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More than 100 foreign students study today at CMC MSU. They come from Ecuador, Romania, China, India, Serbia, The Republic of Korea, Baltic countries, Iran, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belgie, Uzbekistan, and other countries.

СCMC MSU students receive deep fundamental education in applied mathematics, statistics, informatics and computer science. They are taught to think globally and are well known for their non-standard approach to problem solving. As a result many of them hold important positions in academic institutions, universities, in industry, financial and trade organizations, companies and banks both in Russia and abroad.

Academic programs

BACHELOR DEGREE (4 years full-time)

Entry Requirements: Secondary Education Certificate

Language of instruction: Russian

During the first two years students are trained in the fundamental disciplines forming the basis of modern applied mathematics, computer and information sciences studies.

General courses: Mathematical Analysis, Linear Algebra, Analytical Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Differential Equations, Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Introduction to Informatics, Algorithms and Algorithmic Languages (C, C++), Computer Systems Architecture and Assembler, System Software, Operating Systems (UNIX, WINDOWS), Applied Software, Computer Graphics

Beginning with the third year, students are trained for one of the following programs:

Direction: Applied Mathematics and Informatics

Applied mathematics and statistics

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Optimal Control
  • Computational Diagnostics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Computer Science

  • System Programming
  • Mathematical Cybernetics
  • Systems and Networks (Internet)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Security
  • Data Bases

Informatics and management

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Business-Informatics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Local Networks (Intranet)
  • System Analysis

Direction: Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies

  • Modern Programming Languages
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems and Data Bases
  • Computer Networks and Internet-Technologies
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Software Engineering

MASTER DEGREE (2 years full-time)

Entry requirements: BSc Diploma in Applied Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Informatics

The object of the Master's period of study is to deepen students' knowledge and practical skills in the chosen program. The students will join an special seminar supervised by a scientific advisor, take part in a research project and present a Master's theses.

Direction: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Mathematical and Computer Methods of Image Processing
  • Mathematical Models of Complex Systems: Theory, Algorithms, Applications
  • Decision Engineering in Economics and Finance
  • Information Security and Cryptography
  • Networks Software
  • Mathematical models and methods in VLSI design

Direction: Information Technologies

  • Open information systems
  • Computational Science
  • Software engineering
  • Enterprise Information Systems

Classes: 18 academic hours per week

PhD. DEGREE (4 years full-time)

Entry requirements: MSc Diploma or Specialist Diploma in Applied Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Informatics

Postgraduate students are trained by individual plans. During this period students have to take five examinations and present Ph.D. theses, which are prepared under supervision of leading professors of the Faculty.


1. Tuition fee for 2020-2021 academic year

Degree offered Speciality Period of study Tuition fee
Bachelor (BSc) Applied Mathematics and Informatics 4 years 396 710 - 417 020 RUB (annual)
Bachelor (BSc) Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies 4 years 396 710 - 417 020 RUB (annual)
Master (MSc) Applied Mathematics and Informatics 2 years 390 670 - 426 220 RUB (annual)
Master (MSc) Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies 2 years 390 670 - 426 220 RUB (annual)
Candidate of Science (PhD) Applied Mathematics and Computer Science 4 years 409 858 - 420 488 RUB (annual)
Scientific Internship Call From 1 month 28 000 RUB (per month)
Educational Training Call From 1 month 28 000-36 000 RUB (per month; depends on the chosen hours)

Academic year lasts for 10 months: from September 01 to June 30.

The tuition fee is fixed for the whole period of study.

2. Hostel accommodation

Rent for apartments in the University campus ranges from 12 000 to 15 000 RUB per month.

3. Medical insurance

9 000-15 000 RUB per year

4. Living expenses

Living expenses may vary, but a single student should plan an income of 30 000 RUB per month to pay for supplies, travel and other expenses.

How to Apply

Submission of documents and entrance exams in 2020 will be held remotely.
Detailed information will be available on the CMC MSU website after June 01, 2020.
Submission of documents and applications starts from June 15, 2020.

For admittance to the Entrance Examinations candidate should submit the following documents:

  1. Passport with visa, migration card.
  2. Application form.
  3. Documents certifying previous education including the title of the degree obtained and the transcript of records.
  4. Standard medical certificate confirming that the candidate has no diseases.
  5. 10 photos, 3x4 cm size.
  6. Standard certificate of passing the test of Russian as foreign language.

The submitted documents should be translated into Russian and validated by public notary. The Faculty has the right to request additional information.

The documents for the Bachelor program should be submitted to the Admission Office from June 15, 2020

For the Master’s the documents are submitted from June 15, 2020 to July 20, 2020.

Candidates for PhD programs submit the documents in August.

Entrance examinations

Bachelor's entrance exams are mathematics (colloquium), informatics, and Russian language (colloquium). Master's entrance exam is applied mathematics and informatics (in written) and testing for particular chosen programe.

The exact dates and the list of the entrance exams will be announced later. If you successfully pass your exams we shall prepare your educational contract.

Academic Calendar

Academic year for Bachelors, Masters lasts for 10 months:

Fall semester Spring semester
August 25 – August 31 Registration January 25 – February 06
September 01 Classes Begin February 07
December 25 – December 31 Testing period May 25 – May 31
January 03 – January 24 Examination period June 01 – June 25
January 25 – February 06 Vacations June 26 – August 25


Address: 119991, Moscow, Leninskie Gory 1-52, MSU, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics 2nd educational building, 6th floor, room 663

Tel.: +7 (495) 939-54-55
Fax: +7 (495) 932-88-51

Admission to CMC MSU for BSc, MSc, PhD and internship programs: (Tatiana Khmyrova) (Natalya Shirnina)

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