International Olympiad of "Global universities" Association for master's degree programs applicants is your key to early enrollment and taking your master's degree studies for free at one of the leading universities in Russia and in the world.

The Olympiad for master's degree applicants follows two tracks: the master's track and the postgraduate track (similar to the PhD).

The languages of the Olympiad are English and Russian.

Participants of the Olympiad can be foreign citizens and stateless persons, including compatriots living abroad who have given their consent to the processing of personal data, who already have or are completing a higher education level not lower than a bachelor's degree for the master's track and not lower than a master's or specialist for the postgraduate track (equivalent to a PhD) in the year of the Olympiad.

The Olympiad is held in accordance with the Profiles-subject areas that combine several areas of master's training (if there is a postgraduate track – several areas of postgraduate training).

The Olympiad is held online with the use of the Olympiad system. This distant form provides for identification of the participant's identity and control of the independence of performing Olympiad tasks.

There are 2 stages for the master's track, and 3 stages for the postgraduate track (similar to the PhD). The first stage is organized in the format of a portfolio competition, and the second stage is held in the format of Olympiad tasks completion. The third stage of the Olympiad involves the selection and interview with a potential scientific supervisor of participants in the postgraduate track (similar to PhD).




1. The absolute winners and prize-winners in the master's track are to be determined based on the ranked list of integrated grades for two stages for each profile of the Olympiad separately.

2. The participants of the Olympiad with the highest total of points can be recognized as Winners and prize-winners in the master's track. The list of winners and prize-winners in the master's track is published on the Olympiad website within three working days after all appeals are considered.

3. The absolute winners and prize-winners in the postgraduate track (similar to PhD) are determined based on the ranked list of integrated grades for two stages and the results of interviews with potential scientific supervisors for each profile of the Olympiad separately.




Kazan (Volga region) Federal University is one of the oldest universities in Russia. On November 5, 1804, Alexander I signed the document on foundation of Kazan Imperial University and its Charter.

Originally the University was situated at the Kazan Imperial school, built in 1796, and later for the needs of the institution three neighboring houses were purchased that allowed to consider this quarter as a territory of the campus. In the 20s of the XIX century the architect P. G. Pyatnitsky constructed the main building, the classic facade of which with three porticos has survived to the present day.  Moreover, by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Boris Eltsin, of July 30, 1996, Kazan State University was included into The State Code of Particularly Valuable Objects of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of the Russian Federation.

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University possesses everything necessary to conduct a wide range of research. Kazan University has more than 20 Research laboratories with unique research equipment and highly qualified specialists.

One of the priority areas of KFU activities is the development of academic services export. Accordingly, the University continues to consistently increase the number of international students, entering the top of leading Russian universities in terms of the number of international students. 9,654 foreign nationals from 106 countries, including 8,717 students in the main educational programs (Bachelor, Master, and Specialist degrees), 192 students in postgraduate programs, and 8 students in residency programs, studied in 2019 at KFU.



Kazan Federal University, as one of the leading Russian universities participating in the Project 5-100 for competitiveness enhancement, considers international cooperation as one of its priority areas

Student and teaching staff exchanges, language and scientific internships, joint research projects, and various forms of academic mobility are implemented under cooperation agreements between KFU and international scientific and educational organizations.

Achievements of KFU

Name of the organization

Year of entry


American Association for Higher Education Accreditation



American Educational Research Association






Association of University Administrators



Global University Network for Innovation – GUNI




The center organizes, manages and coordinates educational activities at the KFU within the framework of higher education programs - programs for training of scientific and pedagogical personnel in postgraduate studies, in accordance with the state license for the right to carry out educational activities in the field of higher education.

The center for highly qualified personnel training ensures the organization and implementation of effective control over the educational activities of the main structural units and departments within the educational process for postgraduate educational programs, based on licensing and accreditation requirements.

List of postgraduate courses:

01.06.01 Mathematics and mechanics

02.06.01 Computer and information science

03.06.01 Physics and astronomy

04.06.01 Chemical sciences

05.06.01 Earth sciences

06.06.01 Biological science

09.06.01 Computer science and engineering

11.06.01 - Electronics, radio engineering and communication systems

30.06.01 Fundamental medicine

31.06.01 Clinical medicine

32.06.01 Preventive medicine

37.06.01 Psychological sciences  

38.06.01 Economics 

39.06.01 Sociological sciences  

40.06.01 Law and jurisprudence  

41.06.01 Political and regional studies    

42.06.01 Mass communication sciences and information and library science 

44.06.01 Education and pedagogical sciences  

45.06.01 Linguistics and literature studies 

46.06.01 Historical sciences and archeology

47.06.01 Philosophy, ethics and religion studies



Mokshin Anatolii Vasilievich


Proshin Yurii Nikolaevich


Ilyasov Kamil Akhatovich


Gafurov Marat Revgerovich


Semashko Vadim Vladimirovich


Usachev Konstantin Sergeevich


Khamzin Airat Albertovich

Linguistics and modern languages

Arsentieva Elena Fridrikhovna

Linguistics and modern languages

Gafiyatova Elzara Vasilovna

Linguistics and modern languages

Gorobets Elena Anatolyevna

Linguistics and modern languages

Davletbaeva Diana Nyailevna

Linguistics and modern languages

Sadykova Gulnara Vasilevna

Linguistics and modern languages

Solnyshkina Marina Ivanovna

Linguistics and modern languages

Tarasova Fanuza Kharisovna

Mathematics and artificial intelligence

Khadiev Kamil Ravilevich

Mathematics and artificial intelligence

Tutubalina Elena Viktorovna

Mathematics and artificial intelligence

Magid Evgenii Arkadievich

Mathematics and artificial intelligence

Kugurakova Vlada Vladimirovna

Biology and biotechnology

Kayumov Airat Rashitovich

Clinical medicine and public health protection

Abdulkhakov Sayar Rustamovich

Official information related to the organizing and holding the Olympiad (regulating documents, training materials for participants, contest schedule, results of the Olympiad, etc.) is posted on the Olympiad website at  (hereinafter – the Olympiad website) in Russian and English.



Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and one of the most ancient cities in Russia. Kazan is located on the left Bank of the Volga at the point where the Kazanka river flows into it, about 715 kilometers to the East of Moscow. This river flows from North-East to West, crossing the center of the city and conditionally dividing it into two parts. It is rather easy to get from one part of Kazan to the other, as urban areas are connected by dams, a bridge and a metro line. The climate of Kazan is moderately continental, severe frosts and extreme heat are rare and not typical for the city.

The city's population reaches 1,243,500 people (as per 2018), thus making it the sixth most populous city in Russia. Kazan is one of the largest religious, economic, political, scientific, academic, cultural and sports centers in Russia. The Kazan Kremlin is a world heritage site. The Millennium anniversary of Kazan was celebrated in 2005. In April 2009 the Russian patent office granted Kazan the right to be called the" third capital» of Russia.

Kazan is one of the largest industrial, financial, commercial and tourist centers in Russia, a leading city in terms of investment in fixed assets and construction in the Volga region.