PetrSU graduates are winners of the open international competition of theses and projects among CIS country universities.
In 2015, 4 students from PetrSU were awarded Potanin Foundation scholarships
In 2014, 7 students from PetrSU were awarded scholarships of the President and Government of Russia.
Students of the PetrSU Department of Economics were winners of the all-Russian student academic competition in Banking.
The joint development (wood-cement material) of two students of PetrSU (one undergraduate and one postgraduate) was awarded the gold medal at the High Technologies – Innovations Investments (HI-TECH) exhibition in St. Petersburg (2015).
A student of the PetrSU Mathematics Department took second place in the international competition IT-planet 2014/15.
PetrSU Master's students were winners of the 8th International Competition in Information Technology IT-Planet 2014/15.
- 56 students received or confirmed their athletic title as a Candidate Master of Sports.
- 32 students were given the rank of the Master of Sports.
- Aleksandr Balandin took part in the Olympic Games in London (2012).
- The graduate student Nadezhda Kotlyarova became the champion of Summer Universiade in Kazan (track and field athletics, 2013).
- Vladislav Larin became the champion of Europe and the silver prize-winner of the European games in Baku (2015).
- Natalya Dyachkova became the winner of the Russian Cup in Thai boxing (2015).
- Elvin Mamedov (PetrSU graduate) became the prize-winner of Russian Fighting Sambo Championship.
- Rashad Muradov (PetrSU graduate) is the champion of Russia and the prize-winner of the World Cup in fighting sambo.
- Denis Bugakov became the winner of the World Karate Championship in Serbia (2012).
- Angelina Demyanova is the Master of Sports, the silver prize-winner of the European Taekwondo Championship among students (2013).
- Anastasia Lozhkina became the Master of Sports and the bronze prize-winner of the World Cup in taekwondo among students in China (2014).
- Denis Grishman is the champion of Russia in sports orientation (2012).
- Ekaterina Puline (the champion of Europe in taekwondo) ranked the World class Master of Sports (2015).
- Alexander Kashirin is the world champion in armlifting (2015).
- Alexey Lazarev is the Go game champion of Europe (2014).
|Valery Shlyamin||Russian statesman. Headed the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Ministry of Economic Development of Karelia (1994-2003). Trade representative of Russia in Finland since 2003.|
|Yuri Andropov||Soviet statesman. Secretary General of CPSU. Headed the Committee of State Security (KGB) for 15 years.|
|Sergey Voenushkin||Soviet statesman. Minister of the Building Materials Industry of the USSR in the period from 1985 to 1989.|
|Rashid Nurgaliev||Russian statesman. He headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia from 2004 to 2012. Candidate of Economic Sciences.|
|Robert Rozhdestvensky||Noted Soviet poet. Author of over 70 poetry collections.|
|Sergey Orlov||Famous Russian poet, published series of books about the war heroism during the Great Patriotic War. In 1941 he completed the first course of the Faculty of History and Philology.|
|Veniamin Kaganov||Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the RF, graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics in 1980.|
|Sergey Katanandov||Karelian representative of the Federation Council, graduated from the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Construction in 1977.|
|Ivan Valentik||Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the RF, graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1998.|
|Valentina Pivnenko||State Duma Deputy of the RF, graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology in 1978.|