Petrozavodsk State University

country rank  59
world rank  2751

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University Overview

Established in 1940, Petrozavodsk State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Petrozavodsk (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Republic of Karelia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Apatity, Sortavala, Belomorsk. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 79 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Russian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Петрозаводский государственный университет
Acronym PetrSU
Founded 1940
Colours White, blue and yellow

University Location

Address 33 Lenin Prs.
Petrozavodsk (population range: 250,000-499,999)
185910 Republic of Karelia
T +7 (8142) 711 089
F +7 (8142) 782 668
Other locations Apatity, Sortavala, Belomorsk

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 33, Lenin Prs.
Petrozavodsk 185910
+7 (8142) 711030

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Petrozavodsk State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Finnish-Russian Cross Border University (FR CBU)
  • Barents Cross Border University (BCBU)
  • Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN)
  • Russian Political Science Association (RPSA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019