Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University

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Bachelor's programs
Specialist's programs
Master's programs
research centers and laboratories
scientific schools
PhD programs for research and academic staff
international students from 26 countries

Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University is the first transport higher education institution in Russia. The university trains personnel in the following fields:

  • Transport and Logistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industry
  • Power Engineering
  • Information Technologies
  • Economics and Management
  • Psychology

For two centuries, the university has been a leading scientific and educational center of Russia

PGUPS is ranked in the top 10% of the Global Aggregate Ranking

PGUPS students get scholarships from the Russian President, the Russian Government, the Saint Petersburg Government, CEO – Chairman of the Executive Board of JSC Russian Railways.

Over 98.5% of graduates are employed by the time they get their degree

Graduates include railway transport ministers, political figures, heads of major transport, construction, industrial and research enterprises, well-known scientists, cultural workers.

Tuition fees per semester

Bachelor's programs – from 40,700 RUB

Specialist's programs – from 41,700 RUB

Master's programs – from 42,300 RUB

PhD programs – from 143,700 RUB


  • Automation and Intelligent Technologies
  • Transport Construction
  • Railway Operation and Logistics
  • Industrial and Civil Engineering
  • Transport Systems and Power Engineering
  • Economics and Management
  • Part-Time Studies

Top 5 popular fields of study and majors among international students

  • Electric Power and Electrical Engineering
  • Railway Rolling Stock
  • Railway Operation
  • Transport Business and Logistics
  • Economics

PGUPS Russian Language Center

  • Supplementary Russian language study programs for foreign citizens (applicants)
  • Individual short-term courses
  • Special courses for international attendees in cultural studies, literature, stylistics, business communication, the language of mass media
  • Summer and winter Russian language schools

Tuition fee per month 180 € and more

+7 812 232-61-67

Ivan Kornilaev, Kazakhstan

I entered PGUPS in 2018. At that time, many of my acquaintances and friends from Aktau were going to apply for studies in Saint Petersburg, and I decided to go with them.

At that time, I didn’t know yet what university I would apply to. After walking around many universities, I decided on PGUPS. The Yusupov Palace made me fall in love with itself and gave no chances to other universities.

I am a fourth-year student now. I am writing my graduation thesis. Besides studying, I am involved in extracurricular activities, I entered the Top 100 students of the university, which didn’t go unnoticed by the teachers.

Double degree programs

Jointly with the leading universities in former USSR countries and other foreign countries, PGUPS delivers the double degree programs in the following fields of study: Civil Engineering; Management; Economics; Land Transportation and Technological Complexes; Business Informatics; Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and others.

Jointly with Beijing Jiaotong University and other leading Chinese universities, PGUPS delivers the double degree programs in Chinese:

  • Construction of Railways, Bridges and Transport Tunnels
  • Railway Operation
  • Railway Rolling Stock
  • Train Traffic Support Systems
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Eurasian Network University of High-Speed Railways is an open international educational project implemented in cooperation with many top technical universities in Europe and Asia.

International relations department

Provides migration and visa support to international students, and helps them handle organizational problems.

+7 812 457-80-39


  • 15 buildings, 8 dormitories
  • Geology and geodesy facility
  • Physical Culture House. The sports center with a swimming pool, a gym, halls for team sports, wrestling
  • The clinic
  • Culture and Recreation Center including a theater studio, a video studio, a vocal studio, KVN team (a famous Russian team comedy competition), fine arts studio, various style dance studios, etc.
  • Volunteering center


PGUPS cares about student security. All university buildings, including the dormitories, are guarded by the security team 24/7 and equipped with video surveillance systems.

Parents bridge

Parent's Account for getting the information on attendance, academic progress, academic, scientific, sports, and other achievements of a student.

PGUPS International

It provides up-to-date information about PGUPS’s international activities: study abroad, double degree programs, short-term internships, lectures of foreign professors, and many other things.

VK – @interpgups
Telegram – @interpgups

Student life

  • Work in scientific circles and research laboratories under the supervision of the university's leading researchers
  • Increased scholarships for successful research, sports, cultural and social achievements
  • Student research grant competition
  • 7 types of volunteering
  • 16 student brigades, 4 of which work all year round
  • 30+sports
  • 200+events annually
  • 10+creative associations and studios
  • 100+winners and prize-winners of contests, Olympiads, competitions
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