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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Location

Polytechnicheskaya Str. 29, Saint-Petersburg, RU, St. Petersburg Russia

Ranking

# =382QS World University Rankings

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10Undergraduate programs

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41Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$266600Average tuition fee

About Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Founded more than 120 years ago, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is one of the leading universities in Russia having top-positions in the World University Rankings. The University has the 11th place among the top 100 Russia’s universities. Our University has always been among the leaders of higher education – TOP-3 among Russian technical universities by number of international students.

Today, the University has more than 33 thousand students studying under various educational programs; of those, 8500 are international students from over 120 countries. Polytechnic University includes 12 institutes, 33 graduate schools, a major research and development complex with research laboratories, R&E centers, co-working center and Technopolis Science park, fundamental library, campus including the International campus, medical center, modern sports centers, camps, university students club and student’s communities, etc.

The university has partnerships with more than 520 universities including 13 strategic partner universities, over 100 contracts with world's foremost industrial companies and 2 Representative Offices in Madrid and Shanghai. SPbPU is home to over 40 international research and education centers which carry out research collaborations in the field of education and science with major companies including Motorola, Microsoft, Siemens, LG, Apple and AT&T.

Studying in St. Petersburg

Our students definitively benefit from studies and everyday life in Russia’s most beautiful– Saint Petersburg! The city is considered to be a steady bridge between Russia and Europe, welcoming people from all over the world.

SPbPU is a national research university which combines multidisciplinary R&D activities with advanced technology to prepare graduates to work in today’s competitive marketplace. University allows to choose from a broad variety of up-to-date educational in the fields of Engineering, IT and Intelligent Systems, Physics, Natural Sciences, Management, Business and Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities. 

SPbPU offers Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in 50 different fields of engineering science, PhD and DSc in 90 research areas, in addition to non-degree and international education programs. The University develops 85+ international educational programs; a number of them are accredited by ACQUIN and EVALAG.University is welcoming international students and offers a wide range of various programs:

• University Foundation Programs

• Degree Programs in Russian (BSc, MSc, PhD)

• Degree Programs in English (BSc, MSc)

• Double Degree Programs

• Exchange Programs in English

• Russian Language and Culture Courses

• Summer and Winter Schools - the largest Summer School in Russia

Our graduates are highly demanded on the labour market and take top positions in such companies as Siemens, Rosatom, Roscosmos, Gazprom, LG, Philips, Boeing, etc. Polytech’s Alumni are among outstanding world-known scientists, talented engineers, employees of large companies and even countries’ leaders. Polytechnics are among the top 100 most influential people in Russia, have leading positions in global companies, are on Forbes lists as well as among European and world champions. 

Our programs keep a high profile due to the following benefits: 

• Studies in English and in Russian

• Scholarships for talented students (“Open Doors: Russian Scholarship” Project)

• Project learning

• Practice and research activities

• Foreign internships - semester abroad option for all students

• Double Degree options

• On-campus accommodation

• Cross-cultural environment (international groups)

• Baddy program and tutors’ support for international students

About Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Founded more than 120 years ago, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is one of the leading universities in Russia having top-positions in the World University Rankings. The University has the 11th place among the top 100 Russia’s universities. Our University has always been among the leaders of higher education – TOP-3 among Russian technical universities by number of international students.

Today, the University has more than 33 thousand students studying under various educational programs; of those, 8500 are international students from over 120 countries. Polytechnic University includes 12 institutes, 33 graduate schools, a major research and development complex with research laboratories, R&E centers, co-working center and Technopolis Science park, fundamental library, campus including the International campus, medical center, modern sports centers, camps, university students club and student’s communities, etc.

The university has partnerships with more than 520 universities including 13 strategic partner universities, over 100 contracts with world's foremost industrial companies and 2 Representative Offices in Madrid and Shanghai. SPbPU is home to over 40 international research and education centers which carry out research collaborations in the field of education and science with major companies including Motorola, Microsoft, Siemens, LG, Apple and AT&T.

Studying in St. Petersburg

Our students definitively benefit from studies and everyday life in Russia’s most beautiful– Saint Petersburg! The city is considered to be a steady bridge between Russia and Europe, welcoming people from all over the world.

SPbPU is a national research university which combines multidisciplinary R&D activities with advanced technology to prepare graduates to work in today’s competitive marketplace. University allows to choose from a broad variety of up-to-date educational in the fields of Engineering, IT and Intelligent Systems, Physics, Natural Sciences, Management, Business and Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities. 

SPbPU offers Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in 50 different fields of engineering science, PhD and DSc in 90 research areas, in addition to non-degree and international education programs. The University develops 85+ international educational programs; a number of them are accredited by ACQUIN and EVALAG.University is welcoming international students and offers a wide range of various programs:

• University Foundation Programs

• Degree Programs in Russian (BSc, MSc, PhD)

• Degree Programs in English (BSc, MSc)

• Double Degree Programs

• Exchange Programs in English

• Russian Language and Culture Courses

• Summer and Winter Schools - the largest Summer School in Russia

Our graduates are highly demanded on the labour market and take top positions in such companies as Siemens, Rosatom, Roscosmos, Gazprom, LG, Philips, Boeing, etc. Polytech’s Alumni are among outstanding world-known scientists, talented engineers, employees of large companies and even countries’ leaders. Polytechnics are among the top 100 most influential people in Russia, have leading positions in global companies, are on Forbes lists as well as among European and world champions. 

Our programs keep a high profile due to the following benefits: 

• Studies in English and in Russian

• Scholarships for talented students (“Open Doors: Russian Scholarship” Project)

• Project learning

• Practice and research activities

• Foreign internships - semester abroad option for all students

• Double Degree options

• On-campus accommodation

• Cross-cultural environment (international groups)

• Baddy program and tutors’ support for international students

University information

Master

4+
42+
140+
43+
24+
2+
16,222
72%
28%
5,263
76%
24%
2,337
90%
10%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

266,600 RUB
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International Students

266,600 RUB
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Rankings & ratings

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is one of the top public universities in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is ranked #=382 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    #451-460
  • 2015
    #481-490
  • 2016
    #471-480
  • 2017
    #411-420
  • 2018
    #401-410
  • 2019
    #404
  • 2020
    #439
  • 2021
    #401
  • 2022
    #=393
  • 2023
    #=382

Ranking criteria

29.5
Overall
15
Academic Reputation
10.4
Employer Reputation
81.4
Faculty Student Ratio
3.7
Citations per Faculty
16.4
International Faculty Ratio
89.3
International Students Ratio
45.4
International Research Network
18.7
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Welcome to Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University! 

Our university has a long-standing and successful history over 120 years where a great deal of important discoveries and inventions have been made.  SPbPU has recently become the "National Research University" — a recognized Russian and international leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education with rich educational, scientific and innovation infrastructure. Headed by leading scientists, there were established new competence centers in the priority scientific areas. The university has been developing successful partnerships with over than 100 leading international companies to perform profound researches through their requests.

The first university level degree is the Bachelor’s degree. To qualify for a Bachelor’s degree program, applicants should complete senior secondary education. In some cases, applicants, who are willing to get undergraduate degrees in Russian, may need to do an extra preparatory year (University Foundation Program) due to certain special requirements for language and scientific or mathematical studies. 

SPbPU provides a wide range of Bachelor’s degree in 50 different fields of science:

• BSc in Russian

• International BSc in English

• Double Degree Programs

Duration of studies: 4 years.

Academic year starts on September 01 and ends at the end of June. Each academic year consists of 2 semesters (September-January and February-June). Exact dates of academic calendar are updated every year. Information about applying to Bachelor Degree programs you can find here .

Nowadays, SPbPU is the leading university of Russia with over than 33 000 students and rapidly increasing number of foreign students. The Polytechnic University structure includes: 12 Institutes, 33 graduate schools, a major research and development complex with research laboratories, R&E centers, co-working center and Technopolis Science park, fundamental library, campus including the International campus, medical center, modern sports centers, camps, university students club and student’s communities, etc.

Keeping pace with global trends in higher education SPbPU is keen on international Bachelor’s degree programs development. We are pleased to offer our thoroughly tailored   program for prospective bachelors taught in English, which is the most sought-after and popular among young people: 

• International Business

• International Trade

• Digital Enterprise Economics.

We welcome prospective students to our university in the most charming city ever!

Founded more than 120 years ago, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is now the leading university in Russia having top-positions in the World University Rankings. SPbPU is the "National Research University" with rich educational, scientific and innovation infrastructure. Headed by leading scientists, there were established new competence centers in the priority scientific areas. The university has been developing successful partnerships with over than 100 leading international companies to perform profound researches through their requests.

Nowadays, it is the leading university of Russia with over than 33 000 students and rapidly increasing number of foreign students. SPbPU provides a wide range of degree and non-degree courses for international students.

Master's degree is a second-cycle academic degree. A Master's degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor's level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course program. In some cases you may need to do an extra preparatory year due to certain special requirements for language and scientific studies. 

Duration of studies: 2 years. You may also apply for PhD degree in English.

Academic year starts on September 01 and ends at the end of June. Each academic year consists of 2 semesters (September-January and February-June). Exact dates of academic calendar are updated every year. Information about applying to Master Degree Programs you can find here.

If you are thinking of developing professional knowledge and getting real-life practical skills we can offer a wide range of International Master’s Degree Programs, and benefit from their key advantages: 

• Studies in English

• Student Mobility

• Double Degree Options

• Research internships in partner universities

• Studies in international groups

• Practice and Research Activities; 

• State-of-the-art Labs and Equipment

• Internships and Field Trips

• Baddy program for international students

• Unique campus: area 120 ha, 171 buildings, 23 dormitories

• Eventful Students' Life in the most Beautiful City of Russia full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

• Just 2,5 hours from European borders

SPbPU offers MSc programs in English in different fields of engineering and natural sciences, IT, life sciences, economics and management, humanities and other, a number of them are accredited by ACQUIN and EVALAG: in English: 

ENGINEERING:

• Civil Engineering

• Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building

• Environmental Engineering in Urban Construction

• Energy Technology  TRIPLE DEGREE

• Power Plant Engineering DOUBLE DEGREE

• Electrical Engineering  DOUBLE DEGREE

• Nuclear Power Engineering

• New Materials and Additive Technologies

• Intelligent Systems  DOUBLE DEGREE

• Microelectronics of Telecommunication Systems 

• Laser and Fiber Optic Systems

• Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling DOUBLE DEGREE

• Continuum Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications DOUBLE DEGREE

NATURAL SCIENCES

• Smart Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Physics DOUBLE DEGREE

• Advances and Applications in Plasma Physics

• Molecular and Cellular Biomedical Technologies

MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING

• Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship

• Business Engineering DOUBLE DEGREE

ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT, HUMANITIES

•  International Business Development DOUBLE DEGREE

• Innovative Entrepreneurship DOUBLE DEGREE

• Quantitative Finance

• International Trade Relations

• Region Studies: Russian Federation

Accomodation and location:

International students are provided with double accommodation in a comfortable student dormitory, which is 5-7 minutes walk to undeground stations. The university's campus is located in the north-west of the city, close to the city center. 

We  welcome everyone who would like to study in our smart University and get most of a student's life in our lovely city! 

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