A Guide to Student Accommodation in St. Petersburg

A Guide to Student Accommodation in St. Petersburg

A Guide to Student Accommodation in St. Petersburg

Do you want to stay closer to your university campus or do you prefer something more private? Would you mind sharing a space with a roommate or prefer being alone?

Whatever your preferences are, there’s always student accommodation that could meet them. Fortunately, there are many student lodging options in St. Petersburg to choose from.

Here’s a short guide to student accommodation in St. Petersburg:

University Dormitories

For international students, university dormitories are the most common option. These are extremely affordable and are even closer to the university campus.

As of writing, the cost of university dormitories can go up to 5,000 rubles ($68) every month. You even have the choice to pay every month or every academic term.

University dormitories are roughly the same across the city with a few unique features here and there. But you’ll be sure to find writing desks, closets, nightstands, and beds in all of them. Note that you would have to share one dorm room with another or three more students.


There are various types of apartments in St. Petersburg including communal flats and other standard homes. Rent in the city is among the most expensive in Russia, but it’s still among the most affordable in the world.

If you’ll be renting on your own, you can choose a one-bed flat inside or outside the city center. According to Numbeo, the monthly rent will cost you 25,442 to 39,961 rubles ($350 – $550)

Alternatively, you can choose a three-bed flat so you can invite other students to live with you. Just make sure to select your roommates wisely, otherwise, you’ll have a rough time with them.

In the city center, this will cost you 77,692 rubles ($1,069). But if you don’t mind being a bit far from the social scene, get a flat outside the city center instead. This will only cost you 48,047 ($661) every month

Note that some universities assist their students when looking for an apartment. Though usually, they aid more in arranging a homestay program for you, which is also a great lodging option.


A homestay program is a fantastic way to truly immerse yourself in Russian culture. Though it may not be the best setup for students who are conscious of their privacy.

While the cultural exchange is extremely valuable, this setup is also a challenge for most. For starters, not only do you have to follow the house rules, but you must also be aware of their culture and traditions. 

It’s also vital to strike a balance between being an extended family member and being a foreign guest. You should try to mingle and feel like you belong, but you shouldn’t overstep your boundaries.

Every student accommodation in St. Petersburg has features that make them right for certain students. What’s important is that you find the one that suits your needs, the lifestyle you want to develop and your budget. If you want to see more lodging options in the country, see our other articles here at MSM Unify.


Recent posts

Filter by Categories
A Guide to Student Accommodation in St. Petersburg | MSM Unify
Inquire Now

Program Filter

  • More

Thank You

You are already subscribed for MSM Newsletter

Thank You

You have been registered to our newsletter successfully


An internal error occurred during your request.


Are you sure, you want to logout?

Yes, I am sure! No

Write for Us

Do you have a story to tell that will get students excited about learning? Are you an institution eager to reach out to students and share insights about the latest in edtech? Or are you an agent armed with useful information that can help students prepare and become successful with their international education? Do you handle a student organization and want to share your thoughts about pressing issues?

We want to hear from you!

MSM Unify welcomes pitches about every topic you can think about international education, professional learning, comprehensive assessments, technology integration, and everything in between.

Send us a message through our Contact Us page, and be sure to include the following details:

  • A few details about your post and an outline.
  • Links to any graphics or images you want to use.
  • Your target audience.
  • A short author bio with details about your role.

Note: Please make your submissions at least 800 to 1,000 words. We only accept original articles. Posts that have been published on other platforms will not be accepted.

MSM Unify Editorial Process

Your submitted pitch will be discussed by our editorial team. Once we decide to accept it, one of our editors will contact you for further discussions.

All articles submitted to MSM Unify will be subject to our Terms of Use.

× How can I help you?