Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Saint Petersburg
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educational institutes
research institutes
bachelor's and specialist's programs
master's programs
PhD programs
international students
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Herzen University is recognized as one of the world's top pedagogical universities. It can meet almost all educational needs at the highest professional level. A variety of study programs, research projects and creative initiatives of teachers and students make the university a first-class research and cultural and educational center.


  • Traditions of a classical university and higher school of pedagogy
  • A wide range of fields of study
  • World-class education
  • Creative development opportunities
  • Intensive Russian language courses
  • Unique location in the center of Saint Petersburg

Popular fields of study among international students

  • Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Art Education
  • Music, Theater and Choreography
  • Economics and Management
  • Foreign Languages

Institute of Russian as a Foreign Language

  • It provides training in linguistics, pedagogical education, education and pedagogical sciences. Students study theory and methodology of teaching foreign languages and cultures, professional communication in international business cooperation, Russian as a foreign language and methodology of teaching RFL, theory and methodology of education and upbringing (Russian as a foreign language).
  • Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Institute of Economics and Management

  • It provides training in economics, management, human resources management, state and municipal management, tourism, pedagogical education, hotel business, education and pedagogical sciences.
  • Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Institute of Art Education

  • Highly qualified teaching staff
  • A wide range of areas of creative activities, including painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied and decorative arts
  • Professionally equipped workshops and lecture rooms
  • Fascinating creative learning atmosphere: extramural plein air studies, regular contests and exhibitions of student works, classes in museums and galleries in Saint Petersburg
  • Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, PhD programs

Institute of Music, Theater and Choreography

  • Students' active participation in Russian and international festivals, contests and concerts
  • Regular master classes from visiting musicians, actors, dancers, composers and performing artists It provides training in pedagogical education, instrumental performance, vocal studies, choreography, acting.
  • Bachelor's programs, Master's programs, Specialist's programs


  • Hi-tech research equipment
  • Cooperation with business and industrial companies
  • Competence centers for integrated fundamental and applied R&D
  • The only resource training center for people with disabilities in Saint Petersburg
  • Regional Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Education
  • Interuniversity Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • 20 dissertation councils for 42 scientific specialties
  • Around 500 research, research and practice, research and methodological and methodological events annually
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