Kazan Federal University
KFU is second oldest university in Russia
General information
1804

Founded
150+

Research centers & labs
2

Branches
19

Departments
500

Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international
200

Master\PhD programmes \international
4000+

Teaching staff
50000/11000

Students
\international
Foreign students from 101 countries study in KFU
Programs & Prices
Pre-University foundation
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Entrance tests & Deadlines
Pre-University foundation
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Admission rules
1
Scan of passport and legalized certificate of complete higher secondary education
(with academic transcript)
2
Notarized translation of passport and educational documents in Russian Consulate
3
Certificate of Recognition
4
Pre-payment
5
Medical Certificate
(Confirming the Candidate is Not Suffering From Any Disease That Could Be Threat to General Public's Health)
Visa rules
Student visas in Russia are required for students from most foreign countries. Russia is not a member state of the EU/EFTA, so the EU visa-free entry privilege does not apply for European students. Required Documents for Study Visas in Russia:
1
A valid passport which will be valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of the visa and with at least two unmarked pages
2
An official invitation letter from your chosen university
3
Application form
4
A certificate showing your HIV-negative status no older than 90 days
5
A letter of consent from your parents and certified by a notary (if you're under 18)
6
Photograph 3.5x4.5 cm
This is the general list. Consult the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
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Achievements
Kazan Federal University is a member of 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project which aims at maximizing the competitive position of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.
Kazan Federal University was ranked amongst 125 best universities in the world in the subject area 'Education' in 2019 by Times Higher Education ranking and in the top 250 according to the QS international ranking in the subject area 'Education'.
Kazan Federal Universityis one of the three largest leading organizations in the field of teacher education in Russia.
Kazan Federal University is a member-participant of one of the most authoritative organizations in the field of university ranking.
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
Kazan Federal University is one of the oldest and prestigious university in Russia. Founded in 1804 as Imperial Kazan University

In 2010, Kazan University received a federal status. It is also one of 15 Russian universities that were initially selected to participate in the Project 5-100, coordinated by the Government of the Russian Federation and aimed to improve their international competitiveness among the world's leading research and educational centers.

As of January 2020, the university comprises 18 primary educational units, 2 of which are territorial branches. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in over 700 degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including doctoral and double-degree programs with partner universities).
A Bachelor Degree requires, at least, four years of full-time university-level study. The scope of these programs is 240 credits. The programs follow a specific curriculum with an academic load of about 26-30 hours per week. The course content is fixed in accordance with the State Educational Standard.

Master degree programs require at least two years of full-time university-level study after the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Training in postgraduate study is carried out only in Russian.

In January 2020, the number of international students is about 11,000 from 106 countries.
Why is Russia more suitable for higher education?
Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education
Self-funded study is much cheaper at Russian universities than the equivalent in the USA, Canada and the UK, and in terms of the level of training provided, leading Russian universities compete on par with educational institutions in the West.
Safe and convenient living environment for foreign student
Russia is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.
A Wide Range of Universities and Study Programmes
766 universities in 82 regions of the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok; 205 fields, from mathematics and natural sciences to the dramatic arts; 657 subjects in Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist and Postgraduate Programmes (medical traineeships, postgraduate military courses), and internships and assistantships.
Get education in the country with the dazzling culture
Russia has given the world many great writers, poets, philosophers, composers, artists and musicians: Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Rerikh, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Boris Pasternak, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Eisenstein, Mstislav Rostropovich... Literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, painting, theatre and cinema: this is how Russia wins the hearts of people the world over.
Many programmes are available in English
The most popular programmes are: General medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary science are available in English at Sechenov University and RUDN. Many other programmes are available in English at other universities in Russia: engineering, technical and humanitarian.
Well-developed infrastructure
In Russia, there are many cities with well-developed infrastructure, high level of hotel quality service and highly-developed public transport. Russia became one of the twenty most attractive counties for foreign students.