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.

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..

SPbU has presented its programmes to the school pupils who study Russian in Bulgaria. In Sofia, the pupils who study at the Pushkin School No. 133 and School No.73 could get information on the entrance requirements, career opportunities for students, fees and funding, and living costs. In Plovdiv, SPbU presented its programmes at Kirill and Methodius School and Vazov School.

The Bulgarian students, who also inquired about the opportunities for master studies, are incredibly ambitious and motivated. SPbU representative also took part in the 13th International Conference “Moral and Ethics. Equality and inequality in the modern Bulgarian society”.

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Armenia, early December 2017, SPbU has held a selection round of the Olympiad for school pupils at the Eritsian School at the branch of Moscow State University and School No. 19 in Gumri, with SPbU Alumni Association meeting.

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During this event the representatives of SPbU admission office presented the educational programmes to school students and their friends. It was a meeting with Alexander Lukashik and Konstantin Vorobyov.


The organizer of this event was the JSC «Centre of international programs» which helps talented students to get high quality education abroad and to become competitive specialists.

It’s the first time when South Kazakhstan was chosen for such an event. This region is the heart of the Silk Way. The fair took part in three cities: Kyzylorda, Shymkent and Taraz. Each city has its own authenticity: Kyzylorda has a great history which includes a short period of being the capital of Kazakhstan. Shymkent is a third Kazakh city in population. According to the data of the International Assemble of capitals and large cities Shymkent was recognized as «The best CIS city» in 2011. Taraz is known as an ancient city of Kazakhstan.

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