Far Eastern Federal University is located in eastern Russia. It offers prospective international students more than 400 programmes of different levels; some majors were designed jointly with partner universities.
Far Eastern Federal University traces back to Eastern Institute, the first higher education centre established in Russia’s Far East in 1899. Back then, it specialised in teaching oriental languages (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian) and training personnel for administrative bodies and trade and industrial organisations. Nowadays, students can learn various professions at FEFU, from geologist to doctor; English medium programmes are available as well. The university provides training to 24,000 students including 3,500 foreign nationals.
FEFU has two principal partners in teaching double degree programmes; the first is University of Maryland University College (USA) located in the state of Maryland. Founded in 1947, it is now acknowledged as one of the best U.S. distance education institutions. UMUC has a 90,000-strong international student body. The university offers three programmes jointly with FEFU: World Economy/Finance (undergraduate), World Economy/Management Studies (undergraduate), Strategic Management (graduate).
University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is another FEFU partner. It was founded in 1967 and specialises in distance education as well. The joint programme’s title is World Economy/Business Administration (undergraduate).
In addition, FEFU has several dual degree programmes with top Russian universities: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Politics and Economics in Eurasia, English-taught), Higher School of Economics (Economics, Russian-taught), and Skoltech (Molecular Biotechnology, English-taught).
World Economy/Management Studies is one of the most sought-after undergraduate double degree programmes. Training venue: FEFU (1st and 2nd year), students get thorough grounding in basic disciplines, improve their proficiency in English which is necessary for further studies and learn economic terms. The proficiency level is confirmed by the international language test TOEFL IBT, TOEFL ITP, IELTS Academic. Then the student enrols at University of Maryland University College. For the next two years, students attend online classes led by international teachers and simultaneously continue their training at FEFU.
Over four years, they get the knowledge in such fields as world economy and international economic relations, currency markets, financial institutes, banking, accounting, economic activity monitoring and analysis, statistics, private international law, marketing and management.
Tuition fee, 1st and 2nd years: 210,000 rubles a year. 3rd year: 147,000 rubles for the Russian part of the programme and 6,000 US dollars for the American part. 4th year: 167,000 rubles for the Russian part of the programme and 4,000 US dollars for the American part.
Awards: two diplomas: bachelor’s degree in economics from FEFU and bachelor’s degree in science management from UMUC. A graduate’s diploma is similar to the graduation certificate issued to the U.S. national which enables the holder to continue education in any university of the world without taking additional examinations in the field-specific area.