Question: I am interested to do phd from your university. Kindly furnish me the details regarding the eligibility criteria and the fees for the course. kindly let me know if I may be entitled to scholarship, if any and how may I get the scholarship.
Thanx for your time.
The answer of Vice-Rector for Academic and Methodological Affairs Marina Y. Lavrikova:
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).
All information about the competition, organized by the St. Petersburg State University in 2014, including a list of required documents and PhD specialties which you can apply as well as deadlines for documents submitting are published on the web-site of SPBU Admission Committee (abiturient.spsu.ru) in the part "Admission of foreign citizens".
Please, point out that admission for 2104 / 15 academic year has finished. You can apply next year (spring – summer time) to the 2015/ 16 academic year.
All Postgraduate programs (PhD) at the SPbU are delivered in Russian language. For learning Russian we can suggest preparatory course on the Russian language before the application to the PhD. A preparation course in Russian lasts 10 months. Upon completion of the course students obtain a graduation certificate from SPbU. As well, they can take a state examination “Test of Russian as Foreign Language” (TORFL) and obtain a certificate of a correspondent level which is needed to apply for studies at the SPbU. More detailed information about the foundation course and a full list of programs offered you can find here: http://russian4foreigners.com/ru/node/130
If you have any questions, please, don’t hesitate to contact the Admission Office +7 (812) 328-32-91, firstname.lastname@example.org.