Moscow State Linguistic University

General Information

Moscow State Linguistic University is a university in Moscow, Russia. In 1930 the Moscow Institute for Modern Languages is founded by the decree of the People’s Commissariat for Education of the Russian Federative Soviet Republic. 1990: The Institute becomes the Moscow State Linguistic University. A number of new non-linguistic degrees are instituted. It is the largest and oldest university in Russia that specializes in linguistics and foreign languages. There are about 10,000 students and postgraduates in the university. Education is available in 36 languages

More than 75% of its teaching staff have advanced academic degrees. MSLU has an extensive system of continuing education, spanning all ages and qualifications from secondary school-level linguistic lyceum to university and advanced training facilities. Full-time higher education includes 4-year undergraduate programs followed by 2-year master programs, in keeping with the Bologna Declaration. The University also offers opportunities for obtaining a second degree in linguistics.

Study Programs

  • Faculty of International IT Security
  • Faculty for International Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of the Humanities
  • Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)
  • Library and Information Centre (LIC)
  • The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Institute of Applied and Mathematical Linguistics
  • The Faculty of Translation and Interpreting
  • Institute of International Relations and Social and Political Sciences

Accommodation and Housing 

International students are offered a place at MSLU (Moscow State Linguistic University) Hall of residence, within a 3-minute walk from the Park Kultury metro station (circle line) and a 10-minute walk from MSLU (Moscow State Linguistic University) main building. MSLU (Moscow State Linguistic University) Hall of residence consists of apartments. Each apartment consists of a double room and a triple room with shared facilities. All rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs, wall shelves, and a wardrobe. Each floor has a kitchen with stoves, electric cookers, and a microwave. Free Wi-Fi is available. The dormitory is equipped with a laundry room. Bed linen is provided to students and changed once a week. The rooms are assigned to students by the accommodation office.