Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

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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

SPbPU is the coordinator of the Russian-African Network University (RAFU)

  • 50+ universities and organizations
  • 20+ African universities

RAFU’s mission is to create a unified educational space providing equal access to educational resources for all participants from different countries.

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
  • Environmental Engineering in Urban Construction
  • Laser and Fiber Optic Systems
  • Intelligent Systems

Natural Sciences

  • Smart Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Physics
  • Molecular and Cellular Biomedical Technologies

Business, Economics and Management

  • Business Engineering
  • International Trade Relations
  • International Business Development
  • Quantitative Finance


  • 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

12 English-taught programs

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

John John, the United Republic of Tanzania. The Master’s student at the Institute of Biomedical Systems and Biotechnology

SPbPU is a university with an excellent reputation. There are a lot of students from other countries here, from Africa among them. I speak English and can easily communicate with other students. The university professors are always willing to help us. I’ve made a lot of friends.

There are many language clubs at the university, with practice in Russian, Arabic, Spanish, and other languages. I go to PolyUnion Club myself, and it’s a great idea to  get enthusiastic students together.

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 

Ahmed Abdelrazek, Egypt. The PhD student at the Institute of Energy

I’ve chosen Polytechnic University because it has an impressive reputation in nuclear power engineering. Our teachers are craft professionals. Students have the opportunity to make progress in science, write and publish articles, do research. Besides, I’ve made a lot of friends both from Russia and other countries. I was afraid of bad weather, but I really like living here. SPbPU is a beautiful and friendly university with a rich and long history and vast opportunities for international students.

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