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Kazan University was founded on November 17, 1804, when Emperor Alexander I signed the Affirmative Letter and the Charter about the creation of the Kazan Imperial University. It was not until 1814 that the university underwent its full opening. It was restructured as a classical university comprising four departments: moral and political sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, medical sciences, and philology. Before Tomsk University was founded, the University of Kazan used to be the easternmost university in the Russian Empire, it was thus serving for Volga, Kama, and Ural regions, Siberia, and the Caucasus.

Kazan Federal University (KFU) was founded in 1804 as Imperial Kazan University, astronomer Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky served there as the rector from 1837 until 1876. In 1929, the university was renamed in honor of its student Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin). The university is known as the birthplace of organic chemistry due to works by Aleksandr Butlerov, Vladimir Markovnikov, and Aleksandr Arbuzov. Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University is also known as the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education. In 2011, Kazan University received federal status. It is also one of 18 Russian universities that were initially selected to participate in Project 5-100, coordinated by the Government of the Russian Federation, and aimed to improve their international competitiveness among the world's leading research and educational centers.

As of July 2021, the number of international students was about 10,000 from 109 countries. Research priority areas are concentrated on biomedicine and pharmaceutics, oil extraction, oil refining and petrochemistry, communications and aerospace technologies, advanced materials, and social sciences and humanities. In 2022 the university was ranked #801-1,000 in the world by Times Higher Education, #824 in Best Global Universities by US News & World Report, and #1,064 by the Center for World University Rankings.

About Kazan City

Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. It is a major industrial, commercial and cultural center and remains the most important cultural center of the Tatar culture. With a population of more than 1.2 million in an area covering an area of 425.3 square kilometers, it is the eighth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan is located 793 Km east of Moscow. Kazan is a place where the East meets the West.

Kazan was founded in 1005 and is currently growing and dynamically developing in all aspects. Since April 2009, Kazan has been granted the legal right to brand itself as the third capital of Russia. In 2004, Kazan was named the best city in Russia and became the winner of the Russian public award. Kazan is renowned for its vibrant mix of rich history, Tatar and Russian cultures, and a host to a number of monuments. In 2009 it was chosen and still remains the "Sports capital of Russia". Kazan hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade and was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Climate of Kazan City

Kazan has a humid continental climate with long, cold winters, and warm, sunny summers. As a result of its far inland position, summers are extremely warm for its latitude and winters are pretty cold compared to areas further west in Europe. The warmest month is July with the daily mean temperature near 20.2 °C (68.4 °F), and the coldest month is January, with a daily mean of −10.4 °C (13.3 °F). The city set its two hottest days on record during the 2010 Northern Hemisphere summer heat waves. Temperatures reached +39 °C (102 °F) on the hottest days during that time.

Top places to visit in Kazan City

 Kazan Kremlin

 Kul Sharif Mosque

 Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)

 Agricultural Palace

 Kremlyovskaya Embankment

 Kazan Family Center/ Viewpoint

 Kazan Arena Stadium

 Ferris Wheel Vokrug Sveta

 Suyumbike Tower

 Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

 Annunciation Cathedral

 Monument Cat Kazan

 Monument to Tatar Pie "Echpochmak"

 Ushkova House

 Kazan Virgin Monastery

Quick Overview

Founded 1804

Type of University Government

Medium of Study English / Russian

NEET Required Yes, It is Required   Mandatory

Courses Offered General Medicine, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Preparatory Faculty

Minimum percentage required 50% in PCB of 12th

Duration of MBBS 6 Years (English Medium)

Country rank 5

World Rank 370

Indian Food Yes, Available

University Recognition WHO, NMC/MCI of India Approved, UNESCO

Address Kremlyovskaya Ulitsa, 18, Kazan, Russia

Official website

Accreditation and affiliation

 National Medical Commission (NMC)


 General Medical Council ( GMC)

 The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

 World Health Organization (WHO)

 World directory of medical school

 Ministry of Health care

 Ministry of Education and science of the Russian Federation


 Medicine and Biology

 Environment sciences



 School of public administration

 Higher school of business

 Preparatory of International students


Duration of the course is 6 Years

Fees Pattern1st year2nd year to 6th yearGrand Total
Tuition Fee8200 USD6560 USD41,000 USD Total
Hostel FeeIncludedIncluded
Medical InsuranceIncludedIncluded

 *The tuition fee may increase from 2nd - 6th year (6-10%).
 *1 USD = 75 Russian Ruble applied for this MBBS fee structure (As per the current situation).
 *The amount payable in INR may vary depending on the forex rate.

Edifice team would like to inform you that the exchange rate is extremely volatile and is subjected to change, in such a scenario the fees shown above may differ from the actual price due to a change in the exchange rate and other factors. Candidates are requested to check the current exchange rate before initiating the admission process.

Accommodation and hostel facility

Several hostels for Indian students in Kazan Federal University (Universiade Village) are available within the main college campus area. A brief overview of the facilities at hostels is as below :

 All KFU (Kazan) hostels are located on the main campus & students can attend most classes within walking distance from hostels.

 Indians only have to travel out of campus when they have to attend classes in hospitals from 3rd year onwards.

 All the hostels have CCTV surveillance systems & fire alarm safety systems installed for the safety of foreigners.

 Students can choose 2/3/4 seater rooms which have study tables & chairs, beds, bedsheets, wardrobes, lamps, etc.

 They can also submit applications to hostel administration if they wish to change their room or upgrade it to a 2/3 seater room.

 Indian boys and girls are provided accommodation on separate floors or separate hostels with complete separation.

 The hostels have facilities of kitchens, laundry, sports hall & reading hall within its premises on each floor.

 It is compulsory for Indian students to stay in a hostel provided by the college during the first year of their MBBS in Kazan.

 From the 2nd year onwards, they can choose to rent a flat/apartment or continue to stay in the college hostel.

 All Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi & Eid are also celebrated among Indian students with enthusiasm and joy every year in the hostel.

 Kazan Federal University organizes several annual sports (Mostly Cricket tournaments for Indians) and cultural events for students to showcase their skills & talents.


Kazan Federal University's Main Campus is located in downtown Kazan, 10 minutes away by foot from the Kazan Kremlin. The Main Building of Kazan University was designed by architect Petr Pyatnitsky and built in the 1820s. The oldest part of today's Main Building includes three classic portals along with the white foreside of the original 1822 construction. From 1832 to 1841, architect M. Korinfsky designed the rest of the buildings comprising the neo-classical Architectural Complex of Kazan University. The Main Building Yard now contains the central administrative offices, the Anatomical Theatre, the Library, chemistry and physics laboratories, and the Observatory. Chemical Faculty Building (since 2003: Alexander Butlerov Chemistry Institute) was built in 1953 with the support of students. The original building was built in the Soviet neoclassical style. In the 1960 - 70s, two high-rise academic buildings were erected to the north and to the west of the Main Building. The most recent addition was in 2015 when a 7-storey laboratory building was added to the campus.

By President Boris Yeltsin’s Decree in 1996, the Architectural Complex of Kazan University was added to the National Cultural Heritage Register of Russia. During the preparations for the 200th anniversary of KFU, the East Wing was added to the Main Building, and today along with the university administration, the Museum of History of Kazan University, Yevgeny Zavoisky Lab-Museum, the Botanical Museum, Edward Eversman Zoology Museum, and two academic units – the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology together with the Faculty of Law reside there.[citation needed] University sports facilities include UNICS and Bustan Sports Centers built in 1989 and 2010. KFU dormitory campus is located in the Universiade Village, built to accommodate participants of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013. It is a residential micro-district for about 12,000 people. Altogether, the premises of Kazan University are located throughout Russia in Tatarstan, Karachay-Cherkessia, Karelia, Mari El, and some other regions.

Eligibility for admission to MBBS course at Kazan Federal University

 The applicant must be at least 17 years of age before 31st December of the year of application.

 The maximum age permissible for application to the university is 25 years.

 The student must have completed his/her 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as major subjects above English.

 The student must have completed 10th standards with a board recognized by the Indian Government.

 The student is required to score a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the 12th standard.

 The applicant must have cleared the NEET exam with a sufficient score.

 Admission process for Kazan Federal University

There are a few simple steps to be followed by students to complete the admission procedure at Kazan Federal University. The steps to be followed are:-

 Apply online – the students can submit their documents via the online website of Kazan Federal University. The documents include copies of all the valid documents.

 After the online submission of scanned copies of these documents, students have to wait a while.

 Getting an Invitation letter is the next step. Here, the University sends an invitation letter to students after the evaluation and verification of their documents of students. The students will receive a confirmation letter within 1-2 working days from the University.

 The students who receive the confirmation letter are supposed to submit their academic fees of students at the earliest. The students can pay the fee by net banking and other options offered by Kazan Federal University.

 Applying for a visa comes next on the list. The students must apply for the visa as soon as possible after getting a confirmation letter as the processing of the visa can take time.

 The final step is the commencement of classes to register at Kazan Federal University. Students are expected to register themselves within 3 days of reaching the country. The Kazan Federal University is not responsible for cancellation due to careless delays.

Documents required for studying MBBS at Kazan Federal University (For Indian Students)

 Appropriate and filled application form of MBBS source.

 Scanned and attested copy of mark sheet of 12th standard.

 Scanned and attested copy of mark sheet of 10th standard.

 Passport size photographs of the applicant.

 Scanned copy of the valid passport of the applicant.

 In absence of availability of a passport, the student is expected to apply for an urgent passport and submit a copy of the same to university.

 Scanned copy of the NEET scorecard of the applicant.

 Medical fitness certificate of applicants.

Why Study MBBS at Kazan Federal University?

 The university is 2nd oldest medical university in Russia.

 The university serves both local and international students under the same shadow.

 The university consists of 80 laboratories and 17 research centers for encouraging practical knowledge.

 One of the highest success rates in the NMC screening test.

 The medium of Instruction is purely English.

 No donations or additional fee charges.

 No discrimination is based on caste, gender, religion, or nationality.

 University grants scholarships for both international and national students.

 Postgraduates can also seek financial support from the university itself.

 The faculty is well experienced and skilled.

 The staff at Kazan Federal University consists of professors from different horizons of the world.

 The university also contains 10 sports halls inside the boundary of Kazan Federal University.

 There are more than 24 different sports, made available for students at Kazan Federal University.

 Other cultural activities are also encouraged by the University for the Overall Development of students.

 The hostel is available easily and also affordable with all essential amenities for students.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What are the languages of instruction at Kazan Federal University?

 The majority of the program at Kazan Federal University is offered in the Russian language apart from this the University also offers the English language to foreign students. Indian students can pursue a medical program in the English language.

Does Kazan Federal Medical University has a hostel facility for Indian candidates?

 Yes, the Kazan Federal Medical University Hostel facility is available for Indian students which includes all the accommodation and amenities required during the program. The University also provides separate hostel facilities for Girls with all the facilities at an affordable cost.

Should I apply for admission to the KFU?

  Candidates who have passed the NEET Exam and fulfill all the admission-related criteria can apply for admission to the university. Applicants can check NEET Preparation Tips and qualify for the exam and then follow the Kazan Federal Medical University Admission Process for entrance here.

What about the MBBS program fee of Kazan Federal University?

  The Kazan Federal Medical University Fee Structure is low and manageable for Indian candidates. So it is the best option for candidates to get the MBBS degree at an affordable tuition fee.

Does the MBBS degree from Kazan Federal Medical University accepted all over the world?

  Yes, the Kazan University MBBS degree is valid all over the world, applicants start practicing where they want. The University is approved by NMC and WHO due to which the medical degree is accepted in other foreign countries.

Is the Kazan Federal University has strict rules for attendance?

  100% attendance in class is compulsory for every student during the classes. In case, attendance remains less than required then the university administration may take strict actions. Keep in mind, that students having full attendance, will get an advantage in results.

Does Kazan Federal University provide scholarships?

  Yes, scholarships are provided to the students based on their merit. If a student performs well in the semesters, the university also offers additional benefits to encourage the students.

What is the total budget of MBBS at KFU Russia?

  The total estimated budget for MBBS at KFU, Russia is around 27 lakh.

How will I get clinical exposure at Kazan Federal University?

  The university has an affiliation with the local hospitals. During the internship, a student will be required to treat patients in the various departments of hospitals under the guidance of senior doctors. This internship will give you great practical exposure and will take you closer to becoming a successful doctor.

What is the living cost in Russia?

  The currency of India and Russia fluctuates with very little margin. Currently RUB 1 = Rs 1. The students can manage their living expenses with the same budget as in India.

How can I evaluate education quality at KFU?

  There are highly experienced teachers, professors, and scholars having Ph.D. degrees in their respective fields. So you will be taught by experts. The university uses modern technology to deliver the best theoretical as well as practical knowledge to the students.

Do I need to clear any language proficiency exam?

  No, you will not need to qualify for any language proficiency exam like IELTS, or TOEFL. You just need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above to get admission.