Master On Campus

Languages and Cultures of Africa

24 months
3325 EUR/year
2299 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Languages and Cultures of Africa programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University is designed for those who are interested in studying African languages, history, regional and ethnic characteristics, culture, modern social and political development, and art and literature.


The Languages and Cultures of Africa programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University is aimed at training specialists with an in-depth knowledge in the field of African culture in its various aspects. The graduates of the programme will be ready to continue their academic career in the largest scientific centres of Paris, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Moscow and St Petersburg.

The curriculum of the master’s programme is highly relevant not only to the graduate Africanists, but also to those who are experts in other fields, but are interested in acquiring an in-depth knowledge in African cultures.

Future opportunities

Graduates of the programme may be much in demand for work in leading academic centres, international organisations and commercial companies. The benefit of this programme is the comprehensive set of courses in African languages and cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African geography and modern political situation
  • African literatures in European languages
  • African art
  • Amharic, Bambana, Hausa, Swahili
  • History of Africa
  • Research Work
  • Characteristics and Genres of African Folklore
  • African Oral Tradition
  • Islam in Africa

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • Signed application for admission to an educational programme of the appropriate level in the format established by the Admissions Committee
    • Consent of the Applicant to Personal Data Processing, Transmission and Storage
    • Educational credential and supplements prepared according to the rules
    • A copy of your identity document. Please note that the applicant’s passport should be valid for at least 18 months after the beginning of the planned study period. If you need to get a Russian visa please fill in an application form for visa invitation and submit it to Personal Account.
    • Photo 3х4 cm
    • Competitive selections of documents (Portfolio)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3325 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2299 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2299 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus: 271,600 rubles
  • For international students including stateless persons: 392,900 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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