Lomonosov Moscow State University

Studies. Academic year at MSU lasts from September till June and includes two semesters: Fall semester (01.09-24.01) and Spring semester (07.02-30.06). Duration of studies is as follow: BSc/BA - 8 semesters; MSc/MA - 4 semesters; Specialist - 10 semesters; PhD - 6 semesters. All classes are held in Russian. So to be admitted to the regular course at a faculty you should pass the test of proficiency in Russian language or take one-year preparatory course at the University's Center for International Education (CIE).