Study in Russia

Admission procedure for international applicants 2016

International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis and to places funded by the Russian Government (Scholarship includes tuition fee and academic scholarship)

Contractual basis Russian Government Scholarship
Step 1. Submit an application to the educational program (programs) you have chosen. Signet application with other documents candidates could submit:

a)      Attach in the Personal Account at the web-site

b)      By person

c)      By post

Step 2. Pass the required admissions tests.

TORFL is obligatory for problems taught in Russian.

Step 3. If you are successful at the admissions tests, sign a contract with St. Petersburg University


·         Covers the cost of tuition.

·         Provides academic scholarship

·         Gives reduced prices for dormitory stay

Step 1. To register at the Personal Account on the web-site of Admission Office

Step 2. Attach in the Personal Account all documents required for Portfolio competition (including essay on the stared topics and motivation letter)

Step 3. Applicants who have successfully passed the competitive selection are recommended for enrollment and recommended for enrollment to Saint-Petersburg State University

Please mind that all foreign documents of education should be:


1.      Legalized in the stated order

2.      Translated into Russian (could be done on arrival)

3.      Notarized by the Russian notary (could be done on arrival)


Detailed information about admission to SPbSU you may find at the official web-site of the University:, division “Admission of foreign applicants”.

International Admissions Office of SPbSU: e-mail:

Tel. 328-32-91

Address: 6 Birzhevaya Liniya, St. Petersburg 199034, Russian Federation