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Kazan Federal University

Kazan University is one of the oldest universities in Russia - it celebrated its 210th anniversary in 2014. We considered this milestone as another token of the university's dedication to its longstanding academic mission as one of the leading educational institutions in Russia and in the world. Today is a dynamic modern University which participates in local and international cooperation.


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


  • 687 degree programs in various disciplines
  • 10 double-degree programs with partner universities


Research areas:

  • Biomedicine and pharmaceutics
  • Oil extraction, refining and petrochemistry
  • Infocommunication and aerospace technologies
  • Advanced materials


Being one of the oldest universities in the country, Kazan Federal University, established the merger of Kazan State University, Tatar State University for Humanities and Education, Kazan State Institute of Finance and Economics, and Elabuga State Pedagogical University, has brought up a remarkable cast of alumni who make a significant contribution to the development of Tatarstan and Russia in industry, politics, science, arts, and sports.

For many years Kazan Federal University has been training specialists for foreign countries. Today our alumni live and work in the USA, Israel, Germany, France, Cuba, Australia, China, Mongolia, Finland, Singapore, Czech Republic, Ukraine and many other countries.

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Housing services

  • 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.
  • Dorms/student residences
  • The old dormitories - In brief, they are as follows: two or three persons in a room, eight rooms on the floor, one kitchen, two toilets, shower in the basement
  • Off-campus apartments - Apartment rent depends on its location, size and refurbishing. As a rule, rented apartments have furniture and basic household appliances (fridge, Telephone).
  • Host family stays - KFU offers family stay with host families that have been accommodating international students for many years now.

Library services

Nikolai Lobachevsky Scientific Library is a gem of the University. It was established at the end of the 18th century. During its 200-year history, the library has accumulated over five million volumes, including 150 thousand old and rare units.

  • over five million volumes, including 150 thousand old and rare units
  • in the Top 10 of Russian libraries by size
  • 3rd among other 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.
  • The University also provides students with fee-based Wi-Fi access both in dormitories and in University buildings and a copy center.

Medical services

  • International insurance policy (make sure it is valid in Russia) and proof of medical insurance that covers the full study period at KFU must be presented or sign a medical insurance agreement and buy the student medical insurance upon arrival
  • Student health/emergency services are organized in KFU medical centers and are organized free of charge given that the student has a medical insurance

Campus life

The Universiade Village’s infrastructure is well-developed. Its premises comprise a pharmacy, a medical station, a security guard station, a sports equipment rental centre, a hairdresser's, a supermarket, catering establishments, a post office, a service centre, a tailoring shop. Volleyball and basketball courts and a football ground are located along the Flag alley.

A medical center, drugstore, sports equipment rent station, laundry, beauty salon, cafeteria and other facilities are available here. 

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.

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.

Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

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