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Ural Federal University - UrFU

19 Mira street Ekaterinburg View map
Russia
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Public
Very High
27,437
Yes
4,720
3,236

Overview

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 university offers a wide number of programs taught entirely in English. Currently, UrFU is home to more than 3 000 international students representing 75 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 43rd in the QS University Content: EECA 2019 and 58th in the QS University Content: BRICS 2019. It ranks among the top universities in a number of  QS University Subject Content 2018, 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 modern electronic 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 .  
 
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Support of International Students

Ural Federal University offers a range of adaptation measures 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 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

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 27,437

31%
69%

International students - 3,236

79.8%
20.2%

Total faculty staff - 4,720

332
4388

Total students - 27,437

31%
69%

International students - 3,236

79.8%
20.2%

Total faculty staff - 4,720

4388
332

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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