Postgraduate Program


Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training “Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin” conducts senior scholars’ training using    academic and teaching staff training programs in postgraduate study. It has a full-time (state-fund / contract) and extramural postgraduate program (contract) in 30 training programs.  It also conducts assigning of postgraduates for preparation of Candidate or Doctor of Science dissertation in scientific specialties, which are granted the right to present dissertations in UrFU Dissertation Councils.


  • Full-time postgraduate program — 3 or 4 years (in accordance with FSES)
  • Extramural postgraduate program (on basis of a contract for commercial learning services provision) — 4 or 5 years (in accordance with FSES)

Training terms:

  • Assigning candidates for Candidate of Science dissertation preparation without capturing postgraduate programs — not more than 3 years;
  • Doctor of Science dissertation preparation in Doctoral Courses executes for up to 3 years. 

UrFu rector sets dates for enrolment periods by a separate order. The following dates are set according to Postgraduate Program Admission Regulations in 2016:

Enrolment for state-fund education (19 August 2016);

Enrolment for education on basis of a contract for commercial learning services provision (no later than 19 December 2016).

Acceptance for postgraduate programs is conducted on basis of entrance examinations results (philosophy, foreign language, specialist discipline).

If no state-financed openings are left, the University can give an opportunity to study a postgraduate program on basis of a contract for commercial learning services provision.

You can get acquainted with assigning rules for Candidate dissertation preparation without capturing postgraduate programs and passing Candidacy examinations on the website

An employee who conducts educational or research work at an organization can be sent to a doctoral programme. You can get information about   the order of candidates’ sending, person specification, admission conditions on the website