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The University was established in 1899 by the order of Emperor Nicolas II. Nowadays, it is one of the greatest educational, scientific and research centers in Russia, and according to the decision adopted by the State Committee for Higher Education (SCHE) the University was certificated and recognized as one of the country's leading institutes. It has been selected by the SCHE as one of the few universities for investment priority.

The Institute of International Educational Programs (IIEP) is a spacious seven-story building on the University campus. It is specifically designed for housing faculty, support staff, departments, classrooms, laboratories, library, lecture halls, classrooms and lodging halls, as well as recreation center, cafeteria and canteen for international. 
 
Under its roof three large related academic units of the University (Preparatory Faculty, Russian Language Center and Faculty for Foreign Students) were incorporated to become the main academic units of IIEP. Presently the total IIEP staff of over 100 includes 47 Professors and Associate Professors.

Requirements for admissions (international students)
  • No previous Russian language knowledge is necessary. Programs are available on all levels of Russian (non) fluency.
  • You will be placed in appropriate level according to the result of placement test given the first day of classes.
  • In order to participate in our program in Russia you must:-
    - have Grade Point Average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    - be at least 16 years old at the time of departure.
Admission dates

Term
Dates
Deadlines
Academic YearSeptember 1 - May 15May 1
FallSeptember 1 - December 13May 1
SpringFebruary 1 - May 15November 1
SummerJune 30 - August 1Marc1

Since we serve on first come - first serve basis, it is strongly suggested that you Print the Application, and send it in at your earliest convenience.
Semester & year programmes
  • Students are placed in the appropriate level according to the result of the placement test given the first day of classes.
  • Students receive an official transcript from St. Petersburg State Technical University based on Russian language and other courses taken.
  • Besides regular courses a wide range of cultural and social events are organized during the semester, including visits to some of the many famous museums in St. Petersburg, such as the Hermitage and visits to former czarist places such as Peterhof and Pavlovsk and social events with Russian students at the University.
  • Excursions in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Novgorod, theaters, cinemas, sport facilities, discoteques, jazz club. 
     
    Classes Offered:

    • Russian language. (16 hours per week). Russian grammar, conversation, phonetics, translation, writing practice, etc. Language of instruction is Russian, but the different sections are geared to students ability and background. There is a maximum of 10 : 1 student teacher ratio. Students are encouraged to enroll in at least one, preferably two of the additional classes which meet three hours per week and require preparation outside class.
    • Literature. (3 hours per week). Students read and discuss major works of drama, poetry and the novel, concerning on key works by great Russian and Soviet writers. Taught in English and Russian.
    • Russian history from Kievan Russia to the revolution. (3 hours per week). This course covers the founding and expansion of the Russian state from Kievan Rus. through Czarist Russia to the eve of the revolution. Students visit many of the sites in St. Petersburg where major events of Russian history took place. Taught in English and Russian.
    • Political science - Contemporary Russian Life. (3 hours per week). Major elements of contemporary Russian life are surveyed - law, economics, government, health care, art and education. Sample topics include Soviet literature and journalism, the nationality's questions since 1985 and economic effects of Perestroika. Taught in English and Russian.
    • History of Russian art. (3 hours per week). This course traces development of Russian Art through the study of the works of the most famous painters of icons, and of 18th, 19th, 20th century. Many of works discussed are seen in local museums such as the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. Taught in English and Russian.
    • Russian business terminology and current business trends. (3 hours per week). Designed for students at the Upper intermediate or Advanced levels. This course offers Russian Business terminology for three hours per week: two hours in class plus one hour of outside work. The course includes the study of business language plus an introduction to the Russian economy and review of current business and economic events and trends. 
       
    Classes Offered During Summer:
    • Russian language. (18 hours per week). Russian grammar, conversation, phonetics, translation, writing practice, etc. Language of instruction is Russian, but the different sections are geared to students ability and background. There is a maximum of 10 students per language class. Students are encouraged to enroll in at least one, preferably two of the additional classes which meet three hours per week and require preparation outside class.
    • Political science - Contemporary Russian Life. (2 hours per week). Major elements of contemporary Russian life are surveyed - law, economics, government, health care, art and education. Sample topics include Soviet literature and journalism, the nationality's questions since 1985 and economic effects of Perestroika. Taught in English and Russian.
    • History of russian art. (2 hours per week). This course traces development of Russian Art through the study of the works of the most famous painters of icons, and of 18th, 19th, 20th century. Many of works discussed are seen in local museums such as the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. Taught in English and Russian.

    Accommodation

    On campus (approx. $100 per month):
    Accommodations are in the comfortable residence hall for foreign students at the University. Students live in two-room suites, two students per room, four students per suit, with a kitchenette (stove, microwave and refrigerator), a toilet and bath tub/shower in each suite.

    With host family, breakfast included (approx. $200 per month):

    The Host Family Program gives students the opportunity to live in a specially selected Russian home. The purpose is to allow student exposure to everyday family life and other aspects of Russian culture, as well as a rich linguistic environment. Students who live with a family usually learn more about Russian lifestyles and acquire Russian language faster than others. Breakfast is included in the cost. Payments are to be made directly to the host family and on monthly basis.

    Approximate Expenses

     
    Summer
    Semester
    Academic Year

    On-Campus
    Host Family(with breakfast)
    On-Campus
    Host Family(with breakfast)
    On-Campus
    Host Family(with breakfast)
    Application Fee
    $ 50
    $ 50
    $ 50
    $ 50
    $ 50
    $ 50
    Tuition & Fees
    2,750
    2,750
    4,856
    4,856
    9,712
    9,712
    Housing
    150
    300
    400
    800
    800
    1,600
    Airport Transfer
    15
    15
    15
    15
    15
    15
    Books
    30
    30
    50
    50
    100
    10
    Total
    2,995
    3,145
    5,371
    5,771
    10,677
    11,477

    Other expenses to be expected: 

    Airfareapprox. $ 1,000
    International Insuranceapprox. $ 30 per month
    Visa$ 70
    Excursionsapprox. $ 300 per semester
    Local Transportationapprox. $1.5 per day
    Foodapprox. $15 per day (note that some meals are included in host family option)

    All costs are in US dollars and are subject to slight change due to currency fluctuations or other circumstances beyond our control.

    Academic Credit Transfer

    St Petersburg State Technical University is certificated and recognized as one of Russia's leading institutes and you should have no difficulties in arranging transfer of credit toward a degree at your home institution, provided the proper measures are taken. You must make arrangements with your home institution to transfer credits. 


    In order to do so properly we suggest that you: obtain approval PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE from the academic advisor, department chair, and/or study abroad advisor, that the courses you select will be awarded credit transfer.

    The amount of credit you can earn overseas depends on policies of your home institution, as well as what courses you take. Of course, you have to pass all the courses you take, and most institutions require that a student obtains a 'C' or better grade in each course in order to give him the credit.

    Your home institution may require additional information on the courses you would like to take abroad to help estimate how much credit you can earn. Such information is available on our web site, as well as in our downloadable brochure. You should remember that it is essential that you resolve all conflicting issues regarding accreditation with your home institution PRIOR to your departure.
     
 

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