Saint Petersburg University

About Saint Petersburg University

Saint Petersburg University also known as Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU) is a state-level government university.

SPbU was founded in the year 1724. This is the oldest and the largest university in Russia.

This university is situated in the Saint Petersburg city of Russia which is 706 km away from the capital city Moscow.

SPbU is approved by the Medical Council of India, Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the World Health Organisation(WHO).

St Petersburg is a very beautiful city with a rich history and culture in Russia. The city is known for its great architecture sites. This city is one of the educational hubs in Russia with home to many universities.

Why choose Saint Petersburg University to study MBBS in Russia?

Study in culture-rich city of Russia at Saint Petersburg University.

Guest lectures from Politicians, Nobel Prize winners, scientists etc.

SPbU is a state-level government university.

Medical degree from SPbU is valid all over the world.

This university is teaching from the last 296 years.

Highly qualified medical faculty.

This university is recognized by MCI, Magna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, Italy), WHO, Association of the Carpathian Region Universities, European University Association (EUA), Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

Practical education.

The admission process at SPbU is quite simple through Singla Consultancy.

Language of instruction is English at this university for Indian students.

Neat and clean hostel available.

Why choose Singla Consultancy to study MBBS in Saint Petersburg University?

All our services from admission letter to the visa are one time.

We help parents of students at Saint Petersburg University with a tourist visa in Russia so that they can visit their child.

We provide pickup and drop facility in Russia from the airport to the university hostel.

Singla Consultancy provides the best available rooms for students at SPbU hostel.

Our team at SPbU provides 24*7 assistance for your entire study period.

Saint Petersburg University Hostel

Saint Petersburg University is providing comfortable housing to all international students

SPbU has a medical centre in the hostel.

Saint Petersburg University Hostel has total no. of 2 hostels for Indian medical students.

All the basic furnishing is provided in the hostels.

SPbU hostel has a sports hall.

This hostel also has a gym.

A cafe is also available along with mess for students.

Internet facility is available.

Desk, Chair, Pillow, bed linen and blanket are provided at the hostel.

Indian mess is available at the hostel.

Singla Consultancy guarantees accommodation for all students of Singla Consultancy.

All hostels are equipped with room heaters.

Saint Petersburg University Fees Structure 2020

Year1st Year2nd Year3rd Year4th Year5th Year6th YearTotal
Fees in US $4,5004,5004,5004,5004,5004,50027,000
Fees in Indian Rs.3,15,000‬3,15,000‬3,15,000‬3,15,000‬3,15,000‬3,15,000‬18,90,000

Saint Petersburg University Ranking and Reputation

Country Rank3
World Rank305

Source: 4icu

QS Global World Ranking234
Total Students21,776
Academic Faculty Staff3,207


World University Rankings 2020601–800th
University Impact Ranking 2019201–300th
World Reputation Rankings 201681-90th


Advantages of Saint Petersburg University

Saint Petersburg University is 296 years old higher education university in Russia.

150 Indian students already studying at this university.

This university is approved by the Medical Council of India.

It is situated in the St. Petersburg city of Russia which is the best city in terms of living.

Medical degree from this university is valid all over the world.

Indian food is available.

Good hostel facility for Indian students.

Life of Indian students at Saint Petersburg University

Every year about 40 Indian students fly from India to Russia to study MBBS in Saint Petersburg University.

Indian community make special arrangements during these festivals.

There are Indian restaurants available in the city.

Russians like people from India. Be kind to them and they will be kind to you.

Russia is a very safe country. The student will never face unless the student itself creates a problem.

Singla Consultancy team at SPbU take care of students for the entire study period.

Is Saint Petersburg University good for studying MBBS for Indian students?

Saint Petersburg University is teaching since the year 1724.

Hence this university has 296 years of experience.

SPbU is approved by MCI. This means the student will be eligible for screening test FMGE/NEXT.

Practical education is the main focus of this university.

Students are divide into small groups of 10 students.

The hostel is only 1 Km away from the university campus.

The transport system in St. Petersburg city is good enough.

Eligibility for MBBS in Russia

The student should complete 17 years of age by 31st December 2019 to apply for MBBS in Russia.

The student from the unreserved category should get 50% in PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology).

The student from the reserved category should get 40% in PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology).

For Saint Petersburg University student needs 80% in PCB.

The student should not be more than 25 years of age to apply for MBBS in Russia.

Famous Alumni of Saint Petersburg University

Vladimir Putin

Dmitry Medvedev

Grigory Perelman

Mikhail Piotrovsky

Anatoly Karpov

Tatyana Kazankina

Boris Strugatsky

Stanislav Smirnov

Dmitry Likhachev

Igor Stravinsky

Alexander Blok

Vladimir Vernadsky

Alexander Benois

Sergei Diaghilev

Ivan Turgenev

Dmitry Mendeleev

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Faculties and Institutes at Saint Petersburg University

SPbSU is made up of 24 specialized faculties, which are:

Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes

Faculty of Biology

Institute of Chemistry

Faculty of Dentistry and Medical Technology

Faculty of Economics

Institute of Earth Sciences

Institute of History

School of International Relations

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Oriental Studies

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Philology

Institute of Philosophy

Faculty of Physics

Faculty of Political Science

Faculty of Psychology

Faculty of Sociology

Graduate School of Management

Military Faculty

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Faculty of Applied Communications

Faculty of Journalism

There is also a Department of Physical Culture and Sports

Important Links

Partner universities of Saint Petersburg University

Carleton University, Canada

University of Tartu, Estonia

University of Greifswald, Germany

University of Passau, Germany

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Ching Yun University, Republic of China (Taiwan)

George Mason University, United States

University of California, United States

Utah State University, United States

Viadrina European University Frankfurt Oder, Germany

Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Seoul, South Korea

Université Grenoble Alpes, France

HEC Paris, France

How to study MBBS in Russia?

The student must follow some steps to apply for MBBS in Russia:

Check Eligibility: Student must check his/her eligibility.

Choose University: Student must be careful while choosing the university. Do not take your decision trusting some agents. A student must do his/her thorough research.

Choose Consultant: Choose only authorised consultant for the university.

Apply for admission letter: Apply for your admission letter by submitting the following documents:

  • 10th certificate
  • 12th certificate
  • NEET result

Apply for an Invitation letter: Apply for your invitation letter by submitting the following documents:

  • Passport
  • 5 Passport size photographs
  • Sponsorship Letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • Bank Statement
  • Medical Certificate

Apply for Visa: Apply for your visa through a trusted consultant.

Book your flight: Student should book a flight to reach before starting of classes. Singla Consultancy sends students for MBBS in Russia in batches.

What are the options after MBBS in Russia?

After a student completes an MBBS degree from Russia, there is a world of opportunities. As the degree is valid all over the world. The student needs to decide where he/she wants to settle.
Below is the country-wise breakdown of the process:


Previously only foreign graduated needed to appear for licensing exams in India.
But now the government has planned to make it mandatory for everyone to appear for the licensing exam.
This exam is merged with NEET PG and is named as NEXT.
A student planning to practise in India as a doctor should start preparing for the NEXT exam.


MBBS degree is valid all over Europe under the Bologna Process.
There are some regions which do not require any entrance exam.
Also, some regions require to clear a language exam.
For example, if a student wants to practice in Germany then the student needs to prepare for the B1B2 language test.


If a student wants to practise in the USA after this course.
Then the student needs to appear for USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Exam).
Any student with a medical degree from anywhere in the world including the USA needs to appear for this exam.


If a student wants to practise in Canada after completion.
Then the student needs to appear for MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination).
Any student with a medical degree from anywhere in the world including Canada needs to appear for this exam.


Australia has made it mandatory to appear for AMC (Australian Medical Council).
So, a student completing MBBS degree from Russia need to appear for AMC if he/she wants to practise as a doctor in Australia.


If a student wants to practise in England after completion of this course.
Then the student needs to appear for PLAB (The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board).
Any student with a medical degree from anywhere in the world including England needs to appear for this exam.

Saint Petersburg University admission 2020

Course:M.D (Physician)
University Name:Saint Petersburg University
MCI Approved:Yes
Course duration:6 years
Tuition Fees:4500 USD per year
Admission Eligibility:80% in PCB and NEET qualified
No. of Indian students:150
Admission Start date:01 May 2020
Admission close date:01 June 2020
No. of seats for Indian students:40

The admission process at Saint Petersburg University is very simple through Singla Consultancy.

All the admission process can be done online through the website or offline by visiting the office.

Submit the following documents for admission letter:

  • NEET result
  • 12th mark sheet

Submit the following documents for the invitation letter:

All documents to be submitted original copies only.

  • Passport
  • 10th mark sheet
  • 12th mark sheet
  • NEET result
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • 6 months bank statement
  • Sponsorship Letter
  • Passport size photos

Singla Consultancy will provide you with each and every sample of the above documents.

After this, your visa application will be processed. After you receive your visa pack your bag and get ready to fly to Russia with Singla Consultancy batch.

FAQ for Saint Petersburg University

Where is Saint Petersburg State University located in the city and state?

Saint Petersburg State University is located in the Saint Petersburg city of Russia which is 706 km away from the capital city Moscow.

Is Saint Petersburg State University public or private?

Saint Petersburg State University is a public university.

Is Saint Petersburg University approved by MCI?

Yes, Saint Petersburg University is approved by MCI.