for foreign learners of the Russian language. It received its first state certification as a higher education institution in 2001, and was awarded a gold medal “European Quality” and several other prizes in the nomination “100 Best Higher Education Institutions of Russia” in 2005.


The mission of the institute is to provide excellent education and foster creativity in young professionals. Its motto is “International recognition and social responsibility”.

Education programmes

NIYAK offers five-year education according to the Russian higher educational system. The Specialist Diploma issued by NIYAK is recognized internationally as a higher education qualification. It is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in other countries.
The institute hosts about 150 students from abroad every year. Its main specialisation areas are Journalism, Linguistics, Regional Studies, Advertising and Public Relations. The institute provides rich multicultural environment and cross-national cultural communication.
Along with standardised study programmes, NIYAK provides auxiliary courses of English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Finnish, Japanese and other languages to its students. It also offers preparatory courses and official tests of Russian as a foreign language (TORFL).

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