MISiS (National University of Science and Technology) (Moscow, Russia)

119049, Moscow, Leninskiy prospekt 4

The National University of Science and Technology MISiS has a proud and distinguished history, having celebrated its 80th anniversary in June 2010. It originated as the Department of Metallurgy in the Moscow Academy of Mines, which the Soviet government established in 1918, and in the following decades it went through several transformations before achieving its current designation.

In the 20th century, the Moscow Academy of Mines and then the Moscow Steel Institute (founded in 1930) each played a prominent role in the industrialization of Soviet Russia. Today, the National University of Science and Technology MISiS is at the forefront in the development of Russia’s innovative, knowledge-based economy, supporting the nation’s ability to successfully compete with other advanced economies as well as to fully integrate into the international community.

As in the past, MISiS remains one of Russia’s leading teaching and research educational centers. It provides a first-class professional education for over 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and it offers extensive opportunities for specialized scientific research with the objective of transferring the university’s ideas, innovations, and technologies to real-life application. MISiS aims to produce and nurture pioneering processes in a variety of fields ranging from its historic expertise in metallurgy and materials science to relatively new directions in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technologies and telecommunications, and sustainable development and energy-effective technologies. These technologies are essential for improving the quality of life not only in the Russian Federation but in all countries.

Following Russian federal policy in engineering and innovations, the university is working to develop research and development projects in prioritized areas of the economy, as identified by the presidential administration. MISiS’s goal is to create energy-effective technologies and environmentally-friendly methods of industrial production, and to produce new materials for use in energy-effective technologies.

MISiS supports a multi- and cross-disciplinary approach to education. Our mission emphasizes providing fundamental instruction at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as creating an organic bond between education and science.

MISiS is working to develop new mutually-beneficial relations with international industrial and educational partners, while continuing to nurture those already existing. Our institutional vision recognizes the seeming paradox that in the world of competition it is international cooperation that has the potential of creating an environment uniquely conducive to the attainment of the university’s goals and continued evolution.

The College of Economics and Industrial Management was created in 2010 at the initiative of Rector Dmitry Livanov to enhance MISiS’s students competence in economics and to teach them fundamental managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

Through contemporary, comprehensive curricula students acquire professional theoretical and practical skills in the areas of automated and organizational management, production management and marketing, current economic analysis and pricing, investment ventures, accounting, economic laws, and environmental and industrial safety.

Students receive instruction not only from the college’s faculty members but also from experts in leading metallurgical companies, such as OMK, Mechel, and Alcoa. Additionally, they spend part of their first academic year on placement in both Russian and foreign metallurgical companies. This initiative gives students the opportunity to test the theoretical skills they have learned in the academic environment while encourag entrepreneurship and aid in adapting to real-life conditions.

The college also holds a number of annual academic and research conferences for students at home and abroad, including events at Cracow University of Economics in Poland and at the Technical University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

The College Offers the Following Bachelor’s Degree Programs:

  • 080100 Economics (Finance & Credit, Bookkeeping, Financial Analysis and Accounting, and Organizational and Industrial Economics)
  • 080200 Management (Organizational Management, Economics and Industrial Management, and Human Resources Management)
  • 080500 Information Technology and Business (Enterprise Architecture and Technological Entrepreneurship)

The College Offers the Following Master’s Programs:

  • Industrial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Information Management
  • Applied Information Science in Economics
  • General and Strategic Management

Students who graduate from one of the above programs consistently secure rewarding employment in both state and private industrial and research centers and in governmental institutions, often obtaining administrative positions in these organizations.

The College of Ecotechnology and Engineering was created in 2010 as part of the grand Reorganization Plan of the University.

The College was formed after the reorganization of the College of Metallurgy, Ecology and Quality and the College of Technology of Materials.

The College is committed to provide qualifications, practical and theoretical skills, to future experts in energy-efficient, competitive, and environmentally friendly processes of production of metals, alloys, and composite materials with brand-new, cutting-edge functional properties that will allow creating new products to serve for the best of our life. We also offer programmes in industrial operations management and in industrial quality assessment and control.

The College offers new extensive and challenging programmes in Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship and Banking, Ecology and Energy-efficiency, and also Law in the major subject. The Departments and Research Labs of the College have modern cutting-edge computer and equipment facilities necessary for the successful acquisition of disciplinary and practical skills.

Our alumni are greatly sought after by metallurgical giants in Russia and beyond its borders, by research and development centres and labs, by a broad range of international companies all across Russia and other CIS countries. Students applying to our College will enjoy an interesting students’ life, participating in academic, research, and social events supported by the College.

The College sustains a long-term academic and research partnership with leading European institutes and universities. Especially talented students are given an opportunity to pursue their studies in several international institutions, including Freiberg Mining Academy and Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University in Germany, and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine in France within the joint degree initiatives.

The College is committed to recognize and meet our students’ individual expectations.

The College of Ecotechnology and Engineering offers the following bachelor’s degree programmes:

  • 150400 Metallurgy
    • Metallurgy of Ferrous Metals
    • Physical Metallurgy of Non-ferrous, Rare-earth, and Noble Metals
    • Thermal Physics in Metallurgy
    • Foundry Technology
    • Physical Metallurgy of Non-ferrous, Rare-earth, and Precious Metals
    • Pressure Metal and Alloy Treatment
    • Mineral Raw Materials Technology
    • Functional Materials and Coatings
    • Metallurgy of Technogenic and Secondary Resources
    • Raw Materials and Metals on the World Market
    • Tube Production Technology
    • Quality Control
  • 151000 Technological Machinery and Equipment
    • Hydraulic Systems of Technological Equipment
    • Equipment and Machinery in Metallurgy
    • Engineering of Technological Equipment
    • Tubular Machinery
    • Metal Pressure Treatment Machinery
  • 220400 Management in Technology
  • 221400 Quality Control
  • 221700 Standardization and Metrology
  • 261400 Metal Treatment Artistic Techniques
  • 280700 Technosphere Safety
    • Environment Protection
    • Technology Safety

Our teaching staff members are currently designing programmes in Powder Materials and Innovative Materials.

The list of Departments the College houses:

  1. Department of Non-ferrous Metals
  2. Department of Extraction and Recycling of Ferrous Metals
  3. Department of Metallurgy of Steel and Ferroalloys
  4. Department of Extraction of Non-ferrous and Rare-earth Metals
  5. Department of Non-ferrous Metals and Gold
  6. Department of Powder Metallurgy and Functional Coatings
  7. Department of Certification and Analytical Control
  8. Department of Manufacturing Engineering
  9. Department of Thermal Physics and Ecology in Metallurgy
  10. Department of Plastic Deformation of Special Alloys
  11. Department of Casting Technology
  12. Department of Tube Production Technology
  13. Department of Technosphere Safety

College of Information Business Systems of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS (IIBS) was founded on 5 March 2008 by concluding a Memorandum of Understanding between MISiS and the IBS company.

The college became the first official division created by IBS in high school.

Professionalism is not innate; it is acquired with time. This assumption helps our highly-professional, enthusiastic and experienced team of lecturers to provide first-class instruction in information technology and information systems in solving complex problems in automatic corporate information management systems. Our programs of study will be useful both for privately-owned and state-owned companies.

The college offers a high-quality education in the field of automatic control systems and information technologies, placing a special emphasis on acquainting students with new, cutting-edge technologies used in automatic control systems.

While providing students with necessary theoretical and practical skills in economics and informatics, the college’s teaching faculty make sure students obtain sufficient training in engineering. Students apply their theoretical knowledge on placement in leading home and international metallurgical companies, which help them succeed in their professional life upon graduation. From the very beginning, students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to carry out research experiments in information technologies and economics.

A multi cross-disciplinary educational base provided by the college helps students fulfill their goals in real life conditions and find desirable employment upon graduation from the university.

The college is comprised of five departments: Computer-Aided Management Systems; Cybernetics; Department of Computer Information and Management Systems of Automatics; Electrical Engineering and Microprocessor-based Electronics; Engineering Design.

Mining is one of the oldest manufacturing industries, which has always been in demand. It is a dynamic field that requires highly skilled professionals. The Moscow Mining University (MISiS Mining College of MISiS) with nearly a century of history prepares such specialists.

Moscow Mining Academy (MGA) was established by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars in 1918. In 1930, the Moscow Mining Institute (MGI), Moscow Institute of Steel (MISA), Moscow Geological Exploration Institute, Moscow Oil Institute, Moscow Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold and Moscow Institute of Peat were established on the basis of MGA. In 1962, MGA was reorganized into the Moscow Institute of Radio Electronics and Mining Electrical Engineering (MIRGEM). In 1966, the MIRGEM transformed into the Moscow Mining Institute (MGI). In 1993, MGI renamed the Moscow State Mining University. In March 2014 the Moscow Mining Institute and the National University of Science and Technological “MISiS” merged.

The composition of the Mining College consists of 16 departments, Center for Distance Learning, Re-training Center for Qualification Improvement of Mining Engineers and Energy Auditors, Strategic Research, Design Expertise, Scientific and Educational Testing Laboratory for Physics and Chemistry of Coal, and the Rzhev Museum and the Yershov Geological Museum.

The Mining College prepares the personnel in mining, physical processes of mining or oil and gas production, Land transport and technological means specialties and directions of training, such as design and technological support for engineering industries and power and electrical engineering.

The college provides a high-quality education in New Materials and Nanotechnologies identified by the Russian Government as prioritized research fields that the NUST MISiS should maintain and develop.

The college conducts intensive research work in Materials Science, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Semi-Conductors Production Technologies, Physics of Dielectrics, and others.

Today the College of New Materials and Nanotechnologies houses 9 departments: High-Temperature Materials and Processes; Metal Protection & Surface Treatment; Department of the Material Science of Semiconductors and Dielectrics; Department of Physical Metallurgy and the Physics of Strength; Semiconductor Electronics and Semiconductor Physics; Department of Theoretical Physics & Quantum Technologies; Technology of Electronic Materials; Physical Materials Science; Physical Chemistry.

Research work is carried out in eight laboratories and centers of research and development which are equipped with contemporary, cutting-edge technologies allowing students, professors, and young scholars to attain their scientific goals.

The college puts a special emphasis on research in fundamental science and on provision of theoretical and practical base in development of new materials using metals, ceramics, semi-conductive materials and dielectrics, as well as on acquisition of skills in information technologies and mathematical modeling. The college also offers courses in entrepreneurship, business management, law, and foreign languages which help students find better employment upon graduation and apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.

The college encourages passionate and talented students to participate in international exchange programs in institutional partners in Germany, Italy, France, and the USA. Upon completion of exchange courses, students obtain double-diplomas awarded by the NUST MISiS and one of its educational partners.


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Steps to Enroll

Dear prospective students! Thank you for your interest in studying at NUST „MISIS”. The pre-admission campaign for the academic year of 2017–2018 has started. Please submit your documents online starting November 1, 2017.

The following are the major 10 steps an international student should take to get enrolled in MISiS’s full-time International Master’s Programs:

Step 1

Choose a program of study you would like to take at MISiS. Please check the following page on the site: Tuition & Fees

Step 2

Complete the application. See the list of documents you will need to complete and submit the application. The application deadline for fall 2018 is August 10, 2018. However, all international students are strongly encouraged to apply by July 23, 2018 due to longer documents processing, international students might encounter.

Step 3

After you’ve uploaded the required documents online, you should expect to be contacted by the International Office representatives regarding an online interview with the program admission officers. You will be getting details about the time of the interview and other instructions. Interviews will start on December 1 and will be happening on a monthly basis till August 1. Once you passed the interview, the admission decision will be sent to you within 5 working days. If you have passed the interviews successfully, you will be receiving a conditional admission letter from the university via email.

Step 4

MISiS will file a visa application form with the Federal Migration Bureau, which will issue your Visa Invitation Letter within 30 working days. MISiS will then send this Letter of Invitation to your address within 10 days after the approval. After receiving this document, you should schedule an appointment at the Russian Embassy/Consulate in your home country for an interview and your visa will then be issued in due time.

Step 5

While waiting for the invitation letter: contact the Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country to find out what additional documents are required in order to obtain your Russian visa and make sure you have them ready to submit when the invitation letter arrives.

Step 6

Your Invitation Letter is valid for 90 days. The expiration dates of the Invitation Letter and those of the entrance visa are the same. You are expected to arrive in Moscow at least a month before the visa is expired and not later than 2 days before the Fall semester start date.

Step 7

After receiving the visa, send your preliminary itinerary (airline carrier, flight details including ETA and ETD) to an admission officer to arrange your transfer from the airport to your residence in Moscow.

If you have any questions, please contact International Master’s Programs Admissions Office

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 6/3, office G-366

+7 499 230-27-97


Step 8

Before travelling to Russia, this information might be useful for you:International Student Handbook (4.3 МБ)

Step 9

Please keep all the boarding passes and your Migration Card (you will be issued it during the flight or at the border). When completing the Migration Card, indicate „STUDY” („Учеба” — in Russian) in the Purpose of the Visit section and „MISIS” (or МИСиС — in Russian) in the Name of the Organization section.

Step 10

Within one to three business days upon arrival to Russia you must visit the International Office (Leninskiy Prospect 6, Building G, room G-363) you need to bring the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Copies of all pages, including blank ones, of your passport
  • Certified Russian translation of your passport
  • Migration card (original + copy)
  • academic documents (diploma and transcripts, with Russian translation)
  • 4 passport-style color photos in matte (not glossy) format

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he residence halls are conveniently located just a few metro stops from the main academic building campus. MISiS provides its students with comfortable accommodations within four residence halls, which are collectively referred to as the “Metallurgist” campus area. The residence halls are within walking distance from the Belyaevo (Беляево) metro station, which is on the same line (officially called the “Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line,” but more commonly referred to as the “Orange Line” because this is its color on the Moscow Metropolitan maps) where the main academic buildings are located. This makes it a fast and easy trip for students to reach the main academic buildings (Leninsky prospect, “Oktyabrskaya” (Октябрская) metro station).

Located in Moscow’s green area next to one of Moscow’s largest parks (Bitsa Park) and the Troparyovo recreation area, the residence halls are home to nearly 2600 undergraduate and graduate students from Russia and other countries.

Students share furnished rooms with Russian and international students and have access to a variety of leisure facilities. There is a bathroom on each floor and each room has wired Internet access.

Students have access to computer labs, laundry rooms, a recreation center, and a swimming pool, as well as a café. There is also a cafeteria located within the complex where many of the students dine. If you prefer to cook for yourself, there are kitchen facilities on each floor and there are several grocery stores located nearby.

An added benefit to studying at MISiS is the opportunity to explore Moscow. Rich in culture and history, Russia’s capital city is an amazing blend of old and new. In addition to the world-renowned Kremlin and Red Square, this cosmopolitan city is home to a multitude of museums, theatres, parks, and palaces. It also possesses a convenient and inexpensive mass transit system, including several metro stations that are cultural heritage sites in and of themselves!

In addition to its historical sites, Moscow is also home to many restaurants, cafes, and night clubs. It provides plenty of shopping opportunities for those who are into seeing and partaking in the latest fashions.

Moscow is a city of contrasts that offers a broad variety of attractions. You will certainly want to make sure to attribute some of your time to discovering all of the wonders of Moscow!

Estimated 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: 9003,300 rubles/month.

Medical insurance

6,500 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 several Russian insurance companies that offer 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).

Public Transportation

380 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 7,50015,000 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.

In my study time in Russia, I got a terrific opportunity to experience a new culture, language, and international students’ friendship.

Bodena Terfa, .. Graduated in: .

In my study time in Russia, I got a terrific opportunity to experience a new culture, language, and international students’ friendship. Being an international student of NUST MISiS, a world-class university, allowed me to get to know and enjoy every single aspect of Russian life and culture, and helped me to tolerate differences, and recognize and appreciate diversity. I also had possibilities to visit awesome and beautiful places and Museums in Moscow. I learned a lot, gained a ton of experience in my field of study, Information Technology, and expanded my field of view that helps me to understand and analyze the problems and phenomena from a longer term, real world perspective. The pretty amazing thing that especially excited me is not only experiencing the new culture and natural languages, but also experiencing the modern programming languages and software development frameworks that are used in solving real world problems. Finally, I am proud to be a student of Computing Technologies and being the part of the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” community.