This unique program was specially designed for undergraduates. Spend one unforgettable semester in St. Petersburg, learn more about Russian history, politics, energy resources, cultural history and arts, and improve your Russian at intensive Russian language course. The module draws upon the resources and experience of the renowned International MA Programs: IMARES, MARCA and ENERPO but is tuned to the specific requirements of the undergraduate training. Throughout the semester in Saint Petersburg students will receive professional academic training in the Russian area studies and get a diverse personal experience of the Russian society. The courses in history and culture will include on-site classes in cultural and historical venues of Saint Petersburg. All instruction is in English.
Workload and credits
- 12-week semester of 12 weeks, from 18 to 36 contact hours per week
- The choice of 3 to 5 courses corresponding to 18 to 30 credits (9 to 15 US credits).
- Each subject course carries 6 credits (3 US credits) and is taught for 4 academic hours per week plus homework. Delivered through lectures and seminar sessions for which home reading is assigned, each course involves submitting one or two essays.
- Russian language is taught for 8 hours per week in groups corresponding to proficiency level. Final evaluation can include the official TORFL test.
SAMPLE COURSES AND LECTURES
- Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits)
- Russian Orientalism (6 Credits)
- Intellectual History of Russian Modernism (6 Credits)
- Energy Security and Russian Politics (6 Credits)
- The Evolution of World Energy Oil and Gas Markets (6 Credits)
EUSP provides visa and registration support. It also helps to lodge international students in Russian families or to rent separate apartments. Students are entitled to use the library, the computer facilities, and other university services.
There are 3 easy steps to apply for USSR program at EUSP:
- Complete the Application form
- Send us all required documents
- Receive notification of acceptance/rejection
- Scanned copy of your Passport
- Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript
- Your Statement of Purpose (about 500 words, including statement of goals, research interests and experiences, including the subject of your bachelor thesis)
- One letter of recommendation from a person who is closely acquainted with your academic work
- Your Curriculum Vitae
Application selection procedure
Applications are assessed by the EUSP International Programs Admissions Committee. Applicants can expect an admission decision approximately two weeks after submitting a complete application.
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Last updated July 22, 2016