Lomonosov Moscow State University

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 90

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • International students are allowed to seek part-time work although the university does not help students find a job.
  • Students should be able to find a decent part-time job.
  • The average student wage in Moscow is USD 4–6 per hour.


  • Moscow State University (MSU) was established in 1755. It is considered one of the oldest universities in Moscow and is part of ‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’, a group of Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style of architecture.
  • The MSU main building, 240m tall, has 33km of corridors and 5,000 rooms. It was the tallest building in the world outside of New York City at the time of its construction, and remained the tallest building in Europe until 1990.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Ivan Turgenev (novelist, short story writer and playwright).
  • Anton Chekhov (physician, dramaturge and author).
  • Boris Pasternak (poet, novelist and literary translator).
  • Vitaly Ginzburg (Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, Nobel laureate, member of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences, and one of the fathers of the Soviet hydrogen bomb).
  • Andrei Sakharov (nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist).
  • Mikhail Gorbachev (former Soviet statesman, eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union).


Lomonosov Moscow State University, GSP-1,, Leninskie Gory,, Moscow, 119991,, Russian Federation