Benefits of studying at SPbU

  • The advantages of living and learning in the cultural capital of Russia. St Petersburg was recognized as World's Leading Cultural City Destination 2018 by the World Travel Awards;
  • Interdisciplinary programmes, fully meeting the demands of tomorrow;
  • An opportunity to design a personalised curriculum for every student, combining compulsory and elective courses;
  • Guest lectures from politicians, leading culture professionals, Nobel Prize winners, and world-renowned scientists from across the globe;
  • Access to the most advanced technologies of the SPbU Research Park;
  • A wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurship, a chance to obtain a grant through the SPbU Start-Up competition and develop your own project;
  • Graduates of SPbU are highly competitive in the international job market;
  • A chance to get a grant covering your tuition fee in full along with a monthly scholarship;
  • Participation in international exchange and partnership programmes;
  • Various support programmes for international students: buddy scheme, intro week, SPbU Foreign Students Club;
  • SPbU Alumni Clubs operate in 15 countries of Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.


St Petersburg University has introduced the Virtual Excursion. This is a project that helps you discover the University online.

You can see the main corridor at the Twelve Collegia that is the longest university’s corridor in the world, Petrovskii Hall that has preserved its original interior of the 18th century, Park of the Modern Sculpture, and St Peter and Paul’s Church to name but a few.

St Petersburg is famous the world over for its University. St Petersburg University is not a campus university, so it is not all located on one site. It is made up of many different buildings located around Vasilievskii Island, Central district, Admiralty district, and Petergof. Many of them are unique architectural monuments, say, Mikhailovskaia Dacha and Bobrinski’s Palace, that are harmonious in combining history and modernity.

The Twelve Collegia, as the main building of the University, demonstrates a notable example of Peter the Great’s architectural period and was built by Domenico Trezzini and А. F. Shchedrin in the 18th century. Initially, it was a place for the Russian government: Senate, Synod, and collegia. In 1838, it was commissioned to the University. Since it has been housing offices, Gorky Research Library, resource centres and laboratories of the Research Park. It is also a place where we hold important events: ceremonies, concerts, conferences, and meetings with famous people and those who come to visit the University.

Go to Virtual Excursion

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