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St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, SPbGIKiT

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Description of St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, SPbGIKiT

  • Location: St. Petersburg;
  • Age of students: 17+;
  • Type : mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

SPbGIKiT was founded on  September 9, 1918. This is the only university in Russia that trains the entire range of specialists for the film industry, television and the media. Its uniqueness lies in the comprehensive formation of competencies of creative, technical and economic-managerial professions.

The modern teaching staff of the university today consists of 530 people (including 397 full-time teachers). Among them, 48 teachers are doctors of science, professors, 210 are candidates of science, 172 are associate professors. 

SPbGIKiT has a Council of Young Scientists and a Center for Additional Education.

Faculties and colleges

  •  creative screen professions ;
  •  film and television technologies;
  • photography and design technologies ;
  • mass communications ;
  • screen arts;
  • production, economics and management;
  • photography, design and journalism;
    • evening and additional education;
  • media communications and tourism;

The university includes the Film and Video Technical College.

Scientific achievements

 The scientific life of SPbGIKiT includes:

  • International Scientific and Technical Conference "Digital and Information Technologies in the Electronic Media Industry";
  • scientific and practical conference "PR-KiT";
  • implementation of research projects, organization and holding of conferences;
  • participation in symposia and subject Olympiads;
  • events both on the basis of the Institute and outside it;
  • the "Week of Science and Creativity" is held annually;
  • All-Russian Interuniversity Conference of Young Scientists, 
  • inter-university competition of student projects "Innovations in the social sphere: idea, economic justification" and many others. 

Students regularly become active participants in the international student Olympiad "Entrepreneurship and Management".

Works of SPbGIKiT students regularly participate and win in Russian and international festivals, such as: 

  • student Oscar;
  • Russian Festival "Kinotavr";
  • film festival of student films "Piterkit";
  • Berlin Festival;
  • Venice Festival;
  • Golden Eagle Award;
  • Academy Award "Oscar". 

The Institute is the owner of the Nika Award for its contribution to the development of film education. Developing international cooperation, SPbGIKiT participates in the ISFP project "International Student Film". Today the Institute is a member of the International Association of Film Schools of the World (SILEKT), a full member of the International Corporation of Graduates of Russian Educational Institutions (INKORVUZ), which received consultative status with UNESCO, a collective member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, SPbGIKiT

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

Accommodation, meals, prices

The university has 3 paid dormitories. For nonresident and foreign students, housing is provided in one of the dormitories for the period of the entire study at the university, for applicants and part-time students housing is provided for the period of passing the exams.

Canteens are equipped in the educational and laboratory buildings, student cafes work in the dormitories.

Activities St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, SPbGIKiT

Since 2018, thanks to the student initiative, the creative association "Loft" has appeared at the institute, where you can: 

  • conduct castings, rehearsals, filming for their educational works;
  • get acquainted and organize meetings with other students and teachers to discuss joint projects;
  • watch movies;
  • to demonstrate and discuss their creative works: films, artistic, musical and literary works;
  • attend lectures, master classes and seminars of professionals;
  • rest and work during the school day.

Participants of the association independently organize educational events and meetings.

SPbGIKiT has a department for cultural and mass work, whose tasks include organizing and holding student events. There is a KVN team and a fan club of FC Zenit. Students have the opportunity to study in a dance studio, take part in various creative competitions. Every year the university hosts the festival "LIK SESSION". The university is a participant of sports championships within the framework of the University Cup.

Facilities and equipment at St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, SPbGIKiT

  • 3 educational and laboratory buildings;
  • Modern library with three reading rooms for self-preparation (fund of about 200,000 copies);
  • Electronic information and educational environment;
  • 3 sports halls;
  • A stadium of a wide profile with elements of an obstacle course;
  • Their canteens;
  • Film and Video College . 

Admission dates and extra charges

The school year begins on September 1.

Enrolment process

The minimum number of USE points for admission to the 1st year:

  • Mathematics, 39;
  • Russian language — 50, 56,65;
  • History —50;
  • Social Studies, 48;
  • Foreign language — 40;
  • Physics — 40;
  • Informatics and ICT, 44;
  • Literature — 45, 5.

The Institute conducts entrance tests of creative and (or) professional orientation through direct interaction of applicants with members of the examination commission. 

  • Professional – 40, 50;
  • Creative – 40, 50.

Enrolment statistics

Total number of students: 2948 people.


The university works under the Program to Promote Professional Development, Employment of Graduates and actively interacts with the partners of the Institute. The Assistance Center conducts:

  • meetings with managers, representatives of personnel organizations and partners; 
  • competitions of professional skills;
  • master classes;
  • excursions to specialized organizations.

The total employment of graduates of the institute is 97% of the output, graduates of the institute are not registered with the employment service.

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

  • passport and photocopy of passport;
  • original and photocopy of the document of the established sample on education;
  • photo (uploaded to the applicant's personal account as a portrait with the appropriate method of application);
  • 4 photographs (3×4 );
  • SNILS (if any);
  • folder with creative works for specialties of creative orientation.

The Institute accepts from the applicant the documents necessary for admission, when submitting an application for consent to the processing of his personal data.

Documents can be submitted:

  • personally to the Admissions Committee;
  • in electronic form;
  • Mail.

Scholarships St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, SPbGIKiT

  • state academic scholarship;
  • state social scholarship;
  • increased state academic scholarship;
  • state social scholarship in an increased amount;
  • state scholarship for postgraduate students;
  • personal scholarship;
  • scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation;
  • scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • scholarship of the Government of St. Petersburg.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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