Today’s academic world is inherently international. In accordance with this absolute and within the University Development Program, Moscow State University aims to develop international academic cooperation in the areas of academic mobility, scientific partnerships, double diploma programs and programs taught in foreign languages, collaboration with international associations and initiation of international forums with the participation of Russian and foreign universities, support for international language centres in Russia and promotion of the Russian language and culture abroad.
More than 10 000 foreign students, graduate students, interns from 90 countries annually visit Moscow State University for the purpose of training and participation in joint scientific programs. About 2 500 students study in the foreign branches of Moscow University in Astana (Kazakhstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Yerevan (Armenia), Koper (Slovenia). More than 300 undergraduate and graduate students study at MSU-BIT University in Shenzhen (China), established jointly by Moscow State University and the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2017.
Moscow University promotes internationalization based on the principle of equality of all participants and within the framework of more than 700 agreements on scientific and educational cooperation with governmental and international organizations, foreign universities and research centers in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. As part of cooperation agreements with foreign partners, about 500 MSU students are going abroad for inclusive training, the same number of foreign students come to MSU from partner universities: Humboldt University, Sorbonne University, Peking University, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Barcelona, University of Helsinki, University of Vienna, Tokai University, Stockholm University and other foreign universities.
Moscow University coordinates the interaction of universities of the Russian Federation with university consortia of foreign countries in the framework of international associations of universities of China, India, Japan, Iran, Cuba, universities of Ibero-American countries, Arab universities, universities of the CIS countries.
Among the integrated educational projects carried out by the Moscow State University together with foreign partners are the Russian-German Institute of Science and Culture, French University College, Confucius Institute, International Center for Korean Studies, Centre for Ibero-Roman Studies, and others.
MSU seeks to develop cooperation with representatives of scientific and academic communities, universities, public organizations around the world. The doors of Moscow University are open to foreign applicants, students, interns and teachers.
Integrative exam in Russian as a foreign language, the history of Russia and the basics of Russian legislation.