Department for International Students

Welcome to the page of the Department for International Students!

St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPbGASU), founded in 1832 by an order of Emperor Nicholas I as an educational institution for training specialists in civil engineering, is one of the major education and science centers in Northwest Russia for complex training of specialists in civil engineering, architecture, transport, and environmental engineering. Graduates of our school created renowned masterpieces of architecture, got famous for their daring engineering solutions, and, to a big extent, outlined the very image of St. Petersburg. Our teachers and alumni have always contributed and keep making major contributions to the construction and restoration of buildings in St. Petersburg and other cities in Russia and worldwide.

St. Petersburg is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a city of rich cultural and historical heritage. Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world come to see and admire our city, its architecture and world-famous museums. There was no surprise that in 2018, St. Petersburg got its third “tourist Oscar,” a prestigious international award, having surpassed in various nominations such cities as Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Paris, London, Vienna, Florence, and Venice. Our students get a unique chance to spend in St. Petersburg not just a few days, but several years, study here and live in the historical center of the city, turn into true Petersburgers and even get hold of St. Petersburg mysteries!

International students studied at SPbGASU since 1946; no limits in areas of study or specialization have ever been imposed. About 10% of our students are citizens of more than 60 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. They study together with Russian students, reside in the same dormitory, spend their free time together with Russian fellow students. At the Department's for Work with International Students, we are always happy to help foreign students to adapt in the new for them environment and manage their learning. For those who are not ready to start studying in Russian along with other students right away, we have a University Foundation Department, where our highly professional instructors will teach you Russian and help in mastering other basic disciplines.

Dear prospective students! Studying at SPbGASU is prestigious and high-potential! Our students get specialties in demand in the labor market, and the absolute majority of our graduates find interesting jobs while still a student or shortly after graduation. The years of studying at our university and the time spent in our magnificent city will be the most gratifying, most interesting, and most unforgettable in your life! Welcome to Russia, to St. Petersburg, and to SPbGASU!

Head of the Department
Yulia V. Ivanova

PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor


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