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St. Petersburg State University (*Language Proficiency Required for some courses of study)

Program Type: Exchange Fall/Spring/Academic Year

Website: http://ifea.spbu.ru/en/component/content/article?id=70

Location: St. Petersburg

Language of Instruction: Russian and English

Program Description: Students study at Russia's oldest University located in one of the world's most famous, beautiful, and cultured cities. Coursework includes intensive Russian language courses at all levels. For beginning and intermediate language students, courses offered in English include Russian Politics, Russian History, and International Relations. For advanced Russian speakers courses are also available in Linguistics, Russian Literature and Culture, Eastern Studies, Journalism, History, International Relations, Psychology, Computer Science, and other fields. Explore the Russian language and culture within the city walls of St. Petersburg!

Course of Study

  • Beginning to Intermediate language students may elect to pursue 20 weekly hours of Russian language coursework. OR, they may pursue 8 hours of weekly coursework in Russian language and 12 hours of weekly coursework with a Faculty that offers coursework in English (pending availability and placement).
  • Intermediate to Advanced language students, pending language evaluation and placement, may elect to pursue 8 hours of weekly coursework in Russian language and 12 hours of weekly coursework with a Faculty of their choice. OR, in rare cases, advanced students may elect to pursue 20 hours of coursework in the Faculty of their choice (all coursework in Russian).
  • Program Costs:

    • $200 Administrative fee (non-refundable)
    • $2,100 Program fee per semester
    • $2,935 SUNY Undergraduate Tuition per semester for NY residents, $8,905 per semester for non-residents
    • $97/month (approximately): International Health Insurance must be purchased through Stony Brook University
    • Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university
    • $2,000 (approximately): Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare and visa costs

    * Costs are estimates for the planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

    * Students have the option of selecting a homestay (two meals/day) or university dormitory accommodations. Dormitory housing arrangements are coordinated directly with the partner university. Cost of and payment method for Room and Board will vary depending on accommodation types and personal preference.

    * Cost Comparison: The average cost for a full time Stony Brook Student including tuition, insurance, housing, and meal plan is approximately $10,445 in-state and $15,735 out-of-state.

    Living Arrangements:

    Students may select to live in Residence Hall style housing or in homestays with local families.


    • For placement purposes, Stony Brook faculty may assess applicants’ Russian language proficiency, utilizing oral and/or written evaluations
    • IAPS may take the opportunity to interview candidates to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
    • GPA 3.0

    Application Deadline:

    • *Deadline extended to March 15 for Fall/Academic Year admission.*
    • October 1 for Spring admission.
    • Application has been extended to October 15.

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    Jeanine Guilbeault
    Exchange Advisor
    International Academic Programs
    Stony Brook University
    E1340 Melville Library
    Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
    Tel: (631)632-7030

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