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Kazan Federal University
Kazan, Russian Federation (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Restrictions: ASU applicants only
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Foreign Languages
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite:
5 semesters or equivalent
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Shira Burns
College Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities)
Department/School Sponsor:
School of International Letters and Cultures
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Sports complex

Photo courtesy of Kazan Federal University

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, spring applications should be completed by August 1st. If space permits, applications will continue to be accepted through the posted application deadline.
  • Kazan Federal University is the second oldest university in the Russian Federation, dating back to 1804.
  • The Kazan Federal University exchange program is unique in that it specializes in the area of Russian Language and Translation.
  • With a population of 1.1 million, Kazan has all the amenities of a large city without the drawbacks.
  • Students have the possiblity of conducting internships in translation at the Tatarsan Foreign Ministry for Trade.



Kazan Federal University

Location Details

Kazan is a large cultural, social and sports center in Russia which is supported by the fact that Kazan hosted the Summer University Games in 2013.  The city is expanding, with new sports venues and intrastructure, which gives unlimited opportunities to visitors.

Founded in 1804, Kazan University is the second oldest university in the Russian Federation. An internationally acknowledged centre of academic excellence, it is routinely listed among top 10 institutions of higher education in the country. Today KFU employs more than two thousand faculty members. More than 30% of higher-education teaching personnel are young scientists, specialists and lecturers.

Photo courtesey of Kazan Federal University

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

KFU has over 47,000 students in 300 degree programs, and thus in size and breadth of programs, is roughly comparable to ASU. Programs, degrees, credits and grades are also now comparable. Russia is part of the Bologna Process in the Council of Europe for European integration in education and since 2003 is a member of the European Higher Education Area. Members use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

At KFU students take 30 credits per semester (480 hours in class and 480 hours of self-study), and take 240 credits (60 credits/year x 4 years) for a bachelor’s degree. Semesters are comparable, and run from September through December, with exams in January, and February through May, with exams in June.

View available courses here.

An optional pre-semester language course is offered for an additional cost of about $660.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.


Photo courtesy of Kazan Federal University



Student dorms

Program Housing

Students at KFU have three housing options: dorms/student residences, off-campus apartments, and homestays in private apartments and homes. Student dorms have strict rules, and it is recommended that students who do not think they will like to live according to such rules should consider off-campus apartments or homestays from the beginning.

Students must individually arrange housing with either the dormitory administration or host family. KFU provides its students with free accommodation service to help them secure housing prior to arrival if they submit their housing application form to the university. As a rule, students pay directly to the host in cash.

More information is available here

Photo courtesty of Kazan Federal University


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.



Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2017 09/25/2016
Rolling Admission 02/07/2017 06/25/2017
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
Rolling Admission 09/01/2017 06/25/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 09/25/2017 ** Rolling Admission 02/07/2018 06/25/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed