Laser and Fiber Optic Systems, M.Sc. | Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) | Saint Petersburg, Russia
24 months
4947 EUR/year
4947 EUR/year
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Students in the Laser and Fiber Optic Systems program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) are trained to do research and development in the field of laser and fiber optic systems. The laboratories where students’ scientific work is performed, are equipped with modern equipment from Thorlabs, Hamamatsu, MINI CIRCUITS, Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, Corning, IBSEN Photonics


Skills to carry out research in the field of infocommunications and to develop advanced optical communication systems are given. Practical skills are obtained during the research works.

The Laser and Fiber Optic Systems program from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is aimed at exposing the students to a wide range of disciplines that allow them to use of laser technology, as well as development and operation of fiber-optic communication systems.

Key advantages

  • basic background and research experience in the field of modern fiber optic and laser systems
  • potential to R&D in the fields of laser physics and optics
  • analytical, critical and problem solving skills
  • transferable skills necessary for employment: initiative, decision making and ability to undertake further professional training

Upon graduation of this course one may pursue positions in R&D departments in international companies in the field of telecommunication and optic systems. For example:

  • Concern CSRI Elektropribor 
  • Rostelecom PJSC 
  • Radar MMS 
  • Corning Inc
  • Healbe There is also an option to continue studies and get a PhD degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Information Technologies
  • Theoretical basics and practicum in Python programming.
  • Simulation of Optical Systems
  • Coherent optical systems, GLAD programming.
  • Practice on Laser Technologies / Practice on Fiber-Optic Technologies
  • Practical skills of laser and optic systems design


Employment. Job positions:

  • Telecommunications engineer 
  • Communications engineer 
  • Fiber optic engineer 
  • Information and Communication Systems Technical Support Specialist 
  • Specialist in the administration of network devices of information and communication systems 
  • Sensor Engineer 
  • Optical systems modeling engineer 
  • Software Development Engineer for VR / AR 
  • Cryptography specialist 
  • Researcher


  • Professor Leonid B. Liokumovich
  • Professor Vladimir M. Mostepanenko (HI=50), leading scientist in the field of quantum 
  • Professor Galina L. Klimchitskaya (HI=48)
  • Professor Ge Dong (Head of the Optoelectronics Science Laboratory Tsinghua University, China)
  • Professor Ivan V. Pleshakov
  • Professor Vladimir A. Sorotsky
  • Professor Alexander V. Shamray

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • August 01 – for applicants from countries with visa regime
  • August 20 – for applicants from visa-free countries




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required 
  • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2) 
  • Exam Test in a relevant field of studies 
  • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4947 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4947 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 367 800 Rubles

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


• Polytech accepts students who received a Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship (so-called quota) that covers tuition fees as well. 

To apply for the quota -  

• You can also participate in the International Olympiad "Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project" co-organized by Polytechnic University. The winners have an opportunity to pursue their Master's and PhD degrees for free. The Olympiad is intended for both international applicants and SPbPU students in their final years of Bachelor's, Specialist's, or Master's studies

The qualifying round will start in September 2022 and will end in December 2022.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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