Established in 1915, Southern Federal University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Rostov-on-Don (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Rostov Oblast. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Taganrog. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Southern Federal University (SFedU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Southern Federal University (SFedU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 104 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

  • Faculty of Physics /  “Mathematics. Mechanics” is a unique educational program in the south of the country aimed at training of specialists in fundamental mathematics, mechanics and mathematical modeling. The program is notable for a good basic mathematical training during first years of education and an opportunity to choose individual learning path during senior years. The educational program includes extensive research activity under the guidance of highly qualified scientists. You will receive training in mathematics, mechanics and mathematical modeling; Experience in complex systems modeling, its optimization and analysis; Skills of solving problems in the field of mathematics, mechanics, engineering, modern information technologies.
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Institute of Earth Sciences / You will receive training in landscape administration; design and planning; geoinformation mapping; control and auditing, eco-auditing and production activities in the field of nature management and environmental protection; scientific and pedagogical activities; Skills of examination of interaction between Earth’s geospheres (atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere) for understanding and solving modern global problems of mankind; landscape mapping using geo-information technologies, including aerial and satellite survey materials and remote sensing of the Earth; studying of anthropogenic impact on natural landscapes and assessment of its ecological state; research, modeling and forecasting of local, regional and global natural, socio-economic and geopolitical processes; participation in the development and implementation of recommendations for the environment protection; development and implementation of monitoring and optimization of land and water landscapes programs, etc.
  • Faculty of Economics / You will receive training in the field of fundamental and applied Economics and a possibility to form an individual educational path (Fundamental Economics, Financial Economics, Analytical Economics, Labor and Personnel Economics). As part of the project activity, the students will gain skills in the field of economic analysis, business process design, project management, business planning.
  • Faculty of Management / Program structure: Unit 1. Courses (modules): the basic and variable parts, electives. Unit 2. Practical training. Unit 3. State final certification. Typical units of study may include: Economics; Business Architect; Management Theory and Practice; Economics and Enterprise Management; Marketing; Financial Management; Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management; Statistics and Economic Modeling
  • Higher School of Business / We offer training in organizational, administrative and service activities; Experience of service enterprise activities planning, organization of a customer contact area, organizational and administrative activities of service enterprises, building of customer relations, choosing of optimal service processes corresponding to the needs of a consumer, providing services to a consumer, estimating of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing costs for maintenance of activity of a service enterprise; Skills of carrying out examination and (or) diagnostics of service objects, selection of necessary methods and means of service process, selection of resources in respect to consumer requirements, providing services to a consumer taking into account the state social policy and the development of customer relations.
  • Software Engineering / You will receive training in software design and development; Experience in mobile and Internet applications development; Skills of different languages and programming environments use for experimental problems solving. Program structure: Basic part: 178 credits Elective courses: 31 credits Practical training: 22 credits Electives: 40 credits Typical units of study may include: Programming, Mathematical foundations of computer science and programming, Data processing structures and algorithms, Objectoriented programming, Databases and DBMS, Computer graphics programming, Architecture and technology of software development, Software Quality, Embedded systems and the Internet of things
  • Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts / The program is aimed at training an applied artist capable of realizing the following professional goals: – master the art methods of designing decorative and applied art objects; – develop and create unique art objects, pieces of art; – handle with materials (ceramics, textiles, wood, metal); – learn the process of manual and industrial production; – be able to cooperate with colleagues, work in a team; – be able to work with drawings, plans of interior and exterior; – have skills in hand and computer drawing and sketching 



 Accommodation at the student campus of SFedU in Rostov-on-Don

Southern Federal University offers its students comfortable living conditions in new apartment-type dormitories. Payment for accommodation in student dormitories is 1800 rubles per month.

A modern sports complex is located on the territory of the student campus, which makes it possible for SFedU students to play tennis, volleyball, basketball, football and other sports. Near the hostel, there is a new pool.

The new student campus of SFedU is the building number 6B, 6V, 6G, 8, 9A, 9B.

Accommodation at the student campus of SFedU in Taganrog

The campus of SFU in the city of Taganrog is located in the center of the town and consists of 7 educational buildings, 7 dormitories, a canteen, a library, a student club, sports facilities (4 sports grounds, 5 gyms) within walking distance.

There are 2 types of hostels: corridor (No. 1-5, 7) and sectional (No. 6). Payment for dormitories per month for government-funded students is 570 rubles (corridor type) and 630 rubles (sectional type); with full cost recovery: 1150 rubles (corridor type) and 1260 rubles (sectional type). Living in the town of Taganrog lets you feel the atmosphere of a modern multinational southern city, surrounded by sandy beaches and green parks, with the spirit of history and culture and a highly developed transport infrastructure, entertainment facilities and shopping centers at the same time.


Rostov-on-Don or Rostov-na-Donu is the largest city in the south of Russia, the capital of the Rostov region and the Southern Federal District. It is a major administrative, cultural, scientific, educational, and industrial center and a major transport hub of southern Russia.

Informally, Rostov-on-Don is called “the Gate to the Caucasus” and the southern capital of Russia.

Rostov-on-Don places of interest

The historic center of Rostov-on-Don is especially rich in architectural monuments. Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, the main street of the city, is one of the oldest and most beautiful streets of Rostov-on-Don. The building of the City Duma (the architect A.N.Pomerantsev) is worth mentioning (Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, 47).

The building of the Rostov Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky, constructed in the form of a tractor, is the masterpiece of constructivism. The model of the theater is kept in the British Museum in London, the UK.

Rostov Zoo, founded in 1927, is located in the heart of the city. The zoo has the most complete collection of apes in Russia. Also, here you see the Amur tiger, leopard, polar bear. It is one of the largest zoos in Russia covering an area of about 98 hectares.

The botanical garden of Southern Federal University, covering an area of about 160 hectares, is one of the largest in Russia.

One can see a lot of sculptures on the streets of Rostov-on-Don: a walking “Citizen”, a “Merchant” offering his goods, a pretty “Flower-girl” with a basket of first violets and a lot of other small sculptures.

The monuments to the city’s patron (St. Dimitry) and the Rostovsky Metropolitan can be found on Sobornaya Square. In 2007, Church of the Intercession was constructed on its historic site in Kirovsky Park and the monument to the Empress Yelizaveta Petrovna, the founder of Rostov-on-Don, was erected.

The left bank of the Don River (also known as Levberdon) is the favorite vacation spot of the locals. Here you can find sandy beaches, numerous recreation centers, cafes and restaurants, as well as the Green Island on the Don and Kumzhenskaya Grove.

Rostov riverfront, named after the Russian naval commander Fyodor Ushakov, is one of the most famous sights of the city.

You should also pay attention to the unique mosaic you can find in the underground passages of Rostov-on-Don.

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