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Ural Federal University - UrFU

19 Mira St. Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg),
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Ural Federal University is one of the Russian leading universities, a state subsidised '5-100 Project' participant, located in Ekaterinburg — the capital of 2023 FISU World University Games. Ural Federal has initiated the creation of Ural Interregional Research and Education Center (UIREC), aimed at successful completion of National Project 'Science' tasks.​​ Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times. In 2020, we celebrate our Centennial Anniversary! 

Ural Federal University offers more than 489 Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, economics and management, including 15 Master's degree and 23 Doctoral degree programs in English.

Currently the university is home to 35 000+ students, among them 4 300+ international students from 101 countries of the world. There more than 4 500 faculty members including the top-notch global experts in the spheres of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. The main language of instruction is Russian, though the university offers a wide number of programs taught entirely in English. 

 Ural Federal University is based in Ekaterinburg, the 4th largest city in the country, with a population of 1.5 million. This is a major hub between Europe and Asia.
It ranks among the best universities in the world

Ural Federal University constantly works on building its global reputation and is currently ranked amongst the world's top universities:

  • placed 11th among Russian universities (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2019)
  • 43rd of the best universities of the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2019)
  • placed 364 in QS World University Rankings 2019
  • placed 12th among Russian universities (Expert RA rating agency 2018)
  • placed 14-15th in the National Ranking of Universities by the Interfax Rating Agency 2018
  • placed 58th among BRICS countries universities (QS World University Rankings: BRICS 2019)
  • top 251-300 in Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2018 
  • QS WUR (World University Rankings) Rankings by Subject 2019:
    Materials Science 351-400; Mathematics 251-300; Mechanical Engineering 401-450; Engineering & Technology 401-450; Electrical & Electronic Engineering 401-450; Social Sciences and Management 451-500; Arts and Humanities 401-450; Natural Sciences 401-450; Physics and Astronomy 401-450; Chemistry 451-500; Computer Science & Information Systems 551-600

Cutting-edge facilities and career services
Ural Federal University boasts state-of-the-art research infrastructure, including a nanotechnology center, an astronomical observatory, and shared knowledge centers with modern electronic microscopes, spectroscopes and analyzers.
Ural Federal University’s employability rate is 90%, which is no surprise given the university has partnerships with leading Russian and international companies like Gazprom, Rosatom, Rusal, and Unilever, which offer students as many internships and part-time term-time jobs as possible.

Study for free with an international scholarship
Every year, the Russian government issues 15,000 grants to international students seeking to study in Russia, covering their tuition fees, a monthly stipend, accommodation and Russian language tuition.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to study abroad in Russian for a short period, you might want to take advantage of the Erasmus program and/or UArctic grants.  
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Support of International Students

Ural Federal University offers a range of adaptation measures for international students. In order to provide help with all the registration procedures, medical examination, and dormitory places we have the Adaptation Center for International Students. Within the Buddy program, Russian and international university students help newcomers adapt to their studies and solve all organizational matters (meeting at the airport/train station, settling into the dormitory, medical examination and obtaining health insurance). In addition, international students are introduced to the university, local sights, and the region.

Everyday Life of International Students

All international students get a place in the dormitory located within walking distance from the academic buildings. The dorms have sports halls and lounges; students have access to the Internet. The cost of living in the dormitory is about USD 150 per academic year. The medical unit of UrFU is located on the territory of the campus.

Leisure and Sport Events

Every year, the university organizes more than 200 sport, social and cultural events. International students can become members of 23 student organizations, 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, which includes the sports halls, stadiums, ski resorts, an ice rink, a climbing wall and a swimming pool.

Step 1: Choose your program
Ural Federal University offers a wide range of 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 about application 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, you need to fill and submit the Online Application Form. After you have submitted the form, our managers will contact you via e-mail within 24 hours 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

University Highlights

Total students - 28,372


International students - 5,089


Total faculty staff - 4,607


Total students - 28,372


International students - 5,089


Total faculty staff - 4,607



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