MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
The Lomonosov Moscow State University is the oldest and the most prestigious university of Russia.

"There is a science centre in the center of Europe, which according to its fields and range of its representatives, belongs to the best a nation may create… Learn from Russians"

Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902) about Moscow University

MSU History

University structure and staff

Programmes, Degrees, courses

Facilities, Accommodation, Safety

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Moscow University was founded on 12 (25)th of January 1755 on Saint Tatyana's Day at the decree of the Empress Elizaveta and on the initiative of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. The day of Moscow University's foundation is celebrated as the Student's Day in Russia. Started with three faculties in 1755, Moscow State University nowadays offers education in 27 faculties and research training in a number of institutes.

Moscow State University has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. At this oldest and most famous Russian university, scientific and educational schools of international reputation have been formed. A number of its graduates and professors became Nobel Prize winners and are considered world famous scientists. According to all private and governmental surveys, Lomonosov Moscow State University is the leading national educational establishment. It is internationally recognised and ranked among the top ten in the world. The University has been providing a means for the people from all other the world to learn about the latest advances in sciences, humanities and medicine for about 250 years.

The total number of University students including post-graduates exceeds 30,000. The University employs 8,500 professors, teachers and researchers. About 6,900 of them hold Doctor of Science and PhD Degrees. The number of foreign students is growing constantly. Currently they host about 3,000 students from about 100 countries.

The University teachers and professors are highly qualified and world recognised for their achievements in modern sciences. Further, the application of the latest techniques in teaching provides the necessary background for an excellent education. The Diploma of Moscow University has won universal prestige and is recognised worldwide. Many educational programmes are carried out in close co-operation with research institutes of the University and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Main Building of the University is world famous for its exceptional architecture and size - it is the largest and tallest university building throughout the world. The University campus located in one of the most beautiful parts of Moscow supplies the students with all necessary facilities: lecture halls, laboratories, libraries, dining halls, dormitories, movie theatre, conference hall, post office, clinics, pharmacy, and various shops. The University campus includes 12 training halls, 2 swimming pools, baseball and football stadiums, tennis courts and other sport facilities.

The University closely cooperates with the leading international organisations including UNESCO and The World Bank. The University is a member of various international associations and has concluded more than 350 exchange, research and cooperation agreements with universities on all continents. Moscow State University is also the centre of cooperation between the universities of the former USSR. The Rector, Prof. V.A.Sadovnichii, is the President of the Eurasian Association of Universities. Many outstanding scholars, public and state leaders of the world have been elected Honourary Professors and Doctors of the University. Among them are J. Goethe, the beloved German thinker and novellist, the first prime-minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, Margarete Thatcher, and last but not least, Bill Clinton. Many current and past political leaders, such as M. Gorbatchev are alumni of Moscow State University and underlign the ambitions of the university to provide the best tuition to the best people.

Moscow State University provides a wide range educational services and educational programmes. It has established modern educational programmes in all basic areas of research and education. The educational system of the University is designed to give a student deep understanding of fundamental disciplines combined with specialisation in the applied and concrete scientific problems. Almost programs at the University are delivered in Russian language. However, some graduate and a number of training programmes are conducted in foreign languages.

Courses of different type and duration, pre-university programmes, various specialized courses including teachers' and researchers' qualification advancement studies as well as courses of Russian language, history and culture of Russia are open for international students.

Those wishing to take a full course of studies or training in Russian language are invited to Foundation (preparatory) course at the Center for International Education or at the faculties specialized departments.

Tuition fees for international students for 2003/04 Academic year

Preparatory courses (Foundation) - Center for International Education of MSU

  • Humanities (two semesters, October 2003 - June 2004) - USD 2500
  • Sciences (two semesters, October 2003 - June 2004) - USD 2850
  • Three semesters program (February 2004 - June 2005, all programs) - USD 3400

Graduate and Postgraduate Programs

Faculties

Programs, Tuition fees (USD per year)

Bachelor

Specialist

Master

PhD

Post doctorate

Mechanics and Mathematics

4000

4000

4000

4600

4600

Computational Mathematics & Cybernetics

4000

4000

4000

4600

9600

Physics

4000

4000

4000

4600

4600

Chemistry

4000

4000

4000

4600

4800

Biology

4500

4500

4500

5500

5500

Soil science

4000

4000

4000

4600

4600

Geology

4000

4200

4200

4600*

5000*

5000

Geography

-

4000

4100

4600

4700

Fundamental Medicine

-

4500

-

5000

-

Philosophy

4000

-

5000*

4200

-

6000*

4500

-

5000*

5000

5000

History

3000

3000

4000

4000

5500

Philology

4500*

5500*

4500

5500*

5000

6500

7000

Sociology

4000

4000

4000

4600

4600

Psychology

6000

6000

6000

4600

4600

Economics

5500

6000*

-

5500

5500

6000

Law

6700

6700

6700

4600

5000

Journalism

4000

-

4500

5000

5000

Foreign Languages

5000*

8000*

5000*

5500*

5000

-

-

Asian and African Studies

5000

5000

4500*

5000*

4600*

5000*

4600

Public Administration

-

6000

-

5000

5000

Faculty of Pedagogy

-

-

4000

4600

4600

Faculty of Material’s Sciences

4000

4000

4000

4600

4600

Faculty of Arts

500

-

5000

6500

6500

Faculty of Bioengineering - 4000 - 4600 4600
Higher School of Business - 6800 - 5000 5000
Higher School of Translation 5000 5000 - - -
Moscow School of Economics 5000 - 5500 - -

* Tuition fee depends on the program
Text-books from the University libraries are available for free

Moscow State University offers a number of special programmes for groups of students from foreign universities. These programmes may last from one semester to one year. Students may choose to pass exams in the courses they take. Classes may be conducted in a foreign language.


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