Call for Applications 2013
AURORA project launches a new call for applications on October 24, 2013. Grants are available for all mobility levels: undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate, academic and administrative staff. The grants are awarded for exchanges starting in autumn 2014. The application period is October 24 - December 11, 2013. The deadline for enclosures – December 18, 2013.

For more details go to the the webpage of the project .


Aurora — Towards Modern and Innovative Higher Education

Aurora consortium offers an academic mobility programme consisting of 20 partner institutions from Europe and Russia. Project is coordinated by the University of Turku in Finland and funded within Erasmus Mundus Programme implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Partner universities within the consortium:



1) We encourage undergraduate and graduate students of the EU consortium members and bilateral agreement partner universities to apply for the exchange studies.

NB: As the majority of courses are in Russian, applicants are required to have at least the intermediate level of the Russian language competence.

2) We offer Russian language semester packages for exchange students at all levels. Students applying for intermediate and advanced level are required to take an obligatory placement test before semester starts. 

3) We invite academic and administrative staff of the EU consortium members and bilateral agreement partner universities to perform training, teaching and/or research activities in any field of study.

4) We invite students to take part in our International Winter and Summer schools, focusing on Russian language and Siberian studies.   

For other study opportunities, please, contact our International Office.



Fall term: September, 1 – December, 22

Deadline for application: July 1


Spring term: January, 6 – May, 31

Deadline for application: November 1


International winter school: March, 11 – March, 29

Deadline for application: February, 1


International summer school: July, 8 – July, 28

Deadline for application: May, 1



The International Office arranges accommodation at the dormitory for international students and staff coming for exchange studies at a very reasonable price. Student dorm offers fully equipped double rooms with shared kitchen. International staff members are located in single rooms with own bathroom.



On-Campus Housing:

 Accommodation fee is 740 RUB (18 EUR) per semester (5 months period)

Food (per month):

 6000-7000 RUB (140-160 EUR)


Local Transportation:

 bus trip – 18 RUB (0.4 EUR)

 taxi ride within town – from 150 RUB (3.5 EUR)

 taxi ride from airport – 350 RUB (8 EUR)

 one way air ticket to Moscow – from 7000 RUB (160 EUR)

 one way railway ticket to Moscow by Transsiberian route – from    5000 (116 EUR)

Academic (books etc):



 Various sport activities at university campus free of charge  


 Cinema ticket – around 200 RUB (5 EUR)

 Average bill at cafes and restaurants: up to 1500 RUB (35 EUR)


Russian-taught courses:

List of Faculties and Departments


English-taught courses:

List of English-taught courses


Courses of International Winter School


Courses of International Summer School


Russian Language courses:

Learn Russian at NEFU

For all inquiries regarding your exchange studies at NEFU please contact Aurora coordinator Daria Burnasheva, or