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Lomonosov Moscow State University

GSP-1, Leninskie Gory Moscow View map
Russia
#84
Public
Very High
30,414
6,520
5,895

Overview

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 Tops®. 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.

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.


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.

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.
 



Lomonosov Moscow State University was ranked 101-110 in the most recent QS Graduate Employability Tops, 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.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

  • MAJORING in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
  • Specialty Biochemistry
  • Specialty Bioengineering
  • Specialty Biophysics
  • Specialty Biotechnology (including Bionanotechnology)
  • Specialty Cell biology, Cytology, histology
  • Specialty Mathematical biology, bioinformatics
  • Specialty Molecular biology

Faculty of Biology

  • Algology and Mycology, MSc Program Geobotany
  • Anthropology
  • Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Botany of Higher plants and Ecology
  • Cell Biology and Histology
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fundamental and Applied Biology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Human and Animal Physiology
  • Hydrobiology
  • Ichthyology
  • Immunology
  • Invertebrate Zoology and Ecology
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology of Microorganisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Physiology of higher nervous activity (Neurobiology)
  • Plant Physiology
  • Vertebrate Zoology and Ecology
  • Virology

Faculty of Biotechnology

  • Biology (General and applied biotechnology)

Faculty of Chemistry

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Applied chemical thermodynamics
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Chemical engineering and material science
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Chemistry of ionic and molecular systems
  • Colloid chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Fundamental and applied enzymology
  • High energy chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Laser chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • Nanobiomaterials and nanobiotechnologies
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer Science
  • Radiochemistry
  • Solid state chemistry

Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics

  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies

Faculty of Economics

  • Economics
  • Management

Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Classical Singing
  • Drawing and pictorial art
  • Pedagogy of Ballroom Dance
  • Pedagogy of Classical Dance
  • Performing Arts (Musical)
  • Special Piano Playing
  • Theory of art
  • TV and Radio program presenting

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies

  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • European Studies
  • General Linguistics
  • Russian Studies
  • Theory and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching
  • Сross-cultural Communication

Faculty of Fundamental physical and chemical engineering

  • Applied mathematics and physics
  • Fundamental and applied chemistry

Faculty of Geology

  • Geology

School of Business Administration

  • Management

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

  • MAJORING in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
  • Specialty Biochemistry
  • Specialty Bioengineering
  • Specialty Biophysics
  • Specialty Biotechnology (including Bionanotechnology)
  • Specialty Cell biology, Cytology, histology
  • Specialty Mathematical biology, bioinformatics
  • Specialty Molecular biology

Faculty of Biology

  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology, Cytology, Histology
  • Developmental Biology and Embryology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Genetics
  • Hydrobiology
  • Ichthyology
  • Immunology
  • Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Mycolog
  • Neurobiology
  • Physiology
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Radiobiology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

Faculty of Biotechnology

  • Experimental biomedicine
  • General and applied biotechnology
  • Molecular biotechnology
  • Photobiotechnology

Faculty of Chemistry

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical kinetics and catalysis
  • Chemistry of organoelement compounds
  • Colloid chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • High energy chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Mathematical and quantum chemistry
  • Medical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Petrochemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer Science
  • Radiochemistry
  • Solid state chemistry

Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics

  • Applied Internet technologies
  • Big data: infrastructures and methods of problems solving
  • Computational mathematics
  • Differential equations, dynamical systems, and optimal control
  • Discrete mathematics and mathematical cybernetics
  • Mathematical and computational methods for solving problems of natural science
  • Mathematical and information software for economic activity
  • Mathematical and program software for computing systems and computer networks
  • Mathematical and program software for information protection
  • Mathematical methods of information processing and decision making
  • Mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and program packages
  • Methods and systems of information protection, information security
  • Open information systems
  • Parallel programming technology and high performance computing
  • Probability theory and mathematical statistics
  • Software for computer networks
  • System programming and computer science

Faculty of Economics

  • Accounting and Statistics
  • athematical and Instrumental Methods in Economic Analysis
  • Economic Theory
  • Economics
  • Finance and Credit
  • International Economics
  • Management
  • National Economy`s Governance

Faculty of Educational Studies

  • Education Management

Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts

  • General theory of arts
  • Performing Arts (Musical)
  • Realistic Drawing
  • Theory and History of Art

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies

  • Contrastive Cultural Studies and Intercultural Communication
  • Russian Language Studies
  • Specialization Russia and the World: Cross-cultural Studies
  • Theory of Communication and International Public Relations
  • Theory of Foreign Language Teaching and Intercultural Communication
  • Theory of Translation and Intercultural Communication

Faculty of Fundamental physical and chemical engineering

  • Applied mathematics and physics
  • Fundamental and applied chemistry

Faculty of Geology

  • 4D Modeling in Geology
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Economics of Natural Resources
  • Geotectonics and Geodynamics
  • Marine Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Regional Geology

Faculty of Political Science

  • Post-Soviet Public Policy

School of Business Administration

  • International Business and Strategy
  • IT Management

University Highlights

Total students - 30,414

38%
62%

International students - 5,895

81%
19%

Total faculty staff - 6,520

592
5928

Total students - 30,414

38%
62%

International students - 5,895

81%
19%

Total faculty staff - 6,520

5928
592
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