Outgoing academic mobility: expanding academic horizons

Any LMSU student can take part in competitive admission to study abroad for a semester or a year in one of the partner universities of which particularly popular among students are Humboldt University (Germany), Paris-Sorbonne University (France), Peking University (China), La Sapienza University (Italy), University of Barcelona (Spain), and the University of Helsinki (Finland), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), University of Vienna (Austria), Tokai University (Japan), Stockholm University (Sweden), University of Melbourne (Australia) and many others. The student’s grades and credits for the disciplines studied at the partner university are transferred to his credit record at LMSU. Thus, while studying abroad, students continue to complete the curricula of their educational programs at Moscow University. Students, getting Bachelor’s and Specialist’s degree, can study abroad starting from the 5th semester (3rd year of study); students, getting Master’s degree, can study abroad in the 2nd or 3rd semester.

You can review the catalogue of the international exchange programs within the framework of inter-university agreements here:

REVIEW THE CATALOGUE


If you want to take part in the international exchange programs within the framework of interfaculty agreements, then you should contact the International Cooperation Department or Foreign Department of your faculty.

If you want to take part in the international exchange programs within the framework of inter-university agreements, then click here: 

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ATTENTION:
Application deadline for international exchange programs varies from university to university. For more information, please click here.

To participate in the competition no later than the specified dates, the following documents must be submitted to the foreign department of the sending faculty:

  • Recommendation letter from the sending faculty signed by the Deputy Dean or the Dean;
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with personal contacts (mobile phone, e-mail) in Russian and the language of the country of destination (max 1 page A4);
  • A motivation letter in Russian and the language of instruction at the exchange program (max 2 pages A4);
  • Recommendation letter from an Academic advisor in Russian and the language of instruction at the exchange program the student intends to take;
  • Certificate confirming level of knowledge of the language of instruction at the exchange program or a recommendation letter from the Faculty language department (see the requirements of a partner university);
  • Transcript of Records or copy of Diploma, sealed and signed by the representative of a Faculty (in Russian or in English);
  • For PhD students only: consent for admission from an Academic advisor from a partner institution (if available) in Russian and the language of instruction at the exchange program.

Based on the applications received, MSU administration selects the most successful candidates for consideration of the competitive commission (consisting of a representative of the Faculty, coordinator of the academic exchange program and, in some cases, a representative of the host university). Based on the submitted documents and an oral interview in Russian and the language of studies, the commission decides on sending the student to a foreign partner university. All documents submitted for consideration by the commission are submitted by an employee of the department of the Department for the Internationalization Development of Moscow State University.

After the completion of the exchange program, the student must provide a report on the results of the study and research conducted at the partner university.

If you have any questions, please contact coordinators of academic mobility.