Admission of international applicants

International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places: 


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As specified in the Governmental decree of Russian Federation (№ 2150 as of December 18, 2020 «On Establishing an Education Quota for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Citizens in the Russian Federation»), foreign citizens are provided an opportunity to take part in an Competition for state-funded educational places at Universities in Russian Federation, including SPbU (funded from the budget of Russian Federation). Information about order of admission will be available in the section «For applicants on government-funded basis» in the terms defined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

The application period for international students willing to apply for places on the fee-paying (contractual) basis is coming to an end. Applications are accepted until 22 August, 2022 (for full-time students) and until 26 August, 2022 (for distance learning students).

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St Petersburg University has finished accepting documents from international applicants for admission to main educational programmes of higher education. The application deadline for bachelor’s, specialist’s and master’s degree programmes was 8 July 2022. For PhD (aspirantura) programmes, the application deadline was 26 June 2022.

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For international applicants to bachelor’s degree, specialist degree, and master’s degree programmes, the final date to submit the necessary documents is 17.06.2022. Since applications are accepted electronically, each applicant is supposed to create a Personal Account on the University portal, fill in an application for admission and submit the required documents. The admissions tests are held in the form of a competitive selection of documents (portfolio).

In May, St Petersburg University concludes the spring series of informational meetings with international applicants. The participants will learn more about the University, its facilities and opportunities for international students, SPbU main educational programmes and admission procedure for the 2022/23 academic year.

Ответственный за содержание: Первый проректор по молодежной политике и организации приема Александр Вячеславович Бабич

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