Kazan Federal University
KFU is second oldest university in Russia
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Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international

Master\PhD programmes \international

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Foreign students from 101 countries study in KFU
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Entrance tests & Deadlines
Admission rules
  • 1
    To collect a folder of required documents for admission: a copy of valid international passport, a copy of the document on graduation with transcript, a certificate of recognition, photograph (3 x 4 cm). All documents must be translated into Russian and notarized or consul-certified.
  • 2
    Entrance exams. The exams can be passed remotely (online) or in the candidate's personal presence (offline).
  • 3
    To pay tuition fees
  • 4
    Medical Certificate indicating the absence of HIV infection and contraindications to studying in the country
Russian student visa
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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  • 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.
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