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About SibFU

The mission of the University is to create an advanced education, research and innovation infrastructure and to promote new knowledge.


Member of national the “Russian
Academic Excellence Project” team.


Belongs to the top 20 of the
country’s best universities.


SibFU is located in Krasnoyarsk
a geographical heart of Russia.


The biggest university in
the Asian part of Russia.

Summer schools & short
term programs
Variety of Different

Educational Programs


Enrollment on fee-based places


After you have enrolled on a fee-paid program the University will be willing to offer you a cost-free place in an on-campus dorm. All dormitories are well-equipped with basic amenities and even more and are located within a walking distance from places of study.

Reduced tuition fee*

SibFU provides a discount of 10%+ off the tuition fee for applicants with high entrance tests results. Check out the reduced fees (per year) for programs.

*only available for Bachelor and Specialist Degree applicants.

Admission with only two exams

International applicants have the opportunity to be enrolled on a fee-paid program based on the results of only two entrance exams (except for the programs where creativity tests are employed) The Russian language exam is compulsory and the choice of the second exam depends on a program. Check out the admission tests for each program.

In case the mobility restrictions are not lifted and arriving in Krasnoyarsk is still impossible, the international students of Siberian Federal University will begin the academic year via online learning platforms.

When international travel is deemed safe, the enrolled students will be able to come and will be accommodated in the rooms reserved for them in the SibFU dormitories.


How to Apply

Step 1: Choose a Program

Please, note that Bachelor’s programs are available only in the Russian language. If you are looking for this level program you should apply for a foundation Russian language course. If you are looking for an English-taught Master’s level program, click here to study a list of available programs and apply.

Step 2: Submit Application Form on the Website

Fill in the requested data in an online form. Please note all digital attachments should be of high quality.The passport should be valid for at least 18 months after the prospective starting date of your studies.

Step 3: Take your entrance tests

Based on your chosen program
Note: Applicants for Russian Language Preparation Programs are admitted without exams.

Step 4: Sign the Learning Agreement

Sign the Learning Agreement that we sent you and email its scanned copy back to the International Students Recruitment Office at admission@sfu-kras.ru

Step 5: Pay the invoice from the University (a semester or a full academic year fee depending on a program)

After receiving the confirmation of payment the department will apply for an invitation letter for you.

Step 6: Wait for your invitation letter

You will receive the notification that your letter is ready from the International Cooperation Department. The digital invitation letter will be sent to you via email.

Step 7: Apply for a visa

Find out from your nearest Russian Embassy what documents you need to supply for your entry visa. It is recommended that you start preparing your documents well in advance as it may be a lengthy process.

Step 8: Arrive in Krasnoyarsk

It is essential that you take with you

1. International passport valid for at least 18 months after the date of entry to the Russian Federation and migration (landing) card.

2. Medical certificate on absence of contraindications for study in Russia issued by the official medical care authority in your country of residence. Medical X-ray certificate valid on the date of entry into the Russian Federation.

3. HIV certificate issued by the official medical care authority in the your country of residence.

4. Copy and original of the document which certifies the earlier education received (with the list of the taken courses, credits received and grade point average), duly prepared for nostrification.

5. 12 matte photos, 4 by 6 centimeters.

6. Medical insurance

Note: Originals of the documents specified in items 3, 4, 5 and 6 should be delivered by the applicant to the university promptly upon arrival.

Note 2: You are legally obliged to have medical insurance coverage for the entire duration of your stay on the territory of Russia. You are recommended to purchase it upon arrival at your destination; this can be done from a local health insurance company. The Office of international students and staff support will assist you in choosing a health and safety insurer.

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I had several countries to choose from: the US, the UK, Germany and Russia. But when I got a Russian language textbook, I fell in love with this language immediately, and it is so beautiful to my mind. This is how I decided to choose Russia. I don't know, maybe it was my Destiny.

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Siberia is the best place for biological research: vast forests and many good scientists to collaborate with. I’d like to stay here much longer. Everyone said “beware of bears”, “beware of wolves”, but no one said “beware of ticks”, who were the real shock to me.

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SibFU has everything you need for successful socialization of a scientist. There is a true working culture here. When you see the level of other scientists' work, you get even more motivated to work harder. We absolutely don't regret moving to Krasnoyarsk – the best decision of our life was to come here.

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I would advise other internationals to come here without any hesitations or doubts. Yes, there may be different opinions about Russia in the world. That stereotype, for instance, that Russians are very evil, which is not true at all. In fact, I've met the kindest people in my life here.

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I realized that all SibFU employees are true professionals, because even during the self-isolation period, staying at home, everyone worked equally hard. I do not regret that I have chosen a job at SibFU, we are a big friendly family who always backs you up in a difficult situation

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There’re a couple of reasons why I decided to study
at Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk. When you look at the general statistics it’s obvious that SibFU should be seriously considered.

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SibFU campus is so big and it takes time to get used to it, but once you get to know, its all dead easy and people here will help you so much whether it is professor, colleagues, etc when every you need help.

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Latest information

SibFU entered the top of the best universities in Russia according to RAEX

Siberian Federal University took 21st place in the list of 100 best Russian universities according to the RAEX rating agency (RAEX-Analytics).

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SibFU has entered the top 20 ranking of technical universities in Russia

The IT service research centre ranked the universities and listed the top-20 based on a comparison of an average income of recent graduates.

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Russian Language Summer School Invites New International Student

The School of Philology and Language Communication of Siberian Federal University invites international students to the Russian Language Summer School 2020, which will be held online on July 13-25.

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Housing program for young researchers started at SibFU

Our University provides apartment-style accommodation in on-campus dormitories for students. Now we’ve launched a special program for young researchers!

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The Council of Students elected a new chairman

At the end of May 2020, Siberian Federal University held the election of a new chairman for the Council of Students. The majority voted for Matvey Komarov, a student of the School of Space and Information Technologies.

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SibFU has risen by 113 points in the ranking of the world leading universities according to RUR Ranking Agency

SibFU improved its position in all indicators, showing a stable growth rate.

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