Southern Federal University

General Information 

Southern Federal University formerly known as Rostov State University (1957–2006), is a public university in Rostov Oblast, Russia with campuses in Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog. Southern Federal University is the largest research and educational establishment in Rostov Oblast. The university began to operate in Rostov-on-Don in 1915 as an affiliate part of the Imperial University of Warsaw.

The university carries out educational activity and prepares specialists in engineering specialties, economics specialties, and a legal specialty on internal and in absentia forms of training both on budgetary, and contractual basis. The university trained more than 11,000 international and local students. All students can pass improvement of professional skills in various education programs.

University has an integrated system of training compound of theoretical training of students with industrial activity at the base enterprises. They can take part in scientific research and continue training in postgraduate study.

University has conducted education activities for more than forty years and has an invariable high reputation among higher education institutions in Russia. University provides studying of Bachelor’s programs, Master’s programs, and Postgraduate programs for Russian students and develop advanced Master’s programs with English medium of instruction. Students and teaching staff at University are involved in a variety of research activities and grant programs in Russian universities and universities abroad.

Study Programs 

University provides studying processes at the following faculties:

  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Mechanics, and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Philology and Journalism
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Regional Studies
  • Faculty of Social and Political Science
  • Faculty of Linguistics and Philology
  • Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Accommodation and Housing 

University provides a student hostel for more than 1500 students. Students can get either an individual room or a double shared room. Rooms are equipped with modern furniture and bedding to make life there comfortable.

Students can find their national food being served in the hostel canteens and also many restaurants and other necessary food stores are nearby. The infrastructure is well-developed and the environment is friendly and safe. The rooms are well-furnished and clean. There are laundry rooms and dining areas as well. The hostel provide all needed facilities for students as modern furniture, changed bedding, TV, free Wi-Fi, reading rooms, studying rooms, a hostel library, a common kitchen, and separate bathrooms and toilets. Hostels are under 24/7 CCTV surveillance, so every student can feel safe and comfortable. Wi-Fi connectivity is accessible 24/7 to make studying and resting more useful.