Kazan Federal University

About Kazan Federal University, Russia

Kazan Federal University is a 216 years old public research University located in the Kazan city of Russia. In its early years of foundation, Kazan Federal University was known as Kazan Imperial University until 1925. In 1925, the Kazan Imperial University was renamed Kazan State University after Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin, one of the famous students of the University.

In 2010, Kazan State University was granted the status of Federal University by the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation. From 1804 to 2020, Kazan Imperial University to Kazan Federal University, the University has trained and graduated many famous scientists, mathematicians, writers, thinkers, etc. Over 50,000 students have enrolled in all types of programs out of which about 11,168 are International students from 101 countries.

The Kazan Federal University offers the majority of its programs in Russian language but the programs for foreign students are all taught completely in English. Each year, more than 1000 students and faculty members visit Kazan Federal University. Kazan Federal University is the popular and most asked university of Russia.

Kazan Federal University: Quick Overview

Also Known As KFU
Establishment 1804
University ownership Government University
  • Country Rank- 5
  • World Rank- 423
  • Total Educational Programs 300+
    Location Kazan City

    MBBS at Kazan Federal University

    General Medicine/ Specialist Diploma/ General Practitioner/ Physician/ MD, all are same degrees assigned by Kazan Federal University since 2013 for students who wish to pursue MBBS. The general medicine Faculty of Kazan Federal University mainly aims at the training of general physicians who are able to protect the people by providing them medical assistance in accordance with established requirements and standards in the field of health care.

    The Kazan Federal University provides High-quality training with modern equipment’s, Highly professional teaching staff, Clinical exposure for students since 1st year and Preparation of the Russian language for International students to get the best local clinical exposure.

    The General Medicine Faculty of Kazan Federal University  continue to teach and train them with all modern facilities, well respected professionals and all the training equipment’s. In 2013, Kazan Federal University Institute of Biology and fundamental science joined the World Directory of Medical Schools and got accreditation by the World Health Organization.

    Kazan Federal University: MBBS Course Overview

    MBBS Faculty Establishment 2013
    Medium of Teaching English Language
    Course Duration 6 years
    Number of Semesters 12 Semesters
    Tuition Fees 6,000$



    Acknowledgement and Accreditation

    Kazan Federal University is an acknowledged center of academic excellence engaged in various forms of international cooperation. 300+ cooperation agreements with partners from 64 countries and members of 15 International Academic Associations.

    In 2015, for the first time in the history of Kazan Federal University, it was included in Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 301 – 350 rank group, holding the 4th place amongst 18 Russian universities that also appeared in the list.

    The Kazan federal University along with all its medical degrees are accredited by the NMC (National Medical Commission), World Health Organization, WFME (World Federation for Medical Education), FAMIER (Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research), and General Medical Council of UK. NSMU is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.

    Hence an MBBS degree from KFU is recognized all over the world including India.

    Kazan Federal University Campus

    The main campus of Kazan Federal University is located in downtown Kazan. The main building of Kazan Federal University was designed in 1820s and is one of the oldest buildings of the city. The main campus of Kazan Federal University located in Kazan is divided into 16 institutes, 3 higher schools and 2 faculties.

    International Students 11,168+ Students
    Facilities Lecture halls
    Simulation Center
    University Library
    Research centers
    Sports Complex
    Gym, Wifi

    University Hospitals and Buildings

    The main building of the Kazan Federal University consists of central administrative offices, the anatomical theatre, library, chemistry and physics labs and the observatory. The Library of the Kazan Federal University is world’s most famous bibliographical collections. Students can issue any book they want from the library. The library contains all types of medical books of international authors.

    Kazan Federal University offers over 700-degree programs in various disciplines and 10 double-degree programs with other partner universities. Kazan Federal University has 13 institutes, 3 higher schools, 1faculty, 2 regional branches in Yelabuga and Naberezhnye Chelny.

    The university has nearly 4,000 faculty members and 157 invited professors from world – renowned universities and research centers. Kazan Federal University has 150 world-class research laboratories and 71 International projects, 162 International scientific conferences and seminars with more than 1,400 international participants, 2,328 publications in Scopus and Web of Science.

    Kazan Federal University has started a Specialist Diploma Program in General medicine on 31-05-2001 for students who wish to pursue MBBS and serve the world by becoming General Practitioner. President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has said- “ Undoubtedly, Kazan University is an example of how a storied institution with good traditions and outstanding scientific schools can answer the challenges of time and move forward”

    Facilities Provided By Kazan Federal University

    University Hostels

    The dormitory campus of Kazan Federal University is built in the Universiade village in order to make modern comfortable housing for all students studying in Kazan Federal University. The dormitory campus or hostel campus of Kazan Federal University is in itself a small city inside the Kazan city. The hostel campus is designed for atleast 12,000 people with a medical center, drugstore, sports complex, gym, small stationery center, laundry, beauty salon, cafeteria and many other facilities.

    Student Life At Kazan Federal University

    Students of Kazan Federal University participate in different events and sports with their daily classes in the University. Students of Kazan Federal University can practice different types of physical activities at different sports complex in the University campus. Students have facilities like swimming pool, ice rink and other kinds of sports in the universiade complex. Students have more than 20 sports to choose and participate.

    For students who wish to show their talent by dancing, singing or other speaking skills can also participate in the events. Students have all kinds of facilities available inside the campus of the Kazan Federal University. Students have to attend classes all day and in the evening, they can involve in other activities. If students have any queries or problems, they can talk to faculty members and teachers. Teachers and other faculty members help students with any difficulties faced or any other problems.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Any student who wishes to pursue his/her MBBS from Kazan Federal University must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible to get admission in this university.

    *Students must have completed their 12th from a recognized board (CBSE/ ICSE/ISC, etc) and must have passed in all the subjects.

    *Qualifying NEET is mandatory before taking admission in a medical university in Russia if the student wishes to practise medicine in India after completing their MBBS in Russia.

    * Student must have a age of 17 years before 31st December of the year of Admission.

    Entrance Exam at Kazan Federal University

    All applicants who wish to pursue General Medicine from Kazan Federal University must pass an entrance examination prior to their admission.

    This examination consists of three parts: English language test for foreign students and two basic tests consisting of significant subjects in your academic field. For international students who wish to pursue MBBS from Kazan Federal University, they have to pass Chemistry and Biology MCQ-based entrance examination. These entrance exams are based on your basic knowledge in subjects and to test your English language.

    The new academic calender for students starts from September 1 which means students need to pass their entrance exam prior to that.

    Admission Process

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      Select Country and University of your Choice

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    Documents Required

    – To apply for the Admission Letter & Visa Invitation Letter: (Scanned Copy)

    ✓ 10th mark sheet and 12th mark sheet

    ✓ A valid Passport with validity not less than 2 years; ( Aadhar Card if Passport not Available )

    – For Visa Stamping, Notarization  and Apostille: (Original Documents)                            

    ✓ Original Passport;

    ✓ 10th and 12th Marksheet and 12th Passing Certificate;

    ✓ Six passport size photos (35mm*45mm) with white background (70% face visible, without spec’s) – Matte

    ✓ HIV test report from Embassy lab only (printed report, not handwritten) with official seal and Name (as in Passport), Age (with Date of Birth) and Passport Number written on it;


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    About Kazan City

    Kazan Federal University is situated in the Kazan city of Russia. Kazan is the most developed city and the capital of the republic of tartarstan in Russia. Kazan is the city located in the south west of Russia situated on the banks of confluence of Volga and Kazanka rivers. Kazan is the 5th largest city of Russia and the most populous city of the Volga Region. The city attracts many tourists throughout the year because of many reasons:

    Kazan Kremlin –

    Kazan Kremlin is the center of the Kazan city and has many popular monuments like Tower of Soyembika, the blue and gold domed cathedral, etc. which attract tourists.

    Sports –

    The Kazan city has hosted many sports tournaments including Fifa World Cup, Bandy World Championships, etc. and continues to be the most developed city of Russia in terms of sports.
    Kazan City is declared as the World Heritage site since 2000.

    Weather of Kazan-

    The climate of Kazan City is cold and temperate throughout the year. Since, Kazan is 49m above sea level, the city doesn’t feel warm, hot and dry summers. But the city experiences lot of rain even in the driest months of the year. The warmest month of the year is usually in July which averages around 20°C and the lowest temperature is seen in January around -10°C which is very comfortable and enjoyable temperature if layered with good warm clothes.

    Students do not face any problems inside any buildings or transport of the city since the buildings and public transports are centrally heated during winters. All buildings are heated to temperature around 20°C to 22°C.
    Kazan is the city to which foreigners easily get adapted and enjoy living in the city.

    Nearest Airport Kazan International Airport

    Kazan city has a Kazan International Airport but students from India need to board another flight from Moscow to Kazan. Kazan is approximately 720 kilometers away from Moscow, which means by flight it is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The best and the easy route for students is to board an international flight from Delhi to Moscow and then a domestic flight from Moscow to Kazan.

    Kazan airport is the 15th busiest airport in Russia and the largest airport in Tatarstan.

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