Studying in Russia - Why Petrozavodsk?

Convenient Location Map of the Republic of Karelia
  • Petrozavodsk is a small and calm town with a real Russian charm. It takes 13 hours to get to Moscow and 8 hours by comfortable train to St. Petersburg from Petrozavodsk.
  • Living with a Russian family, you will get to know what Russian hospitality means.
  • You will study Russian in a friendly atmosphere and make friends with Russian students.
  • You will be able to see the Kizhi churches, the Valaam and Solovetskiy monasteries, and other beautiful sceneries and masterpieces of architecture.
Welcoming environmentKizhi
Karelia is a land of richest history and culture. While staying here, you can see world known masterpieces of the Russian Northern culture - the museum of wooden architecture Kizhi, the monasteries of Valaam and Solovki.

VillageYou can visit Karelian villages with their special northern charm and experience the exceptional hospitality of their people. Science, arts and folklore are cherished in Karelia.

There are three institutes of higher education in Karelia - Petrozavodsk State University, Karelian Pedagogical Petrozavodsk Cathedral University and the Conservatory.

Kivach waterfallBeautiful environment
Beautiful nature, nice and hospitable people. Unforgettable natural attractions of Karelia are the Kivach waterfall, Onego lake (the cleanest in Europe), numerous forest parks, rocks, plains, and lakes.

Low living cost

Food and housing are relatively cheap, especially compared with big cities.
A safe place to study
PetrSU main bulidingPetrozavodsk State University (PetrSU) is one of the largest educational institutions in the European North of Russia. Among its graduates, there are academicians, ministers and world-famous specialists in culture and science.
Over 11,500 students of the university take both full-time and vocational education classes.

So, no matter if you're still in high school, a recent graduate, or are pursuing a graduate degree,
come and visit us!

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