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Admission: Master of Science

The following rules are specific for non-Russian citizens.

General regulations for admission to main educational programs at St. Petersburg State University in 2020 can be found here.

There are two study schemes: positions funded by the Russian government (zero-fee positions) and positions with tuition fee (regular positions). See also:

The admission timeline

Application submission is open!

  • The timeline for applying for studying on a fee-paying basis:
    • February 11, 2020: submission server opens and remains open until 23:59 May 29, 2020 (Moscow time).
    • The portfolios are evaluated within 3 weeks of the confirmation of receipt from the admissions officer.
    • Those received at least 35 points are invited for a Skype interview.
    • Within a month of the interview, the results of the interview are disclosed;
      at this point some students can be either already recommended for acceptance,
      or added to the waiting list.
    • June 22, 2020: the final results are announced.
  • The timeline for applying for studying with a fee waiver:
    • February 17, 2020: submission server opens and remains open until 23:59 May 23, 2020 (Moscow time).
    • The portfolios are evaluated within 3 weeks of the confirmation of receipt from the admissions officer.
    • Those received at least 35 points are invited for a Skype interview.
    • Those applied after May 11 receive results of portfolio evaluation till May 29, and having 35 points or more are invited for Skype interview.
    • June 11, 2020: the final results are announced.

Admission procedure

A two-step admission procedure is used. First, prospective students submit their applications (motivation letter, CV, 1 or 2 reference letters, scientific essay, previous degree certificate, and, if applicable, publication list, English language certificate and other relevant certificates). After the applications are evaluated, those who pass the evaluation are invited for a Skype interview.

The submission server is the same for all the programs at St. Petersburg State University, and it is a bit misleading. So we have prepared an instruction for you on how to submit to our program.

Questions about this program and admission to it are very welcome: please send an email to

math [dot] msc [at] spbu [dot] ru

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