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European University in St. Petersburg

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Description of European University in St. Petersburg

  • Established: 1994
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Number of students: 170
  • Type of education: autonomous non-profit educational organization of higher education.

The European University in St. Petersburg was founded in 1994 - at the stage of creation, the educational institution was supported by the mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak. An educational institution has accepted graduate students in social sciences, humanities - anthropology, history, art history, political science, sociology, economics - since 1996.

EUSPb accepts graduates from different regions of Russia and foreign universities for education, has developed international and standard master's, postgraduate programs. At international courses, disciplines are taught in English. The main scientific direction of the university is social and human sciences, which are taught at 6 faculties. Scientific developments are carried out in dozens of research centers open on the basis of the educational institution.

Teachers at the European University are leading internationally recognized researchers, many of whom have earned doctorates at prestigious European and American universities. Scientists working at EUSP take part in the work of the Open Government, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Science Foundation and the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations. EUSP is a regular participant in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in European University in St. Petersburg

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Activities European University in St. Petersburg

  • Mileage "Pushkin-Saint Petersburg"
  • New Year's Eve Children
  • Reduced ticket trips to various theaters
  • Rehearsals and performances of the student theater EUSP
  • Beginning of the school year
  • Open Day
  • University Birthday
  • High school graduation
  • Sporting events
  • Debate Training Debate Lunch, EUSP Debate Championship.


  • European University in St. Petersburg is a private educational institution, it is distinguished by a flexible approach to the organization of the educational process. Students choose what they need, courses or services that meet specific educational goals. The university holds scientific conferences, organizes visits of foreign scientists, offers access to an extensive library, scientific resources.
  • The percentage of successful defense of candidate dissertations among graduates of EUSP is 40%: students work in scientific institutions, government organizations, leading international and Russian companies.
  • The University is the first of 830 educational institutions according to the general indicator of scientific activity according to the monitoring of the effectiveness of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
  • European University is among the top 10 best Russian universities in terms of subject ratings of scientific productivity of universities of the Expert Analytical Center.
  • The university is included in the London School of Economics and Political Science rating of "100 of the best European centers of political science."
  • Sociology, arts and humanities at EUSP were included in the QS rating in the category “Teaching of scientific disciplines”.
  • The European University Trust Fund, designed for non-commercial use, is the second largest among Russian universities.

Facilities and equipment at European University in St. Petersburg

The EUSP library has a unique collection of scientific literature on the profile of the university. The library collection includes both printed materials and electronic information resources on the humanities. Currently, the library fund has more than 50,000 volumes of printed publications, all publications, including books, magazines, reference books and dissertations, are in the public domain. The electronic resources fund is represented by electronic journals, full-text databases, necessary for the educational and research activities of the university. The library’s educational fund includes educational and educational literature, is formed in accordance with curricula and programs at the request of teachers, which meets the requirements of the Federal State Educational Standard.

Admission dates and extra charges

The European University works according to the semester system: the first semester lasts from September to January, the second - from February to June. Examination sessions are held twice a year.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

A package of documents for graduate and postgraduate programs must be submitted to the selection committee before July 20. Applicants present documents about full secondary or vocational education.

Upon admission to education, additional points are awarded for the following individual achievements:

  • Availability of publications related to the chosen field of preparation
  • Availability of international certificates TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT and PTE Academic
  • The presence of diplomas of the winner (winner): competitive scientific works, student olympiads (related to the chosen direction of preparation
  • Presence of scholarships
  • Original research paper.

List of internal entrance tests:

Direction of preparation

Educational program

Entrance tests



Interdisciplinary exam on

economy and higher

mathematics (Russian language)

Interview (Russian language)


Social institutions and



Interview (Russian language)

Exam (English and Russian)

Competition of documents (portfolio)

(Russian language)


Science and technology in



Interdisciplinary exam

(English and Russian)



Social studies

health and medicine


Interview (Russian language)

Exam (English and Russian)

Competition of documents (portfolio)

(Russian language)

Political science


Political processes and


Job interview


Political science

Russian and Eurasian


Interview (English)

Political science

Energy policy in


Interview (English)

History Interview (Russian language),

Written Exam (Russian)

Anthropology and Ethnology


Interview (Russian language)

Written Interdisciplinary

exam (Russian language)



Interview (Russian language),

Exam (English and Russian)

Competition of documents (portfolio)

(Russian language)

Arts and Humanities



Interview (Russian language),

Written Interdisciplinary

exam (Russian language)

Scholarships European University in St. Petersburg

Based on the results of entrance examinations and academic performance during and following the results of the semester, each faculty makes a rating of students.

  • The first 10 students in the ranking receive an academic scholarship of 15,000 rubles in addition to a 95% discount on tuition fees.
  • The first 13 students in the ranking receive a discount on tuition in the amount of 95% of the cost.
  • The 14th and 15th students in the ranking receive a discount on tuition in the amount of 50% of the cost.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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