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North Caucasus Federal University — NCFU

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Description of North Caucasus Federal University — NCFU

  • Location: Stavropol, Russia
  • Year of foundation: 1930
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Forms of education: full-time, part-time, part-time
  • Number of students: more than 23 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

North Caucasus Federal University (NCFU) is a federal higher education institution founded in 2012 during the reorganization. The basis for the creation of the existing NCFU were two universities: Stavropol State University and Pyatigorsk State Humanitarian and Technological University.

The university consists of several narrow-profile institutes:

  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Digital development
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics, Management
  • Jurisprudence.

Seven faculties for education:

  1. Physical and technical
  2. Chemical-pharmaceutical
  3. Psychological and pedagogical
  4. Biomedical
  5. Food Engineering, Biotechnology
  6. Physical culture, sports
  7. Mathematics, Computer Science – Faculty named after N.I. Chervyakov.

The number of students of NCFU exceeds 23,700 people. The education of future bachelors and masters is carried out by teachers - 1300 specialists of various profiles. The university implements about 150 programs of higher education, 12 specialties of secondary special education at the college at NCFU, more than 500 additional courses.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in North Caucasus Federal University — NCFU

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All year round
from 50800.00 ₽ / year
from 50800.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 79100.00 ₽ / year
from 79100.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 79100.00 ₽ / year
from 79100.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 113400.00 ₽ / year
from 113400.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 176300.00 ₽ / year
from 176300.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 133900.00 ₽ / year
from 133900.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

In Stavropol there are 8 dormitories of corridor and sectional types. One room is shared by 1-3 students, common areas are showers, toilets, kitchens, laundries, self-study rooms. The monthly price for accommodation depends on the building, the number of neighbors, the form of training (full-time, free), the amount of utilities. On average, students pay 700 p. per month; the price does not include payment for WiFi, use of personal household appliances.

Canteens, buffets of the university work on school days from 9:00 to 17:30. On extracurricular days, students can visit the city's supermarkets, cafes, restaurants.

Activities North Caucasus Federal University — NCFU

The work of student groups is organized at the university: teachers, ecologists, builders, volunteers of patriotic, social actions. Students who are in the detachments in the summer work in children's camps, public organizations, public catering points, on construction sites and in hospitals.

Also in NCFU there are clubs that study languages, sciences, innovations. Among the creative teams you can find circles for poets, music and dance studios, groups of intellectual games, a choreographic ensemble. For foreign students there is a cultural and leisure center. Student media are associations of the press center that release university news online.

NCFU regularly hosts the events:

  • Festival-contest "Soldier's envelope"
  • Contest "I love you, Russia!"
  • Contest "Miss, Mr. Freshman of NCFU"
  • Festival "Student Spring of NCFU"
  • Contest "King of Poets, King of Bards!"
  • NCFU Pride Award
  • Knowledge Day
  • Contest "Creative Debut"
  • «KVN School»
  • The best among the first
  • Stavropol Regional League KVN NCFU.

Sports sections:

  • Basketball, volleyball, football, mini football
  • Wrestling, martial arts
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming.


  • The scientific center of the university is the winner of the grant competition for training personnel for the innovative development of the country
  • 50 bilingual programs
  • More than 1300 students from 58 countries
  • About 600 foreign teachers
  • Programs with state accreditation
  • Military Center at the University: training of reserve soldiers, officers, sergeants
  • International rankings: THE Impact Rankings, QS World University Rankings, "Three University Missions"
  • Russian ratings: Interfax, RAEX, Rossiya Segodnya.

Facilities and equipment at North Caucasus Federal University — NCFU

On the campus of the university are located:

  • Buildings of faculties, departments: classrooms, computer classes, assembly halls for events
  • Administrative buildings, dean's office
  • Scientific laboratories
  • Buffets, canteens, cafes
  • Medical center, several first aid stations
  • Sports facilities: games, gyms, swimming pools, open fields, training grounds
  • Library with reading room
  • Military Training Center
  • Center for training of disabled people, persons with disabilities, providing the population with inclusive education
  • Two centers for the collective use of scientific equipment.

SCFU branches are located in Pyatigorsk and Nevinnomyssk.

Admission dates and extra charges

There are two semesters in the academic year: autumn and spring. The study lasts from September to June. Classes are organized from Monday to Friday, sometimes taking place on Saturdays. One pair - 1.5 hours of lecture or practice, classes last from 8:00 to 21:40 with 8 pairs in the schedule. Holidays for students are held on public holidays, in winter - in January, in summer - in June-August.

Additional costs:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Books, consumables
  • Medical care
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Before entering NCFU, applicants can attend Open Days, preparatory courses, programs for schoolchildren in the vacation period. Specialized schools conduct courses in journalism, video blogging, pre-university training, nanoengineering and other areas.

The list of documents for enrollment in secondary vocational education programs:

  • Copy of passport, INN, SNILS
  • Medical certificate 086/u, fluorography, vaccination certificate, medical policy
  • High school 9th or 11th grade certificate, scorecard
  • Exam results, if any.

Requirements for admission to the bachelor's degree, specialist's degree:

  • Copy of passport, TIN, SNILS, military ID
  • Medical certificate 086/u, fluorography, vaccination certificate, medical policy
  • High School Certificate, Scorecard
  • Results of the Unified State Exam.

Application dates: June-July.

Future masters, graduate students should be provided with:

  • Copy of passport, TIN, SNILS, military ID
  • Medical certificate 086/u, fluorography, vaccination certificate, medical policy
  • Diploma of the previous level of higher education, evaluation sheet of completed courses
  • Individual achievements.

Application dates: June-August.

Scholarships North Caucasus Federal University — NCFU

Based on high academic success, students are paid scholarships for the following programs:

  • State: academic, social scholarships, awards for graduate students, residents, assistant trainees
  • Scholarships of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Scholarships
  • Scholarships awarded by legal entities, individuals
  • Scholarships for students of preparatory departments.

Financial aid is also provided to students according to social criteria.

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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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