Olympiad

St Petersburg University has been hosting educational Olympiads in various subjects for about a hundred years. The Olympiads in Russian as a Foreign Language at St Petersburg University has been annually held since 2018. Over these two years, more than 22,000 foreign learners from 150 countries across the globe took part in the University Olympiads!

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International Online Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language

Since 2019, St Petersburg University together with the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation has been implementing an online Olympiad project in Russian as a foreign language. The competition is conducted remotely so that everyone can participate in the largest contest in Russian as a foreign language without leaving home.

The winners in the competition are awarded diplomas that provide a significant advantage to international applicants when enrolling in academic programmes at St Petersburg University.

More information about the Olympiad is available here.


St Petersburg University Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language

St Petersburg University holds the Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language. Champions and prize-winners not only receive diplomas and memorable prizes, but also gain bonus points for enrolment / admission to the first university in Russia.

In 2020, almost 3,200 people from 98 countries across the world participated in the competition.

The names of the champions and prize winners in the St Petersburg University Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language for 2020 are here: