International student mobility program is available for both:

1) Undergraduate and graduate students from MSU partner universities who intend to spend 1 or 2 semesters in MSU. Tuition fee is usually waived in the framework of inter-university agreements.

2) Undergraduate and graduate students from non-partner universities (free-movers) who intend to spend 1 or 2 semesters in MSU. Free-movers can study in MSU based on the agreement, which is concluded between the free-mover and Lomonosov Moscow State University.
To be eligible for a study as an exchange or a visiting student at MSU, student must have:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale, or the equivalent;
  • English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0: to take courses in English (for non-native English speakers);
  • TORFL-II / B2 level of Russian language: to take subject courses in Russian;
  • TBL / A2 level of Russian language: to study Russian language.
Autumn Semester
  • Partner nomination deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Student application deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Study period: September 1, 2023 — January 24, 2024
  • Winter exam session: January 3 — January 24, 2024
Spring Semester
  • Partner nomination deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Student application deadline: November 15, 2023
  • Study period: February 7 — June 24, 2024
  • Summer exam session: June 1 — June 24, 2024
If your univeristy has signed an exchange agreement with MSU just recently, please, fill out
MSU questionnaire for new partners so that we could add information about your university on our website.
nomination procedure for partners
  • 1
    Inform your students about the opportunity to participate in a mobility program in MSU and select students to be nominated;
  • 2
    Send to the academic mobility coordinator responsible for cooperation with your university in MSU an official nomination letter with the following information about each student:

    • Full name of the student
    • Email of the student
    • Faculty/Department/School/Institute at home university and Study Program
    • Study level (Bachelor/Master/PhD) and year
    • MSU Faculty and Study Program the student will apply to
    • Period of study: Spring semester/Fall semester/Academic year;
  • 3
    Inform your students about the online application procedure and deadlines in MSU, make sure that your students start collecting the documents in advance;
  • 4
    Keep in touch with your students before and during mobility program.

If you are late with nominations, please check if it is possible to nominate your students with MSU mobility coordinators.
application procedure for students
  • 1
    Ask the international coordinator at your home university:
    — to nominate you for international mobility program at MSU (if you study at MSU partner university);
    — to approve your desire to study on international mobility program at MSU as a free-mover or to apply for signing a cooperation agreement with MSU;
  • 2
    Prepare the documents (please see the drop-down list below) and fill in the online application;
  • 3
    Upon receiving your nomination and online-application, MSU Department for Internationalisation Development will assess your submitted application and will send it for approval to a particular Faculty;
  • 4
    Once MSU Faculty approves your application and provisional study program, MSU mobility coordinator will send you a formal acceptance e-mail with all the information. If there are any issues with your application, you will be informed about that.

Please respect the deadlines. Late submission of the application may lead to refusal to accept you into exchange program.
Information on courses
Typically, an exchange student is enrolled in the host faculty in which he plans to study. Attending 1-2 additional courses at another faculty is possible but it needs to be mutually agreed in advance.

Most courses are conducted in Russian, some in English. Please check the list of courses at the website of each faculty.

Please note that if you want to take a course that is conducted in Russian, you must have a TORFL-II / B2 level of Russian language. If you want to take a course that is conducted in English, you must have the level of English which is equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
Courses taught in English