Degree programs


Thank you for your interest in applying to North Eastern-Federal University.

There are two ways of admission for international students.

I. through government scholarship allocated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

            Then you need to registry and send your application to

            More information is available on their official website.

II. through University’s Central Admission Office

Note that there are only few courses available in English, and if you are applying through University’s Central Admission Office you will be required to pass an entrance exam in Russian language. Therefore, international students are strongly advised to take the Foundation Course, which is a one-year preparatory course in Russian language.

Step 1. Choose your Degree Program

University offers  more then 450 Degree Programs across 12 Institutes, 5 Faculties, and 3 Branches.


Step 2. Check Deadlines.

Degree level

Starting Date*

Application Deadline

Dates of Entrance Examinations


20 June


31 July

1 - 9 August


20 June

20 July

21 – 29 July


2 July

21 July

23 July – 5 August


*Starting date for the application, but you can apply for studies at NEFU using online admission form as earlier as possible before the indicated dates. 

Note that prospective students applying through government scholarship allocated by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation have different application and enrollment deadlines.

Step 3. Complete your Application through our Online Admission System

Create an account, complete the form and submit your application.

Make sure you submitted all the necessary documents 

- Copies of the education certificates of secondary and/or university education including academic transcripts, which have to be legalized (have to be done in the student’s home country), translated and notarized

- Copy of the passport, translated and notarized (the passport should be valid for at least 18 month after submitting the documents

- Medical certificates (Chest X-Ray, certificate of the HIV-negative status, standard medical certificate)

- Copies of documents which confirm the knowledge of the Russian language (if applicable)

Step 4. Check Your Application Status

Check the email address submitted in the application process regularly to get the Acceptance Letter.

Step 5. Make a Payment

Students are responsible for tuition fee, tickets, accommodation, living expenses, and health insurance.

Tuition fees are calculated based on the cost of your program and may vary. Accommodation costs differ depending on the type of a room (single/shared).

You are requested to make a payment  of the tuition fee, accommodation, and health insurance using the Online Payment System on the NEFU Website

Tuition fees for 2018-19 academic year

Step 6. Apply for visa

International students from most countries need a visa to enter Russian Federation. Visas are obtained at a Russian embassy or a consulate abroad. You cannot get a visa in Russia. If your application is successful, University will send you an invitation letter to present to a Russian embassy or a consulate once we receive all the documents through online application.

Once you sign a contract with University we will extend your visa to cover the entire period of your education. Upon arrival he or she has to visit International Office as soon as possible to get a migration registration and avoid breaking the migration laws.

Step 7. Join NEFU!

The academic year at the University begins on 1 September.