Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design. Opportunities

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educational programs
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SPbSUITD is a leading university for arts and technology in Russia. Major fields of study are design, fashion industry, technologies of light, printing and pulp and paper industry, chemical engineering, heat and electric power engineering, IT in design and media industry, journalism, advertising and public relations, tourism, economics and management.

In 2021, the university entered the Top 100 leading Russian universities as part of the Priority 2030 state program as a training leader in the light industry (smart textile, smart clothing, composite materials with new properties) and the pulp and paper industry (environmentally friendly zero waste industries) as well as digital industrial design.

Career guidance abroad

  • Participation in education fairs, commissions to select foreign citizens to study within the Russian Government quota
  • Career guidance meetings and master classes in different fields
  • Free art courses
  • Instructional lectures on the university's major subjects

Tuition fees per year

72,000 – 468,000 RUB


The university holds the Culture and Art Olympiad. Winners and prize-winners from among foreign citizens are admitted within the Russian Government quota.

Sample works

To enroll in fee-paying places or places within the Russian Government quota, applicants may just submit a portfolio of creative works (drawing, painting and composition works, 4-5 for each subject).

For inquiries regarding admission, feel free to contact us at
VK – @priemsutd
Twitter – @SutdNews
Youtube – @SPSUTD

Preparatory department for foreign citizens

It provides training for applicants with no or low Russian language proficiency (offline and online). Participants are accommodated in the dormitory.

Educational programs offered by the Preparatory Department

+7 812 310-41-49

Migration registration

SPbSUITD Registration and Visa Department will consult and assist international applicants and students in executing documents for legal residence in Russia.

  • Execution of an invitation to enter Russia for studying
  • Execution of a multi-entry student visa upon arrival in Saint Petersburg
  • Consultation on getting a health insurance policy
  • Meeting and accompanying foreign citizens (available upon individual request)

We will answer all your questions about the execution of documents for legal residence in Russia
+7 812 315-08-93


  • All educational buildings of the university are located in the historic center of Saint Petersburg
  • Student dormitory housing is guaranteed to full-time students, including fee-paying students
  • The campus comprises six 15-story high-rise buildings in the city districts with well-developed infrastructure. One room accommodates 2-3 persons

Accommodation fee per month:

  • 2,800 RUB – for fee-paying students
  • 900 RUB – for state-funded students


All university facilities provide:

  • strict access control
  • video surveillance aiming to prevent offenses
  • security posts, on duty 24/7
  • regular inspections

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 all facilities are fitted with sanitizing and air recirculation equipment.


  • Adapters is a program that helps first-year students adapt to a new learning environment and new people.
  • International Student Center holds round table discussions and organizes speaking clubs and tours. It collaborates with other student associations of the university, assists students in complying with the migration and visa regulations in Russia, helps them with language adaptation.
  • Psychosocial and Acmeological Support Center offers students counseling services, if necessary.
  • Student brigades include pedagogical, archaeological, agricultural, ecological, volunteer brigades, and the train hosts brigade.


The university takes part in over 70 student championships in the city.

Needles Cheerleading Team ranks among Top 5 student cheerleading teams in the world. The male and female basketball teams rank among the best university teams in Russia.

Projects of the future

In 2020, the university launched a high-technology platform for teamwork on the Projects of the Future. The platform is called "Boiling Point – IndTech Design." It aims to develop the sector of the creative economy, digital design, and technologies. Here students can find like-minded people, hear experts’ opinions, use state-of-the-art equipment, and implement their ideas.


SPbSUITD students have access to advanced library systems, including exclusive paid resources. They can use them from anywhere in the world, including the university campus.


The university holds a lot of bright major events aiming to quickly adapt international students to new cultural traditions. Among them are:

  • Cultural project "Ball in the Best Traditions"
  • The first-year student festival "Mom! I am on the Stage"
  • The Beauty and Talent contest "Miss SPbSUITD"
  • Classical music concerts
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