StudyQA — M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University — Yakutsk — Russian Federation: Fees, Rankings, Courses, Admissions

M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University

Yakutsk, Russian Federation
Site: Founded: 1956 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 121 pts. No. Students: 18000 Frgn. Students: 400 No. Staff: 1500 Languages: Russian, English Phone: +79142978827 Fax: +74112321314
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NEFU is one of the 10 federal universities in Russia, the largest scientific and educational center of the North-East of Russia. The university strives for graduates to become part of the scientific, creative and managerial elite that our society needs.

NEFU in numbers:

  • 450+ programs;
  • 12 institutes, 5 faculties, 3 branches;
  • more than 18 000 students from 37 regions of Russia;
  • more then 800 students from 40 foreign countries;
  • 1465 academic staff, including professors from South Korea, China, Japan, the USA, France, Canada and other countries;
  •  31st place in the national ranking of Russian Universities (2019), TOP-240 QS Rankings - Emerging Europe & Central Asia (2019).

In the Expert Analytical Center Subject Ranking of Scientific Productivity NEFU takes the following places among Russian universities: “Mathematics” — 17, “Earth Sciences and Ecology” — 4, “Social Sciences” — 9 - 10, “Humanities” — 10-11.

NEFU is ranked №3 among Russian universities in Medical Sciences according to Subject Rankings of RUR World University Rankings, №278 wordwide. .   

NEFU has established longstanding and strong relationships with many foreign universities in the field of education, exchange programs and conferences and symposia are also being held. NEFU has more than 120 cooperation agreements with leading foreign universities in Europe, North America, China, Japan, South Korea, etc.

NEFU was formally established in April, 2010, on the basis of the Yakut State University named after M.K. Ammosov, the university with 75 years history.

On October 21, 2009, the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on creation of Federal Universities in the North-Western, Privolzhsky, Ural and Far-Eastern Federal Districts.

On November 17, 2009, YSU Academic Council adopted a resolution on the creation of the Federal Autonomous Institution of Higher Professional Education “The North-Eastern Federal University”.

According to the Order from April 2, 2010 № 499-p, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation carries out the powers of the founder. All the University property is vested in an autonomous educational institution.

Nowadays NEFU is a multidisciplinary university that provides good opportunities for educational and research work.

The necessary documents:

  • Copies of the education certificates of secondary and/or university education including academic transcripts, which have to be legalized in the student’s home country, translated and notarized
  • Passport with notarized translation, it should be valid for at least 18 month after submitting the documents
  • Standard Medical certificates, X-Ray, certificate of the HIV-negative status. The certificates should be issued 2 months prior to arrival to Yakutsk.
  • Russian language Certificate (if applicable)


  • In 2017, NEFU for the first time entered the world subject ranking of the agency Round University Ranking. According to the results of the ranking, NEFU took the fifth place in Russia and 269 worldwide in the humanities, in natural sciences - 18 in the country and 495 among foreign universities, in public - fourth place in Russia and 317 in the world, the university took 26 place in technical sciences in Russia and 487 in the world.
  • NEFU has strengthened its position in the international rankings of QS universities. The University was included for the first time in the university ranking of the countries of the Developing Europe and Central Asia and took 151-200 place, and, consolidating the success of the last year, entered the top 200 best universities in the BRICS countries, taking 151-200 place.
  • In the ranking of the European Scientific and Industrial Chamber of Higher Educational Institutions, Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard ARES-2017, NEFU took the 57th place among the Russian universities (in total, 100 Russian universities were ranked), having received the BBB rating as an institution of higher education that is characterized by reliable quality of teaching, scientific activity and the demand for graduates by employers.
  • According to the results of the international ranking of universities, Round University Ranking (RUR), in which 763 universities from 72 countries took part, NEFU took the 544th place in the world and 16th place among Russian universities. The University entered the Golden League of the best universities in the world (TOP-200) in the "Level of Teaching" parameter, ranking 185 worldwide and 12 nationwide.
  • In 2018, NEFU took the 28th place in the ranking of Webometrics among Russian universities. A total of about 12,000 universities from more than 200 countries are included in the ranking.

The student life of the university is very diverse. NEFU has more than 50 sports clubs and amateur art activities.

 NEFU International is a student organization of international friendship. The organization was founded and operates with the support of NEFU. Each member of the club consolidates and puts into practice not only their knowledge of language but also gets to know history, geography, policy of other countries.

 Also, there is the Buddy Program designed for foreign students who are interested in the cooperation and for active, responsible student members of our organization. Under this program, the student will be ushered to you, who will communicate with you in your language and will be an “older brother” for you, contributing to your comfortable, pleasant and quick adaptation to NEFU and to life in Yakutsk. 

But that’s not all! Of course, it’s a great number of joint activities, trips and simply a pleasant communication.


  • 15 comfortable dormitories;
  • Stadium and Swimming pool in the campus;
  • Free Wi-Fi;
  • 23 student organizations;
  • 346 scientific student clubs;
  • More than 50 sports clubs and amateur art activities;
  • Сourses of Russian language for any levels and with different types of intensity


  1. 31st place in the national ranking of Russian Universities (2019), TOP-240 QS Rankings -  Emerging Europe & Central Asia (2019).
  2. A wide selection of specialties and a grant, covering up to 60% of tuition fee for international students 
  3. 8 joint educational programs are being implemented with partner universities in France, China, Japan and Kazakhstan
  4. NEFU students take prizes in international and All-Russian Olympiads in the areas of technical, natural and humanitarian sciences.
  5. State academic scholarships for students from 3600 to 9300 rubles per month + increased academic scholarships up to 21 000 rubles.
  6. Affordable cost of living in comfortable university dormitories.


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