UrFU offers students broad opportunities for development and self-realization. Students are actively involved in research activities: they work in laboratories and research centers, take part in the implementation of grants from the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and international organizations; they are also co-authors of articles in scientific journals indexed by Scopus and Web of Science databases.
Every year, university students receive prestigious scholarships, including the Scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation, the Scholarship of the first President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin, RUSAL Scholarship, Oxford Russia Fund Scholarship, international scholarship Unicredit & Universities Foundation, etc.
UrFU students take part in large-scale events as volunteers and participants, namely: Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, International Universiade in Kazan, International Industrial Exhibition INNOPROM, Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit 2019, 100+ Forum Russia. UrFU students permanently win at international science events, such as ACM ICPC International Student Programming Olympiad, KPMG International Case Competition, the Eurobot international robotics competition, and the CodinGame international programming competition.
|Boris Yeltsin||First President of the Russian Federation|
|Vladimir Motyl||Famous Russian film director|
|Yury Gurevich||Recognized mathematician and computer scientist, inventor of abstract state machines. He is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research|
|Gennady Burbulis||Famous Russian politician, one of the drafters and signers of the Belavezha Accords|
|Sergey Chepikov||Two-time Olympic champion in biathlon|
|Michael Zinigrad||Famous chemist, Rector of Ariel University (Israel)|
|Gleb Panfilov||Outstanding Russian film director, winner of the Cannes Film Festival|
|Konstantin Tszyu||Famous sportsman, absolute boxing champion|
|Nikolai Ryzhkov||Chairman of the Council of Ministers (1985-1991), Russian politician ( formal leader of the People's Patriotic Union of Russia, Member of the State Duma, Senator from Belgorod Oblast)|
|Yevgeny Roizman||Russian Politician (Mayor of Ekaterinburg - Chairman of Ekaterinburg City Duma (2013 — 2018), Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly (2003—2007)|
|Arkady Chernetsky||Russian Politician (Mayor of Ekaterinburg (1992-2010)|
|Vladislav Krapivin||Soviet and Russian Writer, Poet, and Publisher|
|Sholban Kara-ool||Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Tuva (Since 2007)|
|Alexander Pantykin||Russian composer, playwright. Honored artist of Russia|
|Pavel Datsyuk||Russian hockey player, included in the list of the 100 greatest hockey players in NHL history. Olympic champion 2018, world champion 2012, two-time Stanley Cup winner 2002, 2008, Gagarin Cup winner 2017, Russian champion 2005, Olympic bronze medalist 2002|
|Anton Shipulin||Honored Master of sports of Russia in biathlon. Olympic Champion in 2014 in the relay, Olympic bronze medalist 2010. Two-time silver and two-time bronze medalist at the world Championships. European Junior Champion 2008|