Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • Lithuanian in Practice
  • History and Geography of the Baltic Countries
  • Introduction to Baltic Philology
  • Comparative Grammar of Baltic Languages
  • Dialectology of Lithuanian
  • History of Lithuanian
  • Theoretical Issues in Lithuanian Grammar
  • History of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore
  • Latvian
  • German
  • Old Prussian
  • Accentology of Lithuanian
  • Modern Russian (Phonetics, Lexicology, Morphology, Syntax)
  • Old Church Slavonic

Our advantages

  • The Division of Baltic Studies in St Petersburg University is the leading educational and scientific centre of Baltic Studies in Russia
  • The tradition of studying Baltic languages at St Petersburg University has been going on for more than a hundred years (Eduards Volters, Boris Larin, Yuri Otkupshchikov, and others)
  • The curriculum of the Lithuanian division includes all disciplines of the Lithuanian cycle necessary for undergraduate students. Students also master the fundamental disciplines of Russian studies and have the state examination in Russian. Cooperation with Lithuanian universities provides students with the opportunity to take part in summer courses and do internships in the target language country
  • Graduates of the division can continue their research into Baltic studies at the master's programme ‘Languages of the Baltic Countries’
  • Graduates of the programme are characterised by:
    • Fluency in two or more foreign languages.
    • Interpreting and translation skills, intercultural communication skills, and in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of the target language countries
    • Command of various methods of linguistic analysis, methodological foundations of teaching foreign languages, and the skills of research work in linguistic fields

Career opportunities


  • Research associate
  • Translator / interpreter
  • Lecturer at universities
  • Teacher of the Russian language and literature at school
  • English teacher at school

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