Study in St. Petersburg, Russia!

16036_320328660360_557580360_9427724_4646357_n_smallInternational Program @  St. Petersburg Christian University is an adventurous way to experience a new culture while advancing your academic goals and growing spiritually. You will be able to learn the language of great Russian writers like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, study their masterpieces in the historical context, experience the best art and culture Russia has to offer, and deepen your understanding of the Bible, Christianity and Christian vocations.


St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and the third largest in Europe, with a population of 5 million people. It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great over 300 hundred years ago and served as Russia’s capital until 1917. The city is known as the Cultural Capital of Russia and boasts UNESCO-designated historical monuments, world-class museums, theaters, and a vibrant religious life.

St. Petersburg Christian University (SPbCU) became one of the first Evangelical higher educational institutions to be established in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. We offer Bachelor and Master’s Degree programs in Theology, Christian Education, and Pastoral Ministry, along with an International Program in English. Our campus is located near the central section of the city and features modern facilities where students can comfortably live and study.


Challenging academic studies are available in:

  • Russian History,
  • Russian Language,
  • Russian Fine Arts ,
  • Russian Literature,
  • and others, such as Russian Business, Politics, Religion and Theology from a Russian Perspective.

Classes are geared toward needs of the English-speaking students and are taught by qualified teachers from SPbCU and other local universities. Trips to famous cities, such as Moscow and Novgorod, are also available.


Following arrival, each international student shares an on-campus dormitory room with a Russian student and is actively included in the academic, social and spiritual life of the university. A western faculty member mentors international students helping them to adapt to life in a new setting while performing academically.


We are a Russian institution which is always looking to expand its world-view through partnership with other organizations, institutions, and people around the world.
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Please see also the SPbCU’s International Program Blog