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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.02k / 2014-15
  • Foreign: $ 4.02k / 2014-15
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 2322pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

    The Program is to be conducted by Saint Petersburg State University and Freie Universität
    Berlin, which means education in changing and challenging environments. The Program
    provides international students with the opportunity to acquire two Master degrees in
    two years, with diplomas that do not require additional recognition in Bologna Agreement
    The Program focuses on training experts in global information and communication
    studies and practices, including internships in German media. Even if language entrance
    requirements are high enough, English and German/Russian language training is part of the

    During the periods of study students spend the first and third semester at SPbU and the
    second semester at FU. The place of study during the fourth semester is to be chosen either
    in SPbU or FU according to the selection of their Master thesis supervisor by students.
    Students will be given an opportunity to choose where to write and defend their Master
    theses, in St. Petersburg or Berlin.

    Program’s obligatory courses:
    • Introduction to Journalism: Topics, Issues and Law
    • Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
    • Russian Media Landscape
    • Methods of Media Research
    • Comparing Media Systems
    Program’s elective courses:
    • Media & Politics in European Societies
    • Audiovisual Journalism
    • Business Journalism: International Standards
    • Cultural & Subcultural Journalism
    • Ecology and Journalism

    Students practice at:
    • English-language German and
    Russian media, including: Russia
    Today TV Channel, Russian-German
    environmental information Bureau
    • Russian Germany, weekly
    independent newspaper
    • Der Spiegel, weekly journal
    (English edition)


    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
    5. Portfolio of documents including
    the motivation letter, an essay on
    one of proposed topics, and optional
    documents approving foreign
    language abilities, research and
    publication experience
    Applicants also have to pass the oral examination in the form of
    an interview, conducted by faculty members of both institutions
    (face-to-face or by telepresence via Skype conference)
    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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