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Admission to Doctoral Program

 

 

 

Admission to Doctoral Program in 2018

 

 

Admission to SPbSU Doctoral program is conducted in 2018 in accordance with "Regulations for admission to main educational aspirantura programmes for training  research and teaching staff at St. Petersburg University in 2018".

Admission Terms and list of documents for Russian applicants are available on the web-page in Russian­.

 

 

Admission procedure and list of documents for foreign applicants

 

Foreign applicants may apply for state-sponsored places (free of charge + Russian government monthly modest scholarship) or for fee-paying basis (contractual) places.

 

Both Doctoral students on state-sponsored places and on fee-paying basis are eligible for GSOM scholarships and funding for travelling.

 

How to apply:

 

Applicants can apply in three ways:

 

  1. Submit documents via SPbSU web-site.
  2. Come in person to Admission commission for foreign students in St.Petersburg (Universitetskaya Emb., 13B, St Petersburg 199034, Russia).
  3. Send documents by post to SPbU Admissions Committee: 7/9 Universitetskaya Embankment, St. Petersburg 199034, Russian Federation.
 

 

Application periods:



  • Applications (electronic submission) will be accepted from March 1st till till June 8, 2018 (6 p.m. Moscow time).
  • Applications (personal & post submission) will be accepted from July 9 till July 31, 2018 (6 p.m. Moscow time).
 

 

List of documents:


1) an application for admission to main educational aspirantura programmes for training research and teaching staff addressed to SPbU Rector. The applicant must specify the basis (either government- funded or contractual) and the aspirantura programme title (38.06.01 “Economics and management”);

2) a document identifying the applicant's identity and citizenship;

3) an original or a copy of a standard diploma of higher education (either a specialist diploma or a master diploma) and supplements thereto.

4) a commitment to submit an original or a copy of a standard diploma of higher education (either a specialist diploma or a master diploma) and supplements thereto on or prior to the deadline for documents submission (in case the applicant has not submitted the said document with his/her application for admission).
Persons with education received abroad shall submit an original (or a true copy) of a duly legalised (if required) foreign educational credential and supplements thereto (if the latter is provided for by the laws of the country issuing the said educational credential) recognised in the Russian Federation and giving its holder the same academic and/or professional rights that holders of standard documents of higher education specified in Clause 1.2 hereof have. If necessary, they shall also submit a certificate of recognition of a foreign document on the level of education and/or qualification in the Russian Federation as well as a certified Russian translation of such educational credential and supplements thereto (if the latter is provided for by the laws of the country having issued the said educational credential);

5) 2 (two) photographs 3х4 cm;

6) documents confirming the applicant's individual achievements, which results shall be taken into consideration during the admission procedure by assigning extra points to the total number of competition points. The list and procedure for the consideration of individual achievements are set forth in Appendix3 hereto.

 

If the admissions test is held in the form of a competitive selection of documents (portfolios) and points are assigned to the applicant pursuant to his/her submission of certain documents with the framework of the portfolio, points for individual achievements based on the same documents (take into account with the framework of the portfolio) shall not be assigned;

7) motivation letter;

8) applicant’s description of the prospective research;

9) a CV containing information on academic (professional) training, research and achievements, professional experience, etc.;

10) applicant’s thesis abstract;

11) confirmation of foreign language competences (if any);

12) winner or awardee diploma of student Olympiads (if any);

13) scientific publications in periodicals in the chosen field of study, etc. (if any).

 

Evaluation criteria for documents of international applicants to aspirantura programmes are published here >>

Full text of admission rules for applicants is published here >>

 

 

Before applying

 
  • study carefully list of GSOM scientific advisors and their field of expertise. You may also contact them and discuss your perspective Doctoral research.

  

 

Fees

 

A fee for the SPbSU Doctoral Program study for foreign students per 2017-2018 academic year was equal to 500 000 RUB. Exact prices for 2018-2019 will be announced in June.

 

 

Announcement of competition results

 

The ranked rating lists of applicants to aspirantura programmes shall be published at the SPbU official website no later than July 23, 2018.

 

August 20, 2018 - the complete name lists of persons whose enrollment may be considered by the Admissions Committee for each of the main educational aspirantura programmes for training research and teaching staff with different conditions (to government-funded places, places on the fee - paying (contractual) basis, and places allocated for sponsored admissions) shall be announced and published on SPbU official website and the information stand of the Admissions Committee (hereinafter referred to as the complete name list).

 

August 24, 2018 at 6 p.m., Moscow standard time

  • deadline for submission of original educational credentials - for enrollment to government - funded places; 
  • deadline for submission of original educational credentials or enrollment consent applications with certified copies of the said documents attached and the original educational credentials presented; deadline for the customers' (students') signing of their contracts for provision of paid education services - for enrollment to places on the fee-paying (contractual) basis.

 

August 27, 2018 - issuing and publication on SPbU official website and the information stand of the Admissions Committee of orders for the enrollment from September 1, 2018 of persons who have successfully passed the admissions tests and submitted their documents.

 

 

 Questions

 

All questions regarding admission procedure for foreign applicants should be addressed to SPbSU admission commission admission@spbu.ru, tel. +7-812-363-66-33.
All questions regarding studying process in GSOM should be addressed to the Head of GSOM Doctoral Program office, Ms Vera Ageeva v.ageeva@gsom.spbu.ru, tel. +7-812-323-84-59.

  

  

Statistics for admissions

 

  Bachelor Programmes Master Programmes Doctoral Programme
  2015/ 2016 2016/ 2017 2015/ 2016 2016/ 2017 2015/ 2016 2016/ 2017
Number of applicants 2305   321 374 25 23
Number enrolled 198 199 156 158 9 10
Male 65 80 68 78 4 6
Female 133 119 88 80 5 4
Number of nationalities 7 9 13 15 4 3
Percent of international students in the intake 8 10 14 16 3 2

 

To learn more about Part-time Doctoral course please write to Ms Elena Davydova at davydova@gsom.pu.ru