Exchange students | General Information

General Information

Dear exchange students!

Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (Admiral Makarov SUMIS), located in St.Petersburg, is the one of the leading higher educational institutions in Russia and a powerful center for inland and maritime personnel training.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take your exchange studies at Admiral Makarov SUMIS for 1 semester or 1 academic year and visit well-developed port and simulator training facilities!

General information

Semester dates: In the autumn term the lectures begin on the weeks 35-36. In the spring term the lectures usually begin in the first week of February. Please note that the beginning and finishing dates may vary depending on the degree programme. Check the exact semester dates from the International Office.

Courses: Most courses at Admiral Makarov SUMIS are delivered in Russian language, but you can still choose from a variety courses taught in English. Exchange studies are professionally oriented, and include a lot of project and group work. You can find out more about the actual list of courses in English upon the request at

Application deadlines for incoming students: April 20th 2017 for the autumn term 2017, October 20th 2017 for the spring term 2018. More details about application procedure can be found here.

There are no course fees for exchange students (if there is an agreement of cooperation between our universities).

Language of Instruction: English (and Russian)

English/Russian language requirements: Admiral Makarov SUMIS does not require an English/Russian Language Proficiency test from the students, i.e. they do not have to submit a TOEFL, IELTS etc. score to be admitted to Admiral Makarov SUMIS. However, the students should have a good command of English or Russian to be able to successfully complete their semesters at Admiral Makarov SUMIS.

Other information

Approximate monthly living costs in St.Petersburg (if living in a dormitory):

  • Rent 6000-8000 RUR / month (usually incl. water, electricity, heating, Internet)
  • Student Lunch 150 RUR* 22days = 3300 RUR
  • Monthly Metro+ bus + tram card – 960 RUR

Nearest airport: Pulkovo International Airport

Arrival: The incoming students need to inform the International Office about their arrival date and place 2 weeks before the arrival by e-mail The incoming students should arrive to the study town during weekdays (Monday – Friday) between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Student tutoring: Every incoming exchange student will have a personal student tutor who will familiarize the studying culture to the incoming student and help the students on the different issues during his study period at AM SUMIS.

Transcript of records: The exchange student will receive the transcript of records by mail about one month after his/her study period or practical training has ended.