In some events, after the careful consideration and approval of the Applicant’s Dossier, the applicant may be considered eligible for an educational grant covering up to 100% of the tuition fee.
In the event that MISiS deems an applicant eligible for an educational grant and decides to award one, the applicant will be informed about the positive decision no later than 30 days after the admission deadline has been reached (see Application Deadline).
The decision to award a scholarship is made by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the Applicant’s Dossier according to the following eligibility criteria:
- Undergraduate GPA
- Language proficiency
- Scientific publications
- Awards, honors, and distinctions
- Personal and professional motivation spelt out in the Statement of Purpose
- Educational grant will not be given if: an application is submitted after the deadline or is incomplete
For more scholarship information and application procedure please visit General Information page.
Approximate Living Expenses
Moscow can be an expensive city, but the University tries to minimize these costs by providing high- quality, low-cost housing and readily available and relatively inexpensive on-campus dining options. How much you spend ultimately depends on your lifestyle, but below is an approximate amount that you may want to consider when you are creating your budgets.
Housing in Residence Hall
The monthly residence hall fee depends on which residence hall you have been assigned to and whether you are a government-sponsored scholarship student. We have listed just a range below to give you the approximate fees
Double room: 900–3,300 rubles/month.
6,000 RUB/year – This fee is paid only once per year upon arrival/start of classes at the university each fall.
International students are required to have a medical insurance plan covering the entire period of their study. This can be provided by an insurance company in your own country (yet make sure that the company is on the list of the insurance agencies recommended by the Russian Consulate/Embassy – information you can ask from the Russian Consulate/Embassy in your home country) or by a Russian insurance company.
MISiS is happy to assist you in finding adequate medical insurance coverage with a Russian insurance company. Yet please know that you will still need to have a medical insurance plan provided by an insurance company from your country to cover at least the first 14 working days upon entry into the country while we arrange your insurance plan with a Russian insurance company.
To provide reliable insurance coverage for its students, MISiS cooperates closely with a Russian insurance company which offers adequate insurance plans for our students at an exclusive, reduced price. In case of illness, students will be treated at most recognized medical institutions in the city located in close vicinity to the University academic and residential buildings.
All MISiS academic and residential buildings have medical centers (including dental care).
365 RUB/month. Special monthly passes for the metro can be bought by students (undergraduate and master’s students only). Please note that it may take up to a couple of months to have the student subsidized applications processed following your official enrollment into MIS&S. While you are waiting for your special student metro card to be issued, you need to pay the general fees to use public transportation. The cost list can be found here: http://mosmetro.ru/payment/tariff
Internet access for your residence hall room is available ~$10/month (exact rate depends on what speed, etc. you want). This is an optional expense.
This depends entirely on you. If you eat in one of the on-campus cafeterias every day, the cost will range from 250-500 rubles/day or about 7,500–15,000 rubles/month. It is likely cheaper to buy yourself groceries, but if you did eat two meals a day on campus, it would cost you about 500 rubles/day or approximately 15,000 RUB/month.