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Why Herzen University

FOR THE BEST IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

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THE EDUCATION OF THE FUTURE IS TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF PROFESSIONALS

• acquainted with the laws of human development in different spheres of academia, technology, art and civic life

• skillful at engaging in dialogue with representatives of different social groups, cultures and faiths

• capable of creating conditions for development of human potential

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THE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY

• More than 1,400 of teaching staff,

• more than 1,000 are PhD holders (Candidates of Science(s)

•  more than 400 Doctor of Science(s)

•  more than 20 are nationally recognized as distinguished actors and artists of the Russian Federation

 

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 TODAY'S UNIVERSITY CONSISTS OF

• MORE THAN 17,000 STUDENTS, 15 PERCENT OF WHOM ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND 44 PERCENT ARE FROM THE RUSSIAN PROVINCES

•  A UNIFIED COMPLEX OF BUILDINGS IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF ST. PETERSBURG THAT ARE ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS OF THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES AND HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE UNESCO LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES


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THE ADVANTAGES OF HERZEN UNIVERSITY

• 11 faculties

• 12 academic institutes

• 6 research institutes

• 98 departments

• the traditions of a classical university and a pedagogical university

• a broad range of educational fields

• an excellent education

• the possibility of creative growth

• intensive study of Russian

• a campus location

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