Cold Region Environment Landscapes Integrated Science (CORELIS), Master | Saint-Petersburg University | Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Cold Region Environment Landscapes Integrated Science (CORELIS)

24 months
6106 EUR/year
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The Cold Region Environment Landscapes Integrated Science (CORELIS) programme at Saint-Petersburg State University is aimed at training specialists who are capable of independently carrying out theoretical and applied research in ecological, hydro-meteorological, paleogeographical, landscape, pedological and nature management processes in Polar Regions of the Earth (The Arctic, Antarctic, Permafrost zone and the upland territories).


Students participate in expeditions to Polar Regions in course of their field practice. For example, in the previous years, student research practice was held on the base of Lammi Biological Station of Helsinki University in winter and international field stations such as the Russian scientific centre on Svalbard archipelago (part of the Arctic and Antarctic research institute), Lena River delta, Yamal and Kola peninsulas in summer.

After completing this Cold Region Environment Landscapes Integrated Science (CORELIS) programme at Saint-Petersburg State University, the students:

  • understand species evolution, patterns of biodiversity, pedology
  • independently carry out: measurements, analysis, interpretation and data processing
  • understand the role of a changing climate within biogeochemical cycles of environment processes
  • have gained advanced knowledge of structure, functioning and vulnerability of polar and upland ecosystems
  • are knowledgeable of modern methods of ecological research, regulation, risk assessment and constructing mathematical models of the ecosystem
  • have gained knowledge about interaction of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, prospective areas for development
  • have knowledge and skills in field sampling strategy, working with special scientific equipment for analytical procedures in biology and geoecology
  • are able to understand and review international regulations on Polar study
  • have gained advanced knowledge of the structure of environmental systems and effects of basic cryogenic processes, types and dynamics of ground ices, glaciers and water bodies
  • can evaluate anthropogenic impacts on polar, upland, and periglacial ecosystems
  • are able to evaluate the impact of global climate change on Polar environment

Programme Structure


  • Polar Science Communication and Outreach
  • Cold Regions Sciences
  • Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Climate Dynamics
  • Cold Region Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
  • Permafrost Hydrometeorology
  • Particularities of Cold Region Geology
  • Trace gas fluxes in Permafrost
  • Isotopic methods in Polar Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

    6106 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6106 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus: 323,700 rubles
  • For international students including stateless persons: 370,500 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.


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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Cold Region Environment Landscapes Integrated Science (CORELIS)
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Cold Region Environment Landscapes Integrated Science (CORELIS)
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