St. Petersburg State Forestry University has begun accepting documents for admission to the university. Applicants from Abkhazia, as well as representatives of the Abkhaz-Abaza Diaspora in Turkey, can enter the university free of charge.

Said Bargandzhia 

Applicants from Abkhazia, as well as applicants - representatives of the Abkhaz-Abaza Diaspora in Turkey can already apply for admission to the St. Petersburg State Forestry University.  Reception of documents is open from March 1.

Admission to SPbGLTU on a cost-free basis for Abkhazians and Abaza was made possible thanks to the agreement that the World Abaza Congress concluded with the university in November 2020.

Elena Bogatova, the head of the admissions committee of the SPbGLTU, said that those wishing to apply to budget seats of full-time bachelor's degree must submit documents before July 20, for extramural courses - before August 11, for magistracy - before August 6.

Bogatova said that this year the entrance exams will be held in two formats according to the applicant's choice: remotely - through the distance system on the university website ( or in traditional form in the university itself. The exams will take place on July 23, 2021.

When applying to the university, applicants must have the following set of documents: passport copy, copy or original of an education document, six photographs 3×4, documents confirming the status of a compatriot, or the presence of Russian citizenship.

The necessary documents can be sent through a special service on the university website (

On the cooperation between WAC and SPbGLTU

The head of the admissions committee of the SPbGLTU expressed gratitude to the leadership of the World Abaza Congress "for their interest in the university for the purpose of long-term cooperation." She recalled that the St. Petersburg State Forestry University has more than 65 years of experience in international cooperation in the field of education and science with most of the world's higher educational institutions and major international funds and organizations. The university expects that joint work with the WAC will be interesting and mutually beneficial.

Elena Bogatova emphasized that, given the possibilities of the Congress in the field of relations between representatives of the Abkhaz-Abaza Diasporas and the large-scale work of the WAC information portal, it is advisable to actively notify applicants that already in 2021 they have a chance to enter one of the largest universities in St. Petersburg to obtain high quality higher education.

"The Congress provides us with a very large organizational and informational support in organizing meetings with applicants, provides information to all interested parties about the events and news of the university, allows us to ensure the widespread popularization of the main areas of training in our university. In the future, we also plan to develop forms of networked international scientific cooperation through the implementation of joint projects with universities in Abkhazia and Turkey," Bogatova said.

Applicants from Abkhazia and Turkey who would like to enter SPbGLTU on a cost-free basis, for detailed information on benefits for admission, can contact the St. Petersburg office of the World Abaza Congress at, or by  phone: +7 812 514 88 55.

REFERENCE: St. Petersburg State Forestry University named after Sergey Kirov (SPbGLTU), which turned 217 years old in 2020, implements educational programs for secondary, higher and additional professional education; carries out training, retraining and advanced training of highly qualified specialists for industrial, scientific and scientific-pedagogical activities in the field of forestry, woodworking, wood-chemical, pulp and paper, hydrolysis industries; carries out fundamental and applied scientific research.

SPbGLTU was the first among forestry universities of the country to switch to a multilevel system of higher professional education. Today over 6,000 students study here, among them citizens from 42 countries of the near and far abroad. The university has a powerful educational and research base. The scientific and pedagogical staff of the university develops both traditional and new scientific and educational areas that are highly appreciated by the professional community. The educational process is provided by a qualified teaching staff.

The University has always been the leading scientific and methodological center of higher forestry educational institutions of the Russian Federation. It has a Center of Expertise accredited by the State Standard of Russia, the International Center for Forestry and Forest Industry (ICFFI), which is part of the international cooperation system, the St. Petersburg Regional Project Center of the European Forest Institute, the Department of Forest and Forest Products Technologies of the World Technological University.