International Trading System

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.68 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 3.42 k / Year(s)  
401–500 place StudyQA ranking:1300 Duration:2 years You need IELTS certificate

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The Department of World Economy is a dynamically developing educational and research
subdivision of the FE SPbU. The Department today is one of the leading think tanks in Russia
on trade policy issues. The staff undertakes research projects, including international ones in
various aspects of international economic relations. Leading professors of the Department
have substantial experience of lecturing in foreign universities.
In 2010 the Department got a status of the WTO Chair. The WTO Chairs Program (WCP)
aims to support and promote trade-related academic activities by universities and research
institutions in developing and least-developed countries. Academic institutions awarded WTO
Chairs receive support in the following areas: curriculum development, teaching, research and
outreach activities. The Chairs have been selected through a competitive bidding process.

Annually the students of the program participate in the internship organized at international
economic organizations, based in Geneva, e.g. UNCTAD, WTO, WIPO, ITC, etc. Representatives of
international economic organizations take a part in the program as lecturers.

Program’s obligatory courses:
• Research Methods
• Seminar on the International Trading System
• Institutional Economics –
Advanced level
• Theory and practice of international Economic
• Theories of International Relations and Foreign
Policy Analysis
• Contemporary Theories of International
Management and Marketing
• Seminar «Countries in the System of World Trade

Program’s elective courses:
• Global Economic Development: trends, prospects
• International Trade: modern trends, methods of
• Business Communications – II
• External Economic Policy of Russia and European
• Theory and Practice of International Business – II
• Intrnational Finance – Advanced level

Students practice at:
• Private sector companies
• Committees of the Government of
St. Petersburg and Leningrad Province
• Ministry of Economic Development
of Russian Federation
• Eurasian Economic Commission
• Trade missions of Russian Federation
in Finland and Switzerland
Graduates work at:
• Ministry of Economic Development of Russian
• Eurasian Economic Commission
• Ernst & Young
• EvrazHolding

Documents required to apply
1. An application for Admission to
an educational program
2. Copy of an identity document with
the indication of nationality
3. Original educational credentials
(BA diploma or academic record)
or a copy thereof
4. Photographs 3 x 4 (4 pieces), made
during the calendar year

Applicants have to pass the oral and written examination.
Foreign applicants on government-funded basis should
also submit a copy of the medical certificate on absence of
contraindication against studying and a copy of the medical
certificate on the absence of the H IV virus and AIDS
The admission rules, criteria for the tests assessment, and
a comprehensive list of documents to be submitted are
downloadable from the Admissions Office web page:

As specified in the Governmental decree of Russian Federation (October, 8 2013 № 891"On Fixing an Education Quota for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Citizens in the Russian Federation"), foreign citizens are provided an opportunity to take part in an Competition for state-funded educational places at Universities in Russian Federation, including SPbU (funded from the budget of Russian Federation). Information about order of admission will be available on this page in the terms defined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Submission period

For russian applicants:
June 20 – July 10
(online application from April 10)

For foreign applicants:
- on government-funded basis: April 10 – June 15
- on fee-paying basis:
April 10 – July 10 (for applicants requiring an entry visa)
April 10 – August 10 (for applicants not requiring an entry visa)

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