Applying for Master's Program

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Question: Zdravstvuyte Vladimir :) I am a citizen of Russian Federation but I have been living in Turkey since 1998, we moved to Turkey with my parents when I was 6 and since then I have been a student here. I can speak Russian but I have some troubles with reading and writing. It is my last year at University and my department is "English Language Teaching". I really would like to study a master's degree at Saint Petersburg State University but since I am a citizen of Russia but will finish my undergraduate education here in Turkey can you please help me with the information according to applying to a master's degree? Am I considered as an international student etc. Thank you! Alina Shoparova

The answer of Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Ekaterina Babelyk:

Thank you for your letter.

As a Russian citizen residing abroad you have the following variants to apply to Saint-Petersburg State University:

  1. Along with all Russian citizens to the places founded by Russian Government. The Regulations for admission and all information about admission procedure is available at the official web-site. Admission is carried out on the basis of entrance examinations. Here you may find the List of Master programs and information about exams.
  2. Along with all Russian citizens to the places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis. The additional information about exams you may find here.

Tuition fee for the Masters program may vary and depends of the program. Information about tuition fees are published on the web-site of the University. Tuition fees for the coming academic year will be published at the web-site before the 1st of June 2016.

  1. In accordance with the Russian Federation Government Decree No. 891 as of October 8, 2013 «On Establishing an Education Quota for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Citizens in the Russian Federation» as a Russian citizen residing abroad. Detailed information about The Open Competition Among International Applicants, Stateless Citizens and Compatriots Residing Abroad to Obtain State Scholarships to Study at SPbU in 2016 will be published at the official web-site of the University in April 2016. Admission information for the 2015 academic year about places funded by the Russian Government is published at the web-site of the University:


If you will need any further information, please, do not hesitate to contact International Admissions Office by e-mail:, or by phone: (812) 328-32-91.

Best regards!


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