Russian State Humanitarian University

General Information 

Educational Institution of Higher Education «Russian State University for the Humanities», RSUH) is one of the leading universities in Russia in the field of humanitarian and social areas, a higher educational institution in Moscow. It was founded in 1991 on the basis of the Moscow State Institute for History and Archives (1930). 

International cooperation is an important part of the internationalization strategy at RSUH. The internationalization strategy also aims to enhance the quality of education and research and increase Russian education export in the international education market. RSUH has a strong international profile and cooperates with more than 200 universities worldwide. The University has expertise in organizing inbound and outbound academic mobility between the EU and Russia within EU projects. 

The University offers full-time studies in Russia, part-time studies in Russia, extramural courses, and distance instruction. Students can receive higher degrees in Bachelor’s courses, Master’s courses, and specialist degrees (per the old system of five-year study). Post-graduate courses are also offered.

University facilities include seven well-equipped academic buildings, renovated student hostels, a large technical science library, a computing center, a publishing house, student clubs, a theater (the Kaleidoscope Student Theatre), a preventive clinic, as well as a skiing lodge, a private swimming pool, and a university sports club and university rest camp.

Study Programs 


  • Historical and Archival Institute
  • Institute of Economics, Management and Law
  • Institute of Psychology. L. S. Vygotsky
  • Institute of Mass Media
  • Institute of Linguistics
  • Institute of Information Science and Security Technologies
  • Institute of Philology and History
  • Institute of Eurasian and Interregional Studies
  • Institute of Oriental Cultures and Antiquity
  • Institute of Higher Humanitarian Studies 
  • International Institute of New Educational Technologies
  • Institute of Heritage and Modern Society
  • Institute of Additional Education

In addition, there are 4 university-wide faculties:

  • Art History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy

Accommodation and Housing 

Student Dormitory has eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. All rooms have access to free Wi-fi and are equipped with essential modern amenities like a pillow, blanket, bedsheet, beds, tables, and chairs that are already added to the basic necessity list. For student recreation gyms, reading rooms and sports complex facilities are also available.

Every hostel resident can use every common room in the building, including the library, gym, canteen, and resting rooms. All rooms are well-furnished and ready to use at every time and day.  Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts. Every room fully has modern furniture and technical equipment, such as central heating and air conditioning systems, permanent Wi-Fi, and cable TV.