PetrSU has concluded 92 cooperation agreements with 30 countries. The university has academic exchange programmes with 63 universities abroad.
PetrSU has twenty years of experience in teaching international students. Each year the university enrols more than 300 applicants from different countries, and 250 students of PetrSU complete internships or conduct research in foreign universities under the Erasmus Mundus, FIRST, CIMO, TEMPUS and other programmes.
Every year, PetrSU implements no less than 30 international projects with the support of international organisations. The university collaborates with UNESCO, the University of the Arctic, the Working Group on Education and Science of the Council of the Barents Euro-Arctic region, the National Board of Education of Finland, and the International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities.