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Space Technologies, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days


The Space Technologies programme from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) aims to provide advanced techniques of space engineering and understanding the core physics principles related to space exploration. Space industry problems are also considered during the program in addition to technology topics. 

The theoretical courses cover astrophysics, space technology and physics. Students will train their practical skills during a hackathon (a creative coding marathon) and an interactive business simulation workshop. The speakers are industry experts and scientists experienced in the field of space technology.

  • 6-hours intensive course of Survival Russian is also included into the syllabus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • Early bird deadline: March 25.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    4 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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).


  • Aleksander Ivanchic, corresponding member of RAS
  • Aleksander Blinov, professor of Space Investigation department, SPbPU
  • Oleg Tsybin, professor of IPNT, SPbPU
  • Vitaly Egorov, Dauria Aerospace
  • Denis Malygin, head of Astronomicon
  • Vladimir Mostepanenko, Pulkovo Observatory

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of physics.
  • Fluent English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
  • Applicants are expected to have at least 3 years of University level studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    540 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National Applies to you

    540 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Early bird registration fee: 510 euro 
  • Regular fee: 540 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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