Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

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master's degree programs
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international programs
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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is a leading Russian technical university. It creates the system for training specialists of a new generation capable of solving modern production tasks and adapting quickly to the real sector of the economy.

  • 12 institutes
  • 18 dormitories

Top 3 in Russia by the number of international students
Top 3 most international University in Russia by THE Ranking (139 in the world)
VK – @international_polytech
Telegram – @polytech_eng
Youtube – @spbpu

Tuition fees per year (degree)

Bachelor's programs 253,000 – 550,000 RUB

Specialist's program 312,000 RUB

Master's programs 269,000 – 598,000 RUB

PhD programs 367,000 – 524,000 RUB

Key research areas and fields of study

  • Civil Engineering, Energy Efficiency
  • Power Engineering
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Intelligent Systems and IT
  • Computer Engineering and Digital Manufacturing
  • Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Telecommunications
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • New Materials and Additive Technologies
  • Astrophysics, Plasma Physics
  • Biomedical Technologies
  • Life Science
  • Economics, Business, Entrepreneurship

Admission campaign

Application, online

  • For citizens of the countries that maintain a visa regime with Russia February 20 – August 1
  • For applicants from the countries that maintain a visa-free regime with Russia February 20 – August 15

Entrance exams, online

6 periods of entrance exams Start – April 2023

Admission office for foreign citizens

+7 812 606-62-41

5 steps to apply to SPbPU

  1. Fill in the Application Form on the website
  2. Take online entrance exams
  3. Sign the applications and the enrollment agreement
  4. Pay your tuition fees online
  5. Receive an extract from the enrollment order

Congratulations! Now you are officially enrolled at SPbPU!

Everything about admissions, documents, dates, sample exams
Application form
Registration of foreign citizens and visa support

How to get a scholarship

  • Within the Russian Government quota (Rossotrudnichestvo)
  • Based on the results of the International Olympiad "Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project" for senior Bachelor's, Specialist's or Master's students

Education in Russia
Open Doors

University foundation programs

SPbPU Foundation Programs are certified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

  • 3 study areas: Engineering, Economics, Humanities – depending on students' future specialization
  • The opportunity to master Russian, systematize and bridge the gaps in one's knowledge of major subjects
  • Application, online February 20 – October 1

Tuition fee per program 220,000 – 250,000 RUB

International programs

in English

Bachelor's programs

  • International Business
  • International Trade
  • Digital Enterprise Economics

Master's programs


  • Civil Engineering DD
  • Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building DD
  • Environmental Engineering in Urban Construction
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Energy Technology DDD
  • Power Plant Engineering DD
  • Electrical Engineering DD
  • Nuclear Power Engineering
  • New Materials and Additive Technologies
  • Laser and Fiber Optic Systems DD
  • Microelectronics of Telecommunication Systems DD
  • Continuum Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications DD
  • Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling DD
  • Intelligent Systems DD

Natural sciences

  • Smart Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Physics DD
  • Molecular and Cellular Biomedical Technologies
  • Advances and Applications in Plasma Physics

Business, economics and management

Business Engineering DD

  • Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • International Trade Relations DD
  • International Business Development DD
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship DD
  • Quantitative Finance


  • Region Studies: Russian Federation
  • Digital Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Advertising and PR in International Communications


  • Study programs fully taught in English in international groups
  • Studying at foreign partner universities
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • SPbPU teachers from the world's top-ranked universities
  • Employment, R&D and business internships at 200 leading partner companies
  • World-class research laboratories

25+ English-taught programs

High-quality and elite professional education for every student is the main priority of SPbPU.

Sasan Chennarany, Iran. PhD student Institute of Civil Engineering

I graduated Master's degree program at SPbPU and decided to continue my postgraduate studies. It was important for me to get a scholarship, so when I found out about admission under the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation, I decided to try. I had concerns that this was a complicated process, but it turned out to be quite the opposite," said Sasan Chenarani, "I filled out the necessary documents, prepared a portfolio, and took part in interviews with Embassy staff - these were the key stages of preparation. As a result, I am studying at SPbPU, which I am very happy about. I like my research direction, the team of professors and students, and the general atmosphere on campus.

Unique University Campus and Accommodation

  • 170+ educational and research buildings
  • 18 dormitories
  • 4 metro stations within walking distance
  • All international SPbPU students live in the international part of the campus
  • The dormitories are located near the educational buildings and the sports center
  • Video surveillance systems in the buildings and electronic access cards ensure the security of all students
  • Full-time students are accommodated in the block-type dormitory with 2-3-person rooms. Each block has two living rooms and an ensuite bathroom. Each dormitory comprises modern kitchens, laundry rooms, study rooms, and a leisure area

Accommodation fee per year:

5,000 – 7,000 RUB, depending on the comfort level

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