Saint Petersburg State
Forest Technical University

General info about SPbSFTU

Established in 1803, Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University is one of the oldest universities in Russia. Now it is a leading center for research in all areas of the forest sector. The University provides high-quality research-led learning environment for Russia and international students.

Facts and Figures

  • 1st forest university in Russia
  • 600+ international students
  • 10 student associations
  • More than 50 international partners
  • Botanical Garden established in 1827
  • 64 ha of the University Park

Preparatory Courses

Approximate tuition fee: 1400$
Duration: 10 months (October — July)

Teaching of the Russian language at SPbSFTU for international students started in 1953. If you would like to learn the basics of the Russian language and other subjects, you are welcome to our Preparatory Department.
After graduation, you can become a student at the Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University or other universities in Russia.

Programs:
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Humanitarian Sciences

Bachelor courses

Institute of forest business
and innovation

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)

Duration of study: 4 years (8 terms)

Programs:
  • Technology of forest logging and wood industries: organization and management of wood industry
  • Economics
  • Management
Institute of Landscape and
Architecture, Construction
and Wood Processing

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 4 years (8 terms)

Programs:
  • Landscape architecture
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Technology of logging and woodworking industries: woodworking technology
Institute of Technological Machines
and Forest Transportation

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 4 years (8 terms)

Programs:
  • Heat power engineering and thermotechnics
  • Technological machines and equipment
  • Standardization and metrology
  • Management in technical systems
  • Technology of transport processes
  • Operation of transport-technological machines and complex
  • Technology of logging and woodworking industries
Institute of Forest and Natural Resources Management

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 4 years (8 terms)

Programs:
  • Ecology and nature management
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Land management and cadasters
  • Forestry
Institute of Chemical Wood Biomass Processing and Technospheric Safety

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 4 years (8 terms)

Programs:
  • Chemical technology
  • Energy and resource-saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology
  • Technospheric safety

Master’s degree

Institute of Forest Business
and Innovation

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 2 years (4 terms)

Programs:
  • State and municipal management
  • Economics
  • Management
Institute of Landscape and Architecture, Construction
and Wood Processing

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 2 years (4 terms)

Programs:
  • Landscape architecture
  • Technology of logging and woodworking industries
Institute of Technological Machines and Forest Transportation

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 2 years (4 terms)

Programs:
  • Technological machines and equipment
  • Management in Technical systems
  • Technology of logging and woodworking industries
Institute of Forest and
Natural Resources Management

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 2 years (4 terms)

Programs:
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Forestry
  • Forest Policy and Economics
Institute of Chemical Wood Biomass Processing and Technospheric Safety

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 2 years (4 terms)

Programs:
  • Chemical technology
  • Energy and resource-saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology
  • Technospheric safety
Forest Policy and Economics (FORPEC)

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)
Duration of study: 2 years (4 terms)

  • 1st Russian MSc program in Forestry in English;
  • developed in accordance with the Bologna principles;
  • modular structure of studies and innovative teaching methods;
  • integrates policy and economic sciences;
  • developed by specialists in teaching forestry, forest policy and economy from 4 European countries;
  • opportunity to receive double diploma with the University of Eastern Finland.

Postgraduate Studies

Approximate cost: 200 000 rub/year (~$2.800)

PhD programs: 2 years (4 terms)

  • Chemistry (4 years)
  • Biology (4 years)
  • Informatics and Computer facilities (4 years)
  • Forestry (4 years)
  • Technologies, mechanical appliances and power equipment in agriculture, forestry and fishery (3 years)
  • Economics (3 years)

Admission procedure

1
Submit an online application

The International Office will contact you after you filled in the form.

2
Wait for the Official Invitation

Invitation for a study visa will be issued and sent to you as a PDF document by email.

3
Apply for a Student Visa

Apply for a visa at the nearest  Russian Embassy. Legalize your  Educational documents at the Embassy. Pay Visa fee at the Embassy.

4
Prepare for your flight/trip

Buy your air/bus/train ticket to Saint-Petersburg and inform us about your arrival at least 3 days in advance. If you need help, our volunteers can pick you up from /Railway or Bus station

5
Registration at the University
and final payment

Register at the University and receive a place in the dormitory. Pay Tuition fee, Accommodation fee (only if you will stay in the dormitory), Health Insurance (~$100/year) and Visa Extension fee ($30).

Students’ life

Mobility programs for all students:

  • Exchange programs from 1 week to 1 year
  • Partner countries: Finland, Sweeden, Germany, Slovakia, Lativa, Spain, China, Hungary

Double Degree Programs:

  • Cross-Border University (Double Degree Program in Forestry)

Membership in:

  • The European Forest Institute (EFI);
  • The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (UIFRO);
  • The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools

Comfortable and safe:

  • Students get official registration in Russia during their stay in the dormitory
  • 24/7 security control
  • All necessary facilities: furniture, shower rooms, kitchen, study room, gym
  • Location: 10 min walk from the University
  • Rooms for 1, 2 or 3 people

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe. ESN is present in 40 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding.

Main principle is: Students Helping Students

  • 1st Russian section since 2014
  • About 20/25 volunteers working with international students
  • Organizing more than 15 events each year, such as: language clubs; trips; IterFesttival and much more.
  • Helping international students to adapt in a new country and integrate into its culture 

Students about SPbSFTU

Nguyễn Thị Phương Hà

My name is Phuong Ha. I come from Vietnam. I am a my first year at Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University. I am majoring in Landscape Architecture. The teachers at the university are very good. They help me a lot with my studies. The 4 buiidings of une University are surrounded by a beautiful park – one of the largest inside the city. I study hard and want to become a good landscape designer.

Timur Yusupov

I am from Uzbekistan, one of the most historical and beautiful country. I studying of Landscape Architecture, Construction and Woodworking Institute. Specializing in Landscape Architecture.
I developed my Architecture creativity in Saint-Petersburg in Forest Technical University, and found many friends in this city. My hobby is boxing and in my free time I train in the boxing gym of the university. I like the teachers at our university, because they explain assignments and pay individual attention to each student. Also my classmates are amazing and help each other in difficult times. I study hard and try to graduate from the university with excellent results and make an effort in the development of Uzbekistan.

Nguyen Nhung

My name is Nyung. I came from Vietnam - a small and beautiful country located in Southeast Asia. Now I am studying at the St. Petersburg State Forestry University. All applicants are very kind. My institute is the Institute of Landscape Architecture. The department of this institute is the oldest in Russia. The staff members of the department made a great contribution to the formation and development of Russian park building and landscape architecture in Russia. I have recently lived in Russia, but have already fallen in love with it. I love ancient museums and the weather in Russia. I especially like Russian people.

Temateu Tetong Pavel

My name is temateu Pavel I am Cameroonian by nationality. Very rich country of various resources. I study at Saint Petersburg Forest University my specialty is system and technological information. Here I have many friends of various nationalities. They are very kind and welcoming. They allow me to gain a lot of experience to improve and practice Russian languages. I love my university because there we find all the materials, supporting documents for the students my favorite pastime is sports and walks in the city center. My goal is to become an engineer and return to my country to practice.

Li Huiliu

My name is Li Huiliu,i’m from China, an ancient and beautiful country. Now I am studying at St Petersburg State Forestry Technical University in Russia, a beautiful school with a long history in Russia. I study of logging and wood processing.My teachers are friendly and the lessons are interesting,I like it very much.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Hà

My name is Phuong Ha. I come from Vietnam. I am a my first year at Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University. I am majoring in Landscape Architecture. The teachers at the university are very good. They help me a lot with my studies. The 4 buiidings of une University are surrounded by a beautiful park – one of the largest inside the city. I study hard and want to become a good landscape designer.

Timur Yusupov

I am from Uzbekistan, one of the most historical and beautiful country. I studying of Landscape Architecture, Construction and Woodworking Institute. Specializing in Landscape Architecture.
I developed my Architecture creativity in Saint-Petersburg in Forest Technical University, and found many friends in this city. My hobby is boxing and in my free time I train in the boxing gym of the university. I like the teachers at our university, because they explain assignments and pay individual attention to each student. Also my classmates are amazing and help each other in difficult times. I study hard and try to graduate from the university with excellent results and make an effort in the development of Uzbekistan.

Nguyen Nhung

My name is Nyung. I came from Vietnam - a small and beautiful country located in Southeast Asia. Now I am studying at the St. Petersburg State Forestry University. All applicants are very kind. My institute is the Institute of Landscape Architecture. The department of this institute is the oldest in Russia. The staff members of the department made a great contribution to the formation and development of Russian park building and landscape architecture in Russia. I have recently lived in Russia, but have already fallen in love with it. I love ancient museums and the weather in Russia. I especially like Russian people.

Temateu Tetong Pavel

My name is temateu Pavel I am Cameroonian by nationality. Very rich country of various resources. I study at Saint Petersburg Forest University my specialty is system and technological information. Here I have many friends of various nationalities. They are very kind and welcoming. They allow me to gain a lot of experience to improve and practice Russian languages. I love my university because there we find all the materials, supporting documents for the students my favorite pastime is sports and walks in the city center. My goal is to become an engineer and return to my country to practice.

Li Huiliu

My name is Li Huiliu,i’m from China, an ancient and beautiful country. Now I am studying at St Petersburg State Forestry Technical University in Russia, a beautiful school with a long history in Russia. I study of logging and wood processing.My teachers are friendly and the lessons are interesting,I like it very much.

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Top five reasons to study at SPbSFTU

1

Become a student of the best forest university in Russia and one of the best in the World

2

Focus with us on future opportunities for the development and conservation of the natural resources of our planet

3

Make a career in forest industry and get a job anywhere in the world

4

Start a new stage of your life in a new city which you have always dreamed of

5

Learn how to save the Planet and became a truly eco-conscious person

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