Siberian Federal University (SFU)
SFU is the first federal university in Russia that attained the highest category of Russian educational and research institutions
General information
1977

Founded
149+

Research centers & labs
3

Branches
18

Departments
93

Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international
55\76

Masters and PhD programmes \international
8000

Teaching staff
31000/741

Students
\international
Foreign students from 23 countries study in SFU
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.
Living costs (prices for Krasnoyarsk)
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Media
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Foreign students
Achievements
SibFU has 147 research laboratories, including 2 international science and research laboratories
The university is in the TOP-15 of the national rating of universities and ranks sixth according to employer feedback (in terms of the demand for graduates)
SibFU has 4 stars in the QS Stars rankings. In the same rankings, SibFU has 5 stars, which is the highest achievement, in terms of quality of education, innovations, and infrastructure
SibFU is one of the 1000 best universities according to the QS World University Ranking
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
One can hardly find a place in Russia with such an impressive number of implemented national projects as in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Our most focused "development points" have been determined in industry, power engineering and energy, research and education. Siberian Federal University, as a response to regional developmental challenges, was established in 2006 to train highly qualified specialists capable of working in any region of our country, including severe conditions of the Northern areas.

In 2018 SibFU employed 30 international teachers and hosted 200 visiting Professors and experts from 27 countries of the world who came to hold lectures and seminars, coordinate projects, etc. The list includes Hernandez Esteve Paula Victoria (Spain), Wang Xinfeng (China), Christoph Deininger (Germany), Tetsujiro Ishii (Japan), Samuel Novakovsky (France), Jerzy Barglik (Poland), Lupi Sergio (Italy), and many others.

In the same year 120 SibFU students studied abroad under grant programs and participated in seasonal scientific and language schools. 85 students took part in internship programs.
A bachelor's degree qualification is assigned after a student have passed a 4-year programme of study. A bachelor receives professional knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to be employed in a position requiring higher education. The bachelor's degree qualification is a precondition for admission to master's degree programmes. Final state certification includes preparation and defense of a final thesis and state graduation exams. Upon successfully passing the certification, a student is awarded a bachelor's diploma.

Postgraduate programme is based on the results of mastering the programmes of training research and pedagogical staff according to postgraduate (adjunct), residency or assistantship and internship programmes. The duration of study is determined depending on an educational programme and is 3-4 years. Upon completion of final certification, learners are awarded corresponding diplomas. This level of education does not automatically lead to assigning a candidate's or a doctor's degree, but in accordance with the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011 the highest qualification staff training programmes fall within the level of ISCED 8 – 'Doctorate or equivalent'.
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.