International Students Apply to Polytechnic University: Interim Results


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The admission campaign for the recruitment of international students to Polytechnic University for the 2019/2020 academic year continues; however, an intermediate result can already be summed up.

To date, managers of the Admission Office for international students have accepted and processed more than 2,700 applications from applicants from 120 countries willing to study in various educational programs of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Extensive interest in the educational programs of Polytechnic University is shown this year by applicants from the CIS countries; SPbPU educational lines are traditionally very popular among the African countries (Egypt, Cameroon, Algeria) and Asian states (China, India, Iran, Pakistan). Applicants from such faraway countries as Honduras, Japan, Guatemala, Panama, Nepal and South Korea have also applied for training at Polytechnic University.

As part of the quota for training established by the RF Government, SPbPU selected 236 people from over 80 countries. This year, a particular interest is registered from countries of Latin America, Asia, Africa and the CIS. Information technology, software engineering, heat and power engineering, economics and humanities are on the top demand of the students-to-be.

«Throughout the year, employees of the international services and institutes of Polytechnic University are intensively working to attract gifted international applicants to our university. In our arsenal we have successful practices tested by time: participation in major international educational exhibitions and events; cooperation with leading recruiting companies; development of international inter-university partnerships plus some absolutely new tools. Last year, we launched an advertising campaign on international social networks. This year, based on the results of our analysis, we improved our advertising strategy and covered new regions,» says the head of the International Education Office E.V. Satalkina.

SPbPU is actively developing cooperation with Rosatom State Corporation and Akkuyu Nücleer. This year, 23 candidates applied for graduate programs at the Institute of Energy and Transport Systems. And the pioneer students of the large-scale joint Russian-Turkish project of Akkuyu NPP, next fall will study in their fourth grade. In addition, the recruitment of international nationals in the line of Rosfinmonitoring also continues.

This year, there is a significant increase among those wishing to study in the programs of University Foundation Program: 850 international nationals submitted their applications. Over 1850 applicants applied for the undergraduate, specialist, graduate, and postgraduate training programs. Of those, 145 people chose to study in English language international educational programs of Polytechnic University. Traditionally, on high students’ demand remain the areas of electric power engineering, civil engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering and new materials, economics, management and linguistics. Altogether, over 140 international aspirants have applied to the Institute of Computer Science and Technology; about the same amount will study at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Transport. This year, the Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade became the undisputed leader among international students: more than 680 people submitted their applications for admission.

The first stage of entrance tests for international citizens is over. The second wave of exams started in August, and international applicants still have time to submit their documents. The admission campaign for the recruitment of international citizens to SPbPU for the 2019/2020 academic year will last until September 4, 2019. More details of the admission procedure are presented in the relevant section of the official SPbPU website.


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