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Saint Petersburg Mining University

Address: 21st lin. V.O., 2, St. Petersburg, 199106

Description Saint Petersburg Mining University

  • Year established: 1773
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Students age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Type of training: mixed.

The Mining University is the only educational institution in Russia, which was included in the top 20 universities in the world in the direction of "Engineering - mining and mining".

University faculties:

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Geological Prospecting Faculty
  • Oil and Gas Faculty
  • Mining Faculty
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Energy
  • Faculty of mineral processing
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Fundamental and Humanities
  • Faculty of secondary vocational education "College of Geodesy and Cartography".

The place of the university in international rankings:

  • 18th place in the ranking of the best universities in the world in the subject of "mining and engineering" (QS World University Rankings-2020)
  • 1st place in Russia (16 in the world) in the direction of Engineering - Mineral & Mining (QS World University Ranking-2018).

University facts:

  • 7 training bases
  • 60 laboratories
  • 120 academicians and corresponding members
  • 240 thousand sq. M. = total area of the educational and laboratory complex
  • 100,000 rubles = optimal financial support for students.

The University works closely with European universities and offers its students participation in exchange programs. Studying at a partner institution will provide an important academic experience, students will acquire valuable language skills and, thanks to international experience, will gain additional career opportunities. The duration of study at a foreign university is up to 1 year. Foreign partner universities of the university:

  • Austria = Mining University of Leoben (Montanuniversität Leoben)
  • Germany = Freiberg Mining Academy (TU) (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg)
  • Poland = Krakow Mining and Metallurgical Academy (AGH University of Science and Technology), Silesian University of Technology
  • Finland = Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Eastern Finland
  • France = High School of Mines in Nancy (Ecole des Mines de Nancy), High School of Mines in Douai (Ecole des Mines de Douai), High School of Mines in Ales (Ecole des Mines d 'Ales).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Saint Petersburg Mining University

Program name


  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Duration: 4-5 years
  • Type of training: mixed.

The university has a large number of bachelor's programs, and the form of study can be full-time, part-time, mixed and distance.

Popular destinations:

  • Automation of technological processes and production
  • Architecture
  • Mining (Mining)
  • Mining (Ecology, Beneficiation)
  • Informatics and computer engineering
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Materials Science and Materials Technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Ground transport and technological means
  • Oil and gas business
  • Oil and gas equipment and technologies
  • Radioelectronic systems and complexes
  • Construction of unique buildings and structures
  • Technosphere safety.

Master's degree

  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Type of training: mixed.

Popular destinations:

  • Automation of technological processes and production
  • Land management and cadastres
  • Management
  • System analysis and management
  • Oil and gas business (management)
  • Instrumentation
  • Technological machines and equipment (Oil and gas processing)
  • Artistic processing technology
  • Operation of transport and technological machines and complexes
  • Electricity and electrical engineering.

Postgraduate studies

  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Duration: from 3 years
  • Type of training: mixed.


  • Informatics and computer engineering
  • Earth sciences
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Materials Technology (Metallurgy and Metallurgy)
  • Photonics, instrumentation, optical and biotechnical systems and technologies
  • Electronics, radio engineering and communication systems
  • Linguistics and Literary Studies
  • Electrical and heat engineering
  • Chemical technology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Engineering and technology of land transport.

Accommodation, housing and food

University students live in 9 dormitories with a total area of 75702 sq. M. All hostels are well equipped with common recreation areas and gyms.

Events Saint Petersburg Mining University

Interest clubs are open at the university, in which each student is engaged in an interesting activity for him in a team of like-minded people.

Popular communities:

  • Patriotic club "Miner"
  • Club of intellectual games "17-73"
  • Mentoring Institute Club
  • Student Scientific Club "Ecologist"
  • English language club
  • Debate club
  • Creative club
  • Club "Information Center for Students"
  • Club of the cheerful and resourceful
  • Club of cultural projects
  • Club "Project Theater"
  • Psychological Games Club
  • Student sports club "Mountain hawks".


  • Education in foreign partner universities
  • Double and triple degree programs
  • Participation in internships, summer schools and conferences around the world
  • Possibility of double defense of a dissertation at a European partner university
  • European Diploma Supplement
  • Participation in scientific research led by leading professors
  • Study of certain disciplines in a foreign language
  • Attending lectures by visiting professors and foreign experts
  • Internships in large research centers and industrial enterprises in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Equipment Saint Petersburg Mining University

The university has three campuses:

Training center №1

  • Location: St. Petersburg, Vasileostrovsky district, 21st line, 2-4 / 45
  • Built in 1806
  • Area: 75535 sq.m.
  • Infrastructure: scientific and educational complexes.

Training center №2

  • Location: St. Petersburg, Vasileostrovsky district, Sredny prospect, 82
  • Built in 1955
  • Area: 20499 sq.m.
  • Infrastructure: scientific and educational complexes, fitness center, swimming pool.

Training center №3

  • Location: St. Petersburg, Vasileostrovskiy district, Maly pr., 83
  • Built in 2014
  • Area: 49321 sq.m.
  • Infrastructure: educational, scientific and sports facilities.

The infrastructure of the university includes:

  • The Mining Museum, one of the three best natural science museums, the collection is presented in 22 rooms
  • 9 hostels with a total area of 82,013 sq.m.
  • Sports complex, repeatedly recognized as the best in St. Petersburg.

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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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