All state-funded students receive a state academic scholarship — as of September 1, 2022, its size is 2164 rubles. To continue receiving it, it’s important to pass all your pass/fail exams and get "good" and "excellent" marks for graded exams.
For students studying in secondary professional education programmes, the scholarship is 758 rubles.
At our University, we hold a wealth of competitions for students. For instance, we host a contest for presentations on UNESCO World Heritage Sites or a competition for student-created social advocacy videos in English.
If University students find themselves in tough situations, we’re here to lend a hand — we may provide aid in various forms such as covering meal expenses, subsidising the cost of travel home, or other kinds of financial support. To apply for financial aid, you’ll need to submit a request personally via your Student Personal Account. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the terms and procedures for receiving financial aid in this section.
Competitions and Grants
Financial Aid
phone: +7 (812) 324-12-73
Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid
The latest updates on current scholarships.
Undergraduate and graduate students can receive from 6,700 to 10,400 rubles per month for achievements in academic, research, social, cultural, creative and sporting activities.

Applications are open at the beginning of each term and no more than 10% of the student body are selected.
State merit scholarship
Students of secondary vocational education, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies are eligible. Each named scholarship has unique application requirements: for example, some are intended for achievements in studies or research, while some are awarded for achievements in sports or creative endeavors.
Named scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to first and second year undergraduate students of full-time state-funded education programmes, who belong to the preferential category and have "good" and "excellent" grades. The scholarship may amount up to 30,000 roubles per month. Certain categories of undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for a baseline social action scholarship of 3,246 roubles per month. Secondary vocational education students may receive 1,137 roubles per month.
State social action scholarship
The University provides an array of additional educational programmes, including general education courses, professional development, and retraining programmes across various fields. As a result of these programmes, you will gain additional competencies and skills that meet employer demands, market trends, business needs, and societal expectations. Many of our programmes employ distance learning technologies and are conducted during evenings or weekends.
Additional Educational Programmes
  • You gain up-to-date skills that meet the demands of a modern professional

  • Enjoy a variety of formats: from business games and training sessions to case studies and discussions of specific situations drawn from the professional experience of participants

  • Experience active application of information and communication technologies in learning, including hybrid formats and digital libraries

  • Experience unique learning opportunities using the equipment of our Research Park

  • Learn from professors and associate professors, leading scientists and researchers in their respective fields of knowledge, seasoned consultants, and authors of case studies and textbooks
What makes additional education at SPbU so great:
Blackboard is an electronic learning support system. With it, you can find materials and assignments for disciplines, hand in homework, and maintain communication with the teacher.
To log in, follow the link and enter your login (st******) and password.
Most of SPbU’s buildings offer free Wi-Fi networks ( for users with a single account, — for those who have not yet received a single account). We offer a free version of MS Office 365 cloud products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams). Instructions and details are posted in the electronic guide.
How do I log into email?

Step 1: Follow the Student Email link

Step 2: Click on the 'Email login' icon

Step 3: Enter your login (stXXXXXX) and password into the Blackboard Learn window

Note: Students receive their login and password along with the student card on September 1. Additionally, the login credentials may be obtained through the Applicant’s Personal Account.
Student Email – the main communication channel at the University
All important information comes here. Additionally, you can use it to communicate with teachers, students, and SPbU administration.
What kind of news usually comes and why is it important to use student mail?
  • Important messages from the educational department
  • Operational and reliable news from other University services
  • Assignments from teachers
Microsoft Teams is an online platform for conducting lessons in a distance format. The wide capabilities of the platform allow you to interact with the teacher and classmates, place educational materials, and solve different tasks — from checking assignments to conducting joint audio and video calls.
For convenience, you can use both the cloud version and a special application (for Windows or MacOS, you can download it here). Apps are available for mobile devices.
You should contact the employee of the educational department if:
  • You haven't received a login/password
  • You don't receive emails (while your classmates do)

You should contact the technical support department if:
  • You've forgotten (lost) your login or password;
  • You can't log into your email or Blackboard.
Services and Mail
Step 1: Follow the link to the Personal Account
Step 2: Enter your login (stXXXXXX) and password into the System Login window
Step 3: After logging in, you'll see the following interface

Your personal account simplifies your study life. For instance, under the 'Electronic Record Book' tab, you can see your finals results (pass/fail and graded exams), under the 'Elective Disciplines' tab, you’ll be offered a choice of current elective courses, and under the 'Receipts' tab, contract-based students can generate a tuition payment receipt.
Watch the video to learn more about electronic services and opportunities.

How to log in to your student account?
Microsoft Teams
The SPbU Career Center provides comprehensive career support for students in all training areas. The goal of our work is to ensure the demand and competitiveness of graduates in the labor market.
Career Center - Your First Steps in Your Profession
Our University actively engages employers in the educational process, so you have the opportunity to intern at some of the largest Russian and international companies, as well as government agencies. Find more details in the dedicated section.
A unique feature of SPbU is the clinical internship. We have established special clinics that allow students to acquire practical skills without leaving the educational process.

Under the guidance of a professor, students carry out real projects for clients - partners, employers, and various University services. The mission of this model is to help students fulfill their potential and future employers to prepare staff. The University has 16 clinics in various areas:
Clinical Model Internship
At SPbU, you can complete a scientific internship, but only for those who already have a bachelor's degree or have teaching and research experience. The task of the internship involves not only carrying out a research project but also expanding your competencies. More details on how to apply and what opportunities are available to applicants can be found by following the link.
Research Internship
  • A competition application — completed online on the website
  • Consent to personal data processing
  • A completed and certified form — the form is downloaded and completed electronically, then printed and certified with a signature in the academic department
  • A certificate confirming foreign language proficiency; IELTS, TOEFL, DALF etc. are accepted, or if you don't have a certificate, you can take a test at SPbU
  • Copies of documents confirming achievements in academic and scientific activities: participation in conferences, scientific publications, diplomas of competition winners and prizewinners etc.
  • A full list of documents and competition conditions are available following the link.
What documents are needed?
How do you get into a foreign university?
Studying at a University abroad
  • Apply for mobility programmes competitions
  • Through international academic mobility programmes, if you've won a grant from the organizers
  • Thanks to intergovernmental agreements, if you're participating in the annual open competition of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science

To go study at a foreign university, you need to familiarize yourself with the rules and select a suitable direction. Our students have studied at many universities around the world — they share their experiences in a special blog
Student mobility is the chance to study abroad for one or two semesters, experience the culture of another country, and make new friends. Your field of study doesn't matter — the main thing is not to delay preparing the documents since you can't participate in the competition in your final year.
Network Programmes
Our University, within the agreements with partner universities, implements joint programmes — their graduates receive two diplomas: one from SPbU, and the other from a foreign university. This format of education implies parallel studying at SPbU and a foreign university.
Since May 2010, St Petersburg University has been issuing its own diplomas in Russian and English. The university diploma contains many features (both in design and content) that help graduates to be competitive in the job market.
The supplement to the diploma meets the basic parameters of the Diploma Supplement, approved by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and UNESCO, and is known as the "European Supplement to the Diploma". It publishes all the information necessary for your future employer: lecture courses, seminars, laboratory work, recalculation of results according to the European ECTS scale, as well as a note for completing online courses.

The supplement has information about the education system in Russia — it will come in handy if you plan to work in foreign companies. Moreover, your future diploma will be translated into English.
Also, our diplomas are equipped with a QR code, which allows a potential employer to get full information by following the link to the graduate’s personal page on the SPbU portal.
Features of the SPbU Diploma
Online courses at SPbU invite you to learn from leading scholars and teachers, no matter where you are in the world. SPbU has the highest number of online courses developed nationwide.
Online courses
Once you’ve finished the course, you’ll receive a certificate confirming your successful completion
How do I enroll?
The timetable is compiled before the start of the academic semester. You can check it out in the information system or on the screens and timetable stands in the educational building. Access to the timetable will be available no later than August 31st for the fall semester classes, and no later than three calendar days in advance for the spring semester class timetable.