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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Check whether Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Peter The Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is one of Russia’s most prestigious technical institutions. From its home in the cultural capital of St Petersburg, SPbPU has transformed students into qualified technical specialists since 1899.

The University provides a range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs in areas like engineering, mathematics, computer science, and international business. Programs are taught in either Russian or English, and each one prepares students for success in the global labor market.

SPbPU’s impressive campus is made up of over 100 educational and research buildings, as well as comfortable residence halls, a sports complex, and plenty of green space.

When you’re not in class, take advantage of SPbPU’s packed extra-curricular calendar. Students organize a wealth of festivities, including poetry and art festivals, picnics, freshmen events, and the annual University Olympic Games.

Why study at SPbPU?

  • World-class university

    Ranked amongst Europe’s best 240 universities (THE World University Rankings, 2020-2021)

  • Making an impact

    SPbPU is ranked 37th in the world for in THE University Impact Rankings (2019-2020)

  • International partnerships

    The University works closely with 68 educational institutions and more than 100 leading businesses across the globe

Life as an international student

SPbPU has been teaching international students since 1947 and its popularity as a study abroad destination is only growing. In fact, SPbPU is home to the third-largest number of international students across all universities in Russia.

The University’s International Office can support you with every aspect of international student life. They’ll help you from application through to graduation to ensure you have the most fulfilling study abroad experience.

If you’d like to polish up on your Russian or English language skills before you begin your program, you can enroll in one of the University’s language foundation courses. These normally add an extra year to your studies.

Most international students choose to live in one of the University’s fully-accommodated residence halls. You’ll be allocated a room once you’ve accepted your offer at SPbPU.

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Fees and funding


  • USD$5,600 for the first year
  • USD$4,800 for the following years until the end of program


  • USD$5,600 - $6,000 per year


Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Politekhnicheskaya Ulitsa, 29, St Petersburg, Russia, 195251

The university is situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is rightfully called the cultural capital of Russia.

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