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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Polytechnicheskaya Str. 29 Saint-Petersburg,
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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is a major Russian technical university providing courses in engineering, physics, economics, humanities and information technology. SPbPU offers 50+ Bachelor's degree programs, 200+ Master's degree programs, 90 doctorate programs and 90 PhD programs, in addition to non-degree and international education programs. 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.

SPbPU educates more than 33,000 students with about 7 000 international students including from over 100 countries. The university has partnerships with about 300 universities, about 130 scientific and research institutions and  over 150 companies from over than 50 countries. SPbPU is home to over 20 international research centers which carry out research collaborations with major companies including Motorola, Microsoft, Siemens, LG, Apple and AT&T. 

You will get profound knowledge and practical skills as well as rich and intensive cultural and entertaining time in one of the most beautiful cities of Russia! There are a few best things about Saint Petersburg as:

  • Great city for sightseeing;
  • Brilliant architecture and stunning views;
  • Exciting cultural and social life;
  • Magic White Nights in summer;
  • and intelligent friendly people around!  

Today, the university's structure includes 12 Institutes, over 100 departments and 120 R&E laboratories; a big number of research centers, innovation laboratories and a science park, fundamental library, campus, medical center, modern sports centers.

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is happy to offer international programs taught both in Russian and in English, which are very popular among students from all over the world. Students, who are willing to get undergraduate and postgraduate degrees taught in Russian, may take a Foundation Program.

Studying in St. Petersburg

You will 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.


International students are provided with double accommodation in a two-room apartment with shared facilities and a kitchen in the comfortable student dormitory.


The campus of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is located in the north-west district of the city, very close to underground (subway). You can easily get to the center of the city using underground (subway) within 20 minutes. The nearest underground station is 5-7 minutes walk from the student dormitory.


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

Kind Regards, SPbPU Team


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Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Institute of Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering and Transport

University Highlights

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is one of the top universities in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It is ranked #=401 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 16,768


International students - 5,121


Total faculty staff - 2,380


Total students - 16,768


International students - 5,121


Total faculty staff - 2,380

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