For Prospective Students
Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPSUACE) carries out enrollment and academic arrangement of foreign citizens on the purpose of preparing specialists for foreign countries.
SPSUACE has been teaching foreign citizens since 1946. At present the number of foreign students at the university exceeds 600 people coming out of over 50 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, America and other countries from the Far East as well as from CIS.
Education of foreign students on bachelor, specialist, master degree programs and post-graduate degrees is maintained according to the same education directions and programs as for the Russian students. The training is maintained either on the contract basis or under the assignment of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation.
The academic year consists of two semesters which begin in September and February respectively. Foreign students study with the Russian ones in the same groups.
Language of training - Russian.
Training duration depends on the education direction and the specialty chosen by a student.
- Students of bachelor degree programs study from 4 to 5 years;
- Students of specialty degree programs study from 5 to 6 years;
- Students of master degree programs study 2 years.
- List of training directions under bachelor, expert, master,postgraduate programs
Foreign students who successfully covered the university education programs will get a state diploma (with bachelor, specialist or master degree) according to the chosen education program, and post-graduate students who successfully defended their theses will receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) or a Doctor of Science degree (Sc.D.) according to the corresponding direction.
On the purpose of preparing prospective foreign students for studies in the University a preparatory department was organized, where during 9 months foreign citizens study Russian language and some disciplines taught in Russian secondary schools.
Cost of training depends on the specialty and education direction chosen by a student and is set by the Rector of the University for each academic year. A contract is signed with each foreign student and it functions during the whole academic period. In case a contract is terminated on any cause stated in it, a new contract is signed according to the costs of training set for the current academic year.
Since its foundation Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering has prepared over 2000 specialists for foreign countries. University graduates work in different countries of the world. In most countries diplomas issued by Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering are recognized as well as European and American ones. For the last 50 years Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering has not received any claims concerning the level of education from foreign countries.
- Procedure of enrollment to the Preparatory Department
Veronika A. ARTEMEVA
Head of the Department of International Education and Cooperation
phone/fax: (812) 575-05-09
Yulia V. IVANOVA
Dean for work with international students of the Department of International Education and Cooperation
(education of international students)
phone/fax: (812) 316-73-14