Online Courses

St Petersburg University is actively involved in developing and promoting affordable and high-quality online education.

How can you figure out what you would like to do? How can a student decide what career to pursue? To answer this question, you must try different things, use the full length of the keyboard. If you want to know which sounds you like and which sounds you don’t like, you must first hear them. Online courses provide just such an emphasis. Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Director of the Institute for Cognitive Studies at St Petersburg University, an author of the online courses ‘Neurolinguistics’ and ‘Psycholinguistics’

St Petersburg University online courses:

Over 300 courses

Over 3,000,000 students

Quality education in a modern format, available across the world

High educational standards of St Petersburg University

Bridging modern educational technologies and long-term academic traditions of the classical university

Leading lecturers of St Petersburg University are world-class experts

A wide range of disciplines and areas of study

Learn at your own pace, anytime

St Petersburg University offers online courses on the largest educational platforms:

Open Education

St Petersburg University courses on the Russian National Platform Open Education


St Petersburg University courses on the Chinese educational platform XuetangX

The Centre of E-learning Development is a division of St Petersburg University that is set to develop, support and provide educational online products.

The objective of the Centre is to integrate online resources into the modern information educational space. The format of online courses underpins the development of innovative areas of education to promote lifelong learning.

Vladimir Starostenko, Director of the Centre of E-learning Development at St Petersburg University