Welcome to Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, which is situated in St.Petersburg – one of the most beautiful cities in the world!Being the second largest city in Russia, Saint-Petersburg is designated as the Russian ‘cultural capital’ welcoming over 5 million people every year. It was founded by one of the most remarkable emperors ever in Russia – Peter the Great. His wide outlook and vivid reforming policy made the city amazing and unforgettable for many visitors.

Top reasons to study here

  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University has been enjoying successful international cooperation in the field of education and research.
  • The Polytechnic University provides a wide range of social, cultural and health improvement services.
  • Great city for sightseeing Brilliant architecture and stunning views to explore.

Short Courses

Business & Management (13)
Engineering & Technology (8)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Humanities (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



People who have studied and lectured at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University during more than one hundred years contributed much to the fame and recognition of the university. 


The academic year at Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University starts in September and ends in June (01.09-30.06) every year. Bachelor Degree takes 4 academic years to complete, Master Degree takes 2 academic years to complete, Doctor Degree takes 3 academic years to complete.

The applicants of Degree programs are enrolled according to the results of entrance examinations.

SPbPU is pleased to offer wide range of degree and non-degree educational programs for foreign students:

  • Study Russian Language
  • Degree Programs
  • Short-term and Exchange Programs


Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University is a national polytechnic research university of Russia, a systemically important multidisciplinary university of Russian polytechnic education, a leader in multi-disciplinary scientific research, world-class pan-industry technologies and science-based innovations.

University Ranking

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401 10
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601 -400
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Student services

The Students' Club of the Polytechnic University is a structural unit of the SPbPU Department of Youth Creativity and Cultural Programs. The Club aims to enable social adjustment and effective self-fulfillment, and bolster the creative potential of SPbPU students, who will go on to become scientific and engineering elite.

Housing services

Over 7000 students from other cities and countries live in dormitories of SPbPU campus. All dormitories are situated not far from the academic buildings of the university and underground stations. The campus is divided in 3 complexes of dormitories: "on Lesnoy prospect", "on Ploshchad Muzhestva" and "on Grazhdansky prospect".

Library services

The Fundamental Library of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg University was opened to the public in 1902, together with the University itself, and at present, it is one of the largest in the city. The Library funds exceed 3 mln copies. The main part of the Library is located in the Main Academic Building, erected upon the project of E.F. Virrich in 1902, its surface area being more than 3,000 square meters. 

ICT services

Dormitories have free Wi-Fi zones and broadband Internet.

Student Life

Campus life

The students, faculty, and staff of the Polytechnic University have a very busy life: they pursue a great number of activities varying from social welfare charities to professional and amateur sport contests. They have ample opportunities to participate in exciting events and creative projects, to meet interesting people from different countries, and to gain new experiences and hobbies.

The Polytechnic University is a large community - it provides a wide range of social, cultural, recreational and artistic on-campus facilities for its students and staff. Be it sports, music, dancing, acting, or whatever - you can find the necessary facilities and people to share your interests.

Sports facilities

The first director of the Polytechnic University Prince A.G. Gagarin, caring for students’ active recreation and regarding the considerable distance of the Institute from the city center, ordered to equip the university with two tennis courts and give "the big room down the hall of residence" for coming into fashion "ping-pong". Soon a special gym was equipped.

Currently the Polytechnic University has a modern complex of sports facilities. It includes a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball halls, halls for wrestling and boxing, a gym, a ski-storage, a climbing wall, a weightlifting gym, a chess club, a training base in the village of Kavgolovo. 

Student clubs

More than 15 Students Communities work and actively develop in SpbPU. Among them any interested student will find something for himself/herself: a dance studio, a design community, a photo lab, a radio studio, a video studio, a theater studio, a choir studio, a vocal studio, an art song club, a career guidance team, and others


Higher education is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the accreditation and licensing of higher education establishments, and for developing and maintaining State Educational Standards.

Saint Petersburg, Russia