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The Ural Federal University

Ural University is one the oldest universities of the Ural region founded in Ekaterinburg in 1920. A little later, it was split in two: the Ural State University, associated with delivering classical education in basic natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences; and the Ural Polytechnic Institute, focused on more applied, vocational studies in metallurgy, engineering, construction, radio, power. In 2011, both of them were merged in Ural Federal University – the largest university of the Urals, the leading scientific and educational center of the region and one of the largest universities in Russia. UrFU is a public, State-owned university, which means part of its budget is paid by the Government, and part is made through providing education and research services. The University got its name after Boris Yeltsin, the first President of Russia, elected by popular vote in 1991. He graduated from Ural Technical University in 1955. For over 60 years, students from all around the world have been coming to study Russian at the Ural Federal University with us, and presently there are more than 250 international students enrolled in UrFU’s educational programs!

Why do students choose UrFU?

  • We combine the best traditions of classical Soviet time education and the most advanced techniques in the field of language learning! The training is based on communicative approach which provides for step-by-step mastering of basic language skills: pronunciation, listening, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. Our first priority is that you acquire communication skills to be a strong candidate in many career and education opportunities in and related to Russia.

  • We have qualified and friendly teachers! They try to address the needs of their students. Our students mention in their feedback that the study courses are made to cover the needs of the students. Our students also say that teachers are easy to communicate with. They really invest their souls and talents in making your study experience enjoyable.

  • We have highly optimized facilities including a well-equipped library for international students with most recent textbooks in Russian available for classroom use. The classes are held in a modern, newly renovated university building with study-rooms fully equipped with all sorts of multimedia gadgetry!

  • UrFU is placed 6th among Russian universities (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities) and is top-60 of the best universities of the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS Quacquarelly Symonds).

Become one of the UrFU students and apply for the Summer/Winter Russian School today!