Kazan Federal University

  • One of the oldest universities in Russia
  • Celebrated its 210th anniversary in 2014
  • Dynamic modern university
  • Actively participates in local and international cooperation, networking with academia and industry, boosting the Volga region's human resources development, as well as top-level research and innovation in different areas
  • Kazan is the capital city of the Tatarstan Republic
  • 8th most populous city in Russia

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Most courses offered in Russian, with the option for Tartar language study as well
  • Russian language skills equivalent to level B2 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) recommended
  • Language certificate is not necessary, but confirmation from a Russian language teacher who guarantees the required language skills is required


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students in the Faculty of Arts may attend

Term dates

  • Term 1: September: 1 – January 31
    • Regular courses: September 1 – December 25
    • Exam period: December 26 – January 25
  • Term 2: February 7 - June 30
    • Regular courses: February 7 – May 25
    • Exam period: May 26 – June 25
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 2 RF Credits = 2 ECTS Credits = 1 UBC Credit

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • 2 – “fail”
  • 3 – “satisfactory”
  • 4 – “good”
  • 5 – “excellent”

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation, and live in “Universiade Village” (Derevnya Universiady)
  • Cost of rent: 360 RUB per month (2014/2015 academic year)
  • Living conditions are comfortable: room for 3-4 persons, 1 kitchen, 1WC and shower
  • The number of rooms is limited and therefore early applications will have a priority

Information on Accommodation

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