Admissions of foreign citizens

Dear Applicant,


You are recommended to be enrolled in St. Petersburg State University.


Your next steps:


Step 1

You should send to the Admission Office for foreign applicants to the e-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. an email with the information whether you need a dormitory for the period of education and the date of arrival to Saint-Petersburg as soon as you have decided on the date of arrival. After receiving your letter, St. Petersburg State University will be sure that you arrive for studying; you will retain your place and reserve your place in the dormitory (if you want to live in a dorm).


Step 2

If you need a visa to enter the territory of the Russian Federation, please wait for the additional message from St. Petersburg State University where will be information about your special visa code and timing of the visa issuing. When you receive a visa code, contact the Embassy / Consulate of the Russian Federation for a visa.


Step 3

Prepare the necessary documents:

• original of educational documents (if necessary legalized and supplemented by notarized translation into Russian);
• originals of medical certificates (the absence of contraindications to education and the absence of HIV infection);
• health insurance for 1 year covering services for outpatient and inpatient care, hospitalization and repatriation. Health insurance can be issued in St. Petersburg;

• 4 photos (size – 3x4).


Step 4

Before August 25th, read the information about to what dormitory you are settled (remind you, that in order to be included in the list of settlement, you must submit to the Admission Office for foreign applicants an email stating the date of arrival), which will be posted on the website of SPbSU. Settlement in the dormitory starts August 25th.


Step 5

Not earlier than August 25th and no later than August 30th, you must arrive at the St. Petersburg State University to study with the original documents. Upon arrival, you can go to a dormitory and after the settlement to come in Admission office for foreign applicants at Vasilevsky Island, Universiteskaya Emb., 13 B. You need to give the original documents (if you are uploading electronic copies of documents to St. Petersburg State University through personal account), complete the necessary forms and get directions to the residence registration. Admission office for foreign applicants operates on weekdays from 10.00 to 18.00.

If for any valid reason (later Visa / no tickets required date / other force majeure), you can not arrive at the dates indicated, immediately inform the Admission office for foreign applicants.

August 31st is a traditional holiday of dedication to the students of the St. Petersburg State University.

Recognition of foreign educational credentials by St.Petersburg State University

Recognition of a foreign educational credential in the Russian Federations is necessary for the holder to be admitted to educational programs of a certain level.

The Government of the Russian Federation has published a list of foreign educational organisations whose educational credentials are recognised in the Russian Federation.

The Credentials of other educational organisations should be recognised by St.Petersburg State University. The Committee for the Evaluation of Foreign Credentials at St.Petersburg State University is in charge for the procedure of recognition for admission purposes.

Any questions on the recognition of the credentials and the recognitions of the official documents in Russia can be addressed to the Committee for the Evaluation of Foreign Credentials by e-mail Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. or to the officer at Universiteskaya Emb., 13 B, St.Petersburg.

The educational documents should be properly prepared to be submitted in the Russian Federation.

How to prepare the educational documents?

Learning Russian

The most interesting and easiest way to learn Russian language is to do it in Russia in Saint Petersburg. If you decided to study the Russian language in Russia, Saint Petersburg State University and its Russian Language and Culture Institute of the Philological Departmentare proud to offer russian courses for foreign citizens in its Russian as a Foreign Language (RKI) programs. Russian language programmes vary in level, duration, intensity and professional focus. We offer Russian courses in Russia starting and finishing whenever it is convenient for you. Our programmes of Russian language have already proven extremely valuable for numerous foreign graduates, students, teachers, businessmen, government employees and scholars.

Instruction is held either in groups or individually. The standard programme of Russian language for group classes is intended for students, beginning to study language, and consists of 20 academic hours per week, Monday through Friday (1 academic hour = 45 minutes). Each group consists of 8-12 persons. Students may combine Russian language lessons with classes in Russian cultural studies. So we offer you to study Russian literature, culture and history. All programmes of Russian language, except the preparatory 10-month program for enrollment in Russian universities, have rolling admission. To learn Russian in St Petersburg language you may chose group classes or individual tuition. Out Russian language lessons are spent all year round, so that you may choose the term and period of your tuition.

To enable our trainees to study Russian language at our Russian language courses in St Petersburg special audio and video materials are widely implemented, and classrooms are equipped with interactive multimedia boards. Upon Russian language courses completion students obtain a certificate from the Philological Faculty of Saint Petersburg State University and have the opportunity to take the State Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).

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Ответственный за содержание: Первый проректор по учебной и методической работе Марина Юрьевна Лаврикова

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