• Application Deadline
  • 21 days


The 3D Design and Digital Fabrication course from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) gives a unique opportunity to learn about product design process and practice different approaches to develop an idea into a prototype with the help of digital and analog techniques.

The program consists of 3 weeks of intensive teaching: cross-disciplinary curricula offers courses which represent different stages of design process from hand drawing to computer visualization and production. Extensive practical work is aimed at gaining insight into contemporary product design process and is lead by qualified professors. 

The facilities for the courses include well-equipped laboratories, computer rooms and drawing studios of SPbPU. Part of the Summer School takes place in FabLab Polytech, a digital fabrication center located inside University's campus — a unique environment for creativity and collaboration.

We invite a diverse auditorium of creative people: product or industrial designers, computer graphics artists, fine arts or business-focused students. The module will be of interest for both experienced designers and beginners who'd like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject area. Both Russian and international students can take part in the Summer School, all teaching will be conducted in English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • Early bird deadline: April 15.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Credits
    5 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The cultural program includes:

  • Boat city tour for students to get acquainted with the beauty of the city.
  • Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art.
  • Pub Quiz in the city center of St. Petersburg.
  • Visit to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant.
  • Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland where students can enjoy Russian style barbecue (optional, for extra price).
  • Excursion to Pushkin, former tzar summer residence famous for its palace and park ensemble. Students will visit the outstanding Catherine Palace with glorious Amber room (optional, for extra price).
  • Excursion to Peterhof palace-ensemble with picturesque gardens, a countless number of fountains and giant golden statues (optional, for extra price).


  • Simon Schur (industrial designer at “Ingria” Technopark of St.Petersburg and expert in additive technologies)
  • Yuliana Karpova (artist and designer, leading professor of Polytech and Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design)

      English Language Requirements

      This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

      Academic Requirements

      • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English.
      • Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        710 EUR/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 710 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
      • National

        710 EUR/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 710 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      • Early bird fee: 680 euro
      • Regular fee: 710 euro
      • Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

      Living costs for Saint Petersburg

      • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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