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Ural Federal University

History

Ural Federal University is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the Ural region. It was founded in Ekaterinburg in 1920 by the decree of Vladimir Lenin, the head of the Soviet Government. Initially it was called Ural University.

Education

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times.

Our aspiration is to become a world-class university in the heart of Eurasia committed to the complex and sustainable development of research and teaching. 

Research

Our specialists implement a whole range of applied research projects collaborating with their partners from Germany, USA, South Korea etc.

The University is also developing ties and undertaking collaborative research through inviting foreign professors to Ekaterinburg: e.g., since 2012 Dr Jean Jouzel (France), co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, has been the head of the UrFU Climate Change Laboratory. From 2013 the University has launched a large-scale project "Returning to Europe: Russian elites and European innovations, norms and models (XVIII - early XXth centuries)" under the guidance of a renowned French researcher, Dr Marie-Pierre Rey.

Career

UrFU Center for Career and Employers Relations was established in 2004. The main goal of the center is to assist students and graduates in finding employment.

One of the main indicators of graduates’ employability is the percentage of graduates who find employment after a year from graduation. This indicator for Ural Federal University is about 90%; almost 80% of graduates work in their degree field.

PhD Programmes

Ural Federal University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Ural Federal University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
International Conference Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

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Wiingy
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Ural Federal University, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
516 -43
2024
473 -138
2023
335
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
1001 200
2023
1201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
701
2022
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
-
2024
-
2023
959
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Students' Union is the core body of students’ self-government at Ural Federal University; more than 50% of the students are members of Students’ Union. The main goals of the Union are to protect student’s rights, to improve of education quality, to give students possibilities of project implementation and creative abilities development, to unite students for to solve university self-governmental problems.  There are 22 commissions in the structure of Students’ Union. Union Section functions in the institutes. In 2004 Students’ Union became a laureate of All-Russian Contest of Self-Governmental Bodies of Russian Universities.

Housing services

International students can choose to stay on-campus in one of UrFU dormitories or rent an apartment or room off-campus. In case they opt for the second variant, they can contact UrFU Student Union , and they will help them in the search for a home. The accommodation fee is approximately 1200 rubles a month. Please contact your manager for prices details.

Library services

A place at the dormitory is booked by UrFU Center for International Student Mobility and Recruitment after the applicant has bought a ticket to Ekaterinburg and informed UrFU Center for International Student Mobility and Recruitment!

Medical services

All foreign citizens are required to have a medical insurance certificate on the territory of Russia. The certificate can be bought in any insurance company in Ekaterinburg or your home country (specifying " valid on the territory of the Russian Federation").

Sports facilities

UrFU sport facilities include winter stadiums, 11 specialized sports halls, two ski resorts, ice skating rink and 14 athletic fields on the territory of the campus. New sports complex was opened in 2007 and in 2011 the construction of University swimming-pool was finished.

Officially recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk, Russia

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