Russia, Exchange programme with the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the State University of Economics and Finance

The Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance is located in the centre of St. Petersburg. With approx. 13,000 enrolled students, it is one of the largest and best-known universities for economics in Russia. It offers in-depth courses in the following areas:

  • Economics and Management
  • Financial and Credit Management as well as International Economic Relations
  • Statistics, Calculation and Economic Analysis
  • Trade and Marketing
  • Economic Theory and Economic Policy
  • Work Management and Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Law
  • Linguistics

The study year begins in September and is divided into the winter semester (September to January) and a summer semester (February to June). Most courses are held in the Russian language, there is, however, a limited choice of courses in English. In 2001 the University established the Russian-German Centre, which supports contact and exchange programmes with numerous German institutes of higher education. Please see the following link for further information:

The exchange programme offers:

  • Tuition-free exchange semester
  • Assistance with applications for a Go-East Scholarship of the DAAD (

Application deadline: Please see Important dates and application forms. There you will also find more detailed information on the application procedure and can download the application form.

University St. Petersburger Staatliche Universität für Wirtschaft und Finanzen (FINEC)
City St. Petersburg
Population 5 Mio.
Suitable for VWL, BWL (Bachelor & Master)
No. of Students 13.000
Academic year

1st Semester: September - January

2nd Semester: February - June

Required Language skills Russian
Language of instruction Russian, only a few classes in English (primarily Bachelor)
Helpful Links Unterstützung bei der Beantragung eines Go-East-Stipendiums des DAAD
Application process

  • 1. Apply at the Study Abroad Advisory team: Until the 15th of Jan for the following winter semester
    Until the 15th of June for the following summer semester
    Application documents are only available online during the application period under this URL.
  • 2. If your application is successful you will be nominated as a suitable candidate at the host university.
  • 3. Please note that you must conduct the enrolment process yourself at the host university. Also take note of any additional application deadlines.
  • 4. Some points to consider when starting your travel arrangements:

    • International travel insurance
    • Credit approval procedures
    • Possible visa application
    • Book flights
    • Etc.

Application documents

Deadlines & Application documents

Experience reports (in German)