Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) (Vladivostok, Russia)

Suhanova Str. 8, Vladivostok, 690950 Russian Federation

FEFU is the bearer of traditions of the Russian classical culture, science and education. Far Eastern Federal University has its origins in 1899 at the time when the Oriental Institute was founded in Vladivostok.

Today FEFU is the only classical university in Eastern Russia. In incorporates Schools with generations-old traditions and areas of research that form the core of our intellectual base.

One of the FEFU’s advantages is its geographic location in the center of the Asia Pacific region, which is now one of the most dynamically developing parts of the world. This place is the second pole of a world civilization, which includes the leading counties of the globe, such as China, the United States, Japan, India and many world-famed metropolitan cities, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Seoul. 

Being a link or a cultural bridge between Russia and this part of the world remains one of the FEFU’s main objectives. This is the reason why our University is not only a pathway to your professional future, but also a road into the future of the entire country, where all motivated, hardworking and talented young people will find their rightful places!

We are sure that through combining our endeavors we shall be able to achieve our shared objectives.

The School offers Masters degree programs in oil and gas engineering, heat power energy and technology, electrical energy and technology, material studies and technology, machine engineering, applied mechanics, construction and technical equipment of machine engineering production,shipbuilding, ocean technology, instrument engineering, infra-red communication technology and communication systems, electronics, automation of technological processes and production and other fields.

Bachelor degree programs are offered in most of these fields plus studies in air craft and helicopter technology, ground transport technology complexes, marine power plants and technology, mining, land surveying and engineering, architecture and architectural environmental design, hydrotechnical construction, natural gas heating and ventilation, water facilities and waste water disposal, city construction works, construction design, gem and metal material processing technology, wood processing technology, logistics, automobiles and automotive technology, radio communication, equipment and technology of welding and its production plus many other fields.

In 2012, the School of Engineering opened the Master of Science program "Offshore and Coastal Engineering" in English. It is designed to prepare highly-qualified specialists for designing, constructing and operating port infrastructure and marine offshore infrastructure in coastal zones of the Russian Far East region and the Asia-Pacific. The program also prepares students for work in engineering facilities exploring and producing hydrocarbon resources on the continental shelf including polar regions.

More educational programs are coming soon. The School is actively developing programs in coal and petrochemical processing, exploitation of the Arctic sea resources and renewable energy sources, as well as risk prevention related to exploitation of natural resources. These programs are backed by ongoing intensive research in these areas as needed and directed by the largest Russian corporations.

The School develops educational programs in medicine, biomedicine, pharmacy, biotechnical systems, nutritional and biological technologies. It strives to introduce the achievements of fundamental sciences into practical medicine, to develop translational medicine technologies, and to educate future leading specialists of biomedicine.

Since 2012, the School has provided a Masters Degree in Food and Beverage Science. It is taught entirely in English to mixed classes of Russian and international students. The program is focused on the biotechnology of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. It involves enhanced study of the fundamentals of drink biotechnology, including biochemical, physical-chemical and electrochemical processes as well as the methods of their regulation. This degree includes the study of composition and properties of feedstock, modern methods of its processing, processes for basic and auxiliary products to manufacture various types of wine, brandy, liqueur, beer, and soft drinks, as well as the analyzing the creation of new kinds of beverages, methods of assessing their quality and safety, and their production organization and management. 

Using the herbs of the Far Eastern region for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage production is studied. Graduates of this program can work in national and international food industries related to quality assurance and control, process control and product development. The program also provides the competence required to undertake independent activities within public food control, administration and guidance on food policy, and to participate in scientific development work.

The School of Humanities today enrolls more than 2,600 students with 300 staff and faculty; more than 70% of the faculty have Ph.D. degrees.


The School is a home for a wide range of humanities and social sciences creating a unique interdisciplinary environment for the exchange of ideas and discoveries. The School of Humanities includes departments of Philosophy; Social Sciences; World History, Archeology and Anthropology; Russian History and Archival Studies; Psychology, Theology and Religion Studies, Journalism and Publishing, and Advertising and Public Relations. This broad range of academic disciplines gathered in one institution gives our faculty and students exciting collaborative and creative opportunities for observing, analyzing, and addressing contemporary human challenges and social issues.


The School is proud of its long traditions and high standards of classical liberal education. The oldest department of the School, the Department of History, is preparing for its 95th anniversary.

The School offers a variety of Master's Degree programs.

Mathematics and computer science: applied mathematics, numerical techniques, economic mathematical and information support, computer mathematical support, mathematical simulation information systems and technologies, programming engineering, computer methods of analysis and synthesis of project solutions, and business information systems

Physics: theoretical physics, medical physics, earth and planetary physics, physics methodology, nanostructure physics, and nanoscale system physics

Chemistry: bioorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytic chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemical expertise and ecological safety, organoelemental compound chemistry, energy and resource conservation processes in chemical technology, and petroleum chemistry

Biology: hydrobiology and ichthyology, developmental biology, cell biology, marine biodiversity, and environment conservation

Geography: nature management and protection

Informatics and computers: design, analysis and synthesis methods

Soil science: land classification and soil conservation

The School also has also Master's degree programs in geology, ecology and nature management, biotechnology, and applied hydrometeorology.

Since 2012, a new Masters Degree Program in English is offered in Marine Biodiversity and Aquatic Environment Conservation. It is an interdisciplinary program taught by the faculty from several departments: Biodiversity and Marine Bioresources, Ecology, Cell Biology and Genetics, and Soil Science in association with professors from the Russian Academy of Sciences. The courses offered by the program cover various aspects of marine and fresh water biology: diversity of invertebrate animals and plants, processes and structure of marine ecosystems, soil formation in the sea and on shore, and impacts of the environment on cells, tissues and physiology of organisms. This program prepares professionals in biology and ecology to work in research and R&D institutions, innovative businesses specializing in this field and higher education institutions.

The School provides both Bachelor's and Master's programs in history of art, applied and folk art, cultural studies and training in social and cultural activities, design and landscape architecture, as well as physical culture, including training for physically challenged people.   

In 2012, the School opened the first international Master's program in English, Graphic Design. It offers education in one of today's most dynamic professions, because the development of computer technology has improved the flow of information processing tools and the practical implementation of ideas. In addition to technological skills, a Master in Graphic Design has to learn professional skills such as trade management, economics, and sometimes psychology, advertising, and understand printing technology. However, the program is aimed at training the skill to find artistic forms of expression for information and ideas. The graduates of this program can work in magazine and newspaper offices, printing-offices, advertising agencies, web studios, and marketing departments of corporations and organizations.

The School of Education offers 38 degree programs including 20 graduate degrees. They include teaching Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese as a foreign language, psychology of education and teaching in many areas of natural sciences and humanities.  


In 2012, the School launched a Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in "Cultural Diversity in Education" for international students. This program, taught entirely in English, is committed to identifying, educating, and placing highly qualified teacher-leaders in the educational environment. The program is designed for graduates with a BA in Education and in other disciplines, practicing teachers, faculty members, administrators and principals who teach and lead both in culturally homogeneous environments and in culturally diverse classrooms, schools, groups, teams and communities. The program is focused on multicultural, social, political, philosophical and religious problems in multinational groups. This program is an ideal choice for those who seek to prepare for the unique challenges and opportunities of teaching in multicultural classrooms. The program is based on innovative original methods and materials of highly experienced faculty.

The School of Education has specialized in programs for international students for more than 17 years. The most popular programs are Russian Language and Culture, Russian Ethnic Studies, Teaching Russian Language and Literature in secondary school. Its faculty is qualified and licensed to take examinations in Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) for all levels. Today more than 140 international students are completing their Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Russian Studies.

Today, rapidly developing countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) are in the eye of worldwide economic and political interests and are the subjects of active international collaboration.


The FEFU Institute of Oriental Studies - School of Regional and International Studies (SRIS) has a highly qualified teaching staff, advanced technologies and methodologies, and great experience in collaborating with leading international universities. Institute of Oriental Studies - SRIS is Russia's leading school in cooperation with the countries of APR.

The School strives to meet global standards and become an international innovative center in the Russian Far East. Institute of Oriental Studies - SRIS provides the best conditions for the students and absolutely corresponds to the status of a high-tech humanitarian educational center. It actively invites foreign faculty develops international study programs, and closely works with diplomats, politicians and interpreters.

The School is headed by Dr. Victoria V. Panova, the former Deputy Head and Associate Professor at the International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia Department at MGIMO-University MFA Russia. Victoria V. Panova is also Director of the G20 Research Group Moscow Office, BRICS Think Tank Council (BTTC) member, Chief Advisor for Strategic Planning of the National Committee on BRICS Research, Russia, W20 Russia Representative.

The School of Economics and Management provides 22 degree programs of five-year higher education, 9 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs meeting international standards. These programs are in economics, management, human resource management, business informatics, trade, consumer goods, tourism and hospitality, and 4 international degree.

The history of FEFU legal education began in 1899 when the first course in Law was introduced into the degree program of the Institute of Oriental Studies. In the early 1900's, courses in Comparative Law were created covering legal systems of Pacific Rim and European countries. In 1919, the 1st Law Faculty was founded as a subdivision of the Oriental Institute, reorganized in 1920 to State Far Eastern University. In 1920s, many professors of the Law Faculty moved abroad and helped to establish law schools and departments in Harbin and other Chinese cities, including Harbin Normal University School of Law. But the Law School was closed in the 1930's, and during 3 decades, legal education for Russian Far East students was provided by law schools of other regions. 

The history of FEFU legal education was restarted in 1958, when the degree program in Law was restored and the Department of Law was created at FESU. By 1976, it had grown into the Law Faculty and by 1995 into the Law Institute that was reorganized in 2011 into the School of Law after establishment Far Eastern Federal University.


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For Bachelor's Degree Programs:

  1. High school certificate or diploma (with examination results or transcript) or Secondary professional (or vocational) education diploma (with transcripts) + legalization and notarized translation into Russian.
    *If the previous credentials were obtained in Russia, the candidate should submit one of the following documents: Certificate of secondary (complete) general education (with final grade list and examination results) or Secondary professional education diploma (with supplement).

  2. Level I Certification from the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).
  3. Passport copy with registration and visa.
  4. English application forms for foreign citizens entering FEFU

Additionally, upon arrival, all applicants should submit:

  • Proof of medical insurance policy with a Russian insurance company
  • Medical Certificate (for selected programs). Please see the attached file.

Regarding the legalization procedures you can find information through the link.

For Master's Degree Programs:

  1. Bachelor's Degree diploma (with transcripts) + legalization and notarized translation into Russian.
    *If the previous credentials were obtained in Russia, the candidate should submit one of the following documents: Bachelor's Degree diploma (with supplement) or Specialist's diploma (with supplement).

  2. Level II Certification from the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).
    *Students applying for Master's Degree Program in English do not have to submit this document
  3. Passport copy with registration and visa.
  4. English application forms for foreign citizens entering FEFU

Additionally, upon arrival, all applicants should submit:

  • Proof of medical insurance policy with a Russian insurance company
  • Medical Certificate (for selected programs). Please see the attached file.

For Postgraduate Programs:

  1. Master's Degree diploma (with transcripts) + Bachelor's Degree diploma (with transcripts) + legalization and notarized translation into Russian.
    *If the previous credentials were obtained in Russia, the candidate should submit one of the following sets of documents: Master's Degree diploma (with supplement) + Bachelor's Degree diploma (with supplement) or Specialist's diploma (with supplement).
  2. Level II or Level III Certification from the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL). (depending on the selected major).
  3. Essay on interested research topic.
  4. Passport/copy with registration and visa.
  5. English application forms for foreign citizens entering FEFU

Additionally, upon arrival, all applicants should submit:

  • Proof of medical insurance policy with a Russian insurance company.
  • Medical Certificate (for selected programs). Please see the attached file.

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FEFU Hotel Complex at Russky Island offers students different accommodation options at the dormitory rooms where they can study, get rest and meet with their friends. 

Dormitory rooms have all the required furniture items already installed. Bedding items are given to the students at their check-in. Rooms are cleaned by maintainable personnel every week.  

Every floor of the each dormitory building has kitchen areas for students' individual cooking with all the required kitchen equipment installed. Besides, the dormitory buildings are equipped with the laundry rooms for students' individual washing.

The following accommodation options are available for the FEFU students: double rooms, two-room suites for 3 tenants and two-room suites for 4 tenants. 

The following options are available for full-time students, students enrolled in continuous education programs, interns studying at FEFU, and prospective students waiting for their enrollment as freshmen.



Far Eastern Federal University seeks to keep pace with all of the contemporary international trends not only in education, but also in healthy lifestyle. As a result, the university pays much attention to the promotion of sports. The campus athletic facilities are used for training and leisure of the university students, faculty and staff, and for organization of the international and inter-university athletic events.

The FEFU campus athletic facilities include several sports recreation centers, three 25-meter-long swimming pools, gyms, health and fitness complexes, and outdoor athletic facilities. There is also a stadium with 2000 seats located adjacent to the park right next to the campus sea embankment, near the tennis and basketball courts.


Campus Hotel Complex is ready to offer its guests a variety of different theme tours both on the Russky Island and on the mainland part of Vladivostok. 

This includes the following tours: 

  • Lights of the Island at Night, an evening tour on the Russky Island with an entry to the FEFU campus; 
  • FEFU, the high-tech territory; 
  • Pages of the Military History of the Island (with a visit to the Voroshilov and Novosiltsev Batteries); 
  • Legends and Reality of the Russky Island; 
  • History of Higher Education at the Russian Far East;  
  • Romantic Island; 
  • Weekend at the Russky Island or ‘Oh, this Russian Island!’ tour.

On top of that the sightseeing tours around Vladivostok are also available; they include seeing of the Primorsky krai Opera and Ballet Theater, the Arch of Prince Nicholas, Funicular, and bridges over the Golden Horn Bay and the Bosporus of the East Straight.