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Ural Federal University - UrFU

19 Mira street Ekaterinburg View map
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offers more than 350  bachelor’s degrees, master’s programs, PhDs, MBAs and executive MBAs across engineering, IT, the natural sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, economics and management.
The main language of instruction is Russian, though the school offers a wide number of programs taught entirely in English. In fact, the university welcomes more than 2, 500  international students representing 80 nationalities. 
Ural Federal University is based in Ekaterinburg, the third largest city in the country, 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

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

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics and astronomy

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 microscopes, spectroscopes and analyzers.
Ural Federal University’s employability rate is 80%, 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 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 and/or different .  
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Support of International Students

Ural Federal University offers a range of adaptation measures for international students. In the frames of 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 100 per academic year. The medical unit of UrFU is located on the territory of the campus.

Leisure and Sport There

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 section.

Step 2: Check the Requirements

Please see the information about application deadlines and requirements for the type of program you wish to apply . 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 . 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

Graduate School of Economics and Management

Institute of Chemical Engineering

Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Institute of New Materials and Technology

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

Ural Institute of Humanities

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

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