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Our fields of study

  • The Faculty of Fine Arts

    Faculty of Fine Arts Herzen University began his work in 1959. From the first days of its existence, he not only carefully preserves the traditions of academic education, but also boldly goes towards modern innovative technologies.

  • The Institute of Music, Theatre and Choreography

    Institute of Music, Theater and Choreography Herzen University is rightfully considered one of the leaders of art education in Russia. This makes it a very popular unit of the university for foreign students.

  • The Faculty of Russian as a Foreign Language

    The faculty of the Russian language as a foreign language was created specifically for the training of specialists from foreign countries. Today, the university maintains contractual relations with 60 foreign universities and various educational institutions in the USA, England, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Finland, China, Korea, Israel and Japan.

Key facts and figures

  • More
    18000 students
  • 43rd place among the 100
    leading universities at Russia
    according to Forbes
  • More
    90 departaments
  • Around 500 academic and
    research events annually

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61st International Mathematical Olympiad Saint-Petersburg Russia


Frequently asked questions

How to apply for degree/non-degree programmes?

➤ To apply a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme at Herzen University you need:

  • to choose a program
  • to prepare necessary documents (the list of documents is available here)
  • to pass entrance exams

More information about the admission procedure for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program is available here

➤ To apply for the Foundation programme or the Russian as Foreign Language courses you need:

  • to fill out application form here

➤ To apply for a non-degree programme or a teacher-training programme you need to make an enquiry via e-mail: international@herzen.edu.ru

What is the language of instruction at Herzen University?
How can I apply if I do not speak Russian?

The language of instruction at Herzen University is Russian.

If you do not speak Russian, you may take the Foundation programme – a Preparatory Course for Those Who Are Planning to Apply for a University Degree Programme.

Course duration – 10 months.

The Foundation programme starts every Monday throughout September - October.

Upon completion of the Foundation Programme you may apply for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program.

More detailed information about the Foundation Programme is available here

How to get a student visa?

➤ To get a student visa to study on Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme you have to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University.

To get an official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form
  • A copy of the last Russian visa (if applicable)

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

➤ To get the Russian entry visa to study at the Foundation programme (10 months) or other Russian as Foreign language non-degree programmes you have to do the following:

  • to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University

To obtain the official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

What am I required to do upon arrival?

Upon arrival to St. Petersburg, you have to get the residence registration within the period of 7 days. The registration is required by the Russian migration law.

➤ If you stay at a Herzen University’s dormitory your residence registration is issued by the dormitory’s administrative staff.

➤ If you rent an apartment you have to address the landlord (property owner) in order to be registered at the place of your residence.

More detailed information about the residence registration procedure is available here