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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Year of foundation: 1899
City: Saint-Peterburg
Address: St. Polytechnicheskaya 29, Saint Petersburg, Russia [Show map]

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was founded in 1899. Today it is recognized as a world-class university which is confirmed by world rankings: 11th among the top 100 Russia’s universities , 43rd among The Best universities in Europe, 5 stars in international QS ranking for online learning.

Research in the university plays a vital role in its activity. Since the foundation of the university in 1899, a large number of its graduates have become renowned worldwide in various spheres and won prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize. Some of many Nobel Prize winners, who taught and studied here are – P.L. Kapitsa, N.N. Semyonov, Z.I. Alferov, famous physicists A.F. Ioffe, I.V. Kurchatov, A.A. Radzig, Y.B. Khariton, Constuctor General O.A. Antonov.

The university aims at graduating highly qualified engineers competent with advanced technologies, capable of solving complex industrial tasks, and willing to propel any country’s economic development to the next level. The strategic goal of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is modernization and development of the university turning it into a worldwide competitive research and education center integrating interdisciplinary research and world-class technologies and belonging to the leading group of world universities.

More than 320 partner universities from 70 countries, over 100 world’s leading companies have direct contracts with Polytechnic University. In the university there are more than 20 international research centers that are carrying out joint research together with Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Siemens, LG Electronics, Apple and other companies.

Annually, the University hosts numerous high-level international symposiums and conferences, publishes tens of scientific magazines and scholarly books.

The University campus consists of more than 171 educational and research buildings, a House of Scientists in Lesnoye, the International Student Campus, 18 dormitories and a sports complex.

The main departments at SPbPU are Engineering, Physics, Economics and Management, Humanities, and Information Technology.

More than 8500 foreign students study at the university and this number keeps growing every year. All international SPbPU students live in the international part of the campus, which has all the needed amenities and facilities.

As far as the university is situated in an unprecedentedly beautiful location, students may enjoy brilliant architecture and stunning views, picturesque surroundings and suburbs to go for a day, as well as magic White Nights in summer.

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University presents its International Master Degree Programs. These programs are fully delivered in English by world-class professors from SPbPU and other Russian and foreign universities.

Programs (Master’s degree):

  • Business Engineering – 280 800 RUB per year
  • Civil Engineering – 301 000 RUB per year
  • Electrical Power Engineering – 301 000 RUB per year
  • Environmental engineering in urban construction
  • Nuclear Power Engineering – 391 800 RUB per year
  • Power Plant Engineering – 301 000 RUB per year


University Foundation Program – “Standard”

  • Fields of study: engineering, economics, humanities
  • Duration of the program: 1 year
  • Fees: 250 000 RUB

University Foundation Program – “Intensive”

  • Fields of study: engineering, economics, humanities
  • Duration of the program: 8 months
  • Fees: 220 000 RUB

At the end of the educational process, the students should pass tests and receive certificates. Students completing tuition in a program offered by SPbSTU are eligible to apply for Bachelor and Master degrees at SPbSTU upon taking the admission interview.