The first year aims to develop self-organization skill in academic and extracurricular life and shape entrepreneurial thinking that encourages creativity and self-expression.
At this stage students start to be engaged in group projects and research about business processes. They acquire business communication skills, business planning, speaking to an audience, begin to take active part in school governance.
Students are offered with primarily professional focused disciplines covering various areas of business and actively learn from business representatives. Year 3 results in the course paper and company internship.
* a semester course available to all students of Moscow University and taught by MSU leading professors from other departments.
50% of courses are taught in English by foreign and Russian professors. A student can customize his/her educational needs by choosing from a wide list of elective courses. Career days, workshops and presentations from partner companies support student’s career orientation.
Final paper submission and presentation
All school and college diplomas obtained outside the Russian Federation should be validated or “recognized”.
To receive recognition certificate of documents, a foreign applicant must register on the MSU online platform and attach scanned copies of passport and the document of obtained level of education with the transcript of records.
The documents must be translated into Russian and notarized.
Depending on the country issuing the diploma an apostille or a consular legalization can be required. For more detailed information, please, contact the International office.
Where to submit documents:
Foreign applicants can submit documents online by registering and filling out a questionnaire on the University portal at the link:
List of required documents:
*Apostille or consular legalization (if needed)
Exams for foreign applicants will be held remotely (online).
The exam contains two parts: oral and written, as it involves a written task and an oral discussion with the examiner.
The program of the entrance test in Mathematics
The program of the entrance test in the Russian language
If a foreign applicant has the results of the Unified State Exam (ЕГЭ) in any of the above subjects, he/she can submit them instead of passing the entrance exam.
The lists of applicants who have successfully passed the entrance tests are published on the school website. Applicants are ranked there according to the scores gained.
The lists are updated daily on the website of the Central Admissions Committee of the University (according to the consents for enrollment submitted by applicants).
Find your position in the ranking list and contact the admissions committee to clarify your situation.
Applicants who have successfully passed the entrance exams and provided consent for enrollment are allowed to sign contracts for education.
The deadline to submit the enrollment consent is August 3 (6 pm Moscow time).
Enrollment is possible after signing a contract and payment for the first academic semester.
Foreign citizens arriving to study at Moscow State University are recommended to purchase a voluntary health insurance.
The list of insurance companies accredited to work with MSU:
Foreign applicants who need a visa should contact the Admission Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or the International Office