Kazan National Research Technological University. Career

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bachelor’s programs
master’s programs
PhD programs
secondary vocational education programs
educational and research institutes
> 23,000
students and PhD students
> 2,000
international students from 45 countries

KNRTU is the best Russian university in chemical engineering – petrochemical industry, polymer chemistry, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy-efficient technology, pharmacy.

Founded in 1890.

VK – @knitu
Instagram – @knitu_priem (Meta is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia)

Tuition fees per semester

Secondary vocational education programs ≥ 31,500 RUB ≈ ≥ 430 USD
Bachelor’s programs ≥ 71,500 RUB ≈ ≥ 970 USD
Master’s programs ≥ 77,000 RUB ≈ ≥ 1,045 USD
PhD programs ≥ 91,300 RUB ≈ ≥ 1,240 USD

Enrollment campaign – 2021

Bachelor’s programs

Document submission

  • June 20 – July 14 – state-funded places
  • June 20 – August 23 – fee-paying places

Entrance exams from July 15

Master’s programs

Document submission

  • June 20 – August 10 – state-funded places
  • June 20 – August 15 – fee-paying places

Entrance exams

  • June 26–31 – the first wave
  • August 11–17 – the second wave

Foreign citizens may enter KNRTU:

Zhang Dali, China. KNRTU graduate, Director of Ki-RO Trading House

Kazan National Research Technological University is my second home. My KNRTU teachers gave me the necessary knowledge and skills and made me feel at home.

KNRTU helped me learn and introduce new technologies into my work. KNRTU is a platform that united China and Russia, strengthening relations between them.

Pre-university training for foreign citizens

Russian as a Foreign Language

Study areas

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Economics
  • Medicine and Biology
  • Humanities


  • 1 year– September – August
  • 1.5 years – January – July

Tuition fee

  • 120,000 RUB ≈ 1,623 USD
Ntsumu Ryut Shelton, Congo. KNRTU PhD student

I've been doing research for a long time, so I decided to pursue a PhD degree. I made this decision for one more reason: I'd like to become a politician in the future. In my country, it's desirable to have a PhD degree.

I won the TechnoStart contest and a scholarship from the university and enterprise in Congo. My project in this contest is related to the theme of my thesis that I defended at Kazan National Research Technological University.

Now I publish articles and take part in research conferences.

English-taught program Smart Materials

Master’s program Chemical Engineering

Application deadline: August 10, 2021

Bilingual programs (bachelor’s programs)

  • Chemical Engineering of Natural Fuels and Carbon Materials
  • Innovative Technologies of International Oil and Gas Corporations

Faculty of International Educational Programs

Andrey Vasiliev
+7 843 231-42-63
+7 843 231-43-82

International Affairs

Anna Ebel
+7 843 231-43-19

Admission Office

+7 843 236-78-33
68, K. Marx Street (L. Tolstogo Street stop), bld. А, Kazan, 420015

International cooperation

  • 120 international partners from 32 countries
  • Academic mobility
  • Double degree programs
  • Erasmus+, Fulbright, DAAD, Henri Poincaré projects
  • Invitation of leading foreign scientists

Exchange and joint programs with universities

  • Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic  
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Uzti-nad-labem, Czech Republic 
  • University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy in Sofia, Bulgaria 
  • Southwest Petroleum University in Sichuan, China 
  • Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China 
  • Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India 
  • Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

European Diploma Supplement

After graduation, students have an opportunity to obtain a European Diploma Supplement that will simplify the recognition of their KNRTU degree by foreign educational institutions and employers.

Nazar Atdaev, Turkmenistan. KNRTU student

I was so lucky to study at such a friendly and modern university as KNRTU. The university offers a wide array of programs and events for active students. I'd like to say that university student life is eventful and exciting. You can easily make friends here, especially if you are as communicative as I am.

Graduates hold key positions at defense, light, and food industry enterprises, in state and municipal management, the social sphere. They can work as engineers, process engineers, chemists at chemical and petrochemical enterprises and do research.

State-funded students get monthly scholarships, are eligible for the Russian President Scholarship, a special state scholarship of the Republic of Tatarstan, Vladimir Potanin Scholarship, the Award of the Academy of Sciences of the republic for Asian students.

The TechnoStart PhD research projects contest winners get 300,000 RUB from the university and 300,000 RUB from the partner enterprise.

Student internships, work placements, projects

  • Work placements and pre-graduation internships at the top specialized enterprises in Tatarstan and Russia
  • Participation in the implementation of enterprises' cases and projects, which allows students to do real-world production tasks during their studies and ensure their subsequent employment
  • Student internships abroad at foreign partner educational institutions

Le Fyok Kyong, Vietnam

Da Nang University of Technology research team leader

Candidate of Chemical Sciences, completed his PhD degree in Ecology (Chemistry) at KNRTU. After finishing his studies, he returned to Vietnam and started teaching chemistry. Now Kyong is the leader of the Da Nang University of Technology research team working in the field of nature protection. He conducts green chemistry research.

Buy Din Nyi, Vietnam

KNRTU graduate, Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Ecology of Viet Tri University of Industry

Candidate of Chemical Sciences, defended his PhD thesis in Kinetics and Catalysis at KNRTU in 2013. After returning to Vietnam, Nyi was invited to teach chemistry at Viet Tri University of Industry. Now Buy Din Nyi is the Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Ecology, works as a manager at the KNITU's representative office in Vietnam.

The Faculty of International Educational Programs offers advice on studying, accommodation, documents, further higher education programs, medical care, transportation in the city.


  • The Volga Region Interuniversity Peoples’ Friendship Festival. Development of the dialogue, cultural relations among students representing different nations
  • The Festival "Houses of Students and PhD Students are a Territory of Creativity." Presentation of nationalities of students living in KNRTU students and PhD students' houses
  • 1 day travel – one-day activist school for international students
  • National cuisines – acquaintance with other peoples' national traditions
  • The Welcome to Russia Culture Week
  • familiarization with culture and history
  • familiarization with the Constitution
  • familiarization with the representatives of the International Student Union and Peoples’ Friendship Club
  • round table discussion "Migration Law Basics"
  • meetings with the Ministry of Internal Affairs representatives
  • The Foreigner in Russia business game is a quest game familiarizing international students with the situations where they must know migration regulations: hotel check-in, returning from abroad, living in the apartment, etc.
  • What? Where? When? on the topic "Tanyshygyz" (Let's get acquainted). International students actively communicate in their non-native (Russian) language
  • Nowruz – familiarization with the national festival

Senior international students meet first-year students at the airport and help them settle down before they start studying in groups.

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