Applicants from 17 countries have signed up for Polytech Open 2023

28 February 2023 International activities 482

Participants from 17 countries registered to participate in the Polytech Open 2023, dedicated to the start of the admission campaign. The event was held by the Admission office managers for international applicants, joined by representatives of institutes and higher schools, as well as international students of Polytech — members of TutorForces team and PolyUnion international student club.

The Admission office managers held the Polytech Open 2023 for international applicants online

Professor Dmitry Arseniev, vice rector for international affairs of SPbPU, addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. We are always happy to see international students in our programs. Today Polytechnic University is one of the most international universities in Russia with over 5,000 international students from 107 countries, said Dmitry Arseniev. Among our graduates there are talented engineers, economists, CEOs of large companies and even heads of governments. We often say that Polytech is our family. And Polytechnic University is also a home for students from all over the world, and everyone can find help and support here.

Anastasia Sidorova, leading specialist of Admission office, moderated the Open Doors Day for foreign applicants

Simultaneously with the broadcast, there was a chat room where participants could ask additional questions about admission, entrance exams or a specific program. Future Polytechnic students learned about the fields of study at SPbPU and undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, as well as pre-university training programs. Admission office managers told about state-funded and contract-based admission options, gave step-by-step instructions on how to apply, and showed international applicants Polytechnic University’s positions in the rankings, the features of the campus and opportunities for sport and creative pursuits. Separately, Anna Kolotayeva, deputy head of the International Education Department, told about the possibilities of admission under the quota of the Russian Government. Let us remind that this year’s deadline for applications for admission under the quota has been extended until March 20, so everyone who wants to still register on the portal of the information system

Anastasia Bolshakova, associate professor at the Higher School of Biomedical Systems and Technology, led a tour of the laboratory for international applicants

The coordinators of some international educational programs also joined the broadcast. Nikita Lukashevich, associate professor of the Higher School of Industrial Management, Elena Selivanova, leading specialist of the Higher School of Cyberphysical Systems and Management, and Anastasia Bolshakova, associate professor of the Higher School of Biomedical Systems and Technologies, told about specific training areas and features of training. As a part of one of the presentations, foreign applicants took a virtual tour of the laboratory of the Institute of Biomedical Systems and Biotechnology led by Associate Professor Anastasia Bolshakova.

PolyUnion and TutorForces activists from Turkey, Indonesia, Columbia and Egypt participated in the Open Doors Day for international applicants

International students also shared their impressions of SPbPU program. Activists of TutorForces and international student club PolyUnion from Turkey, Indonesia, Columbia and Egypt told why they had chosen Polytechnic University, their educational and extracurricular activities, events held at the university and organized by them, as well as the opportunities offered by the Polytechnic University for its students.

The admission campaign for international students has started, which means that future polytechnic students can already fill out applications in the personal enrollment office. For those who did not have time to connect to the Polytech Open 2023 online, a recording of the broadcast is available. And in the near future the dates of new webinars about the admission process will be announced, where representatives of SPbPU institutes and higher schools will take part along with Admission Office managers.

Prepared by the SPbPU International Office

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