Dear students and staff members! Here you will find all the relevant and up-to-date information regarding the measures St Petersburg University is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy!


What is a coronavirus? 

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that mostly affect animals but in some cases they can be transmitted to human beings. Usually the illness caused by coronaviruses proceeds in a mild form without causing severe symptoms. However, severe forms of disease also occur as, for example, the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and the Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Rospotrebnadzor recommendations (in Russian)

St Petersburg University was among the first ones to take action following the news regarding the pandemic even before the first positive cases were tested in Russia: on the 29th of January five additional medical centres started working in SPbU student houses, where every student could seek medical assistance. More than 2100 people have already been tested in these centres.

Today, SPbU is taking every measure possible to prevent the spreading of the virus inside the university but at the same time to fulfill all of its obligations to the students, as well as, to help other universities continue providing high-quality education regarding the difficult situation the world is facing right now.

SPbU Volunteers are ready to help students

St Petersburg University Psychological Clinic


Key recommendations

Postpone international travel Wash your hands more often Consult a doctor if symptoms appear
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Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I arrived in St Petersburg from another country?

Can I attend SPbU events?

How long are the measures enforced for?

How can I get access to the free online-courses?

If you arrived from another country (after a vacation or business-trip), you should call 112 Service and provide your contact details, the date of your arrival and country of travel.

Starting with March, 14 2020 and until the withdrawal of Rospotrebnadzor recommendations regarding the prophylactics of the coronavirus infection, all of the events that were supposed to take place in SPbU are cancelled or rescheduled.

The measures are being taken in accordance with Rospotrebnadzor regulations and will be in action up to their cancellation.

You should fill in a form where you need to: specify your university and study programme, attach the photograph of your student card, and name the discipline for which you would like to claim credit with the online-course.



SPbU Health Centres


SPbU Online resources



Universitetsky pr., 35

Botanicheskaya st., 70, building 4, room 111

Vasilevsky island 

Korablestroiteley st., 20, student house №1, room 5

 7th line V.O., 16/18

5th line V.O., 66, student house №17

Working hours:                      9.00 – 15.00


Library >>

Access to licensed electronic resources and information services is open 24/7 to anyone holding an SPbU login and password (students, academic and administrative staff)

Online-courses >>

St Petersburg University online-courses fall under various fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural, Computer and Information Sciences, covering, for example, the issues of Physics, History, Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Geology, Media Studies, Chemistry, Sociology and many others.



Documents and Regulations

Extended validity of Visas or Registrations at the place of stay


Instructions for lecturers on selecting and integrating e-learning resources

Up-to-date information for foreign citizens