Support of International Students
Ural Federal University has a range of adaptation measures for international students. Under the Buddy program, Russian and international university students help newcomers adapt to their studies and solve all organisational matters (meeting at the airport/train station, settling into the dormitory, medical examination and obtaining health insurance). In addition, international students are introduced to the university, local sights, and the region.
The international service helps students solve visa issues, obtain work permits and more.
Everyday Life of International Students
All international students get a place in the dormitory located within walking distance from the academic buildings. Currently, the university has 16 dormitories, including the new dormitory for 1000 students, opened in 2013. The dormitories have sports halls and lounges; students have access to the Internet.
The cost of living in the dormitory is about USD 100 per academic year. The medical unit of UrFU is located on the territory of the campus.
Leisure and Sport Events
Every year, the university organizes more than 200 sport, social and cultural events. International students can become members of 23 student organizations, including such large international student organizations as BEST (Board of European Students of Technology), AIESEC, Erasmus Student Network.
Students are also given opportunities to develop their athletic potential in more than 30 sports teams; UrFU has an extensive sports and recreational infrastructure, which includes the sports halls, stadiums, ski resorts, an ice rink, a climbing wall and a swimming pool.
Employment of International Graduates
All students and graduates of the university can receive consultation on employment at the UrFU Center for cooperation with employers. The Center organizes job fairs and presentations of the leading Russian and international companies, such as Rosatom, Unilever, Schlumberger and others. It gives students the opportunity to get the most complete and accurate information about the working conditions and requirements of the potential employers. The Center for cooperation with employers is constantly expanding list of companies and organizations interested in cooperation with the university, and the graduates’ database.