Have an unforgettable study abroad adventure in the city of Moscow, Russia’s capital, the largest city on the European continent. Discover a culture full of contrasts; experience the wild nightlife and the outstanding structures such as the Kremlin, colourful Orthodox churches, or the famous subway system. Study a degree abroad in Moscow, to get high standards education in engineering and other disciplines.
Moscow is a top destination for international business, as one of the largest municipal economies of Europe, and the lowest unemployment rate in Russia. The city is also Russia’s financial centre with large banks as well as successful industries such as: chemical, metallurgy, food, textile, furniture, energy production, software development, jewellery and machinery industries.
Top companies in Moscow include: Gazprom, 1C Company, ABBYY, Kaspersky Lab, Ruselectronics, Kristall, ZiL.
The Moscow International Business Center is a projected new part of central Moscow, situated in Presnensky District, aiming to create a zone combining business activity, living space and entertainment.
Universities have partnerships with successful companies in Moscow, providing lab work and internship opportunities for interested international students.
Moscow provides offers attractive student life at any cost and time of the day or night. The city is full of clubs, restaurants and bars. Tverskaya Street is also one of the busiest shopping streets in Moscow. Today the city has many of the world's largest nightclubs, bars, creative spaces and restaurants turned into dancefloors.
The city is renowned for their selection of museums, theatres, public libraries, and concert halls. Wonderful art museums are spread throughout the city such as the Tretayakov Gallery, which houses the world's best collection of Russian icons and pre-revolutionary Russian art. Also not to be missed are some of the city's literary museums, particularly including works from top Russian writers like Tolstoy, Pushkin, Dostoevsky, or Gogol.
Other places that you simply must visit in your lifetime include:
Make sure you also visit a Russian bathhouse (banya) while in Moscow – an important Russian tradition.
Transportation in the city, though often congested, is very efficient. The metro system is one of the largest and most effective in the world, featuring great art, murals, mosaics, and ornate chandeliers. There are a lot of airports and train stations that will make traveling to other cities very simple.
Moscow features a diverse international population coming from countries that made up the past Communist Bloc such as Ukrainians, Tatars, Armenians, Azeri, Moldovans, Belarusians, including other migrants from Central Asia. Moscow is also Russia’s capital of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, but other religions are also practiced including Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, and more, confirming the city’s diversity.
Moscow’s beautiful sites and busy lifestyle has increased the number of international tourists, adding to the city’s international atmosphere. Many universities in Moscow, as well, have tens of thousands of international graduates every year, although you will probably need to speak Russian in order to enrol.
Moscow has long, cold winters usually lasting from November to the end of March. Temperatures can fluctuate between the city centre and the suburbs between 5-10°C (41-50°F). Heat waves may occur during summer. Average low temperatures are -10°C(15°F) in February, while average highs reach 24°C (76°F) in July.
Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.
Do science with MIPT! Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is synonymous to high-quality education and graduate demand. MIPT offers the best in technical and fundamental education, perfected by decades of experience: theoretical and applied physics, applied mathematics, informatics, biotechnology, and the related disciplines
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) - a new Russian graduate research university. Skoltech is founded in partnership with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which holds the world record for the amount of Nobel Prize Winners and top positions in global universities rankings.
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is Russia’s highest-ranked institution, with a consistent position within the global top 100 of the QS World University Rankings. It is the most prestigious university in Russia. MSU hosts more than 47,000 students, welcoming 4,000 international students every year.
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration was established is a leading educational and research center in Russia. RANEPA delivers business and educational programs and trains civil servants, entrepreneurs, managers, financiers, and lawyers.
Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University) is the leading institution in the system of higher oil and gas education in Russia.
The mission of MAI is create the background of the world's top-level engineering manpower through forward-looking research at all stages of the aviation, rocket and space technology life cycle.
Eurasian Management & Administration School (EMAS) is one of the leading business schools in Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, the expert in strategic management and MBA programs. People from Europe, the USA, Russia, Canada, Japan, Australia, Latin America, India and others from all over the world study at EMAS. Global school for those who seek income increase and a career worldwide.
The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is a leading business school in Russia. The school’s teaching staff includes 150 international professors and 1300 guest experts. The professors are world class professionals from well-renowned business schools all across the globe, including Cambridge University, University of Berkeley, Stanford University, INSEAD and others.
NUST MISIS is a dynamic scientific and educational centre attracting the best graduates, scientists and lecturers. The University specifically focuses on integrating science, education and innovations, as well as establishing a creative environment for unlocking the potential of every student. NUST MISIS today is one of the leading technological universities in Russia
Today RUDN University is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 145-150 countries.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) is the top medical university in Russia. Sechenov University develops Medicine of the Future based on strong academic foundation in clinical medicine, expanding frontiers in advanced multidisciplinary research together with the world leaders in Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences.