Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The main image of the article
bachelor's programs
specialist's programs
master's programs
PhD programs
research and engineering centers
international students from 70 countries

SPbGASU is the only university in the North-West Federal District that trains specialists in civil engineering, architecture, the housing and utilities sector, and the automobile and road industry.

SPbGASU has the Employment Promotion Center which helps graduates, including international ones, find a job in their degree field.

The university comprises:

  • Institute of Part-Time Studies
  • Institute of Continuing Education and Professional Retraining
VK – @spbgasu_priemnaia
Telegram – @spbgasupriemnaia

Tuition fee per year

full-time studies 138,000 – 360,000 RUB
part-time studies 80,000 - 90,000 RUB
extramural studies 70,000 – 90,000 RUB

The language of instruction is Russian

Popular fields of study

Bachelor's programs

  • Architecture
  • Reconstruction and Restoration of Architectural Heritage
  • Architectural Space Design
  • Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Urban Planning
  • Civil Engineering (majors: Automobile Roads; Industrial and Civil Engineering; Engineering Life-Support Systems in Construction)

Specialist's programs

  • Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures (specializations: Construction of High-Rise and Long-Span Buildings and Structures; Construction of Underground Structures; Construction of Bridges and Tunnels)
  • Land Transport Technology (specialization: Hoisting, Transportation, Construction and Road Machines and Equipment)
  • Economics (major: Construction Economics)
  • Management (majors: Corporate Management in Investment and Construction; Construction Logistics)
  • Law

All international students enrolled in state-funded places get academic scholarships

Preparatory department

It enrolls foreign citizens who do not speak Russian or do not speak it well enough to study at the university.

Duration October – July

After completing the preparatory course, international attendees take exams in the following subjects:

  • Russian language, Mathematics, Informatics, Physics for engineering majors
  • Russian language, Mathematics for economics majors
  • Russian language, Mathematics, Drawing for architecture majors

Admission state-funded places

Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis:

  • to Bachelor's and Specialist's programs – based on the results of the Unified State Exams and (or) the results of SPbGASU's internal exams:
  • for fields of study such as Architecture; Reconstruction and Restoration of Architectural Heritage; Architectural Space Design; Urban Planning ; Restoration
  • in general subjects for particular categories of students
  • to Master's programs – based on the results of entrance exams held by SPbGASU in a special subject

Admission fee-paying places

Bachelor's and Specialist's programs

  • SPbGASU determines a separate list of entrance exams, independently allocates the number of places for admission based on the results of entrance exams and holds a separate competition for these places

Master's programs

  • The university holds an entrance exam – an interview in a corresponding field of study

International applicants take entrance exams on equal terms with other applicants on August 5-20.

The winners and prize-winners of the final stage of the All-Russian School Olympiad, members of Russian select teams who took part in the international Olympiads on general subjects are granted the right to be admitted without entrance exams.

State-funded places

Bachelor's and Specialist's programs
Master's programs
PhD programs

Admission Office

+7 812 316-20-26
+7 812 316-11-23

Stay and adaptation

If necessary, newly enrolled international students are met, supported and assisted in obtaining a health insurance policy and accommodation in the dormitories.

International Student Council (ISC) is actively engaged in adaptation and socialization. Senior students help and support newly enrolled students in their studies, communication, and everyday life, make student life more interesting and eventful.


All foreign citizens enrolled in full-time programs and at the preparatory department are accommodated in the dormitory with comfortable living conditions. The dormitory is located in the historic center of Saint Petersburg. It is 10–15 minutes’ walk from the university. 

The dormitory district has a well-developed infrastructure:

  • shopping centers
  • sports facilities
  • restaurants and cafés of different cuisines of the world

Some Saint Petersburg landmarks are within walking distance, too:

  • The Trinity, St. Isaac's and St. Nicholas Cathedrals
  • The Mariinsky Theatre, and many others

ISC projects and activities

  • Russian speaking club
  • Public activity (waste paper collection)
  • Sightseeing tours around the Leningrad Region, out-of-town trips
  • Workshops
  • Sports events
  • Photo sessions
  • Creative evenings (song evenings, poetry evenings)
  • Movie nights
  • Celebration of national and international festivals (Shrovetide, Halloween)
  • Visits to concerts and festivals, participation in competitions, championships and forums
  • Computer software training and master classes (Revit, Photoshop)
To top