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Languages and Cultures of Africa

Saint-Petersburg State University

24 months
4710 EUR/year
3256 EUR/year
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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.

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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

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  • 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

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  • International

    4710 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4710 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3256 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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