Saint Petersburg State University

Introduction

Our University

Founded in 1724 by Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg University was to become the first institution of higher education in Russia. SPbU is a leading Russian university with teaching and research excellence ranked among the world’s top universities. We are open to cooperation and enjoy strong ties with the international research and academic community. SPbU scientists work in almost all fields of knowledge, providing expertise and consultation in close collaboration with Russian and international partners. Many outstanding scholars have been a part of the SPbU community, including nine Nobel Prize winners: the physiologist Ivan Pavlov, biologist Ilya Mechnikov, physicist and chemist Nikolay Semyonov, physicists Lev Landau and Aleksandr Prokhorov, philosopher and economist Wassily Leontief as well as mathematician and economist Leonid Kantorovich.

Among University alumni are the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovskiy, President of the Russian Academy of Education Liudmila Verbitskaya, mathematicians Grigoriy Perelman and Sergey Smirnov as well as many others.

St. Petersburg University Today

  • 30,000 students
  • 6,000 staff members
  • 85 bachelor and specialist degree programmes
  • 172 master studies
  • 49 doctoral studies
  • international students from over 70 countries
  • over 3000 international students on degree and non-degree programmes
  • more then 400 partner universities
  • the best university Research Park in Russia
  • 6,900,000 books in the collection of the University Research Library
  • diploma issued in Russian and English
  • 12,800 places in the halls of residence

Education Benefits

  • active student participation in the educational process
  • the best realization of a student’s individual potential
  • ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
  • academic disciplines are designed according to the modular principle
  • student exchange programmes with partner universities
  • internships and work placements at leading Russian and international companies
  • access to unique research facilities, technology and full-text electronic databases
  • modern educational technologies
  • state-of-the-art research equipment
  • state scholarships for the best selected international applicants (free tuition and discounted accommodation)
  • on-line application at the SPbU website – www.spbu.ru
  • opportunity to master Russian at the Institute of the Russian Language and Culture

International Cooperation

SPbU accepts more than 3000 international students annually on various degree and non-degree programmes.

SPbU has more than 400 partner universities in about 70 countries — China, Germany, USA, France, Finland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Brazil. More than 25 international summer and winter schools are held at SPbU annually.

SPbU is a member of a number of international associations and student exchange programmes and internships: Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus+, Finnish-Russian Cross Border University, Finnish-Russian Student Exchange Program, Santander Universities, TEMPUS, and many others. SPbU has long-term cooperation agreements with IBM, Carl Zeiss, Microsoft, Leica, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Adobe and many other leading international companies.

SPbU’s education is highly valued on the international market. Our graduates are employed by the best Russian and international companies. The University’s close cooperation with leading firms gives graduates an opportunity to choose the best employers.

International cooperation with universities worldwide provides our academic staff and students access to numerous research and study opportunities. Students and researchers benefit from international cooperation, enabling them to share experience and keep abreast of the latest advancements in global science. Ties between scientific communities are the strongest in the world and SPbU takes pride in being a part of that.

Science & Research at SPbU

Our scientists conduct research in almost all fields of knowledge, provide expertise and consulting, and enjoy close ties with Russian and international partners. The results of the research are reported in high-impact international journals.

Priority research areas:

  • nanotechnology and materials science
  • biomedicine and human health
  • information systems and technology
  • ecology and nature management
  • social research and technologies
  • human resource management and technologies

SPbU has cutting-edge research facilities — a state-of-the-art Research Park with 26 resource centres. Research centres are open for students to carry out laboratory work as part of main educational programmes and conduct research in preparation of graduate projects and theses. Over the last five years SPbU has established 20 new research laboratories.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor in English Language and Literature

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This programme is aimed at training international students. English here is both the language of instruction and the language of mediation. Students acquire skills of translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, intercultural communication, literary analysis, and linguistic research. [+]

This programme is aimed at training international students. English here is both the language of instruction and the language of mediation. Students acquire skills of translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, intercultural communication, literary analysis, and linguistic research. They also master various methods of linguistic analysis and study methodological foundations of teaching foreign languages. The graduates work as translators and interpreters with a knowledge of two foreign languages, bilingual tourist guides, language instructors, editors, personal assistants, employees of publishing houses, mass communication specialists, and researchers. Core courses: English Lexis, Grammar, Phonetics English Stylistics Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures (English) History of Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages History of Target Language Theoretical Issues in Grammar Theoretical Issues in Phonetics Area Studies History and Culture of Target Language Countries Translation Theory and Practice Translation and Interpreting History of Russian and Foreign Literature Latin Linguistics Text Linguistics and Stylistics Linguocultural Studies Cultural Studies Cultural Space of St Petersburg Psychology Sociology Logic History of Philosophy Bible and Culture Concepts of Modern Natural Science Fundamentals of Management Linguistic Fundamentals of Teaching Foreign Languages Fundamentals of Economics Legal Studies Informatics and Computer Technologies in Philology [-]

Bachelor in International Management

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This programme demonstrates an up-to-date approach to business education: starting from their first year, students work at their term projects onsite; from their second year they are provided job placements, thus acquiring an opportunity of practical application of their theoretical skills. [+]

This programme demonstrates an up-to-date approach to business education: starting from their first year, students work at their term projects onsite; from their second year they are provided job placements, thus acquiring an opportunity of practical application of their theoretical skills. During their studies they take part in professional competitions held by major companies, such as L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Henkel, etc., and have study placements at the leading business schools of Europe, Asia, North and South America. The programme has been accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The graduates work in Russian and international companies in the field of consulting, banking, energy, transport and consumer goods production. Core courses: Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics History of Business Management International Management HR Management in Global Environment International Trade International Finance Second Language (compulsory): German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean (according to the area of specialisation) Internships at: IBM VTB Bank Procter & Gamble Citibank Gazprom Severstal L’Oreal Pricewaterhouse Coopers [-]

Bachelor in Russian Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Russian Studies is the only educational programme of its kind among the programmes offered by other higher education institutions in Russia. Its curriculum is focused on an in-depth study of Russian, CIS and Baltic regions against the background of the world history. [+]

Russian Studies is the only educational programme of its kind among the programmes offered by other higher education institutions in Russia. Its curriculum is focused on an in-depth study of Russian, CIS and Baltic regions against the background of the world history. The acquired competences will help students form an objective view of the place of Russia in the global cultural and historical process and give an unbiased assessment of its role in the formation of civilisational and geopolitical aspects of the world history and politics. The programme is taught in Russian and English, thus making students become fluent in Russian as a foreign language. The graduates also acquire skills of practical and research activity in the field of history, culture and politico-social structure of Russia and its regions. They may pursue a career at various public and commercial institutions related to the Russian culture, such as museums, libraries, archives, mass media, etc. Core courses: Area Studies Through Language Peoples of Russia Russian Culture and Art Nature and Society in the History of Russia Geography of Russia History of Russia: Events and People History of St Petersburg History of Russian Literature Mass Media Language Spoken Russian Internships at: The Hermitage State Museum of the History of St Petersburg Russian Museum Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russian State Historical Archive SPbU Research Library named after M. Gorky [-]

Contact
Location address
6 Birzhevaya Liniya
St. Petersburg, 199034 RU