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Saint Petersburg University

Saint Petersburg University

Saint Petersburg University


St Petersburg University is the oldest university in Russia and for nearly 300 years it has been teaching its students up to the highest educational standards, preparing the graduates who are in high demand in the labor market by the leading companies in various industries.

Today, by bringing together traditions and innovations, St Petersburg University sets the pace for the development of science, education, and culture in Russia and worldwide. We are consistently ranked high in the various international university rankings (Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities), which proves the success of our development strategy. The leading universities and major corporations are our academic and business partners.

The University is fully equipped to provide a diverse range of opportunities for education, research, and creativity.

Benefits of studying at St Petersburg University

  • The advantages of living and learning in the cultural capital of Russia. St Petersburg was recognized as World's Leading Cultural City Destination 2020 by the World Travel Awards.
  • Interdisciplinary programs, fully meeting the demands of tomorrow.
  • An opportunity to design a personalized curriculum for every student, combining compulsory and elective courses.
  • Guest lectures from politicians, leading culture professionals, Nobel Prize winners, and world-renowned scientists from across the globe.
  • Access to the most advanced technologies of the SPbU Research Park.
  • A wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurship, a chance to obtain a grant through the SPbU Start-Up competition, and develop your own project.
  • Graduates of SPbU are highly competitive in the international job market.
  • Participation in international exchange and partnership programs.
  • Various support programs for international students: buddy scheme, intro week, SPbU Foreign Students Club.

We help our graduates to build a successful career

  • Dynamic career and employment services.
  • SPbU days of a career with representatives from JTI, SUN InBev Russia, Intel, Unilever, P&G, MARS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche, KPMG, Ernst&Young, Toyota, Nokian Tyres, International Paper.
  • Employers input in the development and evaluation of educational programs.

Visa Requirements

To enter Russia for any purpose, most non-Russian citizens must be holders of a valid passport and valid Russian entry visa issued by a local Russian Embassy or Consulate. A Russian Federation visa is a document that permits entry and exit within the dates fixed therein. It is impossible to obtain an entry visa upon arrival, so travellers must apply for their visas well in advance. Please note that the applicant’s passport should be valid for at least 18 months after the beginning of the planned study period! Otherwise such applicant will not obtain a Russian study visa. Please remember that you should plan to exit Russia before your visa expires.

Scholarships and Funding


  • Saint Petersburg

    7-9 Universitetskaya Emb, 199034, Saint Petersburg