For Exchange Students
Request your home university to nominate you for international mobility program
For Free movers
Enlist the support of your international office coordinator and contact MSUBS Exchange Program Coordinator expressing your desire to study on MSUBS international mobility program
Fill up an application form
Prepare the following documents
Once the MSUBS coordinator received and checked your documents he/she will send you an email that your documents have been received. Later you or your home university will receive an official acceptance letter.
An invitation letter required for visa application will be sent to you separately. Normally it is issued within 45 days after MSUBS receive a completed student application form.
Check if you require a visa to enter Russian Federation.
If you need a visa, please, contact the Visa Application Center or the Consulate of the Russian Federation and follow their guidelines.
Also note that you have to apply for a student visa and the purpose of the trip is «study», «educational» visa type. Students cannot enter Russia with a «tourist» visa or any other types of visa.
If you are willing to live in MSU dormitory, you have to book a room there in advance.
The most typical room is 8 or 12 square meters. Two rooms are combined in one block where there is a toilet and a bathroom. There are about 36 blocks, two kitchens and lobbies on each floor of the dormitory.
To apply for the dormitory, send an email indicating your wish to MSUBS Coordinator. It is needed ONLY if you did not mark it in your application form.
Living cost: it is estimated to be about 14000 rubles per month. To know the exact amount, ask your MSUBS Coordinator.
It is mandatory for all foreign students to have a medical insurance covering the whole period of stay.
Foreign students having a residence permit or a temporary residence permit in Russia are provided with a Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI).
For other foreign students a Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) is available. Ask MSUBS coordinator to provide you with a link to buy the Insurance.
After the official announcement of MSUBS all students in collaboration with their home universities should choose courses from the Course list for the exhange semester.
Login and password along with an updated course list and a detailed instruction will be send to your email 1 month prior to the start of academic semester.
In a week before arrival contact your MSUBS coordinator and provide him/her with the following details:
As feedback you will get a guideline how to reach Moscow State University.
If you need any assistance mention it in the email as well or ask for buddy help
To check-in at the dormitory you have to go to the Dormitory Administration Office
Address: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Main Building; Kolmogorova st., house 1;
To enter the Main Building, please, use the entry located on the side of Lebedeva st. and go to the sector Б.
Office hours: 10:00-17:45 – Room 5, 18:00-10:00 – Room 1
Follow the procedures explained by the dormitory’s inspector to check-in and get the key from your room.
After entering Russia you are responsible for obtaining an initial migration registration
In case you live in a rented room, you must be registered at the place of your accommodation. Please, contact the owner of the flat to get registered
In case you live in MSU dormitory, you have to come to MSUBS International Office (room 307) on the next working day after your arrival.
Carry the following documents with you:
Within 90 days after your arrival, you have to undergo medical checkup and then dactyloscopy (finger printing).
Medical checkup information:
Address: House 10, Building 5,26 Bakinskikh Komissarov st., Moscow; 4th FLOUR
Price: 5900 rubles (by card)
For preliminary registration, please, contact your BS coordinator.
1. Address: MSU Main building, part “Б”, underground/minus 1 flour, room 15.
Hours: by appointment
Price: 0 rubles (Free)
You can book your appointment at www.DIKIDI.ru or ask BS coordinator for help.
2. Address: house 18, building 1, Bahrushina st., Moscow (Paveletskaya metro)
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Monday-Friday), better to go before 13:00
Price: 1100 rubles
No need for preregistration if you go in the morning hours.
Social card is an optional document but it gives you a discount in some shops and feed-in tariffs to travel by public transport such as metro, local trains, buses, etc.
To get this card:
Sign a consent to the processing of personal data and wait for 14-30 days till your documents would be registered in the “Register of students”
Go to “My Documents” office with your passport and 2 photos (3×4) to submit an application for this card
After 30 days collect your card from the same office of “My Documents”
Bank card is an optional card, however it is very useful. You can choose any Russian Bank to open the card. The most popular governmental banks are Sberbank and VTB and among private banks – Tinkoff.
To open the card, you have to:
A week before you are planning to go home contact MSUBS exchange coordinator and provide him/her with the following details:
Contact the dormitory’s inspector (room 5) and ask for all necessary procedures to vacate the room.
If you vacate the room at the end of your contract the procedures should be the following:
After the manager marked check out date in a special house-register, you are not a hosteler anymore.
In case you leave the room before the end of the contract, first you have to contact room 16, floor 1, Sector Б and ask for the fees’ recalculation and refund. After this clear the room and contact the floor manager.
Several days before you return to your country, please, fill up the questionnaire sent by MSUBS Exchange program coordinator.
It would be highly appreciated if you give your agreement to publish your feedback in MSUBS’s website and share 6-7 photos showing your experience being a student of this department.
Note: filling the questionnaire is mandatory for all exchange students. However, without your permission no information from it would be published.