Govt. of Russian Federation Scholarship Programme for studying at St. Petersburg University : Apply by June 15


The Government of Russian Federation has announced ‘On Scholarship Programme for degree students at St. Petersburg University SPbU’ and offering educational opportunities including scholarships for foreign students and inviting applications from Indian Nationals to pursue degree courses at St. Petersburg University, Russia.

St. Petersburg University (SPbU) with the aim to contribute to the openness and equitable access to education is seeking to provide information on study opportunities for young people of outstanding talent, namely on application call 2017 for Russian Federation’s government-funded places.

The Government of the Russian Federation is ready to provide foreign nationals with an opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to pursue degree at SPbU corresponding to their level of previous education.

Foreign nationals worldwide, stateless citizens and compatriots residing abroad are eligible to apply for the one of 300 available government-funded places for entry to degree programs. Successful applicants are guaranteed tuition fee waiving, place in SPbU dormitory and monthly maintenance allowance in the amount equal to national scholarship for native students regardless of academic performance.

The applications can be submitted on-line and are considered based on motivation letter and essay as well as academic merit and non-academic achievements.

Prior to the enrollment to SPbU, the University forwards the list of preliminary selected applicants to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for approval, i.e. issuing Ministry’s Referral Letter, and for ensuring further visa support, i.e. issuing a letter of invitation.

The 2017 application call: from February, 1st to June, 15th.

For more detailed information on selection process, please, refer to the SPbU official website here.

Application Process and admission:

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 and academic scholarship).

Russian Government Scholarship from 1st of February till 15th of June:

• Covers the cost of tuition.
• Provides academic scholarship.
• Gives reduced prices for dormitory stay.
Step 1. To register at the Personal Account on the website of Admission Office here.
Step 2. Attach in the Person Account all documents required for Portfolio competition
(including essay on the stated topics and motivation letter) here.
Step 3. Applicants who have successfully passed the competitive selection are recommended for enrollment to Saint-Petersburg State University.

Please mind that all foreign documents of education should be:
1. Legalized in the stated order;
2. Translated into Russian (could be done on arrival)
3. Notarized by the Russian notary (could be done on arrival)

SPbU International Admissions Office (for all questions and additional information):
e-mail: admission@spbu.ru
Tel. 007 812 3283291
Address: Universiteskaya Emb., 13 B, St. Petersburg 199034, Russian Federation.

Click here for the official notification from MHRD and here for the official notification from the university.


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