Information on all courses offered during the current semester can be accessed via course catalogue.
The course catalogue will be published at the beginning of the semester. If you need information earlier we recommend that you use the course catalogue of the previous year as a guideline for your course choice and then finalize your courses after arrival in Kazan.
An overview of course taught in English is available here.
Fall semester: September: 1 – January 31
Regular courses: September 1 – December 25
Exam period: December 26 – January 25
Spring semester: February 7 - June 30
Regular courses: February 7 – May 25
Exam period: May 26 – June 25
You should arrive several days before the semester starts, so you can settle in and complete registration, etc.
Language requirements and Russian courses
Since most of the courses are held in Russian you must have sufficient knowledge of Russian. We recommend Russian language skills equivalent to level B 2 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). A language certificate is not necessary, but we need the confirmation from Russian language teacher who guarantees the required language skills (see Application form).
Every year Kazan Federal University organizes the Russian Language Summer School for international students for an extra fee. The school takes place in August and offers both a study and cultural program.
KFU offers also Russian language courses during the semester for exchange students which are free of charge.