Moscow State University

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world rank  123

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University Overview

Founded in 1755, Moscow State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Moscow (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Moscow State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 265 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name Московский государственный университет
Acronym MSU
Founded 1755
Motto Science is clear learning of truth and enlightenment of mind

University Location

Address Leninskie Gory
Moscow (population range: over 5,000,000)
119992 Moscow
T +7 (95) 939 1000
F +7 (95) 939 0126

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Moscow State University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020