International Institute for Advanced Aerospace Technologies IIAAT

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Educational programs


The Institute offers courses in English basically tied to the SUAI Program (see Specialities of SUAI) and provides optional courses in Aerospace Instrumentation, Control Systems, Data Processing, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Sensors, Aerospace Vehicles, WIG-craft, Project Management, etc.

  • Undergraduate: advanced individual training of distinguished students of SUAI, four year program, leading to Bachelor's degree;
  • Master (M. Eng.) The Master degree program lasts in norm two years;
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.). The doctoral program demands at least three year in-residence study.

The example of Bachelor Thesis defended in IIAAT in June 2016 is shown here. His author is Mr. Muhammad Khalaf.


  1. Individual programs are suggested for visiting students
  2. Special short-term courses for visiting groups of students and postgraduates may also be scheduled, for meeting eventual needs of the partner University complementary programs
  3. Inside of a fortnight courses on advanced technologies for the groups of specialists
  4. Training of interpreters in aerospace technologies terminology


One year session begins on the 1st Sept. and finishes on the 30th of June, including two semesters and winter two week vacations. Every semester finishes with one month examination period. Applications for admission to any courses should reach the IIAAT of SUAI two months before the course beginning.

Supplementary Information

IIAAT, the affiliated structure of State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, is located in the downtown of Saint-Petersburg, the recognized world scale site of culture and technology. The main lectures are to be expressed in English. The education of non-Russian students is supported by a special system of tutorship. Tutors are mainly postgraduates and Ph.D. fellows.

Accents in IIAAT are paid to fundamental and mathematical background of high technologies. The structure of the programs compromises university patterns of both the Russian and the Western types. Special upgrading courses may also be arranged on the treatment with the partner University or other institution.

Researchers and graduate students work together with specialists that form the backbone of the institute's teaching staff in carrying out research and preparing papers for presentation. International exchange for research is also widely carried out.

During the traineeship students can afford to make acquaintance with one of the most beautiful cities in the world, visit Hermitage and other famous museums, theatres, palaces of Russian monarchs, many other places of sightseeing in Saint-Petersburg and its suburbs.

Information for applicants

Candidates of undergraduate course should demonstrate a High school certificate with marks above 65`% and may be required to submit the results of Educational testing. High standing in examination will not by itself guarantee admission.

Applicants to higher degrees should be graduates of a University of recognized reputation and hold a degree, equivalent to SUAI Honours. degree in a related subject. The applicant must present evidence of high academic achievement: a standing equivalent to a CGPA of 2.8 of a possible 4.

For the full Information/Application Package contact Prof. Alexander Nebylov:
E-mail: , ;
Fax: +7 (812) 494-70-18, Phone: +7 (812) 494-70-16;
Mail: IIAAT, SUAI, 67, Bolshaya Morskaya, Saint-Petersburg, 190000, RUSSIA.

Application and fees

The choice of whether to aim for the MEng or BEng degree does not need to be made until the end of your third year of study, although you can decide which route to take when you apply.

The BEng is the traditional route to an engineering degree. It takes 4 years. The MEng requires further two years of training to complete the individual study, project work and to defend a Master thesis. Both degree options allow for a prestigious position in industry and vehicle maintenance, but MEng has a privilege in R&D.

The training of BEng students is carried out in SUAI mainly in Russian. Foreigners can learn Russian at the Russian Language Courses (from 4 weeks to 6 months) or at Preliminary Training Department that provides the teaching of Russian language and selected chapters of mathematics, physics and informatics. The program offered by this department lasts one year. The tuition fee for 1 year at Preliminary Preparation Department is 130,000 RUR. The fee for BEng training in Russian medium in 2014 is 150,000 RUR per year.

The training of MEng students may be carried out in Russian or in English medium. In the last case the student makes application to IIAAT of SUAI. The fee for MEng training in English medium is 200,000 - 350,000 RUR ($ 6,500 10,000) per year depending on a number of students in a group and the individual theme for Master thesis. The payment could be done by bank transfer in USD or Euro according the agreement between IIAAT of SUAI and any foreign enterprise or person. The application has to be sent to IIAAT.

If you want to study in Russian Medium, you can communicate with the Institute for International Educational Programs (IIEP of SUAI) .

The fee for accommodation in the SUAI hostel is 6,000 RUR/Month. The ordinary expenses for everyday meals and local transport in Saint-Petersburg may be around 10,000 RUR/Month.

The list of themes for individual Master training in English medium is available in IIAAT.

The fee for PhD training in English medium in IIAAT is 160,000-360,000 RUR ($ 5,300 12,000) per year depending on the theme.

Short-term scientific training and summer traineeship for foreign students is also available.

Application for any training in IIAAT can be firstly sent by e-mail to Prof. Alexander Nebylov in a voluntary short form. Then you will be asked to send the scanned copy of documents and passport data for issuing the formal invitation for visa support. The originals may be applied at place after arriving to Saint-Petersburg.

Address: IIAAT, SUAI, 67, Bolshaya Morskaya, Saint-Petersburg, 190000, RUSSIA
Phone: +7 (812) 494-70-16; Fax: +7 (812) 494-70-18; E-mail: