Southern Federal University: Statistics



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#1443 of 14,131 In the World
#520 of 2,785 In Europe
#17 of 385 In Russia
#1 of 6 In Rostov-on-Don
#281 of 2,235 For Pharmacy
Top50% For 93 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Southern Federal University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary education certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - December; February-May)

Research profile

Southern Federal University is a world-class research university with 19,619 scientific papers published and 114,246 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Southern Federal University majors

by publication & citation count

13,520 / 90,429
12,852 / 83,591
12,670 / 89,761
Quantum and Particle physics
11,212 / 77,526
9,578 / 63,058
Organic Chemistry
8,996 / 69,112
Materials Science
8,703 / 63,794
Environmental Science
7,872 / 45,127
Computer Science
6,440 / 31,447
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,131 / 23,044
4,636 / 25,689
4,592 / 25,395
Optical Engineering
4,566 / 34,185
Metallurgical Engineering
4,355 / 36,228
4,084 / 33,867
Geography and Cartography
4,051 / 17,781
Electrical Engineering
3,956 / 21,616
3,725 / 11,311
Political Science
2,942 / 7,435
2,799 / 7,315
Condensed Matter Physics
2,719 / 23,005
2,708 / 14,575
2,668 / 18,292
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,541 / 9,471
2,512 / 10,383
2,495 / 9,218
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,470 / 22,390
2,446 / 19,132
2,349 / 8,156
2,349 / 6,150
2,333 / 9,661
2,314 / 6,480
Physical chemistry
2,293 / 20,266
Acoustical Engineering
2,240 / 13,464
2,199 / 16,689
2,146 / 7,890
Chemical Engineering
2,009 / 18,698
1,726 / 8,822
Nuclear Physics
1,705 / 13,523
1,644 / 5,824

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 96 131
1992 93 174
1993 98 209
1994 112 238
1995 104 245
1996 103 381
1997 130 302
1998 133 355
1999 174 415
2000 243 478
2001 247 525
2002 311 650
2003 304 872
2004 256 955
2005 258 1306
2006 294 1302
2007 298 1387
2008 327 1721
2009 407 1911
2010 366 1994
2011 388 2305
2012 395 2611
2013 495 3316
2014 639 3491
2015 749 4213
2016 1294 5216
2017 987 6120
2018 1152 7274
2019 1418 8549
2020 1588 10411
2021 1910 12680
2022 1583 14311
2023 1335 15525
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Southern Federal University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor's Degree 150,000 RUB
Master's Degree 200,000 RUB
PhD 250,000 RUB

The currency used is Russian Ruble (RUB).

Southern Federal University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Southern Federal University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Diplom Spetsialista Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Electronics and Automation, Geology, Graphic Arts, Information Technology, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Special Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Telecommunications Services, Translation and Interpretation
Magistr Administration, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Drawing and Design, Environmental Management, Finance, History, Hotel Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Molecular Biology, Peace and Disarmament, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Radiophysics, Regional Studies, Robotics, Soil Science, Special Education, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism
Kandidat Nauk Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, Ethics, History, Information Technology, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Social Sciences, Telecommunications Engineering

Notable alumni

  1. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1918-2008 (aged 90)
    screenwriterwritermilitantschool teacherplaywright

    Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian writer and prominent Soviet dissident who helped to raise global awareness of political repression in the Soviet Union, especially the Gulag prison system.

  2. Tatiana Kotova

    Tatiana Kotova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1985-.. (age 39)
    modelsingeractorpresenterbeauty pageant contestant

    Tatiana Nikolaevna Kotova is a Russian singer, actress, tv host and beauty pageant titleholder. She is the winner of the title Miss Russia 2006 and former soloist of Ukrainian female pop group Nu Virgos.

  3. Vladislav Vetrov

    Vladislav Vetrov
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    1964-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Southern Federal University
    Studied in 1986
    television actorfilm directordirectorscreenwriteractor

    Vladislav Vladimirovich Vetrov is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, director and writer.

  4. Nicolai Dubinin

    Nicolai Dubinin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1973-.. (age 51)
    Catholic bishopCatholic priest

    Nicolai Gennadyevich Dubinin, O.F.M. Conv. is a Russian Roman Catholic prelate as the Titular Bishop of Aquae in Byzacena and Auxiliary bishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow since 30 July 2020.

  5. Stefan Grigorievich Samko

    Stefan Grigorievich Samko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1941-.. (age 83)

    Stefan Grigorievich Samko is a mathematician active in the field of functional analysis, function spaces and operator theory. He is a retired professor of Mathematics at Algarve University and Rostov State University.

Southern Federal University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Architecture Architecture, Design, Environmental Studies, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts Arts and Humanities
Faculty : Arts and Graphics Art History, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography
Faculty : Automation and Computer Science Mathematics, Operations Research, Systems Analysis
Faculty : Biology and Soils Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Physiology, Zoology
Faculty : Chemistry Applied Chemistry, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Faculty : Economic and Social Systems Management Economics, Management
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Economics, Finance, Interior Design, Management, Marketing, Taxation
Faculty : Economics, Management and Law Economics, Law, Management
Faculty : Electronics and Electronic Equipment Engineering Electronic Engineering, Microelectronics, Power Engineering, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Geology and Geography Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mineralogy
Faculty : High Technologies Information Technology, Instrument Making, Systems Analysis
Faculty : History Ancient Civilizations, Contemporary History, History, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Prehistory
Faculty : Information Security Information Management, Information Technology
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Air and Space Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, European Union Law, History of Law, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Informatics Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics
Faculty : Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Operations Research, Statistics
Faculty : Natural Science Biology, Chemistry
Faculty : Pedagogic and Practical Psychology Educational Psychology, Pedagogy, Psychology
Faculty : Philology Grammar, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philology, Phonetics
Faculty : Philology and Journalism Comparative Literature, English, French, German, Germanic Languages, Grammar, Journalism, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Philology, Phonetics, Russian, Slavic Languages, Spanish, Speech Studies, Terminology
Faculty : Philosophy and Cultural Studies Cultural Studies, European Studies, Philosophy
Faculty : Physical Culture and Sports Sports Management
Faculty : Physics Applied Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Mathematical Physics, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Physics, Radiophysics, Solid State Physics
Faculty : Physics Applied Physics, Physics
Faculty : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology
Faculty : Radio Engineering Electronic Engineering, Microelectronics
Faculty : Regional Studies Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Regional Studies, Sociology
Faculty : Social and Political Science Political Sciences, Sociology
Institute : Architecture and Arts Architecture, Design, Fine Arts
Institute : Economic and Foreign Economic Relations Social Sciences
Institute : Law and Management Social Sciences
Institute : Pedagogy Education, Pedagogy, Teacher Training
Institute : Technology Technology

General information

Alternative names SFedU
Южный федеральный университет
Founded 1915
Accreditation Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor)

Location and contacts

Address ul. Bol'shaja Sadovaja 105/42
Rostov-na-Donu, 344006
City population 1,138,000

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