The answer is easy for over 50,000 students enjoying their studies at the second oldest university in Russia.

With Kazan Federal University, which has always been considered as a bridge between East and West, you can discover a world of ideas, diversity and culture. You will learn, grow, and explore your potential both in and out of the classroom. 

Studying at Kazan Federal University makes a difference

With 215 years of high-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields, Kazan Federal is traditionally top-rated among Russia's higher educational institutions.  

Highly acclaimed undergraduate and postgraduate education is provided by 3000 professors. Most of them hold doctoral degree while some represent influential scientific minds not only from Russia but also from the rest of the globe. It is their visionary guidance that empowers the graduates to become leaders in industry and academia.

For the last years, Kazan University has developed a robust scientific infrastructure, including 17 globally competitive research Centers of Excellence and 80 research and teaching world-class laboratories.

How to Apply

Getting success at KFU starts with the online application process and counseling with friendly admissions officers.

As a post-graduate student, you'll be provided with an individual support by a professional supervisor assigned by the faculty or department whose role is to guide your programme of study or research. The availability of a supervisor is an important factor the faculty or department takes into account when considering your application.

Scholarships & Fees

Annual tuition fee varies depending on the program chosen. Prices range from 96000 RUR for pre-university training up to 221820 RUR for some Ph.D. programs.

Kazan Federal University provides financial support (grants) for national and international candidates aiming at post-graduate studies in KFU priority areas

You may also apply for a scholarship provided by the Russian Government for international students to study at Russian universities.  

Looking to Live on Campus?

KFU students can live on or off campus. The university offers a variety of living facilities and comfortable apartments, including Universiade Village dormitories with the capacity of 12000 living places. A medical center, drugstore, sports equipment rent station, copy center, laundry, beauty salon, cafeteria and other facilities are available here. Because space is limited, the application is required.

Student Activities & Organizations

Wellbeing of students and their integration are important priorities for the University. Whoever you are, and whatever your personal identity is, you will find others like you and will have an opportunity to meet a diversity of people, who will widen your horizons, challenge your assumptions and with whom you can share your particular beliefs and experiences.


Kazan is a multinational and multiconfessional city with millennium history, situated in the center of Europe. The University is located in the historical center of Kazan city and it's easy to get from the dormitory to University by underground metro. Kazan is a world-known place for international sport and cultural events like Universiade 2013 (World Student Games), FINA World Aquatics Championships 2015, 21st FIFA World Cup (2018), International Festival of Muslim Cinema, International Classical Ballet and Opera Festivals and others.

You'll enjoy studying with KFU!