The Admission Campaign of 2020 starts at St Petersburg University. From 3 February, the University will start admitting documents from foreign citizens who are applying for fee-paying places for bachelor’s, specialist’s, master’s, and doctoral programmes. On 17 February, the acceptance of documents from foreign citizens applying for government-funded places will begin at the University.

The documents are accepted online. The entrance examinations are held in the form of a documents’ (portfolios’) competition. This includes a motivation letter and documents certifying academic training and language proficiency necessary for studying in the chosen academic programme. Additional personal accomplishments of the applicant are also taken into account. The only exceptions are the specialist’s programmes ‘General Medicine’ and ‘Dental Medicine’. Applicants for these programmes will have to: confirm their knowledge of the Russian language; and pass entrance examinations in St Petersburg according to the timetable published on the website.

Please note that this year the acceptance period for documents will end earlier than usual. For government-funded places, the period will be until 11 May; and for fee-paying places, it will be until 16 June.

Foreign citizens planning to study in doctoral programmes have to provide: a motivation letter; a description of their proposed research; an autobiography; and an abstract. For applicants to the master's programme in Advanced Mathematics, after checking their portfolio documents, there will be an interview for those who have at least 35 points.

You can learn about the admissions procedure and the terms of the competition on the website of the Admissions Committee of St Petersburg University. For more detailed information about admission, as well as answers to questions of interest, visit the International Admissions’ Office in person at the address: 13B Universitetskaya Emb., St Petersburg, or by phone: +7 (812) 363-66-33 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..