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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. 2021
10th Dec. 2021
1st Qualifying Round
A competition of portfolios
10th Jan. 2022
28th Jan. 2022
2nd Round
Online test

ONLY for PhD track:

28th Feb. 2022
18th Mar. 2022
3rd Round
Online interview with a research supervisor
Who can Participate?
  • Citizens of all countries other than Russia
  • Stateless citizens
  • Russian citizens who are permanent residents of other countries
  • 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 2022
  • 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 23 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
  • University Impact Ranking 37
  • THE Best universities in Europe 39
  • 4th Position in Russia
  • THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 35
  • THE Engineering Sciences TOP-150
  • THE Physical Sciences TOP-125
  • THE Computer Science  TOP-175
  • THE Business & Economics TOP-300
  • THE Life Sciences TOP-500
  • Best Global Universities in Russia 4
  • U.S. Subject Rankings, Physics 95

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

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