Create and Upload a Portfolio to your Personal Account
An Applicant’s Portfolio includes a set of required documents, an essay on a given topic and a motivation letter.
Required documents are listed on the official SPbU website: Essay topics:
for Master degree programmes
Requirements for content, structure, and assessment criteria for the documents you submit you can find here.
Follow the link for evaluation criteria for all educational programmes.
Applicants who have successfully passed the competition are recommended for the Russian Government Scholarship.
For more information about Regulations for an Open Competition click here
Fill in an Application Form in your Personal Account
Upload the required application documents to your Personal Account Required documents are listed on the official SPbU website
You may also submit your application in person.
Tests are designed to evaluate your creative (professional) skills and/or knowledge. The tests are either written or oral; some educational programmes require portfolios with an essay and a motivation letter.
All admission tests are held in Russian except for programmes taught in a foreign language. List and Types of 2017 Admission Tests:
For applicants enrolling in government-funded places:
February 1 – June 15
For applicants on fee-paying basis:
April 01 - August 10: for applicants not requiring an entry visa
April 01 - July 08: for applicants requiring an entry visa
Please note that all applicants are required to create their Personal Account.
International Admissions Office
Location: Universitetskaya Emb., 13B, St Petersburg 199034, Russia
Phone: 007 812 328 32 91