FAQ

  1. What can I study?
  2. Can I study in English?
  3. What are the tuition fees?
  4. Do I have to pay for the whole academic year at once?
  5. Does MAI provide accommodation for the students?
  6. How much does the MAI hostel cost?
  7. Are there any other expenses?
  8. What are the living conditions at the MAI campus?
  9. What documents do I need to provide to apply at MAI?
  10. Do I need to take entrance exams?
  11. Does MAI provide visa support?
  12. Can I apply for a scholarship?
  13. Do I need to provide any confirmation of my language skills?
  14. Can I study the Russian language at MAI?


What can I study?

MAI prepares highly-qualified engineers for the aerospace industry. The following undergraduate and graduate programs are available:

  • Aircraft Engineering
  • Spacecraft Engineering
  • Propulsion Engineering
  • Control and IT in Engineering Systems

Can I study in English?

Yes, MAI offers undergraduate and graduate programs both in the English and the Russian medium. The English-medium programs are fully adapted to English-speaking students.

What are the tuition fees?

Tuition fees vary depending on the level and language of the program. Current fees are the following:

For undergraduate programs in English 6000 USD per academic year
For undergraduate programs in Russian 4200 USD per academic year
For graduate programs in English 6000 USD per academic year
For graduate programs in Russian 5500 USD per academic year
For Preparatory course 2800 USD for the whole course

Do I have to pay for the whole academic year at once?

You may either make a full payment at once, or pay for the first semester before the beginning of the academic year, and then cover the second semester payment before its start.

Please note that in accordance with the schedule of tuition fee, the applicant shall pay an advance for one academic year upon application to MAI. The advance amount is included in the total amount of tuition fee.

Does MAI provide accommodation for the students?

Yes, accommodation at MAI hostel located nearby is provided to international students.

How much does the MAI hostel cost?

90 USD per month

Are there any other expenses?

Other expenses to be made upon your arrival include Medical insurance (approx. 150 USD per year).

What are the living conditions at the MAI campus?

Students live in two or three people blocks, with personal bathroom for the block. Campus buildings are fully equipped for washing clothes, cooking food, bicycle keeping. Wi-Fi internet access is free. MAI Campus is at a walking distance from the university buildings and is located near Schukinskaya, Voikovskaya and, Sokol metro stations.

What documents do I need to provide to apply at MAI?

To apply to study in Moscow Aviation Institute, applicants must submit the following documents:

For Preparatory Course
  1. Certificate of High School completion (scan)
  2. Passport / ID (scan)
For Bachelor’s programs
  1. Certificate of High School completion with transcript (scan) – applicant must have a score of at least 50 out of 100 for Physics and Mathematics
  2. Passport / ID (scan)
  3. Graduation certificate of a Russian Preparatory School for foreign citizens, if the applicant wishes to study in the Russian medium
For Master’s programs
  1. Bachelor’s Degree Diploma with transcript (scan) – the Bachelor’s program must be relevant to the chosen Master’s program
  2. Passport / ID (scan)
  3. Graduation certificate of a Russian Preparatory School for foreign citizens, if the applicant wishes to study in the Russian medium
For Master’s programs
  1. Bachelor’s Degree Diploma with transcript (scan) – the Bachelor’s program must be relevant to the chosen Master’s program
  2. Passport / ID (scan)
  3. Graduation certificate of a Russian Preparatory School for foreign citizens, if the applicant wishes to study in the Russian medium
When you arrive for your studies at MAI, you must bring the ORIGINALS of the following documents:
  1. Legalized original of educational certificate (i.e. with a stamp of the Ministry of Education of your country and with one of the Russian Consulate) and its notarized translations into Russian
  2. Graduation certificate of a Russian Preparatory School for foreign citizens, if any
  3. Medical certificate and its attested translation into Russian which confirms that the applicant has no narcotism, tuberculosis, lepra, Chlamidia lymphogranuloma (venereal), syphilis, chancroid, hepatitis, a negative AIDS-test, and vaccination against hepatitis, mumps, diphtheria, measles
  4. 10 photos (4х6 cm)

Do I need to take entrance exams?

Yes, you do. You may choose between online and on-campus exams. For undergraduate programs, students take written tests in Mathematics and Physics. For graduate programs, students take written exams in accordance with the chosen program. Exam schedule will be announced on the website.

Does MAI provide visa support?

Yes, we provide visa support to all applicants. After receiving your documents, MAI applies for visa invitation, which usually takes minimum 16 business days to be made. When the visa invitation (in the electronic form) is ready, MAI sends* it to the applicant, and he/she may then apply for student visa.

Please note that you may receive the visa invitation only upon making the prepayment.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

Scholarships for international students are available. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please visit this web-page: http://russia.study/. If you have questions about scholarships, you may also apply to Russian Centre of Science and Culture in your country

Do I need to provide any confirmation of my language skills?

To study at English-medium programs, your level must be at least B1. You may provide any certificate confirming your level of English. If you would like to study in the Russian medium, you must have a certificate of the Russian language course completion.

Can I study the Russian language at MAI?

You can enroll in our one-year Preparatory School, where you will study the Russian language, as well as Mathematics and Physics – key subjects necessary for entrance exams and further studies.

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