Under the Federal Law #259-FZ as of 10 November 2009 ‘On Lomonosov Moscow State University and St Petersburg State University’, Lomonosov Moscow State University and St Petersburg State University grant graduate diplomas to individuals who have completed their study on the programmes offered by the Universities and have passed final assessment. Graduate diplomas are designed to own standard of Lomonosov Moscow State University and St Petersburg State University. They bear official symbols of the Russian Federation and the stamp of the relevant University.

Graduate diplomas certifying the level of education or/and qualification granted by Lomonosov Moscow State University and St Petersburg State University allow the holder to enjoy the same rights as those specified for the degree holders of state-issued qualification documents of the same level of education and/qualification.

In 2017 St Petersburg University started issuing graduate diplomas on completing the aspirantura programme in Russian and English. Diplomas are designed to SPbU own standard and contain:

  • information about the members of the state examination board;
  • information about research and academic staff involved in teaching and assessment;
  • QR-code for the Graduate Profile page on the SPbU official web-site. The profile contains an e-copy of the graduate diploma and the graduate’s diploma project.

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