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St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, SPbSUT

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Description of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, SPbSUT

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

SPbSUT was founded in 1930 on the basis of higher courses of communication and was a special higher educational institution for radio engineering and telecommunications. To date, the University maintains a leading position in the field of eduaction qualified personnel in the field of digital technologies.

Faculties and colleges

Currently, there are 6 faculties in the structure of SPbSUT:

  • infocommunication networks and systems;
  • radio communication technologies;
  • fundamental eduaction ;
  • information systems and technologies;
  • social digital technologies;
  • digital economy, management and business informatics.

On the basis of the University conduct their activities:

  • Institute of Magistracy;
  • Military Centre;
  • Research Institute of Communication Technologies;
  • Institute of Continuing Education (Department of Higher Education, Department of Additional Professional Education).

In the structure of SPbSUT there are 2 branches:

  • Arkhangelsk College of Telecommunications (branch) of SPbSUT;
  • Smolensk College of Telecommunications (branch) of SPbSUT.

Scientific achievements

The priority areas of scientific activity of SPbSUT are research and development in the field of new digital technologies and modern equipment.

The journal of SPbSUT "Proceedings of Educational Institutions of Communication" is included in the List of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Within the walls of the University, international scientific conferences are held annually:

  • International Baltic Communication Forum,
  • All-Russian scientific-technical and scientific-methodical conference of undergraduates and their leaders "Eduaction of professional personnel in the magistracy for the digital economy",
  • Engineering Forum,
  • International Scientific and Technical Forum "Telecommunication and Computing Systems", etc.

Things to know about

In 2008, by the Decree of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, SPbSUT was awarded the Order of Friendship of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for his great contribution to the eduaction of national personnel, specialists in the field of communications and mail, for strengthening friendship between the peoples of Vietnam and Russia.

On October 13, 2020, SPbSUT celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, SPbSUT

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Accommodation, meals, prices

At the disposal of the University there are 6 dormitories. Travel time to the educational buildings is no more than 1 hour. The total capacity is 2148 people.

All dormitories are equipped with a fire safety system. Separately, the rooms of the student council are allocated for sports, creativity and independent learning. Dormitories are equipped with internet, upholstered furniture and bedding.

Students' meals are provided in canteens and cafes. The total capacity of 2 canteens is 300 people, 3 student cafes are designed for 160 seats.

Activities St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, SPbSUT

Students of SPbSUT live a rich student life, they are presented with a number of opportunities for harmonious professional growth and self-realization in social activities, creativity or sports.

Every year, educational trips "Active School" and "May Active School" are held for first-year students.

On the basis of SPbSUT, the creative association "Bonch Art" was created, which includes the following creative teams:

  • Cantares Chamber Choir;
  • dance team "Bonch Yes";
  • vocal group "Bonch Band";
  • KVN team "Powdered Sugar";
  • theatre studio;
  • photo club;
  • iso-studio.

Special attention is paid to the physical eduaction of students - SPbSUT teams have been created in such sports as: volleyball, mini-football, rowing, basketball, kettlebell sports and cheerleading, yoga section.

Facilities and equipment at St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, SPbSUT

The university has 3 educational buildings and 2 educational and laboratory complexes. Classrooms are equipped with computer equipment and projection equipment. 

In specialized classrooms there are:

  • radio relay stations of various types;
  • MTF modem;
  • subscriber terminals TN-2IP with telephone socket RT-45;
  • radio 6 digital RRS equipment;
  • telecommunication cabinets with equipment;
  • model of the radio relay station R-6;
  • audiovisual complexes.

In the main building of the University there is a medical center.

Sports facilities:

  • 6 sports halls;
  • 3 gyms;
  • an open stadium of a wide profile with elements of an obstacle course;
  • ski base;
  • interactive laser shooting range.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year in SPbSUT is standardly divided into two semesters: 

  • autumn, September-December;
  • spring, January-June. 

At the end of each, an examination session is held.

Two holidays: winter (January) and (June-August).

The main expenses for nonresident students are payment for accommodation in the hostel and meals. Additional costs:

  • Household expenses;
  • Transport;
  • Leisure outside of school time.

The cost of living in a hostel for 1 place is 2500-2800 rubles per month.

Enrolment process

When applying for admission to study at SPbSUT, the applicant submits:

  • application and questionnaire (can be filled in remotely through the Personal Account);
  • identity document (passport);
  • a document of the established sample on education (certificate and / or diploma);
  • SNILS (if any);
  • 2 photos 3x4.

Documents can be submitted in person to the admissions office or online.

Enrolment statistics

About 11,000 people study at NSPU every year. The most popular specialties and areas of study:

  • Information systems and technologies – 1687 people;
  • Infocommunication technologies and communication systems – 1878 people;
  • Infocommunication technologies and special communication systems – 703 people.


On the basis of SPbSUT, the Department for Work with Enterprises has been created and is actively operating: it is in charge of high-quality practical eduaction and assistance in the professional orientation of students, assistance to graduates in employment issues.

On the official website of the University, available vacancies for graduates are updated on a regular basis. Among the employers can be identified:

  • JSC "Atomenergoproekt",
  • Department of Labor and Employment,
  • Military Academy of Communications named after S.M. Budenny,
  • Gazprom Export LLC,
  • SUE "St. Petersburg Metropoliten",
  • SPbSUE "ATS Smolny",
  • JSC Baltic Telecommunication Holding, etc.

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

For admission to SPbSUT in the areas of higher education, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed education: secondary specialized or secondary general;
  • Successful completion of entrance tests or the Unified State Exam (including for citizens of foreign countries).

The minimum number of points according to the results of the Unified State Exam:

  • Mathematics – 45;
  • Russian language – 45;
  • History – 35;
  • Foreign language – 30;
  • Physics – 44;
  • Geography – 45;
  • Social Studies – 45;
  • Informatics and ICT – 50.

Scholarships St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, SPbSUT

  • State Academic Scholarship;
  • State social scholarship;
  • Increased academic scholarship for achievements;
  • Increased social scholarship for 1st and 2nd year students;
  • Special scholarships for 1st year masters;
  • State scholarships for postgraduate students;
  • Special increased scholarships for 1st year students (bachelor's and specialist's degree);
  • Scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation and scholarships of the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • Personal scholarships.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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