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Study Abroad in Russia

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

Interested in spending a summer abroad? Learn more about Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, Russia!

Discover the romantic spirit of Russia and its unique heritage at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is the largest summer school in Russia and one of the world’s leading research facilities in the fields of applied physics and mathematics, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, and many other academic disciplines. Business, management, and Russian language and culture courses are offered. You can learn more about this country’s heritage and background in classes taught by world-class professors and experts. St. Petersburg is known for its cultural, historical, and architectural landmarks. Founded by Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) as a “window on Europe,” the city is Russia’s cultural capital and most European city. The bridges and natural canals of the river have earned St. Petersburg the nickname “Venice of the North.”



  • Ask the SNHU Study Abroad Office about the minimum GPA requirement.

  • Summer programs (1 to 5-week options) available. Summer session: mid-July to mid-August, but dates depend on which course is chosen.

Course and Subject Offerings

  • Business (Doing Business in Russia, Sport Management & Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Technology Leadership)

  • Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Nuclear)

  • Russian Studies (Language & Business Culture, History & Literature, Politics & Art)

  • For summer-school courses, click here



Students live in double or triple rooms in an apartment with shared facilities and a kitchen in a student dormitory. Click here for more information about on-campus housing.


General Information

  • Click here for information about living costs at SPbPU.

  • Extracurricular Opportunities: There are field trips to enterprises included in most of the summer programs and an extensive cultural program of outdoor activities and excursions (included in the participation fee and optional ones). For instance, Pub Quiz, boat city tour, excursion to the Hermitage, picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland, full-day trips to Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof and others (depending on the specific summer course).



Scholarships are available. Click here for a database of scholarships and contact


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