Results of International Students’ Enrollment for 2019-2020 Academic Year

15 November 2019 Education 293

According to the number of international students in Russian universities the Polytechnic University is traditionally among the leaders in 2019. There have studied almost 8,500 international at the University.

In the 2019-20 academic year more than 3,300 international applicants applied for SPbPU main educational programs, including international educational programs taught in a foreign language. Traditionally, international students enter the Polytechnic University in three fields: together with Russian applicants in the framework of the basic programs taught in Russian; within the quota for international citizens in the direction of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, and under the agreement on the provision of paid educational services. In addition the winners of the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project organized by the Association "Global universities" from Latvia, Uzbekistan and Uganda have started the first year of their Master's Degree program. SPbPU as well has been having active cooperation with the state Corporation "Rosatom" and Akkuyu Nuclear JSC. This year 22 candidates were enrolled in the Institute of Energy to study at the international master's program in English. As a result according over 2,500 international students were enrolled in the Polytechnic University.

In 2019-20 over 2,500 international students are enrolled in SPbPU

"The growth in the number of international students at SPbPU is the result of a large-scale set of activities that the Polytechnic University is implementing and participating in," underlined the Head of the International Education Office Evgeniya SATALKINA. – “Traditionally significant information support abroad is provided by colleagues from Rossotrudnichestvo and a wide range of recruitment companies. Sustainable partnership ties SPbPU has with companies "Rakus", "Globus International", "Eastern Union", "Jin Jile", SRE, International Public Fund for Culture and Education, "Neo-Consulting" and "Orcis Group", representing the countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Large-scale work to attract international students to the University is carried out by the official Representative Office of SPbPU in Shanghai and the Information Center in Madrid. As well, the Polytechnic University is intensively expanding its presence on global educational platforms, international educational portals and in the world's social networks."

The vast majority of international students came to SPbPU from China. The programs of the Polytechnic University are also very popular among students from India, Iran and Turkey. The African continent is widely represented by the students from such countries as Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco. It is important to mention that this year students from such distant countries of the African continent as Somalia, Benin and Eritrea came to SPbPU. SPbPU programs this year have been popular among students from Turkmenistan, as well Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan keep the leading positions in terms of students number coming to study at SPbPU among the neighbor countries. From Latin America the biggest number of students came from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In addition SPbPU received students from such distant countries as Japan, South Korea, Honduras, Guatemala and Nepal.

Among the most popular educational programs for international students are Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Technology, Intelligent and Information Systems, Information and Communication Technologies, Innovative Entrepreneurship, Economics, Management and Linguistics. Foundation university programs and Russian language programs are very popular. In the new academic year more than 800 people have been enrolled.

Polytechnic University has been actively developing in the international educational space for many decades. The accumulated experience and strong ties with international partners allowed the University to formulate and annually implement a unique set of measures for the successful recruitment of international students.

Prepared by Center for International Recruitment and Communications. Text: Olga DOROFEEVA

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