Southern Federal University



Southern Federal University (SFedU), along with Siberian Federal University, was founded as the pilot project of new federal universities establishments. Currently, there are only ten federal universities in Russia.


SFedU applicants can pick and choose from a range of Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degree programs in a broadest range of sciences and humanities: history, philosophy, art, economics, law, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science. Each program contains a number of core courses, but apart from them students can choose between elective courses. It is also possible to apply for several programs.


The University is one of the leading research centres in Russia. It creates the right conditions for research, both applied and basic, supports all disciplines, from the humanities to sciences and natural sciences.

The development of scientific and innovative potential of the university is carried out in various research areas, which correspond to priority trends in science and technology. SFedU stands out from among Russian higher education institutions also due to the highest number of grants awarded.

The university comprises a number of actively developing scientific schools conducting interdisciplinary research in a wide range of areas - natural sciences, engineering and humanities. 

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Student services

SFedU has well-established international links with universities and partner organization. Our interna­tional outlook is strongly expressed in active collaboration with international foundations and programs.

Housing services

A large proportion of SFedU students live in student residence halls in one of the two campuses. Both Rostov Campus and Taganrog Campus are well-equipped and have all the modern facilities, such as reading halls and computer rooms, laundry services, fitness facilities and sports grounds, cafeterias.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus of SFU in the city of Taganrog is located in the center of the town and consists of 7 educational buildings, 7 dormitories, a canteen, a library, a student club, sports facilities (4 sports grounds, 5 gyms) within walking distance.

Sports facilities

Southern Federal University takes pride in the sporting achievements of its students and graduates. It is among the universitys priorities to develop student sport and to encourage healthy and dynamic  lifestyle.

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • beach volleyball
  • football
  • gymnastics
  • handball
  • martial arts
  • parachuting
  • rhythmic gymnastics
  • rock climbing
  • rugby
  • sailing
  • sambo (Russian martial art and combat sport)
  • sports hiking
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • track and field
  • taekwondo
  • volleyball
  • wrestling (Greco-Roman and freestyle)
  • wushu

Student clubs

At Southern Federal University, it is currently one of the priorities to promote student self-government. SFedU   administration holds the view that student self-government makes it easier to solve certain university problems, as well as helps students to become more responsible, sensible, independent-minded and socially aware.

Student self-government is effected through SFedU Students Union. It is made up of  members of smaller students unions, such as the faculties, institutes and campuses unions. SFedU Students Union is capable of affecting the universitys policy due to its representation in the Academic Council. It is the Unions current aim to increase such representation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A cool teaching staff consisting of professionals. It is also very attractive to have the opportunity to practice. You can not only gain knowledge, but also immediately learn how to apply it. Convenient evaluation system. I would like to see a wider application of the distance education format. Because now it is very convenient and saves a lot of time. In any case, a great...

Irfan Ahmad
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a journey full of learnings and achievements.

Mr Mohammad yakubu
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I study account in a professional program in the university

Rostov-na-Donu, Rostov, Russia


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