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Ural Federal University - UrFU

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Ural FederalUniversity offers morethan 350  bachelor’s degrees, master’s programs, PhDs, MBAs and executiveMBAs across engineering, IT, the natural sciences, arts and humanities, socialsciences, economics and management. 
The main language of instruction is Russian, though the school offers a widenumber of programs taught entirely in English. In fact, the university welcomesmore than 2, 500  international students representing 80 nationalities. 
Ural Federal University is based in Ekaterinburg, the third largest city in thecountry, with a population of 1.5 million. It also came second in Forbes’definitive ranking of the best Russian regions to do business.

It ranks among the best universities in the world

Ural FederalUniversity ranks 48thin the QS University Rankings: EECA 2016 and 63rd in the QS University Rankings: BRICS 2016. It ranks among the top universities in a number of QS University Subject Rankings 2017, including:

  • Mathematics 
  • Mechanical engineering 
  • Physics and astronomy

Cutting-edge facilities and career services

Ural Federal University boasts state-of-the-artresearch infrastructure, including a nanotechnology center, an astronomicalobservatory, and shared knowledge centers with microscopes, spectroscopes andanalyzers. 
Ural Federal University’s employability rate is 80%, which is no surprise giventhe university has partnerships with leading Russian and internationalcompanies like Gazprom, Rosatom, Rusal, and Unilever which offer students asmany internships and part-time term-time jobs as possible.

Study for free with an international scholarship

Every year, the Russiangovernment issues 15,000 grants to internationalstudents seeking to study in Russia, covering their tuition fees, a monthlystipend, accommodation and Russian language tuition.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to study abroad in Russian for a short period, youmight want to take advantage of the 
Erasmus program and/or different UArctic grants.   
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Support of International Students

Ural Federal University offers a range of adaptation measures forinternational students. In the frames of the Buddy program, Russian andinternational university students help newcomers adapt to their studies andsolve all organizational matters (meeting at the airport/train station,settling into the dormitory, medical examination and obtaining healthinsurance). In addition, international students are introduced to theuniversity, local sights, and the region.

Everyday Life of International Students

All international students get a place in the dormitory located withinwalking distance from the academic buildings. The dorms have sports halls andlounges; students have access to the Internet. The cost of living in thedormitory is about USD 100 per academic year. The medical unit of UrFU islocated on the territory of the campus.

Leisure and Sport Events

Every year, the university organizes more than 200 sport, social andcultural events. International students can become members of 23 studentorganizations, including such large international student organizations as BEST(Board of European Students of Technology), AIESEC, Erasmus Student Network.

UrFU has an extensive sports and recreational infrastructure, whichincludes the sports halls, stadiums, ski resorts, an ice rink, a climbing walland a swimming pool.

Step 1: Choose your program

Ural Federal University offers a wide rangeof degree programs in Russian and English. To choose the one that suits you,see the Programs and Courses section.

Step 2: Check the Requirements

Please see the information aboutapplication deadlines and requirements for the type of program you wish to apply here .The general application deadline for international students is August 01. 

Step 3: Fill the Online Application Form

To initiate your application process, youneed to fill and submit the OnlineApplication Form. Afteryou have submitted the form, our managers will contact you via e-mail within 24hours and guide you through the next steps.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Graduate School of Economics and Management

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Institute of Chemical Engineering

Institute of Physical Education, Sport and Youth Policy

Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech)

Institute of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship

Institute of Radioelectronics and Information Technologies

University Highlights

Total students - 27,437


International students - 3,236


Total faculty staff - 4,720


Total students - 27,437


International students - 3,236


Total faculty staff - 4,720


Undergraduate Program

< 2,000
< 2,000

Postgraduate Program

< 2,000
2,000 - 4,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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