About Institute
Fields of study
Educational Programs and Admission
International Students Education in SPbPU (SPbSPU)
International Programs of IIEP
Students Life


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Q.: Is SPbSPU a state or a private university?

St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University during its whole 110-years history has been a state university, at the present moment SPbSPU is a State educational institution of higher professional education (License Series 90Л01 №0000700 of March 21, 2013, Registration number №0654, granted by the Ministry of Education. License is not limited in time, State-accredited Certification of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science Series 90А01 № 0000470 of March 11, 2013, Registration № 0466 valid up to March 11, 2019).


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Q.: Are foreign citizens allowed to study in SPbSPU by correspondence?

A.: Yes, foreign citizens allowed to study in SPbSPU by correspondence at the following Institutes:


  • Institute of Construction Engineering;
  • Institute of Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering and Transport;
  • Institute of Machine-Building (LMZ);
  • Institute of Computing and Control;
  • Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications;
  • Institute of Military Engineering and Safety;
  • Institute of Energy and Transport Systems;
  • Institute of Industrial Economics and Management;
  • Institute of Humanities;
  • Institute of Applied Linguistics.


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Q.: What are the tuition fees for the foreign citizens in SPbSPU?

Tuition fees for the foreign citizens for the educational programs offered by SPbSPU, you can download here (in Russian).

In our web-site you can also find the mentioned tuition fees in English.


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Q.: Are there any tuition fees discounts for the foreign citizens?

Yes, SPbSPU offers the following tuition fees discount system:

  • 10% discount from tuition fees for SPbSPU (Leningrad Polytechnic) graduates of all types of programs, their children and grandchildren;
  • 15% discount from tuition fees for SPbSPU (Leningrad Polytechnic) graduates with the first-class honor degrees.


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Q.: Is it necessary to make the translation of educational documents into Russian language in the country of citizenship before arrival to Russia?

No, educational documents should be translated into Russian language in Russia and the translation should be notarially attested. Documents, translated into Russian language outside Russia, are not accepted in SPbSPU.

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Q.: What is the average students’ group size at the University Foundation Program?

The maximum size of the students’ group at the University Foundation Program is 10 persons.


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Q.: What is the language of instruction at the SPbSPU Faculties?

In the majority of Faculties the language of instruction is Russian. But there are several programs where conducted in English language:

  • International Master Degree Program "Intelligent systems';
  • International Master Double Degree Programs "Informatics and Computer Science" developed by: 1. SPbSPU and City University, London in the framework of British-Russian Project "BRIDGE" (British Degrees in Russia); 2. SPbSPU and University of Hannover (Germany);
  • International Master Degree Program "Civil Engineering";
  • International Master Degree Program "Energy Technology";
  • International Master Degree Program "International Business Development";
  • International Master Degree Program "International Marketing Management" (in English and Russian);
  • International Master Degree Program  "Business Development and Innovation in International Context".

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Q.: Are all the foreign students provided with accommodation in the SPbSPU students hostel?


A.: If necessary, all the students are provided with accommodation in the SPbSPU hostel. But in case the candidate’s application is made after the SPbSPU admission deadline he/she might be refused to be offered accommodation.


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Q.: What is required for admission to SPbSPU for a foreign citizen who has already studied in another University for some period of time?

A.: In that case the foreign citizen should bring with him to SPbSPU the following documents:


  • Academic transcript for the whole period of studies in another University;
  • His/her students’ record-book;
  • Curriculum of the program he/she has been studying at for the whole period of studies.


Comparison of the curricula is made by the SPbSPU Institute elected by the student. If academic liabilities are not more than four disciplines, it is possible to be admitted to SPbSPU without repeating the years of study.


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Q.: Is it possible that the foreign students pay tuition and accommodation fees in parts?


A.: Yes, tuition and accommodation fees can be paid once a year or once a semester by the dates fixed by SPbSPU administration (before the beginning of the year/semester).


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Q.: What are the advantages of the University Foundation Program of SPbSPU for the foreign citizens?


A.: SPbSPU is one of the Universities of Russian Federation that are authorized to organize the Pre-University Preparatory Programs for the foreign citizens and to issue state approved certificates (in St-Petersburg only 2 universities are authorized to issue such certificates). Upon successful completion of the program the students have a right to apply for admission to any university of Russian Federation. For the students of SPbSPU the final University Foundation Program examination results are recognized as the entrance examination results to all the SPbSPU Institutes.


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Q.: Can a candidate be admitted to the SPbSPU degree programs after graduation from a 9-years school (incomplete secondary education)?


A.: No, the candidate can be admitted to the SPbSPU only in case he/she has a testimonial from the high secondary school or the documents recognized as equivalent to it.


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Q.: Are the foreign students allowed to combine study process with work?


A.: The status of a foreign student in the territory of the Russian Federation doesn’t presuppose his/her employment.


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Q.: Can the foreign candidates send their applications to the SPbSPU in electronic form?


A.: Yes, the applications can be sent in electronic form. You can find contact e-mails and fax numbers in the pages of this web-site dedicated to the programs you are interested in.


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Q.: What is the status of the candidates who graduated from an educational institution in the Russian Federation, in the CIS or in the countries of the Baltic region and in the present time are the citizens of one of the Far Foreign Countries?


A.: All the categories of candidates mentioned above upon applying to the SPbSPU have the status of “foreign citizens”.


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Q.: Do foreign students study in separate groups or together with the Russian students?


A.: Forming of groups is organized in the following way:


  • In the University Foundation Program foreign students study in separate groups;
  • In the majority of SPbSPU Institutes foreign students study in mixed groups with the Russian students;


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Q.: Does the SPbSPU provide the foreign citizens with invitation?


A.: Yes, for those foreign citizens who are admitted to the SPbSPU educational programs invitation is issued. With this invitation the candidate should apply for the entrance study visa in the Russian Consulate.