Kazan Federal University

Tuition Fee - Ruble 4,68,000/year

Kazan Federal University, Russia

Kazan Federal University is the second oldest university in the Russian Federation established in 1804. With 213 years of an international center of academic excellence and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields, it is routinely listed among the top 10 institutions of higher education in the world. Kazan Federal University has always been considered as a bridge between East and West, and one can discover a world of ideas, diversity, and culture.

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1804

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 11,000

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Long winters, brief summers

Yearly Tuition Fee: Ruble 4,68,000/year

Eligibility: IELTS Exam

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: 25 August

Kazan Federal University is a brilliant imitation of a traditional university of basic knowledge and constant development. At present, in the university, more than 3,200 faculty members are employed and around 47,000 students are enrolled. Students follow over 470-degree programs on the basis of 17 Institutes, 2 faculties, 3 high schools, and 4 branches in nearest cities at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including 85 doctoral and 8 double-degree programs with partner universities).KFU serves as a leading national research center supporting 33 newly opened modern laboratories in physics(8), chemistry (6), biology (7), biomedicine (2), geology (6) and ecology (4), and five research regions in economics, electrosynthesis of aromatic compounds, applied radiophysics and applied mathematical modeling 2010, the University received the federal status. It is also one of the top 15 Russian universities that participated in 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project synchronized by the Government of the Russian Federation aiming to develop their international competitiveness among the world’s primary research and educational centers. Kazan Federal University prioritizes research in the field of bio-medicine and pharmaceutics, oil extraction, oil refining, and petro-chemistry, informational communication and aerospace technologies, advanced materials and social sciences, humanities, and pedagogic technologies, often taking advantage of multifaceted approaches.

Eligibility to study MBBS in Russia at Kazan Federal University

In Russia, MBBS is popularly known as General Medicine. Therefore, students seeking to study General Medicine at Kazan Federal University must qualify for admission. The qualifications for studying General Medicine in this Institution include:

1) The student must appear in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) Medical assessment.

2) The aspirant must score up to 50% in Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.

3) Applicant must be up to 17 years old as of December 31 of that academic year.

4) The student must submit a medical certificate and health insurance documents.

5) The student must have no criminal report.

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Reasons to Join Kazan Federal University

  • 24/7/365 accessibility of Internet network
  • Binding books and photocopy amenities
  • Sports arena and playground
  • Comfy library amenities
  • Transportation and Medical Amenities
  • 100% Tight Security
  • Canteen provisions
  • Advanced labs
  • Affiliated medical centers
  • Recreational area

University Intr 

The main campus of the university has 16 institutes, 2 faculties and 3 higher schools. Most of the programs are offered in Russian. The university has famous alumni among its scholars such as founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin and Valery Yakobi who was a painter. It has more than 50,000 students who are enrolled. It offers degree programs in the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The major areas of research the university focuses on include biomedicine and pharmaceutics, oil refining and petrochemistry, communication and aerospace technologies, social sciences and humanities. 

International Collaboration

Kazan University was directly connected to international academia. KFU has collaborated with approximately 190 universities and research centers from more than 53 countries all over the world. Due to its productive assistance with enduring partners, Kazan Federal University participates in different research programs and executes double diploma programs and cotutelle agreements.

Through KFU more than 900 students and faculty members visit overseas universities and research centers annually for various rationales, including international conferences. At KFU, about 1500 experts from abroad are involved in various scientific events, development, and preamble of new courses, research alliance, and other international activity. Many native-speaking specialists teach Chinese, Korean, Farsi, German, Spanish, English, and other foreign languages on a regular basis at Kazan Federal University. In the university, along with the honorary doctors and professors, there are many renowned scientists and Nobel Prize winners.

Every year KFU academic staff carry out on average 40 joint international projects and get individual support for research and study from DAAD, DFG, Volkswagen Foundation, NSF, European Commission (Tempus, FP7, Marie-Curie Actions, Erasmus-Mundus, etc.), and other grant-making organizations.

Kazan Federal University carries out several big projects on Mega-grants received from the Russian Government in the framework of Resolution No.218 and 220 of the Government of the Russian Federation. From 2011, University implements a large-scale project “Pharma 2020- Development of pharmaceutical and medical industry till 2020 and following perspectives” funding within the Federal Target Program of the Russian Federation. Research and Education Center of Pharmaceutics was established providing interdisciplinary research for the development and production of innovative drugs.

Currently, Kazan Federal University students and academic staff enjoy wonderful opportunities of training at best European universities as part of both “Integration, Interaction and Institutions (Triple I)” and “Aurora”[ projects (Erasmus Mundus program). These projects often reach beyond the University, making it a centre of entirely new regional research and educational networks involved in international collaboration.

The Main Campus of Kazan Federal University located in Kazan is divided into 16 institutes, 3 higher schools, and two faculties.  The university offers the majority of its programs in Russian. Prospective students who do not speak Russian are required to participate in a one-year language training course at KFU International Preparatory School. Teaching in English is provided for several programs throughout the university at specialist and master levels.

Studying at Kazan Federal University makes a difference

Highly applauded undergraduate and postgraduate education is provided by 3000 professors. Majorly they hold a doctoral degree, although some are with scientific minds not only from Russia but also from the rest of the world. In addition, graduates become leaders in industry and academia through their creative guidance only.

Currently, Kazan Federal University is a dynamic novel University actively contributing to regional and international cooperation, networking with academia and industry, enhancing the region’s human resources development with top-level research and innovation in the different sections. From the last year, Kazan University has developed a vibrant scientific infrastructure, including 17 centers of excellence and 80 world-class research and teaching laboratories. The University’s participation in the “5-100” competitive growth program designates its determination to achieve the utmost levels of world educational rankings.  Hence, from a traditional to a research university where entrepreneurial and pioneering performances are represented significantly that specifies the KFU.

How to Apply

At Kazan Federal University, achievement begins with the online application process and counseling with responsive admissions officers.

The postgraduate student will be provided with individual support by a proficient supervisor allocated by the faculty or department whose role is to guide the course curriculum or the research.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

The annual tuition fee varies depending on the program chosen. Prices range from 74000 RUR for pre-university training up to 221900 RUR for some Ph.D. programs.

Kazan Federal University offers financial support or funding for national and international candidates aiming at post-graduate studies in KFU priority areas. Also, the Russian Government provides scholarship for international students to study at Russian universities and the candidate can apply for it.


Major programs in the school include Physics and Mathematics 1, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Economics and Public Administration.

Campus Life:

The main campus consists of library building, dissection facilities, chemical laboratory, astronomical observatory and clinics. The school has a sports center and a concert hall that were opened in 1989.


Kazan Federal University is the only Russian institution having enough housing division to lodge all students who can opt from 26 comfortable dormitories. Applicants 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. It includes a medical center, drugstore, sports equipment rent station, copy center, laundry, beauty salon, cafeteria, and other facilities. As space is limited, aspirants need to apply in advance.

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