Every year St Petersburg University together with its international partners runs competitions to provide financial support for internships and university exchange programmes.

Competitions to finance expeditions and trips to Russian and foreign organisations to conduct research

SPbU runs annual competitions to finance expeditions and trips to Russian and foreign organisations to conduct research. The funding applies to:

  • internships for students and young scholars;
  • trips to conduct join research;
  • expeditions.

Competitions aim to provide funding for internships of students and young SPbU scholars under the supervision of leading scientists from other Russian or foreign research and educational institutions.

For more information about current competitions to finance expeditions and trips to Russian and foreign organisations to conduct research, follow the link Call for Applications.

Academic exchange with partner universities

Academic exchange with universities is based on direct bilateral agreements with international partners. SPbU research and academic staff can participate in the programme upon competition as part of SPbU international agreements. Under the protocols of academic and scientific exchange SPbU is financially committed to cover travel expenses of research and academic staff going abroad on an exchange programme. Accommodation costs and/or per diems are covered by the host university. Terms and conditions are specified in the Protocol of academic and scientific exchange signed with a partner university.

For more information about current competitions for research and academic staff to participate in academic exchange programmes with partner universities, the application procedure and available exchange programmes, follow the link Call for Applications.

Apart from the protocols of academic exchange, SPbU works in partnership with Erasmus + and FIRST scholarship programmes.

Erasmus + is an academic exchange programme for universities located in the Programme Countries: EU member states, the Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey as well as Partner Countries including Russia. Erasmus+ is a EU financed programme with grants provided to SPbU’s partner universities. They cover travel and living expenses (accommodation and per diems). Compensation of travel expenses depends on the distance from SPbU to the host university.

Erasmus+ funds two types of mobility:

  • Staff Mobility for Teaching The programme requires to complete at least eight hours of teaching at the partner university within 5 days (no remuneration payable). If the duration of the mobility phase exceeds 5 days, the minimum amount of teaching hours will be calculated proportionally.
  • Staff Mobility for Training. The programme aims to facilitate the exchange of experience and improve the qualifications of participants. During the stay with the host university, the programme participants can engage in the development of a new course, acquire new methods of teaching and special skills in handling laboratory equipment, etc. Another purpose of the trip is the establishment and development of partnership with a host university.

 

Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme

Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme-FIRST + facilitates an annual exchange of academic staff to lecture undergraduate and graduate students, or to organise intensive courses. The programme embraces all subject areas.

Calls for applications are announced by Finnish partner universities (approximately from mid-January to the end of April). The programme is financed by the Centre for International Mobility in Finland. Applications for funding can only by submitted by the Finnish party, i.e. FIRST+ programme coordinators.

Support Programme for Joint Projects Between SPbU and the Free University of Berlin

Support Programme for Joint Projects Between SPbU and the Free University of Berlin runs annual competitions to finance initial stages of educational and research projects implemented by SPbU research and academic staff and professors from the Free University of Berlin.

Joint Programme of SPbU and the Free University of Berlin: University Alliance for Sustainability

SPbU joined the University Alliance in Sustainability in 2015. The Programme embraces joint educational, research and administrative projects in sustainable development and environmental security. Programme participants: The Free University of Berlin (Germany), St Petersburg University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), Peking University (China), The University of British Columbia (Canada). The project is almost entirely financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

For more information about future competitions and the application procedure, follow the link Call for Applications.

Dmitri Mendeleev: SPbU Joint Programme with DAAD

Dmitri Mendeleev is a joint programme of St Petersburg State University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) who run annual competitions to finance research internships of SPbU graduate students, young lecturers and research associates aged under 45 at universities and research institutions of Germany.

For more information about future competitions and the application procedure, follow the link Call for Applications.

SPbU and JTI Scholarship Programme for Young Scientists

As part of the Joint Scholarship Programme, SPbU and JTI run competitions to finance research internships of SPbU young lecturers and research associates aged under 35 at universities and research institutions of Japan.

For more information about the programme and the application procedure in 2018, follow the link Call for Applications.

SPbU and Santander Bank Scholarship Programme for Young Scientists

As part of the joint scholarship programme, SPbU and Santander Bank (Spain) run annual competitions to finance research internships of SPbU postgraduate students, young lecturers and research associates aged under 35 at universities and research institutions of Ibero-America.

For more information about the programme and the application procedure in 2018, follow the link Call for Applications.