Sankt Petersburg, Russia, is a city so internationally appreciated that it earned its name as “the Venice of the North”. However, “the Northern Capital of Russia” is an impressive cultural and historical heritage. Architecture and cultural traditions blend with the active nightlife and events and form what some say is among the world’s beautiful cities.Crossed by the Neva River, Sankt Petersburg is an important European harbour and transport hub! Study abroad in Sankt Petersburg and watch history come to life in the ballet and music life, but also on the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site! In Sankt Petersburg you can find English universities in Europe that will introduce you to a historical and, yet, innovative atmosphere, on and off campus. Your degree abroad will be delivered along with spectacular images and memories about this city that in one of the national prides of Russians.
Sankt Petersburg is also described as the most Westernized city of Russia, as it hosts international consulates, corporations and banks. Being a trade hub, the city is specialized in oil and gas commerce, aerospace industry, radio and electronics, computers and software heavy machinery, metallurgy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and many other industries. Toyota, Opel, Hyundai and Nissan are some of the automobiles produced in Sankt Petersburg also.
The city has an economy that is active in the international ground and tourism and transportation also have their spot in the national finance system. The chances of being employed after graduation are not low, considering the presence of famous companies and the city’s location.
In Sankt Petersburg one thing is certain: after classes or in weekends you will not get bored. This active and colourful city is the place to be, whether you are searching for entertainment, culture or relaxation.
The buildings’ architecture carries the heritage of three centuries and 36 of them, along with other 4,000 architectural, historical and cultural monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list for Sankt Petersburg.
Theatres, cinemas, concerts halls are the places where national and international festivals and events are held. Carnivals and ballet performances are a part of Sankt Petersburg’s cultural life. River trips can be a relaxation option before an exam and on holidays you can enjoy nightlife in one of the Russian clubs.
Among the touristic attractions there are the Hermitage (The Winter Palace), the Mariinsky Theatre, the Fontanka and Moyka Rivers and the Griboedov and Kryukov Canals, Peterhof palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral & Collonade and the Peter & Paul Fortress.
The city is also famous for its basketball team, BC Spartak Saint Petersburg and the football team FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Sankt Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and it is annually visited by a large amount of tourists. Russian is commonly heard, but English is an important part of the higher education system and many international students enrol in programmes taught in English.
Some Russians may know basic English, but the city centre is more visitor friendly, especially when it comes to street signs. There also is available a local newspaper in English.
This city has warm, humid and short summers and moderately cold and wet winters. At the end of summer, there are chances of rain. Average temperatures are -8.5°C (16.7°F) in February and 23°C (73°F) in July. Between 11th June and 2nd July, the phenomenon of White Nights happens when, during night, the night light looks almost as daylight.
Our University’s position as a world-class University is confirmed by its RAEX ranking: it is 11th among the top 100 Russia’s universities and the 36th place in EECA University Ranking. Our University has always been among the leaders of higher education in St. Petersburg.