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.


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This spring, St Petersburg University is launching a set of online presentations of educational programmes for international applicants. The first presentation will be held on 10 April.

World Travel Awards has announced the 2017 winner for Europe's Leading City Destination as St Petersburg, Russia. It marks its status of the world’s most visited city.

A fantastic opportunity to discover the beauty of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and study Russian language and culture.

St Petersburg University is delighted to invite you to take part in our unique cultural and educational project – SPbU Summer School. 

We offer a diverse international academic experience, with two weeks of educational programme, convened by SPbU leading academics. Our social programme will help you embrace the vibrant atmosphere of St Petersburg and enhance your learning. Although the School is a rigorous academic programme, we organize an inclusive social programme so you can get to know the city and locals. Explore culture and sights in St Petersburg and let your experience help you study our language and culture.

On March 3- 4 St Petersburg University will participate in the Brazil Higher Education Fair, Sao Paulo.  

International applicants now have the opportunity to submit their applications for admission to bachelor, specialist degree and master programmes as well as supporting documents through a personal account.

International applicants may now submit documents to take part in a competition for government-funded and contractual places. Successful enrollment on government-funded places entitles them to study at SPbU free of charge, be accommodated at the University halls of residence on favourable terms and be paid a monthly state academic scholarship regardless of their academic performance.

International applicants do not have to come to St Petersburg in person to take part in the competition for the government-funded places of SPbU main educational programmes or to apply for SPbU master and aspirantura programmes on a contractual basis. A competition for them is held by correspondence by a competitive selection of portfolios and taking into account their individual achievements. Future students who want to study on a government-funded basis have to upload their documents through the personal accounts from 12 February to 8 June. For those planning to study on a contractual basis, access to the personal account will be granted until 6 July.

International applicants to the contractual places of SPbU bachelor and specialist degree programmes will have to participate in the competitive selection in person. You can plan your trip to St Petersburg beforehand using the schedule of admissions tests published on the SPbU official website.

For more information about admissions see the official website of SPbU. You are free to ask our Admissions Committee specialists any questions. We are located at 13b Universitetskaya Embankment, St Petersburg. Tel. +7 (812) 363 6633; e-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript..

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