Question: am HusamKhalaf from Iraq, i have two higher certificates, first level master degree in Geomatics and natural resources evaluation from Florence university at Italy, and higher diploma in spatial planning from Duhok university in Iraq, as well as bachelor degree in soil sciences and land reclamation from Basra university in Iraq, can i apply to PhD study in Saint Petersburg State University? i hope to get scholarship if existed or admission for this year, thank you so much .
The answer of Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Ekaterina Babelyk:
Thank you for your letter.
International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis and to places funded by the Russian Government (Scholarship includes tuition fee and academic scholarship).
Admission information about places funded by the Russian Government is published at the web-site of the University.
Information about places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis is available here.
Here you may find information about tuition fees for last year: Tuition.
Here you may find information about entrance examinations: Перечень направлений подготовки, основных образовательных программ, предметов вступительных испытании и форм проведения вступительных испытаний, контрольные цифры приема на основные образовательные программы подготовки научно-педагогических кадров в аспирантуре в 2015 году.
You also need to submit Diploma of your previous education with legalization with diploma’s notarized transcript (it should be notarized in Russia or in Russian embassy). You also should have an application for Admission to an educational program, copy of an identity document with the indication of nationality and photographs 3 x 4 (4 pieces), made during the calendar year. A list of full requirement you may find here.
List of PH.D programs you may find here: http://abiturient.spbu.ru/russkij/admissions-of-foreign-citizens/admissions-of-foreign-citizens/aspirantura-phd-degree.html
Please mind, that all PhD programs are offered in Russian. If you want to join Russian language courses first in order to improve your language skills, please, see information here.
If you need any information regarding recognition of foreign diplomas of education, please address you questions to the following e-mail: email@example.com
If you will need any further information, please, do not hesitate to contact International Admissions Office by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: (812) 328-32-91.