Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • German
  • Translation
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Listening Comprehension and Interpretation of Mass Media Language
  • Conference Interpreting
  • General Translation Studies
  • Precedence in the Light of Translation
  • Introduction to Translation Studies
  • Translator’s Standards of Russian Speech
  • Translator’s Standards of German Speech
  • German Studies
  • German Lexicology
  • German Word Formation
  • German Stylistics
  • History of German
  • Theoretical Issues in German Grammar
  • Text Theory
  • English
  • Translation Practicum

Our advantages

  • The opportunity to improve your German language proficiency at the university level, to get acquainted with the main issues in Germanic studies, to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of translation and interpreting
  • Preparation for the C1 level qualification followed by taking the exam in the Goethe-Institut building
  • Unique academic staff comprising outstanding translators and interpreters working for top government officials of Russia and Germany, professors of modern linguistics, experts from partner universities, and DAAD lecturers – native German speakers
  • Strong networking with employers providing effective translation practices and consulting support for graduation projects
  • State-of-the-art technology is used for translation, including computer-aided translation tools, and equipment for teaching consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
  • Training courses for those looking to study at St Petersburg University in master's degree programmes including: "Simultaneous Interpreting: German", "Translation Theory and Cross-Linguistic Communication: German", "Language and Communication: German", "Intercultural Communication: German-Russian Dialogue", "Germany and Eastern Europe in the Context of Interlingual and Intercultural Communication"
  • Partnership with the leading German universities (the Universities of Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Greifswald, Jena, Kiel, Leipzig, Paderborn, Potsdam, Trier, Frankfurt, Erfurt); with the opportunity to participate in international academic mobility programmes within the framework of St Petersburg University inter-university agreements (one semester at a partner university) and in the DAAD competition.



  • Translator and interpreter at international organisations and institutions
  • Executive assistant-interpreter at translation departments of various companies
  • Executive assistant with foreign language skills
  • Bilingual tourist guides
  • Translator at editorial offices and publishing houses
  • Teacher of translation disciplines at higher education institutions
  • Freelance translator / interpreter

Organisations where our graduates work

  • Translation companies
  • National School of Bilingual Tourist Guides
  • St Petersburg University and other higher education institutions of St Petersburg
  • German-Russian Chamber of Commerce
  • Foundation for Support and Development of Russian-German Relations
  • Centre for German Culture – Goethe-Institut
  • German representative offices in Russia
  • Travel companies
  • Mass media, publishers
  • Peterschule German Gymnasium
  • German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Commerce
  • T-Systems Company
  • Roscongress Foundation
  • NRW. INVEST Germany GmbH (Repräsentanz der Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft des Bundeslandes Nordrhein-Westfalen in St Petersburg)

Interested in this programme — set up your personal account to proceed with your application.