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Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Northern (Arctic) Federal University is a brand new ambitious university of distinctiveness and innovations designed to meet the needs of the Russian North and the Arctic. 

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Set up on the basis of Arkhangelsk State Technical University (ASTU), the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU) is a higher educational institution established by RF President Dmitry Medvedev’s Decree dd. 8 June 2010. The university can already boast many achievements, and the plans for the future are also promising.


Over the recent years the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and various European institutions have established collaborative degree initiatives at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in order to advance friendly relations and promote educational cooperation between partner institutions.


NArFU is missioned by the RF Government to provide research expertiseand train highly qualified specialists for developing the Russian Northand the Arctic in cooperation with business and international partners.

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Student services

NArFU is developing as an international university, where students from 55 countries of the Asian, African regions, Latin America, the Middle East, the CIS and Baltic, Europe and North America are studying. The international recruitment office is called upon to solve the tasks of organizing and coordinating the activities of the university in educational programs export and attracting international students to the university.

Housing services

University residence halls consist of 13 buildings.

Types of rooms:

    • Standard;
    • Comfort;
    • Family;
Each dormitory provides rest room and laundry. Some of them have a gym. All dormitories are located in close proximity to public transport, shopping centers and NARFU campuses.

Library services

The Scientific library is available for all students of NArFU. Students can use reading rooms of the library for studying. There is also information center in the library where e-catalogs and electronic data bases are available for all students.

Student Life

Student clubs

Volunteer centre, students’ teams headquarters, creative leisure centre, political debate club are just a few of the unions for students’ self-expression. From dancing, singing, playing music to staging performances and dabbling in science, there will be something for everyone’s liking.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Due to lack of financial support and extreme interest in political science i opted for non attending classes in Delhi University. I did self studies of every book and my experience of university was mesmerizing even though i never experienced regular university but the books nd the syllabus they gave me insight of the working of world politics and now i am more keen to...

Alexander Sokurenko rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university is very good for such a city. Decent teachers. All infrastructure and equipment are available.

khalil Ahmed Abaker Mohammed rated 4 out of 5 stars

A good university with all courses, very excellent doctors, and the campus is fully qualified

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