Siberian Federal University. Master's degree

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SibFU has the second largest number of government-funded students among Russian universities.

Foreign nationals at SibFU focus particularly on the opportunity to take a course in Russian as a foreign language, which allows them to continue their education at the university, get a job, and even become Russian citizens.

Why do international students choose SibFU?

  • A full range of engineering and humanities majors
  • Top positions in rankings
  • Russian language course
  • Assistance to foreign citizens in admission and studying

For SibFU applicants
For foreign nationals
SibFU virtual tour

Career guidance abroad

  • Education fairs and tests are held annually in CIS countries. At the career guidance centers in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, SibFU representatives familiarize applicants with the opportunities the university offers
  • Online exhibitions are available for applicants and students from any countries
  • Internet resources contain all the necessary information about the university
  • Zoom and Instagram webinars that help you know the university and its study programs better. The International Student Recruitment Office is happy to answer all your questions

Study grants

The university participates in two main scholarship competitions. The call for applications is open in autumn and closed at the beginning of spring.

Open Doors Scholarship Project. For Master's and PhD programs, including programs taught in English.

Russian Government scholarship. For all education levels, including preparatory department. Russian-taught programs only.

Scholarships for winners

  • Free tuition for the entire period of the chosen program
  • Accommodation allowance for the entire period of study, regardless of candidate's academic performance
  • Dormitory (if available)
  • Free Russian language course – 1 year (if necessary)

Master's studies at SibFU

Selection of international students in their countries of residence

The International Student Recruitment Office (ISRO) is the common entry point for international applicants.

Professional and friendly specialists will help you:

  • Choose your field of study
  • Prepare required application documents
  • Properly prepare your academic credentials for recognition in Russia (taking into consideration the issuing country)
  • Find out about free tuition opportunities
  • Find a grant to cover your tuition fees

Head Anastasia Stepanova

+7 391 206-27-79

Portfolio requirements for Master's degree-seeking applicants

  • Bachelor’s degree in your field of study – copies of diplomas confirming your previous university degree and academic transcripts
  • Good command of English/Russian – certificate or any other official document
  • Motivation and recommendation letter (on request)


  • A variety of programs taught in Russian and English
  • Programs are mostly research-focused
  • Training is provided by researchers with extensive international networks ensuring strong relationships between research and learning
  • A great number of partners (RUSAL, Krastsvetmet, IFP Training, ESI GROUP), special projects, double degree programs
  • Long-term study placements at the top universities in Russia and abroad – in France , Germany , Great Britain , Australia 

You can contact the university’s partner (if any) in your country of residence with all questions.

The university information is also provided by Rossotrudnichestvo’s Russian centers for science and education in foreign countries.

Why pursue a Master’s degree?

A combination of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees allows the university to flexibly and efficiently organize Master’s studies for meeting the current needs of economy and science.

The opportunity to change a major after completing a Bachelor’s degree and two years of Master’s study allow both students and Master’s programs to respond to significant technological and institutional changes typical of the modern economy.

So, pursuing a Master’s degree, students can complete narrowly focused programs and broaden their knowledge, preparing the ground for research or managerial career. In doing so, they enhance their attractiveness in the job market and expand a range of possible career fields.

Prospects for Master’s degree graduates

  • Research-focused Master’s programs provide our graduates with a strong foundation – sound knowledge, tools, and competencies – for further development, competitiveness in the job market
  • In-depth study of natural sciences provides the opportunity to perfectly prepare for the future research career and obtain a PhD degree from SibFU
  • Today some SibFU graduates are successfully employed in London, Amsterdam, Passau, and New York
  • A lot of Master’s degree graduates pursue their academic careers and enter PhD programs at top foreign universities

Preparatory department for international students

Preparation for admission to Russian universities

Phonetic competition – recitation of poetry and prose on a particular theme
Essay competition
Prizes – books and promotional gifts

Russian Club

  • Sightseeing tours around Krasnoyarsk
  • Visits to the Stolby Nature Reserve
  • Theater trips
  • Participation in other cultural and educational events

Tuition fee 150,000 RUB
Study period September – August
Formats: online and blended

Summer course of Russian as a foreign language (RFL)

Tuition fee 40,000 RUB
Study period July – August
Levels A1-B2

Competitions and flashmobs

  • Stories about classes
  • Creative homework assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Posts about grammar and culture

Instagram – @preadmission_sibfu (Meta is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia)

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