Kazan Federal University

Founded in 1804, Kazan Federal University is the second oldest classic university in the Russian Federation. An internationally acknowledged center of academic excellence, it is routinely listed among top 10 institutions of higher education in the country.

In October 2009 the University received the high federal status. This became the logical continuation of the 205 -year history of the development of Kazan University. KFU is a bright example of a classical university source of fundamental knowledge and constant development.

The main center of higher education for a vast region, KFU today employs more than 3,200 faculty members and trains over 47,000 students, who follow over 300-degree programs on the basis of 17 Institutes, 2 faculties, 3 high schools and 4 branches in nearest cities. Study programs embrace the following areas:

  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Education and Pedagogics
  • Culture and Art
  • Economics and Management
  • Service Sector
  • Geodesy and Land Utilization
  • Geology, Exploration, and Development of Mineral Resources
  • Automation and Control
  • Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  • Safety of activities, environmental engineering, and environmental protection.

  • The University carefully preserves the traditions of its world-renowned scientific schools of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and linguistics. Presently KFU prioritizes research in the following areas: pharmacy and biomedicine, geology and petrochemistry, nanotechnologies and IT, physics, chemistry, psychology and cultural studies, humanitarian and pedagogic technologies, often taking advantage of interdisciplinary approaches.

KFU is the only Russian higher education institution which has enough housing units to accommodate all students who can choose from 26 comfortable dormitories. Kazan Federal University is a community of smart and welcoming people who love their alma mater, cherish its traditions and are eager to help you explore what it means to be a KFU student.


Admissions are open now, interesting students can apply online.