University Foundation Program

Our courses are designed to offer students the best preparation for their future success.

Admission Offices

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Dear applicants! Admission for the 2018/2019 academic year for the University Foundation Programs has ended.

 University Foundation Program
 University Foundation Program

University Foundation Programs:

  • Prepare international students for undergraduate and postgraduate studying at Russian universities
  • Develop international communication and studying skills through the Russian language and professional training

The first SPbPU University Foundation Program was founded in 1965. Since then, more than 15 thousand students from Europe, Central, North and South Americas, Asia and Africa have graduated from these programs.

The SPbPU University Foundation Programs meet Russian state educational standards of university foundation training. The programs are based on the standards of Russian high schools and first years of higher education schools.. Over 50% of the class time is dedicated to learning Russian language.

We offer three educational frameworks depending on the students’ future specializations (majors: ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, and HUMANITIES).

Programs for international students:

1. Non-degree University Foundation Program - STANDARD (for those who start training from September 1 to November 30):

  • Duration: 10 months;
  • Workload: 60 credits (including 1340 contact hours);
  • Specialty disciplines:
Engineering Basic disciplines Russian language, mathematics, physics
Specialty disciplines Computer sciences, chemistry, sports
Economics Basic disciplines Russian language, mathematics, economic and social geography
Specialty disciplines Economics, social science (basics), computer sciences, history, sports
Humanities Basic disciplines Russian language, history, economic and social geography
Specialty disciplines Social science (basics), literature, mathematics, computer sciences, sports
  • Fees: RR 195,000 per year

2. Non-degree University Foundation Program - INTENSIVE (for those who start training in November):

  • Duration: 8 months;
  • Workload: 55 credits (including 1200 contact hours);
  • Specialty disciplines:
Engineering Russian language, mathematics, physics
Economics Russian language, mathematics, economic and social geography
Humanities Russian language, history, economic and social geography
  • Fees: RR 175,000 per year

3. Non-degree Russian Language Study Program (the First Certificate Level):

  • Duration: 10 months
  • Workload: 840 contact hours
  • Russian language study
  • Fees: RR 170,000 per year

Students, who have successfully completed the University Foundation Program, receive the Certificate of the University’s standard form.

Admission procedures for the University Foundation Programs:

  1. Newcomers can apply online by filling in the application form;  
  2. Or prospective student (or his friends/relatives) can submit their documents in person (room 228, IIEP, Grazhdansky Ave. 28). In this case, please bring your passport and a Xerox copy of passport 1st page (with name and personal data).

Full admission procedure is available here.

 University Foundation Program
 University Foundation Program
 University Foundation Program
 University Foundation Program
 University Foundation Program

Contact information

Students already enrolled in University Foundation Programs, please contact the Deanery of the University Foundation Programs
 University Foundation Program