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Lomonosov Moscow State University

Location Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Russia
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Ranking

# 78

QS World University Rankings
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77

Undergraduate programs
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101

Postgraduate programs
International

5476

International students
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.
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.

University information

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.
 


 

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.

 

Total students

30,365

UG students

58%

PG students

42%

International students

5,476

UG students

100%

PG students

0%

Total faculty staff

6,575

Domestic staff

89%

Int'l staff

11%

Student life

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.
 

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.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #116
  • 2014
    #120
  • 2015
    #114
  • 2016
    #108
  • 2017
    #108
  • 2018
    #=95
  • 2019
    #90
  • 2020
    #84
  • 2021
    #74
  • 2022
    #78

Ranking criteria

65.6
Overall
79.5
Academic Reputation
76.5
Employer Reputation
99.8
Faculty Student Ratio
5.9
Citations per Faculty
7.3
International Faculty Ratio
87.8
International Students Ratio

Available programs

Bachelor’s degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University take four years to complete. The requirements to apply include a high school leaving certificate and academic record (both officially translated into Russian), completed application form, statements of equivalence for certificates granted outside Russia, medical certificate, AIDS test result, valid passport and visa, and six photographs. You’ll also need to pass two entrance exams. There are no English-taught bachelor’s degrees, and students can take a preparatory Russian course at the MSU Institute of Russian Language and Culture. Tuition fees vary depending on your course – for example, a BSc in Geography costs 325,000 rubles (approximately US$4,800) per year, while a BSc degree in Public Law, Civil Law or Criminal Law costs 385,000 rubles (~US$5,660) per year.

Depending on your program, postgraduate degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University can take three or four years to complete. Master’s degrees are two years long, and you will need to pass entrance exams to gain admission. The university offers English-taught master’s degrees in the following subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Politics

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