Virtual Open Day for International Applicants
Admission of foreign citizens
Admission step-by-step:
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Find the educational program you are interested in and contact the admissions office of the faculty.
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Starting from June 15, 2021, register on the MSU online platform, fill out the online application and submit the required documents.
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Pass the entrance examinations that begin after June 16th. Find out the exact dates of entrance examinations at the faculty.
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Check the results of the entrance examinations at the faculty. If you successfully pass the entrance examinations, sign the online enrollment consent form.
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Sign the study contract and pay remotely for the first semester 2021/22.
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Contact the faculty to receive an invitation from Moscow State University to enter Russia on a student visa.
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Keep in touch with the staff of the foreign department of your faculty. Visit the portal for international students of Moscow State University. Prepare to start your lessons in September 2021!
1
Find the educational program you are interested in and contact the admissions office of the faculty.
4
Starting from June 15, 2021, register on the MSU online platform, fill out the online application and submit the required documents.
5
Pass the entrance examinations that begin after June 16th. Find out the exact dates of entrance examinations at the faculty.
6
Check the results of the entrance examinations at the faculty. If you successfully pass the entrance examinations, sign the online enrollment consent form.
7
Sign the study contract and pay remotely for the first semester 2021/22.
8
Contact the faculty to receive an invitation from Moscow State University to enter Russia on a student visa.
9
Keep in touch with the staff of the foreign department of your faculty. Visit the portal for international students of Moscow State University. Prepare to start your lessons in September 2021!
List of required documents:
Application for admission to the first year of study;

Originals or copies of documents on education or on education and qualifications (degrees) with a full list of the subjects studied and the grades obtained on them:

  • for undergraduate (BSc / BA), specialist programs: a document on secondary (complete) general education, or a document on secondary vocational education, or a document on higher education and on the qualifications awarded;

  • for Master's programs (MSc / MA): original or copy of a document on higher education and on the degree obtained (not lower than a Bachelor or Specialist degree);

  • for postgraduate (PhD) programs: a document on higher education and on the degree obtained (not lower than a Specialist or Master's degree);
Notarized translation into Russian of education documents and academic transcripts;
Copies of documents proving the identity and citizenship of the applicant (the first two pages of the passport / ID);
Notarized translation into Russian of the first two pages of the passport / ID;
2 photos size 3x4 cm (black and white or color print of a photo taken in 2021 without a headdress on matte paper) in case of submission by a postal service, or an official digital photo in 3x4 format for electronic filing.
Recognition of education documents obtained in a foreign state
If you received your previous education outside of Russia, then in order to enter Moscow University, your foreign education must be recognized as corresponding to the educational program implemented in the Russian Federation. Recognition of foreign education and / or qualifications is a prerequisite for admission to Moscow University.

You can apply for the recognition of a foreign education in electronic form on the online platform of the Moscow University AIS "Recognition". The service is provided free of charge.

To pass the recognition procedure, you must prepare:
A valid identity card by which you plan to cross the border of the Russian Federation for the purpose of studying;

Document about your previous education and annexes to it;

A document confirming a change of surname, first name or patronymic, if they do not match with the educational document and the valid identity card.
You can also upload additional documents to the system confirming your education (for example, copies of documents on continuing education, additional professional education programs, academic internships, including in a foreign educational organization, etc.).
Documents received in a foreign country must be legalized. You can familiarize yourself with the required form of legalization of documents issued in your country here.
All documents drawn up in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized translation into Russian.
Passing the education recognition procedure is not equivalent to submitting documents for admission to Moscow State University.
You can familiarize yourself with the instructions for working in the AIS "Recognition" system here. You can also watch a video instruction on working in the AIS "Recognition" system:
Procedures and deadlines for submission of documents

In 2021, you can submit documents in one of several ways:

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Remotely via the MSU online platform;
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By sending documents by mail.

Acceptance of documents for the first year for undergraduate, specialist and graduate programs for foreign citizens begins on June 15, 2021 and ends:


  • for Bachelor and Specialist programs - July 12 or July 14, 2021 (depending on the educational program, the exact dates should be specified at the faculty);
  • for Master's programs - July 20, 2021.

If education documents (certificate, diploma) are not issued before the submission deadline at MSU, an official letter from the educational institution (school, college, university) can be accepted for consideration. The letter should confirm the completion of studies in 2021 and indicate the exact date of obtaining a document of education / diploma.