Semester Exchange

Semester exchange programs give you the opportunity to experience full cultural immersion, which leads to greater personal impact in terms of achieving academic benefits as well as cross-cultural understanding. It will prepare you with the intercultural skills that will make you more marketable to a future employer.

St. Petersburg as the location for your exchange semester also promises lots of opportunities for an enriching experience. From museums and cultural sites, some within walking distance from campus, to theaters, music venues, and a bustling night scene, the city will welcome you into the environment that has inspired and fostered some of the top Russian and international minds. The most European of Russian cities, St. Petersburg features a unique blend of culture, sports, and entertainment, as well as offers easy access to European destinations. 

Thinking about doing a double degree Master’s program or pursuing your PhD at a university away from home? A semester exchange can be an excellent springboard for that experience. It will also look great on your resume.

Benefits of spending a semester or an academic year abroad:

  • Gaining a new perspective
  • Making new friends from around the world
  • Experiencing a different education system
  • Not just visiting but really living in a new environment
  • Learning more about the Russian language and culture
  • Traveling around and discovering Russia
  • An unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever

Dear applicants!

Please find the tentative list of courses to be offered in 2019 and their syllabi below:

Note that exchange students are also welcome to attend the courses offered within International Master’s Degree Programs.

If you have any questions regarding the courses, please contact us at international@mail.ifmo.ru.

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