SPbU pays particular attention to the development of sports activities. More than 5,000 students annually participate in over 50 physical fitness and sports events.
types of sports
For independent training on Campus
outdoor gyms
SPbU Sport Clubs
sports facilities
university teams
  • The "Challenge Cup" Rugby Match SPbU vs MSU
  • The Historic "Petrovskaya Mile 1724" (Rowing Event)
  • The Frosty "Arctic Cup" (Snow Rugby)
  • The "Spassky Cup" (Chess Tournament)
  • The "Uncle Vanya’s Cup" (Community Weightlifting)
  • V.V. Vasilykovsky Memorial Relay Race (Track and Field)
  • The "Peterhof Olympiad"
  • The GTO Sports Contest (Ready for Labour and Defense)
  • The Freshman’s Prize
  • SPbU Championships
  • The Champions' Ball
Every year at St Petersburg University (SPbU) we celebrate the spirit of competition and camaraderie with a variety of sporting events:
  • Academic rowing
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Ultimate
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Boxing
  • Volleyball
  • Cybersport
  • Track and field
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Power training
  • Rock climbing
  • Dance sports
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Cheerleading
  • Hockey
  • Chess
Total area of
Academic rowing, Mountaineering, Basketball (men), basketball (women), volleyball (men/women), volleyball (women), track and field, powerlifting, swimming, rugby, rock climbing, football (men), football (women), chess.
9 425 m2
Our university students are world champions in acrobatic rock 'n' roll, all-style karate, skiing, underwater swimming, Thai boxing; European champions in academic rowing, sailing, Kyokushin karate, rugby, sports aerobics, and fencing.
We can't imagine our lives without passions and hobbies, and we warmly invite you to become a part of our large creative family. Open auditions for most sections run throughout the year.
  • SPbU Dance Studio
  • Unicorn Irish Dance Club
  • Creative Associations of the House of Culture and Science
  • G. M. Sandler Academic Choir
  • SPbU Choir
  • Vocal Studio
  • Theater Studio
  • Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments
  • Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • Folklore Ensemble
  • Filolalia University Theater Community
  • Musica Universalis early music ensemble
Volunteer Center
  • Sports - we assist in organizing sports events for the University and partners
  • Social - we remember the needy and people with health limitations, and we also visit rehabilitation centers and animal shelters
  • Environmental - we organize events and campaigns aimed at protecting nature
  • Cultural - we provide voluntary and free assistance in the field of culture
  • Patriotic - we remember history and instill a love for our country
  • Service - we help carry out socially significant events of SPbU and its partners
SPbU Student Teams

Behind the term "teams" are associations of students who are passionate about a common cause. For instance, members of pedagogical teams work as camp counselors in children's camps during summer holidays, while the archaeological team works on excavations.
Pedagogical teams:
The Council represents students' interests when discussing vital issues such as quality of education, the arrangement of study buildings and halls of residence, catering, organization of extracurricular events, and much more. Details can be found on the website.
The Student Council
You can make a personal contribution to volunteer and charity campaigns and become a volunteer for both university and nationwide projects. Volunteers assist veterans and university students; work with dog shelters and rehabilitation centers.
Details can be found on the University website and on the VKontakte page.
Public transportation
BSK is a student’s contactless smart card. It allows you to use any city public transportation: subway, bus, tram, and trolleybus.

The BSK provides 100 subway rides, unlimited travel on city buses, trolleys, and trams. The BSK does not apply to commercial transport routes and does not give the right to use taxis.
You can apply for a free pass in case of loss of the breadwinner or for students from large families. For this, you need to go to room 111 of the Rector's Wing within the first three weeks of September.
What are the advantages?
At BSK issuing points.

While your BSK is being prepared, we recommend getting a temporary "Course" pass at any subway cashier. Once the student pass is ready, you can get a refund for the "Course" at any subway station cashier within 45 days from the date of purchase. The card manufacturing period is 10 days.
How to apply?
For preferential category of students
Student status certificate
Clarify where the certificate will be presented (for example, the name of the company where the parents or guardians work)
Four steps to getting a certificate:
To issue a certificate of study or period of study, you must submit an application with your personal signature to the name of the Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Activities Maria Lavrikova in a scanned form to the email address
Contact a staff member of the Academic Department

Fill out and submit an application — the form will be provided by an Academic Department staff member
Processing period
  • Within ten working days after application - for students

  • Within three working days after issuing an order for expulsion - for those who have dropped out
Certificate of Study or Period of Study
Every year our University hosts a variety of events - both Russian and international. We warmly welcome you to be part of this vibrant community and join us for:

  • Winter Ball
  • "What? Where? When?" games
  • Photo contests
  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Festivals
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Scientific events
  • Exhibitions, and much more
University bookstores
The University's network of bookstores "The University Book House" offers a full range of SPbU publications at publisher's prices, as well as souvenir products bearing the SPbU insignia.
«The University Book House»
5, Mendeleev Line, St Petersburg
Phone: +7 (812) 329-24-70, +7 (812) 329-24-71
Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday from 10:30 to 19:00
Focus: history and economics, sociology and political science, biology, physics, chemistry, literary studies.
«The University Book House»
5, 6th Line, Vasilyevsky Isl., St Petersburg
Phone: +7 (812) 328-62-13
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00
Focus: history, psychology, law, linguistics, history of cinema and painting, natural and exact sciences.
«The University Book House»
11, University Emb., St Petersburg
Phone: +7 (812) 363-67-41
Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 18:00
Focus: linguistics, Russian as a foreign language, literary studies and oriental studies, physics, mathematics, sociology, biology.
  • 22nd Line V.O., 7
  • Volkhovsky lane, 3
  • Birzhevoy lane, 6a
  • Makarova Emb., 6a
  • Korablestroiteley Street, 20a
  • Tchaikovsky Street, 62
  • Peterhof, St Petersburg Highway, 109p
  • Peterhof, Botanicheskaya Street, 66, Building 3
  • Peterhof, Ulyanovskaya Street, 9, Building 1
  • Peterhof, Sobstvenny Avenue, 1
  • Galernaya Street, 58–60
  • Universitetskaya Emb., 7–9v (basement and first floor)
  • Mendeleevskaya Line, 5a
  • Dekabristov lane, 16a
  • Smolny Street, 1/3b, entrance 7
  • Smolny Street, 1/3b, entrance 8
  • Peterhof, Ulyanovskaya Street, 1a
  • Peterhof, Ulyanovskaya Street, 3a
  • Peterhof, Universitetskiy Avenue, 26
  • Peterhof, Universitetskiy Avenue, 28
  • Peterhof, Universitetskiy Avenue, 35
  • Filologicheskiy Lane, 3p
  • Radishcheva Street, 39d
  • Universitetskaya Embankment, 7–9v (second floor)
  • 1st Line V.O., 26
  • Tavricheskaya Street, 21–23–25
  • Smolny Street, 1/3b, entrance 8
  • Peterhof, St Petersburg Highway, 109a.
  • 1st Line V.O., 26
  • 6th Line V.O., 15a
  • 10th Line V.O., 33–35
  • Kamskaya Street, 16a
  • Universitetskaya Emb., 7–9a (12 colleges)
  • Bolshoy Avenue V.O., 71
  • Universitetskaya Emb., 7–9v (second floor)
  • Galernaya Street, 58–60
  • 22nd Line V.O., 7
  • Makarova Emb., 6
  • Smolny Avenue, 1b (first and second floor)
  • St Petersburg Highway, 109a
  • V.O., 1st Line, 26, room 110K
  • V.O., 6th Line, 15, room 96
  • V.O., 10th Line, 33–35, room 153 PIB
  • Kamskaya Street, 16a, room 102 (buffet)
  • V.O., 9th Line, 2/11, room 317
  • Radishcheva Street, 39, room 1-H|16 (basement)
  • Tavricheskaya Street, 21–23–25, room 4H15(2nd floor)
  • Smolny, 1/3, entrance 8, in the lobby near room.112 (cafe)
  • Smolny, 1/3, entrance 7, in the lobby near room.105 (cafe)
  • V.O., Bolshoy Avenue, 71, room 112K (lobby)
  • 22nd Line V.O., 7
  • Galernaya Street, 58–60а
  • Dekabristov lane, 16a
  • Peterhof, Ulyanovskaya Street, 1a
  • Peterhof, Ulyanovskaya Street, 3a
  • Peterhof, Universitetskiy Avenue, 26
  • Peterhof, Universitetskiy Avenue, 28
  • Peterhof, Universitetskiy Avenue, 35
  • Peterhof, Botanicheskaya Street, 66, Building 4
  • Peterhof, Sobstvenny Avenue, 1
  • Makarova Emb., 6a
  • Mendeleevskaya Line, 5a
  • 10th Line V.O., 49
  • Tchaikovsky Street, 62а
  • 23rd Line V.O., 26
  • Birzhevoy lane, 6a
  • Universitetskaya Emb., 7–9–11v (basement and first floor)
  • Universitetskaya Emb., 7–9–11a
  • Universitetskaya Emb., 7–9–11a-ya (Botany building)
  • V.O., Sredniy Avenue, 41
  • 14th Line V.O., 29
  • 6th Line V.O., 11d
Vending Machines
Drinking Water
Accessible Environment
The inclusive education of students with disabilities, the content of education, and the organization of learning and education are determined by an adapted programme.
  • If necessary, individual study plans and individual learning schedules can be developed for students with disabilities, taking into account the specific features and educational needs of a specific student: the term for obtaining higher education can be extended, and various options for holding classes can be provided.

  • To support the educational process at SPbU, electronic learning technologies, network and distance learning systems are used, for example, Blackboard. The system allows conducting types of classes such as lectures (provided in the recording), webinars, individual consultations, testing, etc. in a remote mode.

  • A special procedure for mastering the discipline "physical culture and sports" has been established: classes for persons with weak health and for persons exempted from practical classes are conducted using a special methodology. Physical education and sports classes for the mentioned categories of persons are conducted in the following types: aerobics (fitball, stretching, fitness), oriental martial arts (wushu), cross-country skiing, athletics (health walking and running), swimming, Nordic walking, tourism (pedestrian), according to special programmes in the direction "Health Systems", general physical training (GPT), checkers and chess.
Accommodation for students with motor disabilities:
  • Hall of residence № 1 — block for a disabled person in a wheelchair. The entrance to the building is equipped with a ramp

  • Hall of residence № 6 — a living block on the first floor for three with a kitchen and a bathroom. The entrance to the building is equipped with a ramp

  • Hall of residence № 8 — two two-bed residential blocks on the first floor. The entrance to the building is equipped with an electric lift