Free movers

Foreign students are welcomed to join the Faculty of Economics, MSU for a semester or a complete academic year on the paid basis

The application procedure for free movers is as follows:

  1. Responsible coordinator at the home university should send an official confirmation letter directly to Victoria Grishina This confirmation letter should indicate that the applicant is currently studying at the university and is allowed to participate in the exchange program at the Faculty of Economics, MSU as a free mover for a certain semester / academic year. 
  2. The applicant should send the following documents to Victoria Grishina
  • Motivational letter;
  • Copy of passport’s ID page. The validity of the passport must be at least 18 months (1.5 years) from the date of visa issue.  

Upon receiving your nomination our coordinator will send you an online application form. 

Application deadlines: May, 15 for a fall semester, October, 15 for a spring semester. 

For further information on the exchange and examples of the documents required please contact Victoria Grishina


All foreign citizens must be registered at the place of stay within 7 (seven) working days after the day of their entry into the Russian Federation.

Moscow University can assist in the registration of exchange students only if they:

  • have entered the Russian Federation with visa issued on the basis of MSU invitation letter;
  • live in MSU dormitory.

Students may be provided with accommodation in MSU dormitory only in case they have applied for Russian visa on the basis of MSU invitation letter.