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Your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master’s programme at one of the leading universities in Russia

What’s in it for you?

Early admission to a tuition-free Master's or PhD programs at SPbPU

Benefits to olympiad participants

The Winners and runners-up of the Olympiad are eligible to enroll in the University without entrance examinations.

Important dates

The selection process is held totally ONLINE:

15th Sep. 2022
10th Dec. 2022
1st Qualifying Round
Registration of participants.
Uploading the portfolio to the system by the participants.
Publication of the results of the first stage.
10th Jan. 2023
23th Jan. 2023
2nd Round
Online tests.
Publication of the results of the second stage. Appeal.
Determination of prize-winners and winners on the Master's track.

ONLY for the postgraduate track (analogous to PhD):

20th Feb. 2023
10th Mar. 2023
3rd Round
Online interview with a research supervisor.
Determination of prize-winners and winners on the postgraduate track (analogous to PhD)
Who can Participate?
  • Citizens of all countries other than Russia
  • Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree for Master’s track or a Master’s degree for PhD’s track
  • Applicants are required to be receiving Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in 2023
Unfortunately, the main benefit provided by the Open Doors Olympiad for winners and prize-winners — admission of foreign citizens to study under the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation, is available only for persons who do not have citizenship of the Russian Federation
  • Russian
  • English

Instruction Language Depends on the program: Russian or English

Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

One of the leading universities in Russia

Learn more about SPbPU
Total number of students
International students from 120 countries
Lecturers, professors and international faculty
R&E laboratories
Research and education centers
  • Supercomputer Centre
  • Science park and business incubator
  • Modern sports complex
  • University Accommodation Complex (consists of 18 Dormitories)
  • One of the largest libraries in St. Petersburg
  • International Student Campus
  • SPbPU Student club and students communities
  • University camps in St.Petersburg suburbs
  • A health center for the University and an outpatients clinic for students
  • QS World University Rankings 393
  • QS Subject Area, Engineering & Technology 180
  • QS Subject Area, Natural Sciences 265
  • QS Subject, Engineering – Electrical & Electronic 251-300
  • QS Subject, Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 151-200
  • QS Subject, Computer Science & Information Systems 251-300
  • QS Subject, Physics & Astronomy 251-300
  • QS Subject, Materials Science 301-350
  • QS Subject, Economics and Econometrics 301-350
  • QS Stars Rating System: Online learning – 5 stars
  • QS BRICS 56
  • QS EECA 45
  • 153 position in QS number of international students
  • THE World University Rankings 301-350
  • THE Best universities in Europe 43
  • 3rd Position in Russia
  • THE Emerging Economies Rankings 42
  • THE Engineering Sciences TOP-250
  • THE Physical Sciences TOP-125
  • THE Computer Science  TOP-200
  • THE Business & Economics TOP-250
  • THE Life Sciences TOP-500
  • ARWU (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects), Physics - 5th in Russia

Saint Petersburg

  • Great city for sightseeing
  • In the list of TOP 10 QS Most Affordable Cities for Students
  • Exciting cultural and social life
  • Picturesque surroundings and suburbs to go for a day
  • Cosmopolitan and safe city
  • Magic White Nights in summer


Your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master’s programme at one of the leading universities in Russia