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Kazan Federal University

3.5 out of 5 (10 ratings / 9 reviews) Kazan, Russia
Today Kazan University is an acknowledged center of academic excellence actively participating in international cooperation.

Bachelor's programmes



In November 1804 the Emperor Alexander signed the Affirmative Letter and the Charter about the creation of the Kazan Imperial University.


With 210 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.


Current research activities are carried out in 27 key fields of science by teams working on more specific projects. Nearly half of teams work on the natural sciences, one-third aims at the accomplishment of humanities projects, a fourth solves interdisciplinary tasks.

The well-developed KFU research infrastructure incorporates the following separate institutes:

  • N.L. Lobachevsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry
  • Vladimir Engelgardt Astronomical Observatory
  • Botanical Garden
  • Centre for Information Technologies


Kazan Federal University looks toward active participation in international academic and scientific cooperation. The mutually beneficial activity with leading research and academic centres and highly qualified scholars is of high priority for our global cooperation development.

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University Ranking

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Student services

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.

Housing services

The Universiade Village is a residential zone which was constructed in Kazan to house athletes and officials during the 27th Summer Universiade 2013.

Nowdays the Village serves as a student campus for Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University and Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism. The complex may house 14,500 people. It is unique and the largest in Russia.

The Universiade Village is within walking distance from the Prospekt Pobedy metro station. Bus number 47 and trolleybus number 8 are running in this city district.

Library services

KFU students may use the services and resources of the Nikolai Lobachevsky Scientific Library. The library has accumulated over five million volumes, including 150 thousand old and rare units.

By the size of its funds, it rates among top ten Russian libraries and ranks third among Russian university libraries.

ICT services

Kazan Federal University has a wide computer network with access to the internet. All the Faculties of the University have their own local networks. Every student/staff member may receive their own electronic and network address at Dean's office of the corresponding Institute.

Medical services

Students may receive help in obtaining an optional health insurance in the City Student Health Center at Universiade Village.

The student health services are organized free of charge given that the student has a medical insurance valid in Russia.

Student Life

Campus life

KFU students can live on or off campus. The university offers a variety of living facilities and comfortable apartments, including Universiade - 2013 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.

Sports facilities

KFU students practice different types of physical activities at 10 sports halls of the UNIX Center and the recently built 2013 World University Games sporting center Bustan. In the Universiade Village a swimming pool, ice rink, and multi-purpose sports complex are at students' use.

Students may choose from 24 kinds of sports, including aerobics, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, track and field athletics, table tennis, rock-climbing, swimming, football etc.

Student clubs

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 Federal University is a state-licensed higher education institute. Kazan Federal University is licensed and accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science to hold educational activities in the field of higher education.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm studying at Kazan Federal University for 4 years. This is my last year of studying and I have mixed feelings. I got a lot of useful informations and knowledge from my professors. The best thing on this university is that you have a daily contact with your professors and they are always ready to answer your questions. On the other side, the university is not modernised,...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The overall experience is pretty decent. The students and the teachers are nice, well, most of them. But the whole Russian education is pretty terrible and doesn't work anymore.

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