Saint Petersburg State University | Top Russian University for Science Programs

Established in 1724 by Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg State University (SPbSU or Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ in Russian) is one of the oldest and largest universities in Saint Petersburg city of Russia. SPbSU is Federal State Educational academics of superior education institution. Saint Petersburg is a leading Russian university with research and teaching superiority which consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. All over the Past, the name of the university has been continuously changed. It was said the St. Petersburg Imperial University from 1821 to 1914. After this the university was called by many different names: The Imperial Petrograd University, First Petrograd University, Petrograd State University, Leningrad State University, and Later in 1991 it is now said as St. Petersburg University.

At Present, St. Petersburg University is one of the leading international centers of science, learning, and civilization. There are around more than 2,000 professors, 30,000 students, 210 departments together with the international students who came from outside Russia. University also boasts nine graduates Nobel Prize winners. The achievements gain by the professors and graduate candidates have happened to part of the history of mutually international and Russian science & technology. Along with the 32,400 students & 13,000 administrative staff, the university has 24 specific faculties and institutes. After Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg University is referred as the second best multi-faculty university or academics in Russia.

St. Petersburg State University has held its own educational standards which award its own diplomas in two languages English and Russia.The St. Petersburg University has the status of the first from Russian university to unite with the Coimbra Group (CG).

St. Petersburg State University has a reputation for educating many of the of the political leaders of Russia which including the President Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev.

SPbU has a wide variety of degree courses of higher education: Bachelor, Master, Specialist as well as Post-graduate & PhD level programs to train the extremely experienced professionals in the specialties: Management,  Law, Economics, Conflict Studies, Journalism, Advertising & PR, Psychology, Linguistics, Theatre, Art Management, Applied IT, Cinema and Television Directing, Audio Engineering, Social Work, Acting Techniques, Choreography, and others.

The campus of the Saint Petersburg University is a very safe, comfortable & secure environment and is at within the walking distance of the buildings of University. All the necessary amenities are provided at the accommodations including network connection.


Faculties  & Institutes in Saint Petersburg State University

SPbU includes 24 (twenty-four) specialized faculties that are given below:

  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Dentistry and Medical Technology
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Institute of Earth Sciences
  • Institute of History
  • School of International Relations
  • Institute of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Sociology
  • Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports
  • Faculty of Oriental Studies
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Military Faculty
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Institute of Philosophy
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communications
    • Faculty of Applied Communications
    • Faculty of Journalism
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Political Science
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Graduate School of Management

Tuition Fee: $4000 to $5100 USD (per year)

Hostel Fee: $450 to $550 USD (per year)

Food Cost: $50 to $60 USD (per month)


Top hotels to Stay near St. Petersburg Univesity

  • Nevskiy Hotel Aster
  • Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg
  • Marmara Hotel
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Radisson Royal Hotel
  • Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel
  • M-Hotel


Best Tourist Places in Russia near SPbU

  • The Hermitage Museum
  • Catherine Palace (Tsarskoe Selo)
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Summer Garden
  • Mariinsky Theatre
  • The Russian Museum
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Peterhof

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