Fees and funding

Fees and funding

The fees for the above programs of study is expected to be 120 000 Russian Rubles (RUB) for the 2018/2019 academic year (preparation course) and should be paid in advance. The fees of education in master program is 260 000 RUB per year (1st – 2nd).  The accommodation in the student hostel for international students is 5 500 RUB per/month. The fees for insurance policy is 
10 600 rubles for one year. Visa prolongation is 1 600 RUB per year. 

Any foreign applicant can learn both on a commercial basis and free of charge at the expense of the state budget. The corresponding number of budget places allocated to the university annually. Apply for a free place in the university can, if:

  • you have passed the competitive selection for a state scholarship (otherwise - the quota);
  • you belong to one of the categories of foreign citizens who can enter the budget in accordance with the law;


If you have the means to pay for tuition, then you need to select the program you are interested in and contact the representatives of the university by sending the necessary documents by e-mail.

Each year, the Government of the Russian Federation allocates 15 thousand quotas for the training of foreign citizens. This is a good option to get an education for free. Applicants who want to enroll in Russian educational institutions within the quota for foreigners to study at St. Petersburg Mining University, pass through two stages of selection:

  • The first holds Rossotrudnichestvo "in the field" (in the countries of applicants). From 2016 documents can be submitted on the website RUSSIA.study;

  • At the second stage, the best in Russia are already selected by the profile ministry together with representatives of universities that foreigners want to enroll in. As part of the quota, the Russian side accepts the most talented foreigners to learn: winners of competitions and contests that have passed the qualifying tests.Others act on a commercial basis.


How can foreign applicants enter a Russian university by quota?

1. Study the information on the recruitment of foreign applicants

You can learn this information on the websites of Rossotrudnichestvo or the Russian embassy in your country.

2. Specify whether there are budget places and which areas of study are available

You can do this through the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo, a representative of Rossotrudnichestvo at the Russian Embassy or at the Russian Embassy.

3. Submit documents to Rossotrudnichestvo

The package of documents includes:

  1. application form;

  2. a copy of the certificate of education with an indication of the studied subjects and the resulting grades (points); high school students present a certificate of education in the graduating class with grades for the last half year;

  3. a copy of the medical certificate on the absence of contraindications for study in the Russian Federation and a medical certificate on the absence of HIV and AIDS, issued by the official body of the country of residence of the candidate;

  4. a copy of the passport, according to which a foreign citizen will cross the border of Russia, with a validity period of at least 18 months from the date of entry into force of the entry visa;

  5. copy of birth certificate (if available);

  6. copies of diplomas, certificates and other certificates of victory in international and national (city and other) competitions and competitions;

  7. A copy of the document confirming the level of training for entering the field of study in the field of culture and art.

Please note that in the questionnaire you should list no more than six universities in which you would like to study, but no more than three in one federal district, and in Moscow and St. Petersburg - no more than two in each city. The first item indicates the university, which you consider first.

4. Wait for the invitation to participate in the qualifying tests

Tests are organized by a special working group. According to the results, a list of qualifying tests is formed, containing information about all participants and their results.

5. Find yourself in the list of candidates

Information on test results is published on the Rossotrudnichestvo website in your country; it can also be sent by personal letter to the participant. Learn about the ways of informing about the test results in the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo.

Please note that if you are not fluent in Russian, you will first be enrolled in the preparatory faculty. During the year of study, the student studies the Russian language, as well as a number of general educational subjects, which depends on the chosen specialty. If after a year of training a student successfully passes the exams, he continues to receive education in the chosen specialty. If not, he loses state scholarship.

6. Prepare the remaining documents

All documents must be translated into Russian and notarized, giving to Rossotrudnichestvo.

7. Wait for notifications about admission to the university and instructions about your further actions

Special attention deserves the condition of admission to creative universities. Since it is also necessary to pass creative exams in the territory of the university itself for admission, the selected candidate must come to Russia and pass the appropriate tests. Only then can the issue of enrollment be finally resolved.

For all questions related to receipt of state scholarships, contact the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in your country.


 At the same time, students who are wondering how much higher education costs, note more democratic prices for contractual education in Russia compared to America or Europe. In addition, in the Russian Federation there is a lower level of daily expenses, and students are provided with additional benefits (for travel, accommodation, etc.). And taking into account the quality of education, the choice in favor of Russian universities for foreigners is the best option for acquiring a profession and acquiring international experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to Saint-Petersburg Mining University!