Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge Exams at St Petersburg University

St Petersburg University is an authorised examination centre for the Cambridge Assessment English, which provides the world’s most recognised English language qualifications.

Over 5 million Cambridge English exams are taken each year in 130 countries, taking advantage of this unique opportunity to confirm their level of English proficiency in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and receive a certificate recognised by 25,000 organisations around the world!

By taking Cambridge English exams conducted by the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University, you will join millions of test-takers worldwide with the English language skills to succeed in demanding academic and professional environments. At St Petersburg University Cambridge English certificates are used for credits or exemptions from the English language tests required for undergraduates as evidence of the development of English language skills. Besides, Cambridge English qualifications facilitate entry to master’s and postgraduate courses.

Cambridge English qualifications help in:

  • gaining international experience by participating in academic student mobility programmes, enrolling in academic or other educational programmes abroad;
  • enhancing employability and securing employment with large international companies in Russia and overseas, where there are English language requirements;
  • gaining confidence in your English language skills.

Learn about all the advantages of taking Cambridge English exams here.

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How to register for an exam?

To register for Cambridge English exams at the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University you will need to email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please write ‘Registration for a Cambridge English exam’ in the email subject line. Your email should include the following information about you:

  • Full name in English
  • Full name in Russian
  • Gender
  • Telephone
  • Email address
  • Test level
  • Exam dates
  • Birth date
  • Passport number

You can also register for an exam by filling in the online form.

Срок получения Сертификата составляет 2 недели со дня публикации результатов.

What exam to take?

First you will need to select the Cambridge English exam you want to take. To find out what level you have, you can take a Cambridge English Placement Test developed by Cambridge Assessment English. For registration, please contact the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University.

Pre A1 Starters

At Pre A1 level, young children can already understand basic English content on the internet and enjoy books, songs, television and films in English.

A1 Movers

At A1 Movers level, young children can read and understand basic instructions and also take part in simple conversations.

A2 Flyers

At A2 Flyers level, children can write and understand simple written English texts and communicate in familiar situations.

A2 Key for Schools

A2 Key for Schools is designed to confirm that a learner can use English to communicate in simple situations. This exam is for those who have recently started learning English.

B1 Preliminary for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools is designed for those who has mastered the basics of English and now has practical language skills for everyday use. B1 Preliminary for Schools is an intermediate level qualification confirming that a student can: read simple texts in English; write letters and emails on everyday subjects; and understand factual information. It is targeted at the same CEFR level as B1 Preliminary but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults. The certificate does not have an expiry date.

B2 First for Schools

B2 First for Schools is an examination at upper-intermediate level. Taking a B2 exam is a great way to prepare for higher-level exams, to acquire English language skills you need to communicate in an English-speaking environment and improve all four main language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. B2 First for Schools is specifically designed to give confidence and motivate children to learn. B2 First for Schools is targeted at the same CEFR level as B2 First but with content and topics aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

B2 First

B2 First confirms English language competence at upper-intermediate level, necessary to communicate effectively in an English-speaking environment. This qualification proves that you have the language skills to live and work independently or study on courses taught in English. A B2 First certificate is often required for admission to colleges and universities in English-speaking countries and for employment overseas.

C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced is the in-depth, high-level qualification that proves that a candidate has reached an advanced level of English required in demanding academic and professional settings. This qualification is commonly demanded for executive positions at international organisations overseas. More than 9,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. This qualification opens doors to international travel, work and study and helps in developing skills that employers and universities are looking for. A C1 Advanced certificate is also accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for student visa applications to Great Britain and Australia.

C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency is the highest-level qualification that shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It opens doors to study in postgraduate or PhD programmes, work at senior management positions in international business settings and conduct business on a global scale!

B1 Business Preliminary

This qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of business English. B1 Business Preliminary is the first of Cambridge English Qualifications for business, confirming that a candidate has an intermediate level of English for practical, everyday use in business. A B1 Business Preliminary certificate shows that you can: talk about business subjects; understand charts and graphs; write short business emails; and follow short telephone conversations. This qualification is recommended for candidates aged 16+, who need English for the workplace and future career.

В2 Business Vantage

This qualification will help you when applying for a new job, getting a promotion or for professional development and career growth. B2 Business Vantage is an examination at upper-intermediate level, targeted at the same CEFR level as B2 First but with content and topics based on everyday work and business tasks. A B2 Business Vantage certificate shows that you can understand complex texts, presentations and articles from business publications. It confirms that a candidate has business English skills required for: communication at the workplace; interacting with customers; participating in meetings; and writing emails and business letters.

C1 Business Higher

This qualification gives you the practical language skills you need to operate confidently at a senior level in global business. C1 Business Higher is an examination at advanced level, targeted at the same CEFR level as C1 Advanced but with a particular focus on business English. A C1 Business Higher certificate shows that you can: express yourself with a high level of fluency; participate in seminars and discussions; write business letters and reports; and effectively negotiate in English. This qualification is typically selected by candidates preparing for a career in an international business or English-speaking workplace environment. This qualification is accepted by the majority of British universities for MBA admission. C1 Business Higher certificates holders are highly sought-after on the job market.

TKT is a series of modular teaching qualifications which test your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching. There are three core modules – Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3 – that can be taken in any order or combination.

When can I take an exam?

*Please note that the exams dates in the following calendar are for the written part of the test. Speaking tests can take place on a different date. For additional information, please contact the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University.

Level Type Exam date Registration deadline Exam fee
1

Cambridge English Placement Test

Computer Based

Week days start time: 15:00

- 900 roubles
2

Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers

Paper Based

Fri 18 March
Mon 16 May
Fri 14 October

2 February
1 April
31 August

4200 roubles
3

A2 Key for Schools

Paper Based

Sun 22 May
Sun 27 November

1 April
12 October

5800 roubles
4 B1 Preliminary for Schools Paper Based

Su 27 February
Su 13 November

13 January
28 September

6900 roubles
5 B2 First for Schools Paper Based Thu 19 May
Sat 12 November
6 April
17 October
9500 roubles
6 B2 First

Paper Based

Computer Based

Sat 23 April
Sat 10 December
Thu 9 June

14 March
31 October
27 May

9500 roubles
7 C1 Advanced

Paper Based


Computer Based

Sat 5 February
Sat 23 April
Sat 10 December
Tue 7 June
Sat 29 October

22 December
14 March
31 October
25 May
20 October

9900 roubles
8 C2 Proficiency

Paper Based

Computer Based

Sat 26 November

Sat 26 February
Fri 20 May
17 October

10 February
11 May
10100 roubles
9 B1 Business Preliminary Paper Based Sat 4 June 22 April 6400 roubles
10 В2 Business Vantage Paper Based Fri 25 March
Wed 23 November
16 March
14 November
9000 roubles
11 C1 Business Higher Paper Based Sat 24 March
Thu 8 December
15 March
29 November
10750 roubles
12 Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Paper Based

Fri 11 March
Fri 27 March
Fri 08 July
Fri 16 December

26 January
8 April
23 May
2 November

3600 roubles

Please note that if you register for an exam after the registration deadline, a late entry fee will be charged. For more information, please contact the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University.

Exam preparation

You can attend free seminars on preparation for Cambridge English exams organised by the Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University. To receive information about upcoming seminars, you will need to submit an application by filling in the online form.

For more information about registration for exams, please contact us by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone: +7 (812) 325-11-24

For information about preparation for Cambridge exams, you can also contact the Centre for Additional educational programmes at St Petersburg University, English language courses by telephone: +7 (812) 323-42-88, +7 (812) 323-10-82

English Language School Hop & Scotch is an official Cambridge English preparation centre in St Petersburg.

Telephone: +7 (812) 241-12-74

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