Fees and funding

Fees and funding

Fees for the 2019/2020 (all in Russian Rubles – RUR) per academic year amount to:

120 000 RUR

Preparatory course

260 000 RUR

Bachelor's (undergraduate) degree
Specialists degree
Masters degree (graduate)

440 000 RUR

Postgraduate studies

Accommodation in the student dormitory for international students amounts to 5 500 RUR per month. Students are also expected to pay for their life and health insurance policy in the amount of 10 600 RUR for each year.

Foreign citizens have the right to enroll in tuition-free positions of Mining University Bachelor’s degree program through the Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency as part of a Russian Government scholarship.

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!