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

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

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.

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

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.

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, Specialist's, Master's programs 1,850 EUR and more

PhD programs 2,600 EUR and more

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
events annually
creative associations and studios
winners and prize-winners of contests, Olympiads, competitions


  • 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
  • International Logistics
  • Economics

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

International Relations Department

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

+7 812 457-80-39

Roger Ernesto Catellanos Peres, Cuba. Fourth-year student

After I had passed selection in Cuba, I got a place at PGUPS within the quota of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia. Choosing PGUPS proved to be the right decision.

Now I’m in my fourth year, and I like being here very much. Teachers, staff members, and students of this university create a very cozy home-like atmosphere! The university campus and the district where the dormitory is located are very beautiful and interesting.

The teachers are highly qualified, and the staff members of the International Relations Department help us solve the problems that arise. My friends and I feel very comfortable at PGUPS.

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

PGUPS Russian Language Center

  • Russian language preparatory courses for international 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

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


  • 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.

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