St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University

Institute of International Educational Programs



(exchange programs for international students)

Admission requirements for exchange students. To be enrolled to SPbSPU as an exchange student one should:

  • Contact home University International Office in order to check if there is an Agreement on cooperation and exchanges between two Universities. In case there is no Agreement on cooperation between the SPbSPU and the student's home University he should contact the Marketing (Academic) Department (SPbSPU) [email protected]
  • Exchange students from partner Universities should send to the Department of Academic Mobility SPbSPU on e-mail: [email protected] or by fax: +7(812) 534-13-65 not later then 01 June for autumn semester and 01 November for spring semester the following papers:
    • official letter from student's home University giving him/her the status of exchange student.
    • filled in Application form where the sphere of student's interests should be indicated. Though exchange students participating in the programs taught in English choose the courses before arrival students participating in the programs taught in Russian will make the final decision on the list of courses on their meeting with the academic advisor at SPbSPU since the final timetable for the coming semester is usually ready few days before the beginning of semester.
    • transcript of University records.
    • CV
    • motivation letter.
    • the copy of the passport pages with the photo, name and surname, birth date and passport validity terms.
    • the information on the place of visa receiving (name of the city in home country where there is Russian Consulate and where student will apply for visa).

All these papers should be send to the Department of Academic Mobility either by fax: +7(812) 534-13-65 or as a scan version on e-mail: [email protected] not later then 01 June for autumn semester and 01 November for spring semester. Late applications will not be considered.

On receiving the official Invitation from SPbSPU exchange student should to get visa in the RF Embassy or Consulate General in candidate's dwelling country.

On arriving to St.Petersburg exchange student is required to come to Academic Mobility Department of SPbSPU for registration the next working day after student's crossing the boarder of RF and arrival to Saint-Petersburg.

Incoming exchange students if they would like SPbSPU International Services to reserve accommodation for them in the hostel on the University campus are requested to fill in the Housing Application form and to send the scan of signed Housing form by e-mail to [email protected] . Academic Mobility department doesn't assist exchange students in renting a room in a Russian family flat.

Useful information on studying at SPbSPU and staying in Saint-Petersburg can be found here.



The required documents on arrival:

  1. National passport.
  2. Visa copy (with the aim of staying in Russia to be pointed out as "Studying in the Spastic").
  3. An original medical certificate. All incoming student should pass AIDS check-up test in Saint Petersburg within 5 days on their arrival.
  4. Medical insurance (can also be obtained in Saint-Petersburg on arrival).
  5. 10 photos 3x4 sm.