Student Life

Student Council

RANEPA St. Petersburg Student Council is the main student self-government body. The Education Quality Commission and the Student Ombudsman are both the parts of it.


Science and Culture

Various festivals, contests and competitions are traditionally held at RANEPA St. Petersburg: First-Year Student Festival, Club of Funny and Inventive Teams championship, Ms and Mr RANEPA St. Petersburg contest and other. The theatre school, folk and modern dancing groups also welcome new students to join.

Individual rating

Student achievements are covered by an individual rating which is calculated twice a year based on the personal academic progress, achievements in cultural activities, sports, scientific and public work. All successful students get awards.

«Student to student» program

Final-year students help their younger peers to adapt to a new environment. Meetings and lots of fascinating events are held for the first-year students.


«Nevskie Titany» Student Sports Club is the heart of sport life at RANEPA St. Petersburg. You can joint classes on football, mini football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, karate, judo, sambo, ju-jitsu, floorball, tennis, ping pong, arm-wrestling, chess and checks, badminton, athletics, cheerleading and other sports.

During a year, students compete in more than 20 sports.

Coaching staff includes honored sports masters as well as RANEPA St. Petersburg students and graduates. Sports clubs work at every faculty.

“No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten”

RANEPA St. Petersburg keeps carefully the memory about the immense heroism of Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 (Second World War). Faculties take care of the monuments located in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Annually students participate in the initiatives «The Immortal Regiment» and in «Subbotnik» (Saturday voluntary work day) at the memorial on the place of the burnt village in Bolshoye Zarechie and near the monument to the Leningrad Siege Children.

The online marathon of the wartime letters reading «I’m writing to you my dear…I’m waiting for you my darling!» is held every year.

Yearly event calendar


  • Beginning of the New Academic Year — celebration in Peter and Paul Fortress (September 1)
  • Academy Day (September 20)
  • Best Alumni Star Opening ceremony
  • Presentations of Student Associations
  • Sportive First-Year Student competition


  • “RANEPA St. Petersburg Student of the Year” Competition
  • School of the most active students – members of the Student Council
  • First-Year Student Festival


  • Open Doors Day
  • “Theatre Matrix” All-Russian competition
  • Annual conference of student representatives


  • Alumni Forum
  • Birthday of RANEPA St. Petersburg (December 16)
  • “Summer in the winter” Beach sports event


All-Russian Student Day (January 25)


  • Winter sport games
  • Best First-Year Student Evening
  • “Territory of power” Game


  • “Territory of power” Game
  •  “Ms and Mr RANEPA St. Petersburg” Intelligence, beauty and talent contest
  •  “SZIUBall” Sports festival
  • Election of the Student Council President


  •  “Total dictation” International initiative
  • “I’m writing to you my dear…I’m waiting for you my darling!” All-Russian online marathon of wartime letters reading
  • Faculty weeks


  • Annual spring sport and tourist meeting
  • «Ms Presidential Academy» All-Russian contest
  • SZIU Fest


  • Academic group mentor Annual contest
  • «Top-50 RANEPA St. Petersburg best students» Competition


  • Summer campus of the Presidential Academy (Kazan)
  • Graduation ceremonies

During a year

  • Student scientific works Competition
  • Parliamentary debates Championship
  • «Academiada» Student sports competition
  • “Club of the Funny and Inventive Teams” Interfaculty championship
  • Open championship on intellectual games
  • Donor Days
  • Accelerator of Social Initiatives RAISE (Moscow)