At the present day, NArFU facilitates an adjusting work in accordance with the Bologna process, meaning a transition towards multi-level educational system. It includes a variety of 4-year bachelor and 2-year master’s programmes offered throughout the institutes of NArFU.
Each study programme offers specifically-elaborated study plan, though besides of obligatory courses (subject to the fulfillment of norms), students may take optional courses, several of them with the English language of instruction.
Participating in multilateral projects of the Barents Cross-Border University, and within the frameworks of the joint international programs, more courses became available in a variety of research areas: comparative social work, environmental engineering, health and wellbeing in the Circumpolar area, Software Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment, to name a few.
For your choice, we offer courses by different level, load, content and timing. If non-degree, transcript of records is provided upon completion of the studies.
The full list of courses is available below:
|Name||Work load||Level of study/Year of study||Examination semester|
|Discrete and Mathematical Models||3 ECTS||First year of Bachelor programme||Autumn semester|
|Introduction to Perceptual Computing||3 ECTS||Second year of Bachelor programme||Autumn semestr|
|Geoinformation Technologies||6 ECTS||Third or Fourth year of Bachelor programme||Fall semester|
|Space systems for the Arctic monitoring||5 ECTS||First year of master studies||Autumn|
|Web-programming||3 ECTS||Third year of Bachelor programme||Fall, 5 semester|
|Distributed systems||5 ECTS||First year of Bachelor programme||2 semester|
|Design and Project management||4 ECTS||For Bachelors||Fall semester 2014|
|Databases||7 ECTS||For Bachelors||Fall semester 2014|
|The Voices of Twentieth Century Russia /advanced level/||10 ECTS||Third year of Bachelor programme||Fall semester 2014|
|Soviet and Contemporary Russian History /intermediate level||10 ECTS||Second/Third year of Bachelor programme||Fall semester 2014|
|Russian Texts for Understanding Soviet and Contemporary Russia||10 ECTS||Third year of Bachelor programme||Fall semester 2014|
|Practical Russian Language||10 ECTS||Third year of Bachelor programme||Fall semester 2014|
|Contemporary Russian Politics||10 ECTS||Third year of Bachelor programme||Fall semester 2014|
At Russian universities, the academic year begins on 1 September and ends at the end of June/July. The actual starting and ending date of studies depends on the field of study and the courses taken. The academic year consists of two semesters.
Autumn Semester: September – January / February
Spring Semester: February – August
Semester dates and vacation breaks may vary depending on the program.
There is no summer semester, but during the summer, students can take summer studies, which may consist of exams, personal projects or research, at NArFU and abroad. Lectures and seminars are not usually offered from June/July to August, with the exception of some field courses. Most of the libraries are open during the summer.
In addition to summer holidays, there is a break at the New Year and Christmas Celebrations (Jan 01 – Jan 10) and some other public holidays across the year.