Master On Campus

International Relations

Saint-Petersburg State University

24 months
5093 EUR/year
4507 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Relations programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University is designed to develop a new generation of leaders who combine traditional knowledge of international relations with specific and profound understanding of both the domestic and the foreign affairs of Russia. 


The International Relations programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University targets international students with an ambition to become experts in world politics, and to work as diplomats, members of international organisations, and national government agencies.

Graduates gain professional competencies relative to the knowledge and abilities connected to a future profession in the field of international relations.

They will be able to:

  • apply knowledge in the field of science for making decisions in their future profession and further education;
  • learn new methods of research and change their professional activities;
  • acquire new knowledge and skills;
  • be adapted to their new professional environment in the framework of life-long learning concepts;
  • be engaged in both research and expert projects relative to foreign politics, all the challenges in world politics, and the questions referred to Russia;
  • and generate independent and new scholarly knowledge and make advice and reports for governments, international organisations, NGOs, the entities of civic society, and transnational companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digitalisation of International Relations
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Russia–United States Relations
  • Russia-European Union Relations
  • Analytical Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Government-funded basis: 21 May
  • Fee-paying (contractual) basis: 25 June




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

  • An application form for an educational programme. The application is filled in and uploaded to the Personal Account
  • An original Credential (document of education) and its supplements with grades/marks. The educational documents should be properly prepared to be submitted in the Russian Federation.
  • A copy of an identity document. Please note that your passport should have validity of minimum 18 months at the time your studies at SPbU begin.
  • Admissions tests for main programmes are in form of competitive selection of documents (Portfolio) except entry exams for Specialist degree program General medicine and Stomatology. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5093 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5093 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4507 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4507 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus: 375,900 rubles
  • For international students including stateless persons: 424,800 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.


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