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St. Petersburg State University of Economics (former INZHEKON)

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Description of St. Petersburg State University of Economics (former INZHEKON)

  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Year of foundation: 1930
  • Language of instruction: Russian, English
  • Number of students: more than 12 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

St. Petersburg State University of Economics (SPbSEU) is one of the largest educational and scientific centers in Russia, one of the leading universities in St. Petersburg. The university appeared through the merger of two major universities: Engineering and Economics (INZHEKON) and the University of Service and Economics (GUSE), enlarged by the merger of the Financial Academy, the Moscow Institute of Finance and Economics.

SPbSEU survived the evacuation during the Great Patriotic War, resuming its work in 1944. Since then, the university has taken new heights in the educational direction, improving programs for specialists in the fields of economics, management, tourism.

Now the university has 8 faculties and 6 institutes.


  • Economics, Finance
  • Humanities
  • Jurisprudence
  • Computer Science, Applied Mathematics
  • Management
  • Business, customs, economic security
  • Service, tourism, hospitality
  • Full-time correspondence, correspondence forms of education.


  • Additional professional education "Higher School of Economics"
  • Master
  • Economic security
  • Pre-university education
  • Education, certification of scientific and pedagogical personnel
  • International Institute of Economics and Politics.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in St. Petersburg State University of Economics (former INZHEKON)

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All year round
from 69000.00 ₽ / semester
from 69000.00 ₽ / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 105000.00 ₽ / year
from 105000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 111000.00 ₽ / year
from 111000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 115000.00 ₽ / year
from 115000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 123000.00 ₽ / year
from 123000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students of SPbSEU live in 9 dormitories, most of which are located in the center of St. Petersburg. Residential buildings can accommodate 300-500 people. The hostel-hotel is located next to the metro station "Nevsky Prospekt". The building is equipped with 65 rooms of varying degrees of comfort: "economy", "comfort".

The cost of living ranges from 900 to 1600 rubles per month, depending on the number of people living in the room, utilities.

For daily meals for students in the educational building is equipped with a dining room, a buffet.

Activities St. Petersburg State University of Economics (former INZHEKON)

The Council of Students in the Student Self-Government System unites more than 1000 students of SPbSEU, including 24 associations.

Some events organized at the university:

  • Interuniversity Intellectual Championship "What? Where is? When?"
  • Online preparation for exams "Closing gaps"
  • Month of anti-drug measures
  • KVN Tours
  • Educational seminars with highly qualified specialists
  • Student groups employed in the Crimea, Sochi, etc.
  • Interuniversity tournament in the universe of "Harry Potter"
  • Quiz tours for applicants
  • Economic games
  • Mr. and Miss Faculties
  • Volunteering.

The university is a participant of the championships in the framework of the University Cup.


  • One of the best educational institutions in the CIS, rating class D
  • TOP-300 best universities in developing countries of Europe, Central Asia
  • 6th place in the ranking of universities by the number of graduates working in the management of large companies in Russia
  • TOP-25 elite universities according to Forbes
  • 31st place in the ranking of Russian universities according to RAEX
  • The presence of a military department.

Facilities and equipment at St. Petersburg State University of Economics (former INZHEKON)

The main building of SPbSEU was built in 1783-1799, previously belonged to the Appropriation Bank of the Russian Empire.

On campus are located:

  • Buildings of faculties: auditoriums, practical laboratories, dean's office, etc.
  • Research Centers
  • Book publishing house
  • Primary trade union organization
  • Sports complex "Griffin" with many grounds for team, individual sports
  • Foreign Language Center
  • Business incubator for creation and development of business ideas
  • Medical center
  • Table
  • Volunteer Center
  • Administrative offices.

Admission dates and extra charges

Important dates of the school year:

  • Autumn semester: September-December
  • Session: January
  • Spring semester: February-early June
  • Session: June.

Holidays are held in February, July-August.

Additional expenses of students include:

  • Residence
  • Nutrition
  • Transport
  • Books, consumables
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical care.

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

Students enrolled in grades 9-11 have the opportunity to take preparatory courses of the university before admission.

Documents required for admission to bachelor's and specialist degree:

  • Application to the Admission Committee
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Passport of the Russian Federation, SNILS
  • Individual achievements (if any)
  • Results of the Exam.

For admission to the magistracy and postgraduate studies it is necessary to provide:

  • Application to the Admission Committee
  • Bachelor's degree (master's degree – for postgraduate students), transcripts of the studied disciplines
  • Passport of the Russian Federation, SNILS
  • Individual achievements, publications, etc.
  • Interview results.

Documents are accepted from June 18 to August 2.

Each applicant undergoes a medical examination and entrance tests in the leading disciplines of the selected program.

Scholarships St. Petersburg State University of Economics (former INZHEKON)

Types of scholarship programs:

  • State: academic, social, increased payments
  • Special: scholarshipsof the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Most scholarships are paid if academic success is present.

Material assistance is provided to students who find themselves in a difficult life situation, as well as orphans, disabled children, large and low-income families, etc.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- 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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