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Study Abroad

St. Petersburg State University

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    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!

    Location St. Petersburg, Russia
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.

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  • Program Details

    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).
    • More detailed information about Faculty coursework options can be viewed here:

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction Russian, English
    Language Proficiency Language Proficiency required for some courses of study
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Living Arrangements Dormitory style accommodations

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a Partner University program   WILL NOT  calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

    Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    For placement purposes, Stony Brook faculty may assess applicants’ Russian language proficiency, utilizing oral and/or written evaluations

    Application Deadline

    Fall/academic year admission: April 15

    Spring admission: October 15

    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $ 3,435 per semester for NY residents

    $12,270 per semester for non-residents
    Program Fee $2,100 per semester
    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance $55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.
    Other Fees
    Travel Costs $2,000 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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Academic Year Programs

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