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Kazan Federal University, KFU

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Description of Kazan Federal University, KFU

  • Established: 1804
  • Location: Kazan, Russia
  • Students age: 17+
  • Number of students: 44992
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Type of studying: mixed.

Kazan Federal University is included in the TOP-3 of the oldest universities in Russia: the educational institution was founded by order of Alexander I. In the 1800s, acquaintance of the cultures of the West and Asia was considered one of the goals of Kazan University, so the university became a center for the development of science, art and education. Today KFU cooperates with more than 40 educational institutions abroad and participates in the programs IREX, Fulbright, USIA, DAAD, TEMPUS, INCO-Copernicus, "Eurasia". One of 10 federal universities, included in the State Code of Especially Valuable Cultural Heritage Sites of the Peoples of the Russian Federation. The main building of the university is an architectural landmark and a visiting card of the city.

University facts:

  • 12th place in Russia
  • 26 Nobel laureates
  • 4000 teachers
  • 40,000 students.

University faculties

  • Graduate School of Business KFU
  • Graduate School of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems
  • Engineering Institute
  • Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technology
  • Institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Technologies
  • Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics. N.I. Lobachevsky
  • Institute of International Relations
  • Institute of Psychology and Education
  • Institute of Social and Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communications
  • Institute of Management, Economics and Finance
  • Institute of Physics
  • Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication
  • Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology
  • Institute of Ecology and Nature Management
  • General education boarding school IT-lyceum
  • Comprehensive boarding school Lyceum named after N.I. Lobachevsky
  • Preparatory Faculty for International Students
  • Chemical Institute named after A.M. Butlerova
  • Faculty of Law.

Place in world rankings:

  • QS World University Rankings = 370
  • QS by Subjects Humanities = 345, Math = 301-350, Business & Economics = 301-400, Medicine = 501-600, Computer Science = 601-800
  • Times Higher Education: European University Top 200 = 276
  • US News & World Report = 783
  • Moscow international ranking "Three missions of the university" = 351-400.


  • American Association for Higher Education Accreditation
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association of Eurasian Universities EURAS
  • Association of University Administrators
  • Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI).

Partner universities

  • Giessen University J. Liebikha
  • University of Strasbourg
  • Kanazawa University
  • Japan Research Institute RIKEN
  • Cambridge university
  • Technical University of Dresden
  • Humboldt University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Bologna
  • Hunan Normal University
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Miami
  • Southwest Petroleum University (Chengdu, China).

Famous graduates

  • Nikolai Lobachevsky, creator of non-Euclidean geometry
  • Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer
  • Vladimir Lenin, Soviet statesman
  • Evgeny Zavoisky, experimental physicist
  • Nikolai Zinin, an outstanding chemist
  • Alexander Butlerov, author of the theory of the chemical structure of organic substances
  • Ivan Baudouin de Courtenay, distinguished linguist
  • Vladimir Engelhardt, biochemist
  • Igor Tarchevsky, Russian and Soviet plant physiologist
  • Alexander Konovalov, scientist
  • Ivan Simonov, one of the discoverers of Antarctica
  • Stanislav Govorukhin, film director, screenwriter, actor.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Kazan Federal University, KFU

Program name
All year round
from 90720.00 ₽ / year
from 90720.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 91000.00 ₽ / year
from 91000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students are provided with a place in the university dormitories:

  • Universiade Village
  • Dormitory №5 of the Student Town, st. Gvardeyskaya, 32
  • Dormitory №8, Student Town, st. Pushkin, 32a
  • Dormitory # 4, Student Town, st. Red Position, 2A.

Activities Kazan Federal University, KFU

The university regularly hosts cultural and sports events, sections and clubs of interest. Popular directions:

  • Choreography
  • Costume studio
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Dance collective
  • Literary association
  • Youth theater
  • Choral ensemble
  • Theatrical collective
  • Chess
  • Student government
  • Sports, healthy lifestyle, tourism
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Basketball.

Facilities and equipment at Kazan Federal University, KFU

The University has a modern infrastructure; in 2011, the Technological Center was inaugurated with the departments of vacuum-plasma technologies and the department of metrology and standardization. The infrastructure of the university includes the Scientific Library named after N.I. Lobachevsky (among the ten largest library funds in Russia), the publishing house of Kazan University (one of the oldest in Russia), sports facilities, a large concert hall, and a climbing wall.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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