Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Education & Career

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international students
bachelor's and master's programs
PhD programs
international programs

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.

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

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Tuition fees per year

University foundation programs 175,000 – 190,000 RUB
Bachelor's programs 204,200 – 389,000 RUB
Master's programs 215,000 – 423,000 RUB
PhD programs 266,600 – 310,600 RUB

Admission campaign

Application, online

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

Entrance exams, online

6 periods of entrance exams Start – April 2022

Admission office for foreign citizens

+7 812 606 62 41

How to get a scholarship

  • Within the quota of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia
  • Participating in the International Olympiad "Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project". The Olympiad is intended for both international applicants and SPbPU students in their final years of Bachelor's, Specialist's, or Master's studies

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 1 – October 1
Ricardo Rodriguez, El Salvador. Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade, MSc in English "International Business"

I’ve been looking for some universities to start a master’s degree. Polytech is on the top of the list.

My advice is not to be afraid to face challenges life presents you! You will grow as a person. If you come to Russia, it will be amazing! You will not only be studying if you move. I found people that support me here in Russia. Take it! Take a decision to study abroad. That’s my advice.

International programs in English

  • 30+ English-taught programs
  • 40+ Double Degree programs

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

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

*DD – Double Degree, DDD – Triple Degree


  • Foreign internships – semester abroad option at partner universities for all students
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Teachers from SPbPU and the world's top-ranked universities
  • Employment, R&D and business internships at 200 leading partner companies
  • World-class research laboratories
  • Programs fully conducted in English in international groups
  • Double Degree opportunities
Yestin Mathura, Trinidad and Tobago. PhD in Emergency Preparedness and Response

I think it is quite effective in an area that I can explore, as well as in the oil industry of my country. So I can use my education in all spheres. Personally for me it is something I never did before. It is quite a new sphere.

We work so closely with the professor and it inspires me.

It is also a personal achievement for me to be at Polytech because I've been achieving this for six whole years.

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

Diogo Teles, Brazil

That was the first time I left Brazil to go abroad, and I knew no one in Russia. The Tutor Forces team really helped me then. I felt I could rely on them if I had any problems or needed help. Thanks to numerous events held by Tutor Forces, I met new people, other international students and got acquainted with Russian culture and history.

Everything about admissions, documents, dates, sample exams
Application form
Russia entry requirements

6 steps to apply to SPbPU

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

Congratulations! Now you are officially enrolled at SPbPU!

Glenn Lee, Китай

To go to study at SPbPU was the best choice I've ever made. The training is in English. Besides this, once a week we have classes in the Russian language. The atmosphere in the classroom is lively and inspiring; professors explain the material in detail and thoroughly. Two months in SPbPU gave me a lot – both in the educational and cultural aspects.

Support and adaptation programs

Creating a favorable environment for international students is one of the crucial tasks of Polytechnic University.

SPbPU has a few organizations adapting international students and integrating them into the university community. They provide comprehensive support, from meeting at the airport, helping with documents, solving daily life problems, to organizing entertainment activities. Both Russian and international SPbPU students are involved in their work.

Adapters Public Institute
Student buddy program "Enjoy Polytech"

Student life

Academic, research and entertainment events, amateur contests, and professional sports competitions, volunteer and creative projects such as: Russian Language Day, Alexander Pushkin Day, Let's Get Acquainted, Happy New Year, language clubs.

30+ student clubs and societies
Campus Life
70+ sports clubs

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