Undergraduate Study Semester in Russia

European University at St. Petersburg

Program Description

Undergraduate Study Semester in Russia

European University at St. Petersburg


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.


  • 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.

Application procedure

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

Required documents

  • 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 28, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
Sept. 4, 2017
12 - 12 weeks
Full time
8,600 USD
Start date Feb. 2017
Russia St. Petersburg
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2017
Duration 12 - 12 weeks
Price 8,600 USD
Start date Sept. 4, 2017
Russia St. Petersburg
Application deadline Apr. 30, 2017
Early admission possible
End date Jan. 31, 2018
Duration 12 - 12 weeks
Price 8,600 USD