Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics (MESI) opened its doors for students in 1932. Carrying out its Mission, MESI has evolved into unique, geographically distributed scientific and educational complex aimed at training professionals in economics, management, statistics, information technology, law, and humanities.
MESI has started its education programs for foreign students in 1948. Since then more than 2 000 people have graduated from university.
Nowadays MESI is a venue for more than 100 000 students studying both in Moscow and in the regional branches located all over Russia as well as in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, and Latvia.
One of our strategic goals is the constant development of quality management system. MESI is the first Russian university that received the international certificate of conformity to ISO 9001:2000, and successfully went through the external expert examination of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) of conformity with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).
Russian youth also value our University for its non-academic activities. MESI has its own student council, KVN club (club of cheerful and quick-witted fellows) and student theatre named KAZUS, which has been a prize-winner in many Russian and international contests. Our sports teams regularly participate in the World and European university championships and achieve remarkable results.
Foreign students are welcome
MESI welcomes foreign students coming within the framework of bilateral exchange agreements or intergovernmental cooperation as well as on their own initiative.
The university provides necessary support to all the international students in dealing with visa and immigration issues and assists them in getting accommodation at the student residence.
For those who would like to apply for the programs taught in Russian and need to improve their language skills, MESI offers a special preparatory course with flexible duration and content.
MESI applies every effort to ensure that foreign students feel safe and comfortable. A wide range of social and cultural activities contribute to the better adaptation and help international students learn more about Russia and its traditions.