Vernadsky CFU is a truly international university with around 2,500 international students from more than 50 countries. Every year we welcome hundreds of international students to our diverse and vibrant community. They enjoy lower tuition fees and a high quality of education, while living and studying in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
International candidates can apply for admission to Vernadsky CFU programmes either through the Russian government scholarship programmes or as self-funded students.
Visit the website of Rossotrudnichestvo – or the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation – to find out more about the Russian government scholarships (quotas) for international students: https://rs.gov.ru/en/activities/10/projects/16.
Most of Vernadsky CFU programmes (except General Medicine and Dentistry) are Russian-taught. For their application for a Russian-taught programme to be successful, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written Russian. Therefore you might be interested in our pre-university Russian language programmes.
If you are an international student about to make an application to V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University for study, here’s what you need to know.
International candidates may apply to Vernadsky CFU by the following methods:
- Recruiting Company
Vernadsky CFU has partnered with recruiting companies from across the world. These companies are knowledgeable about our programmes, processes and procedures. Using a recruiting company to submit your application can make the process more efficient. Visit https://eng.cfuv.ru/contact-us/the-partners-for-recruitment-of-foreign-students to view a full list of our partner companies and their contact information.
- Direct Application
Application for all our programmes requires submission of an application (download) and the following supporting documents:
Proof of identity and citizenship
You must provide a copy of your passport.
Provide a copy of your educational certificate and academic transcript or a confirmation of completion from the institution where you studied.
The following must be received by the University prior to your start date:
- You will be required to present original documents to prove your identity and educational results and submit their notarised copies and notarised translations;
- A copy of your visa which allows you to legally reside in the Russian Federation and attend Vernadsky CFU (if applicable);
- A copy of your migration card;
- Health insurance policy;
- Medical examination and tests results;
- Foreign credential assessment and recognition report issued either by our University or the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science;
- Six (6) recent 3x4cm-size photographs.
All paperwork in languages other than Russian must be translated, notarised and legalised before submission.
International applicants must provide proof of academic standing, along with transcripts (if applicable):
Require submission of an upper secondary school (high school) leaving certificate or its equivalent with transcripts.
International applicants are required to complete two in-person admission tests in fields related to the expected area of study.
Require submission of proof of completed undergraduate degree/diploma in a related field with transcripts.
Dates and Deadlines for 2021 Admissions
Applications deadline: October 25, 2021
Enrollment deadline: November 1, 2021
Email your documents and your application
You can scan copies of your documents and email them along with your application to:
Send your documents by mail to or drop them in person at:
Prospekt Vernadskogo 4, Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 295007
For more information on the application and admission process and procedure, please go to the website of our Admissions Office (in Russian).