Southern Federal University

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international students
Bachelor's, Specialist's, Master's and PhD programs
English-taught programs

SFedU is the largest research and education center in the south of Russia. It trains highly qualified specialists in such areas as physics and mathematics and natural sciences, engineering sciences, humanities and social and economic sciences, pedagogy, sports, architecture, and art.

SFedU conducts world-class research in information technologies, smart materials, nanotechnologies, medicine of the future, robotics.
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Telegram – @sfedu_study
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Tuition fees per year

Preparatory department 135,500 RUB
Bachelor's and Specialist's programs 128,000 – 297,000 RUB
Master's programs 119,000 – 282,000 RUB
PhD programs 174,000 – 205,000 RUB

How to get into SFedU?

Entrance exams

To enroll on a fee-paying basis, you must pass internal entrance exams.
Take online entrance exams

Portfolio competition

The competition allows foreign citizens to start a Master's degree at SFedU on a fee-paying basis without exams. Applicants who get the highest scores will get a 50% tuition discount.
Apply for participation at


  • Foreign citizens from any country apply for state-funded places at
  • Applications are reviewed and candidates are selected by the foreign representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo

The Olympiad

The Olympiad of Federal Universities for Master's degree applicants. Successful participation entitles foreign citizens to tuition-free education at SFedU within the Russian Government quotas. The terms and conditions are available on the website магистратураолимпиада.рф
116 state-funded places for Master's studies are allocated for the 2023 Olympiad winners

Apply in Personal Applicant's Account
Take a sample test


Most SFedU faculties and institutes are located in the city of Rostov-on-Don – a beautiful and tradition-rich city, the largest industrial and cultural center on the banks of the picturesque Don River.

SFedU engineering faculties are located in the city of Taganrog which is situated on the shore of the Taganrog Bay of the Azov Sea.

SFedU students can use:

  • Comfortable dormitories
  • E-library
  • Engineering centers
  • A swimming pool

Benefits of Studying at SFedU

  • Free expert evaluation (nostrification) of education
  • A wide range of Russian-taught and English-taught study programs
  • International students from all over the world
  • European Diploma Supplement
  • Student exchange programs

Preparatory Department

Courses of Russian as a foreign language, language for science, general subjects.
Study areas: humanities, economics, natural sciences, engineering and technology, and medicine and biology.
Tuition fee 135,500 RUB
Duration 2 semesters
Exams. Certificate.

+7 863 219-97-55

SFEDU International Students Assistance Center

  • Issuing invitations for international students
  • Migration registration in the student campus dormitories
  • Social and psychological adaptation of international students for their full integration into the university's learning environment

Center of International Student Recruitment

+7 863 218 40 24

Popular study programs

Bachelor's programs, EN

  • Theoretical Computer Science and Information Technologies

Master's programs, EN

  • Computational Modeling in Technology and Finance
  • Nanoscale Structure of Materials
  • Urban Design
  • IT-Management
  • Nanoengineering and Materials Technology
  • International Business
  • Management and Production Engineering
  • International Management
  • Financial Management
  • Ecosystems of Tourism, Service and Hospitality
  • Language Teaching in the Modern Digital Era
  • Russian Cultural Studies

Southern Federal University offers a wide range of Russian-taught programs.

The most popular programs among Turkish students:

  • Fundamental Informatics and Information Technology, Bachelor's program
  • Applied Informatics, Bachelor's program
  • Nanoengineering, Master's program
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