About Ural Federal University - UrFU

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the leading and largest universities of Russia, established in 1920. The university is located in Ekaterinburg — the 4th largest city in Russia with a population of 1.5 million, the capital of 2023 FISU World University Games. Ekaterinburg is a major economic, industrial, scientific and cultural hub on the border between Europe and Asia.

Ural Federal University is the project office of the world-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Center (UIREC) "Advanced Industrial Technologies and Materials" aimed at successful completion of the “Science” National Project. UrFU is a federal innovation platform bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach and is continuously improving its position on the world stage. 

Ural Federal University offers more than 460 Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral (PhD) degree programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities in Russian and English. Currently the university is home to 36 000+ students, among them there are 4 400+ international students from 101 countries of the world. There are more than 4 500 faculty members, including top-notch Russian and foreign experts. 

Among UrFU Honorary Doctors there are the President of Germany F.-W. Steinmeier, the President of Czech Republic M. Zeman, the 1st President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev, chief designer of programming languages (Pascal, Modula, Oberon etc.) N. Wirth and other outstanding personalities. Ural Federal University constantly works on building a global reputation and is ranked among the best universities in the world:

13th among Russian universities (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2021)

27th of the best universities of the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (Quacquarelli Symonds 2021)

84th among BRICS countries universities (QS University Rankings: BRICS 2021)

top 201-250 in Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2021

QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021:

Petroleum; Social Policy & Administration; Leisure Management 51-100; History; Philosophy 101-150; Archaeology 151-200; Arts & Humanities 245; Materials Science 351-400; Mathematics 301-350; Natural Science 396; Mechanical Engineering; Engineering & Technology; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Physics & Astronomy; Chemistry 401-450; Social Sciences & Management 334; Computer Science & Information Systems 451-500

Cutting-edge facilities and career opportunities Ural Federal University boasts state-of-the-art research infrastructure: 72 research excellence centres, 164 research & development labs (12 labs headed by top-notch global researchers: Jean Jouzel, Nobel prize co-winner – head of Climate and Environmental Physics Laboratory; Rolf Zinkernagel, Nobel prize winner – co-head of Experimental Immunophysiology & Immunochemistry Key Center of Excellence, etc.); a nanotechnology center, an astronomical observatory, and shared knowledge centers with modern electronic microscopes, spectroscopes and analyzers. UrFU employability rate is 90%, working with leading Russian and international companies such as Sberbank, Gazprom, Rosatom, Rusal, Unilever, Siemens, Fanuc etc. offering internship and employment opportunities to UrFU students.

Study for free with a Russian Government Scholarship Every year the Russian government offers grants to international citizens for study in Russia, covering tuition fees, monthly scholarship, accommodation. To get more information and apply, you can contact a Russian Embassy or Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Centre for Science & Culture) in your country. Apart of that, if you would like to study in Russia for a short period of time, you can participate in international student mobility programs or summer/ winter school at UrFU.   



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 Programs and Courses section.

Step 2: Check the Requirements
Please see the information about application deadlines and requirements for the type of program you wish to apply here. 

The general application deadline for international students is December 24.

Step 3: Fill the Online Application Form
To initiate your application process, you need to fill and submit the Online Application Form. After you have submitted the form, our managers will contact you via e-mail within 24 hours and guide you through the next steps.