Ural Federal University
Еstablished in 1920
Yekaterinburg
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Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin
Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest and leading universities in Russia, ranked 351st in QS World University Ranking in 2021. UrFU is a world-class university in the heart of Eurasia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach.
Ural Federal University is home for 36 000 students from 100+ countries of the world and more than 4 500 faculty members including renowned visiting professors, such as Dr. Jean Jouzel (France), co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize.

UrFU offers 450+ Bachelor's, Master's and PhD Programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, economics and management in Russian and English, and Russian language courses at the Preparatory Department. UrFU infrastructure includes 16 dorms, 72 research excellence centers & 164 labs (12 international labs), 19 sports facilities.

UrFU is located in Ekaterinburg-the 4th largest city in Russia, administrative, industrial & scientific capital of Ural region.
UrFU in QS World University Ranking — 351-st place
36 000+
Students
4 600+
International students
110+
Countries
4 200
Faculty members, including top-notch global experts
460
Educational programs
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Educational programmes
English taught master's degree programmes
Technological Machinery and Equipment
The Master's Program provides students with a high-quality basic education in mechanical engineering.

The program offers courses that combine engineering theory and practice, focusing on the design and development of various mechanical devices and equipment. Students receive a profound training in engineering and skills of computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

Project work takes about a quarter of the program. The projects simulate real work tasks, connecting theory and actual design, manufacture and testing of projects.

Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=14390

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year

Practical Artificial Intelligence
The Master`s program focuses on various applications of data science and data analysis. Students learn how to build artificial intelligence systems using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. The program is for software developers and engineers, mathematicians and computer science specialists, who want to move to the data science field.

The program covers three areas:
- Machine learning algorithms and methods including both classic machine learning and modern deep neural networks.
- Various applications of machine learning systems such as computer vision, natural language processing, and time series analysis.
- Software development for building machine learning systems including Python programming, Big Data Processing, and DevOps.

Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=13407

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year

Food Biotechnology
The Master's Program covers different aspects of studies of microorganisms, cell cultures of animals and plants, biological active substances, processes of homeostasis and human nutrition, conversion of raw materials to products using biocatalysts, e.g. enzymes and microorganisms, principals of genetic and metabolic engineering and techniques for determination of effects of genetic-modified products on bio-objects.

Special attention is paid to application of specific equipment for studying properties of microorganisms and cell cultures produced using different substances in laboratory and industry, training in engineering calculations of apparatus and equipment for implementing biotechnological processes of food and biological additives production, biocatalysis and biocatalytic technologies and to methods of quality control of raw materials, half-finished and final products.

Another focus of the Program — in-depth studying of such biotechnological processes as manufacturing of beer and low-alcohol drinks, milk products production and conversion of plant raw materials and food additives.

Link to the programme website: https://hti.urfu.ru/en/for-applicants/food-biotechnology/

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year
Cognitive Neurosciences
The Master's Program consists of interdisciplinary and applied subjects exploring theoretical and methodological fundamentals of neurocognitive science, studying the brain and cognitive processes. The program comprises theoretical training in the field of brain research and neurocognitive processes: neurology, neuropsychology, principles of neuroscience, neurocognitive development of children, methods of brain research and approaches to neurorehabilitation.

In the frame of the Program scientific-practical facilities of the Laboratory of Brain and Neurocognitive Development and Lab of Neurotechnologies with most advanced equipment are used: 128-channels Geodesic EEG System 300 with Geodesic Photogrammetry System (GPS) 3.0, SMI RED 500 Eye-tracker, Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development - 3rd Edition (BSID III).

Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=10204

Duration of study 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year
IT Innovations in Business
The Master's Program is a unique multidisciplinary program that provides with the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize the potential of digital technology to keep up with the development of technology and achieve success in business.

The program gives an understanding of the features of interaction between business and IT and covers all areas of knowledge necessary for this — project management, entrepreneurship, web development, data analysis, enterprise architecture and IT infrastructure, knowledge of networks and security.

The program focuses on the development of existing and designing new information systems for business, as well as the introduction of information technology in enterprises.

The Program explores all stages of a business project: business analytics, data analysis, web design, corporate systems support, marketing, including social networking, programming.

Link to the programme website: https://programms.edu.urfu.ru/en/9809/

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $ 2200 per year
International Human Resource Management
The Master's Program explores evolution and emulative characteristics of actual human resource management, including basic theories and concepts of personnel management.

The Program focuses on comparative analysis and innovative approaches in HR management in different organizations (in companies of Yekaterinburg, and within joint projects with Tyumen State University, Russia).

The curriculum includes theoretical and practical research in creating and applying new tools in evaluation of modern HRM-systems and in decision-making processes of human resources management.

The Program comprises the following activities: discussion roundtable debates, simulations, practical exercise in an interactive way: case-studies, business and role-playing games, training, social diagnostics, etc., cognitive development of research tools of their own.

The program offers an option of individual trajectories.

Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=14436

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year
High Performance Sport
The Masters' Program goal is training of highly qualified trainers skilled and experienced in athlete performance assessment and training programs development and management. The Program has been designed to offer a top-quality course with a strong vocational content and is attractive to students and eligible for relevant professional accreditation.

Program advantages:
  • Development of considerable vocational experience as a coach in High Performance sport
  • Research and development of modern science achievements, innovative technologies in sports and their introduction in professional coaching
  • Creative approach in coaching training based on competence in the theory of sports training, evidence-based biomedical support and psychological support
  • Scientific and practical orientation of the learning process.
Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=878

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2700 per year
Preventology in Youth Environment
This Master's Program is focused on prevention of addictions among young people. The program brings up high qualified experts, who can use contemporary technologies for building social-healthy environment.

The Master's Program is focused in the implementation of preventive activities of addictions, — in state and municipal public authorities, in educational institutions of all levels, in youth organizations, in all types of enterprises, in law-enforcement authorities.

The curriculum includes the subjects: "Addictology", "Technologies of interdisciplinary interaction in Preventology", "Social adaptation of addicts", "Psychology of addictive behavior", "Basics of a healthy lifestyle".

Leading experts are involved in teaching in the field of education of the state youth policy, prevention of deviations.

Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=9324

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year
Biodiversity in the Changing World
The Master's Program covers the following issues:

1. Biodiversity — from molecular genetics to population and ecosystem level;
2. Biodiversity of plants, fungi and animals;
3. Relicts and endemic species — living witnesses of past epochs;
4. Adventitious species: a threat to native (autochthonous) biodiversity or its completion?
5. Biodiversity in a changing climate and under the human impact;

Program highlights:
-Several polygons for studying biodiversity: Biological station, Botanical gardens, Zoological Museum, Herbarium, Expeditions, university labs.
-Unique opportunities for studying different types of natural communities in different climatic zones within one region

Career opportunities: research and project institutions dealing with biology, ecology, biotechnology, agriculture and environmental services.

Program advantages:
The program is realized at the Department of Biodiversity and Bioecology that has a strong cooperation with the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, bringing together fundamental education and practical application of knowledge. Both university professors, postdocs and principal investigators from the Academy of Sciences supervise students on their studies.

Moreover, the Ural region as a polygon for studies of biodiversity on the border of natural ecosystems (altitudinal and latitudinal gradients, eastern-western slopes, lakes and rivers, swamps and meadows, coniferous and deciduous forests, steppes and tundra). As several climatic zones cross the whole territory, there are northern and southern borders of many biological species distribution.

Link to the programme website: https://programms.edu.urfu.ru/en/9911/

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $2200 per year
International Economics and Business
EFMD Accredited, ISO certified
3 double-degree partners in Europe
Link to the programme website: https://programs.edu.urfu.ru/en/10071/

Why study this programme?
  • We value and develop global analytical mindset and mature ambitions
  • International academic and business faculty develops cross-cultural awareness
  • Balanced curriculum of economic, mathematic and managerial courses make sure to achieve intended learning outcomes confirmed by employees
  • Guaranteed internship placement: in Russia and abroad
In-demand competencies you will develop
  • Successfully run international operations within various markets and industries,
  • Estimate and facilitate investment projects,
  • Model big data for optimal decision-making,
  • Develop innovation strategies with entrepreneurial zest,
  • Facilitate impact investments for sustainable development.

Degree: Bachelor in Economics
Language of study: Partially English
Duration: 4 years
Tuition fee: $ 2 900 per year

International Management
ACCA Accredited
3 international double-degree partners
Link to the programme website: https://programs.edu.urfu.ru/en/10109/

Why study this programme?
  • Extended employment and career opportunities in Russia and abroad due to the possibility of obtaining ACCA professional certificates and a double degree
  • The involvement of business partners in the implementation of the programme: internships, a series of workshops with the issuance of corporate certificates, the establishment of direct relations with the heads of recruiting departments
  • Internationalization and cross-cultural learning environment
  • Business analysis to ensure the implementation of organizational changes in international companies
In-demand competencies you will develop
  • Management of business processes related to the implementation of international companies
  • Skills to develop and implement financial management solutions for international companies
  • Management of international logistics and global supply chains

Degree: Master in Management
Language of study: English
Duration: 2 years
Tuition fee: $ 2 200 per year

Applied and International Economics
Link to the programme website: https://programs.edu.urfu.ru/en/10113/

Why study this programme?
  • Two tracks: applied and international economics
  • Designed for students who want to pursue a career in economic or financial consultancies, international business or academia
  • The programme offers a range of courses which help to develop skills and expertise demanded by potential employers
  • Courses of the programme are taught by both local faculty (including people with PhD degrees from Russian and foreign universities) and invited visiting professors from the leading Russian and European universities
  • Corporate and academic partners are regularly invited for seminars and workshops
In-demand competencies you will develop
  • Expertise in data analytics and information technologies
  • Fundamental economic knowledge together with practice experience
  • Research competencies
  • Management skills
  • Ability to work both in Russian and global companies

Degree: Master in Economics
Language of study: 50% in English
Duration: 2 years
Tuition fee: $ 2 400 per year

International Trade and Intrepreneurship
Link to the programme website: https://programs.edu.urfu.ru/en/9821/

Why study this programme?
  • Students will experience multi-cultural fluency by participation in a culturally diverse student cohort, multicultural and multi-lingual faculty, and the opportunity study in Asian, European, and North American universities, which represent the best educational practices
  • Students are taught the skills necessary to develop ideas to start-up a new business or a new product or service
  • Students develop analytical, entrepreneurial, and communication skills by conducting scientific research

In-demand competencies you will develop
  • Ability to think as a successful entrepreneur
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Ability to foresee the future development of your ideas
  • Analytical skills

Degree: Master in Trade
Language of study: English
Duration: 2 years
Tuition fee: $ 2 200 per year

PR and Advertising in International Communication
Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=9677

Why study this programme?
  • The programme allows to become a universal specialist in the field of international communications who will be able to work successfully in any field — business, government organizations, non-profit sector, education, etс.
  • The programme puts the special emphasis at internet-communications which is highly required by the market.
  • The programme gives the opportunity to get immersed in cross-cultural communication to acquire real skills of working in an international environment, studying for a semester or a year at one of the Brazilian partner universities.

In-demand competencies you will develop
  • Creation of brands and management of communications of international commercial companies
  • Use of communications in the political competition or to establish dialogue between governments and societies
  • Use of communications in the non-profit sector to create solidary and sustainable societies
  • Implementations of digital communications on an international level
  • Use of up-to-date soſt skills.

Degree: Master in Advertising and PR
Language of study: English
Duration: 2 years
Tuition fee: $ 2 200 per year

Artificial Intelligence for Power Industry Applications
Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=29478

Within the framework of the program we graduate future system analysts, specialist in the field of Data Science and design of adaptive intelligent systems for the Fuel and Energy Sector.

The program is implemented together with the group of companies RTSoft – international engineering company specialized in industrial automation, intelligent software development for different fields of industry, including the Energy Sector.

Learners of the program will be guided through the following key topics:

  • Discrete mathematics, optimization of technical systems.
  • Data processing and analysis, Python programming and cybersecurity.
  • The application of artificial intelligence methods for the Energy Sector tasks.
  • Mathematical modeling of technical systems and technological processes.
  • Design of software and hardware basis of intelligent decision-support system taking into account the cybersecurity issues.

The programs takes its roots from the Erasmus+ project "Establishing Smart Energy System Curriculum at Russian and Vietnamese Universities (ESSENCE)". It is a curriculum development project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 2, Capacity Building in Higher Education.

Degree: Master in Applied mathematics
Language of study: English

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $3500 per year ($3200 — for applicants who earn 40 and more points for the entrance exam)

Energy for Smart Cities
Link to the programme website: https://urfu.ru/index.php?id=29479

Within the framework of the master's curriculum we train future specialists for the Fuel and Energy Sector with particular focus on design, operation and analysis of the up-to-date urban power supply systems using machine learning technologies.

The program is implemented together with Schneider Electric company – one of the key international manufacturers specialized in engineering, production of the primary and secondary electrical equipment for the industrial enterprises, civil and residential development.

Learners of the program will be guided through the following key topics:

- basic principles of modern urban power systems design and power equipment operation;

- implementation of advanced IT technologies in the Energy Sector;

- design and implementation of intelligent solutions in urban power networks;

- assuring reliability and high-voltage equipment technical state monitoring.

The program takes its root from the experience gained by the Ural Federal University when implementing Erasmus+ project "Establishing Smart Energy System Curriculum at Russian and Vietnamese Universities (ESSENCE)". It is a curriculum development project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 2, Capacity Building in Higher Education.

Degree: Master in Power and Electrical Engineering
Language of study: English

Duration of study — 2 academic years
Tuition fee — approx. $3500 per year ($3200 — for applicants who earn 40 and more points for the entrance exam)

Educational programmes
English taught bachelor's degree programmes
International Economics and Business
EFMD Accredited, ISO certified
4 double-degree partners in Europe
Link to the programme website: https://programs.edu.urfu.ru/en/10071/

Why study this programme?
  • We value and develop global analytical mindset and mature ambitions
  • International academic and business faculty develops cross-cultural awareness
  • Balanced curriculum of economic, mathematic and managerial courses make sure to achieve intended learning outcomes confirmed by employees
  • Guaranteed internship placement: in Russia and abroad
In-demand competencies you will develop
  • Successfully run international operations within various markets and industries,
  • Estimate and facilitate investment projects,
  • Model big data for optimal decision-making,
  • Develop innovation strategies with entrepreneurial zest,
  • Facilitate impact investments for sustainable development.

Degree: Bachelor in Economics
Language of study: 60% in English
Preparatory Department (Russian Language Courses):
Application and enrollment for the courses — till November 1
tuition fee — approx. $1180 per year

Foundation programme
Preparatory Department (Russian Language Courses)
UrFU has one of the best schools for learning russian as a foreign language. The Preparatory Faculty offers Russian language courses designed to prepare for entrance exams and study at Russian universities in bachelor's, master's and postgraduate programs in various specialties.

Intensive Russian language training is conducted in one of five profiles:
  • engineering and technologies,
  • natural sciences,
  • medicine and biology,
  • human sciences,
  • economics
A student of the Preparatory Department receives a certificate confirming the level of proficiency in the Russian language and results in subjects.

Opportunity to pass the TORFL exam (Test of Russian as Foreign Language) and receive an international certificate of the level of the Russian language.

Application and enrollment for the courses — till November, 1

Tuition fee — $1.180 per year
English taught PhD (Doctoral) Programs
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Documents for admission
Applicant's passport
Full transcript of grades with notarized translation into the Russian language
Translation of the applicant's passport into the Russian language (with notarial attestation)
Previous education documents (school diploma / certificate or equal for BA's studies, Bachelor's diploma or equal for MA's studies) with notarized translation into the Russian language.
Note!: in accordance with the Russian education standards all education documents issued in other countries require legalization / apostille verification
Key dates and deadlines
February, 10 — October, 28
For Bachelor's and Master's studies
Application period: mid-June – end-July
For PhD (Doctoral) Studies
Foundation year program - 1 year (Russian language + specialty subjects) – till November 1
For Preparatory Department
Accommodation
Dormitory fees $170 – $220 per year
Students' life
Where is Ural Federal University located?
Ekaterinburg is the 4th largest and one of the most dynamic cities in Russia. Ekaterinburg- the economic and cultural capital of the Urals, and one of the most promising cities in Russia for foreign investment and trade.
Ekaterinburg is a city with a well- developed infrastructure for trade, tourism, hotel business, culture and entertainment, and also a center of science and education that gives borderless opportunities.
The unique geographical location
of the city, on the border of Europe and Asia (2 hours flight east of Moscow), makes Ekaterinburg
the perfect place for establishing effective co-operation between East and West.
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