** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Weeks per term:
Language of Instruction:
Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, International Affairs, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Russian
HOST INSTITUTION Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (formerly known as St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University) was founded in 1899. Recently SPbSPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnical Institute — a recognized Russian and world-wide leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education. Currently it also remains at the leading positions in the rating of Russian engineering higher educational institutions.
At the present time in SPbSPU there are 30197 students and postgraduates, 2916 of them are foreign citizens from 96 countries who annually study at different SPbSPU programs. The University is carrying out education in the following areas: engineering, physics, economics, humanities and information technologies.
Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT
At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM:
1.4 ECTS = 1 GT
SPbSTU = GT
A, B = A
C = B
D = C
E = D
Fx, F = F
Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
For information about applying for a visa, please contact the Russian Embassy.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad
OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.
Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.