SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE CHEMICAL PHARMACEUTICAL ACADEMY

If you have always been fascinated by the names of chemical compounds, laboratories full of mysterious devices and test tubes with colorful substances since your childhood, then Saint-Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy is the best place for your studies. Besides …
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SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE CHEMICAL PHARMACEUTICAL ACADEMY

If you have always been fascinated by the names of chemical compounds, laboratories full of mysterious devices and test tubes with colorful substances since your childhood, then Saint-Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy is the best place for your studies. Besides scientific romance that attracts, chemical pharmaceutical field enjoys a boom, demands fresh ideas, revolution discoveries and of course new young specialists.
Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest and best higher education establishments in Russia. This is the leading higher education institution of Russia in the training of the specialists for Pharmacy and Biotechnology fields. In 2003 the Academy was recognized as the best Russian higher education establishment and became a gold medal winner “European Quality” as the laureate of the competition in the “100 Best State Universities of Russia” nomination. In 2006 the Academy became the laureate of the international award “Profession-Life” in the nomination “Medical educational establishment” of the year. The high level of scientific and pedagogical professionalism of the Academy's teachers plays the main role in these achievements. Over 80 % of its teaching staff has got the Degrees of Doctors and Candidates of Science.
Since 1955, the Academy has been preparing specialists for foreign countries in Pharmacy and Biotechnology with further instruction in Ph.D. and scientific trainings. At present students from over 50 countries of Asia, Africa, Near and Middle East, Europe study at the Academy. Departments of Faculties consider the specific character of the future graduates' job, and that is why courses such as Inflectional Tropical Diseases, Drug Plants of Subtropical Zone, Pharmacological Aspects of Foreign Countries' Pharmaceutical Market are introduced in the program.
The students are provided with all facilities for interesting and good education – laboratories appointed with up-to-date medical equipment, large lecture halls, computer classes, reading room, Internet center, and students hostels for comfortable accomodation. Countryside drug plants garden is created on the campus of the Academy. Over 400 drug plants are cultivated in its collection lot. Students of the Faculty of Pharmacy spend a lot of time here during their practical classes.
Student scientific society takes active part in the scientific and research activities of the Academy. Creation of new medical and drug products, elaboration and development of production technologies are the main objects of the scientific activity at present. For its most important scientific achievements, the Academy annually receives about 20 certificates for new inventions. The Academy's students receive knowledge corresponding to the modern level of scientific and technical development in the field of Pharmacy as well as in social-economic and humanities fields. Such all-round specialists are especially in demand at world employment market.
The Pharmacy Faculty's graduates successfully work in pharmacy institutions (pharmacies), scientific laboratories; they hold executive positions in the enterprises of chemical pharmaceutical and medical industry, they work at pharmaceutical depots, control and analytical laboratories, forensic laboratories and other chemical laboratories that work with chemical synthesis, research of drug substance and ready medicines. Brilliant theoretical training and rich practical experience help the majority of them to open their own pharmacies and companies for medical elaboration and production; this way they contribute to the development of world pharmaceutical science. Upon successful completion of Biotechnology Faculty (Faculty of Medicines Industrial Technology), its graduates work at pharmaceutical plants and factories, perfumes and cosmetics laboratories, etc.
Upon successful completion of the University, the graduate gets higher education degree of Russian national standard indicating Degree/qualification and speciality. The graduate also gets an additional document “European Appendix”, which allows its holder to get its equivalence in any of 45 European and other countries signed up to the “Bologna Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education” and to further education or apply for a prestigious job in these countries.

SPECIALITIES, DURATION AND FEES

FACULTIES

Course
duration
(academic
years)

Tuition fees per 1 academic year (USD)

Hostel
acommodation
fees (2-3 people
in 1 room) for 1
academic year (USD)

Life and health insurance fees for 1 year (USD) Total (USD)

Candidates for studies in Russian State Universities, who don't speak Russian language, are firstly admitted to the Foundation Course (duration is 1 academic year) to study Russian language and improve the level of knowledge in major special subjects up to the required for further study at the University on the chosen specialty. To specify the tuition, accommodation, life and health insurance fees and other expenses, please, contact the representative office of RACUS organization in your country.

PHARMACY Russian Medium 5 - - - -
PHARMACY French Medium 5 1 year -
2-5 
 years - 3800
500 160 -
4460
Ph.D 3 - - - -

Tuition, accommodation in a student hostel and insurance fees, stipulated in US dollars, are an approximate equivalent of tuition fees in Russian rubles. The actual tuition and accommodation fees may be slightly corrected due to the US dollars /Russian ruble exchange rate correlation on the International Monetary Exchange as on the date of the tuition, accommodation and insurance fees invoice issuance.

The price for legalization of the documents which is required to obtain the 'Certificate of Equivalence', obligatory for all international students, in Rosobrnadzor (Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) is 6500 Russian rubles (which is equivalent to approximately 100 US dollars). All the activities concerning the preparation of the documentation package required to obtain the equivalence certificate and the equivalence procedure itself are undertaken by the student himself/herself at their own expense.

The above-mentioned fees for tuition, accommodation in student hostel, life and health insurance are valid only for 2016/2017 academic year.

During the initial registration procedure the candidate pays a enrollment fee of 300 USD which covers the charges for the issuance of the invitation letter for studies, sending the original and other documents to the candidate's country of the permanent residence by express mail (DHL), meeting the candidate at the international airport in Moscow/Saint-Petersburg, transfer to the domestic airport/train station in Moscow, meeting at the airport/train station of Saint-Petersburg and accompanying to the Academy, drawing up documents for admission to Academy for studies, registration fee, etc. The above mentioned amount doesn't include the cost of the airfare/train ticket Moscow-Saint-Petersburg. Average food expenses in Saint-Petersburg are 300-400 USD per month. When first entering Russia, the candidate should have about 500 USD to buy some basic necessities and personal things (clothes, dishes, electrical equipment, etc.).

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