Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. Acquaintance

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Herzen University is recognized as one of the world's top pedagogical universities. It can meet almost all educational needs at the highest professional level. A variety of study programs, research projects and creative initiatives of teachers and students make the university a first-class research and cultural and educational center.


  • Traditions of a classical university and higher school of pedagogy
  • A wide range of fields of study
  • World-class education
  • Creative development opportunities
  • Intensive Russian language courses
  • Unique location in the center of Saint Petersburg
  • The university comprises a publishing house specializing in scientific and popular science literature

VK – @uniherzen
Instagram – @herzenstateuniversity (Meta is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia)

Tuition fees per year

  • for citizens of CIS countries, full-time study

Bachelor's programs ≥ 208,000 RUB
Master's programs ≥ 223,000 RUB
PhD programs 431,600 RUB

  • for citizens of other countries, full-time study

Bachelor's programs ≥ 273,000 RUB
Master's programs ≥ 273,000 RUB
PhD programs 431,600 RUB

Enrollment campaign – 2022

  • Document submission dates for foreign citizens and stateless persons: May 23 – September 30
  • Entrance exams, including creativity and (or) professional exams: till October 7
  • Entrance exams for Master's programs: till October 7
  • Enrollment: July 26 – October 14

Admission Office

+7 812 643-77-67
48, Moyka River Embankment, Saint Petersburg, 191186

Russian House. Russian as a foreign language

  • For applicants

Basic knowledge of the Russian language, preparation for further studies in any field at Russian universities.

Course: 800 hours (20 hours per week)
Duration: September – July
The number of students in a group: up to 15

  • Intensive course (A1, A2 levels)

Acquiring speaking, reading and writing skills for communication in Russian in standard situations, familiarization with Russian culture.

Duration: 1–20 weeks 
Start: any time throughout the year
The number of students in a group: up to 15

  • Intensive course (В1-В2, С1-С2 levels)

Students improve their communication skills and linguocultural competence.

Duration: 1–20 weeks 
Start: any time throughout the year
The number of students in a group: up to 15

+7 812-570-08-56

Popular fields of study among international students

  • Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Art Education
  • Music, Theater and Choreography
  • Economics and Management
  • Foreign Languages

Master's program in English 

  • Theory and Practice of Linguistics Research

Institute of Russian as a foreign language

It provides training in linguistics, pedagogical education, education and pedagogical sciences. Students study theory and methodology of teaching foreign languages and cultures, professional communication in international business cooperation, Russian as a foreign language and methodology of teaching RFL, theory and methodology of education and upbringing (Russian as a foreign language).

Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Institute of Economics and Management

It provides training in economics, management, human resources management, state and municipal management, tourism, pedagogical education, hotel business, education and pedagogical sciences.

Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Institute of art education

  • Highly qualified teaching staff
  • A wide range of areas of creative activities, including painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied and decorative arts
  • Professionally equipped workshops and lecture rooms
  • Fascinating creative learning atmosphere: extramural plein air studies, regular contests and exhibitions of student works, classes in museums and galleries in Saint Petersburg

Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Institute of music, theater and choreography

  • Students' active participation in Russian and international festivals, contests and concerts
  • Regular master classes from visiting musicians, actors, dancers, composers and performing artists

It provides training in pedagogical education, instrumental performance, vocal studies, choreography, acting.

Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Empress Maria Feodorovna Fundamental Library

  • One of the largest university libraries in Russia
  • Over 3.3 million items
  • Over 12,500 items of the rare books collection (the oldest book is Index Omnium, written at the beginning of the 16th century)
  • Over 1 million digital catalog records
  • Over 250,000 items are the unique collection of children's literature
  • 180 digital collections from 24 publishing houses or aggregators
  • Access to the digital collections on the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform


  • Hi-tech research equipment
  • Cooperation with business and industrial companies
  • Competence centers for integrated fundamental and applied R&D
  • The only resource training center for people with disabilities in Saint Petersburg
  • Regional Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Education
  • Interuniversity Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • 20 dissertation councils for 42 scientific specialties
  • Around 500 research, research and practice, research and methodological and methodological events annually
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