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Lomonosov Moscow State University

GSP-1, Leninskie Gory Moscow,
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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is the highest-ranked university in Russia, with a consistent position within the global top 150 of the QS World University Rankings®. Considered one the most prestigious universities in Russia, It houses the tallest educational building in the world, and hosts more than 47,000 students, welcoming 4,000 international students every year.

MSU students benefit from the university’s impressive library, the oldest and one of the largest university library systems in the country, holding around 10 million books, 2.5 million of which are in foreign languages.
There are also multiple research institutes, research centers and museums connected to the university, including the Research Computing Center and International Laser Center.

MSU has many societies and sports clubs for students to get involved with in their spare time, with plenty to suit different interests – for example, students interested in the performing arts could join the university’s academic chorus, theater workshop and/or dance college. In terms of sports, options include the mountaineering club, diving club and yacht club.

To gain admission, you’ll need to pass two entrance exams and submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • School leaving certificate (High school diploma)
  • Copy of academic record
  • Statements of equivalence of the education certificate (for the certificates outside the Russian Federation);
  • Medical certificate
  • AIDS test result
  • Passport with visa and migration card
  • Six 3x4 cm photographs.
  • Any other documents as required by your faculty.

Your academic documents should be translated into Russian, and must either be notarized in Russia or certified by the Russian Embassy or consulate in your home country.

Lomonosov Moscow State University was ranked 101-110 in the most recent QS Graduate Employability Rankings, making it the highest-ranked Russian university for graduate employability. It was ranked 20th for the alumni outcomes indicator, having been the alma mater of famous writers such as Anton Chekhov and Ivan Turgenev, politicians such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Mikhail Suslov, as well as renowned mathematicians and physicists such as Boris Demidovich, Vladimir Arnold, and Andrey Kolmogorov.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Economics

Faculty of Fundamental physical and chemical engineering

Faculty of Geology

School of Business Administration

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Educational Studies

Faculty of Fundamental physical and chemical engineering

Faculty of Political Science

School of Business Administration

University Highlights

Lomonosov Moscow State University is one of the top Public universities in Moscow, Russia. It is ranked #74 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 30,152


International students - 10,239


Total faculty staff - 6,575


Total students - 30,152

International students - 10,239


Total faculty staff - 6,575

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This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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