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Siberian Federal University

About Siberian Federal University

Siberian Federal University (SibFU) was established in 2006 by merging 4 major Krasnoyarsk institutions of higher education. The University mission is to train highly qualified professionals with focus on practical work, development and implementation of innovative technologies and fostering social economic growth.

The film is about the university

Figures and facts about SibFU

  • 19 schools;
  • The largest University to the east of the Ural Mountains;
  • Over 35,400 students;
  • Over 3,300 highly qualified faculty members, mostly professors and associate professors;
  • 171 degree programmes in various areas of natural sciences, engineering and the humanities;
  • The University library offers over 900,000 hard-copy and digital sources;
  • 28 comfortable on-campus residence halls, one more is expected in 2015;
  • 82 sport clubs offering more than 20 kinds of sport; a large number of sport facilities;
  • About 100 students' societies and clubs make students' life vibrant and exciting;
  • 65 % graduates are successfully employed during the first year after graduation.

SibFU in rankings

  • 7-th position on the graduates' employability;
  • 14-th position in the National ranking of Universities (Interfax);
  • 3 stars in QS Stars ranking;
  • 13-th position in Webometrics international rating.

SibFU schools

  • Law School
  • Polytechnic School
  • School of the Humanities
  • School of Architecture and Design
  • School of Business Management and Economics
  • School of Economics and Commerce
  • School of Economics, Management and Environmental Studies
  • School of Education, Psychology and Sociology
  • School of Engineering and Construction
  • School of Engineering Physics and Radio Electronics
  • School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology
  • School of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • School of Mining, Geology and Geotechnology
  • School of Non-Ferrous Metals and Material Science
  • School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • School of Philology and Language Communication
  • School of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism
  • School of Space and Information Technologies

Tuition forms

Degree programmes, professional development programmes, language courses, summer schools, internships.

Degree programmes and their duration

Bachelor's programme (4 years), Master's programme (2 years), full-time PhD (3 years).

Preparatory Russian language course for international students

Courses of Russian as a foreign language can be taken at

  • The Centre for International Education, which also functions as the examination centre for Russian as a foreign language. Successful exam-takers are awarded a Russian Language Proficiency Certificate that is mandatory to start any degree programme in Russia;
  • School of Philology and Language Communication, the Chair for Russian as a foreign language.

Non-degree programmes

  • Internships;
  • Professional development programmes (summer school included);
  • Study abroad options (English-taught international semester programmes at Master's level earning 30 ECTS credits).

Tuition fees

Russian as a foreign language at the Centre for International Education costs about $1,200 US per year (2 semesters, from September till December and from February till June); Tuition fee for a Bachelor's degree course (1 semester) can vary depending on the major subject from $480 US (humanities courses) to $900 US (engineering, economics and law degrees). For specific iinformation about tuition fees please contact the Department of International Cooperation dia@sfu-kras.ru.

Accommodation facilities for international students

International students are offered on-campus accommodation. Recently renovated residence halls offer fullyequipped 2-share or 3-share ensuite study-bedrooms. The rooms are self-contained having a kitchen and a bathroom. Single study-bedrooms are not available. The University International Department may assist in finding suitable host families for homestay.

Maintenance costs per academic year:

Accommodation: living on campus in the University residence halls cost appr. $10-25 US per month (if you are a student); renting on-campus accommodation for teaching/research staff is more expensive. Off-campus accommodation rental prices may vary from $240 to 560 US, depending on the level of comfort (the city centre not included). Living costs per month are about $240 US.

The brochure about the university (.pdf, 3 MB)