Set of Documents Required to Apply for Russian Government Scholarship in 2018

  • An application form for an educational programme. The application is filled in the Personal Account created at abiturient.spbu.ru           
  • An application form for education in Russian Federation at the expense of the Federal funds of RF within the quota. Applicants must sign the application and enclose a photograph. Click on the link  to download the Application form
  • An educational certificate/diploma (or its notarized copy) and its transcript (if applicable).
    Some educational certificates will have to undergo legalisation to be recognised in the Russian Federation (requires a recognition certificate or a qualifications equivalence certificate). Study details for Recognition of foreign educational credentials.
  • A copy of an identity document. Please note that your passport should have validity of minimum 18 months at the time your studies at SPbU begin.
  • A certificate on absence of any medical contraindication to study in the Russian Federation
  • HIV/AIDS negative certificate
  • 4 (four) photographs 3х4 cm. Photographs must be taken in 2018
  • For Bachelor & Specialist degree programmes

Requirements for content, structure, and assessment criteria for the documents you submit you can find here

If you are applying for an educational programme taught in English, an essay and a motivation letter are written in English.                                                                

All the documents issued in a foreign language must be translated into Russian.

Set of Documents Required to Apply on Fee-Paying basis in 2019

  • An application form for an educational programme. The application is filled in and uploaded to the Personal Account
  • An educational certificate/diploma (or its notarised copy) and its transcript

Some educational certificates will have to undergo legalisation to be recognised in the Russian Federation (requires a recognition certificate or a qualifications equivalence certificate). Study details for Recognition of foreign educational credentials.

  • A copy of an identity document

Please note that your passport should have validity of minimum 18 months at the time your studies at SPbU begin.

4 (four) photographs 3х4 cm.

All the documents issued in a foreign language must be translated into Russian.

You can plan your trip to St Petersburg beforehand using the schedule of admissions tests published on the SPbU official website. If you need to get a Russian visa please fill in an application form for visa invitation and submit it to Personal Account.

Admissions tests for Master and Aspirantura programmes are in form of competitive selection of documents (Portfolio). Please, note that titles of admission tests are active links to the list of requirements, recommended literature, and, in some cases, sample tests

Upon arrival to Saint-Petersburg please remember to provide the following migration documents to the International Admissions Office

For more details about the migration documents please click on the Visa Support. To get an invitation for a Russian visa, contact the SPbU International Admissions Office in advance. Note that visa invitation processing time is up to 40 days.