Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Six Nobel laureates contributed to educational process and research at MEPhI
General information
1942

Founded
20+

Research centers & labs
20

Branches
77

Departments
96\15

Bachelor and Master's degree programmers \international
25\10

Masters and PhD programmes \international
1500+

Teaching staff
38000\2000

Students
\international
Foreign students from 57 countries study in MEPHI
Programs & Prices
Pre-University foundation
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Entrance tests & Deadlines
Pre-University foundation
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Admission rules
1
Scan of passport and legalized certificate of complete higher secondary education
(with academic transcript)
2
Notarized translation of passport and educational documents in Russian Consulate
3
Certificate of Recognition
4
Pre-payment
5
Medical Certificate
(Confirming the Candidate is Not Suffering From Any Disease That Could Be Threat to General Public's Health)
Visa rules
Student visas in Russia are required for students from most foreign countries. Russia is not a member state of the EU/EFTA, so the EU visa-free entry privilege does not apply for European students. Required Documents for Study Visas in Russia:
1
A valid passport which will be valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of the visa and with at least two unmarked pages
2
An official invitation letter from your chosen university
3
Application form
4
A certificate showing your HIV-negative status no older than 90 days
5
A letter of consent from your parents and certified by a notary (if you're under 18)
6
Photograph 3.5x4.5 cm
This is the general list. Consult the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
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First look at MEPHI
Engineering competition 2021
Achievements
MEPHI is a member of the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate), ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network), STAR-NET (Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology) international communities and offers a growing number of programs and courses in English.
MEPhI has undergraduate and graduate students from Turkey, Vietnam, Jordan, Mongolia, latvia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and the United States of America.
By 2020, MEPhI reached 15% international faculty and staff members and 25% international students.
Six Nobel laureates contributed to educational process and research at MEPhI.
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
The University traces its history back to the middle of World War II. It started off as the Moscow Mechanics Institute of Ammunition. The original charter was to train people for the nuclear industry, which had just begun to develop. The Head of the Soviet nuclear project, academician Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov (yes, the "father of the atomic bomb") – was one of the legendary University founders.

By the 1960's, MEPhI became the leading higher education institution in Russia, providing education and training for peaceful nuclear energy. Over the course of its history, six Nobel Prize winners have worked at MEPhI, including: N.G. Basov, a MEPhI graduate, A.D. Sakharov, N.N. Semenov, I.E. Tamm, I.M. Frank, and P.A. Cherenkov.
A new wave of University development began in 2009, when MEPhI became one of the only two schools in Russia that were recognized by the Russian government as National Universities. The same year MEPhI was renamed as the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute).

In July 2013, MEPhI was shortlisted in the governmental Competitiveness Enhancement Program, or so called "5 into 100" competition. The objective of the program is to boost 5 of 15 chosen universities, which are already leaders in Russia, to be ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

Today the University holds leading positions in training specialists of the highest level, combining principles of synthesis of education and research, laid down more than 75 years ago.
Why is Russia more suitable for higher education?
Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education
Self-funded study is much cheaper at Russian universities than the equivalent in the USA, Canada and the UK, and in terms of the level of training provided, leading Russian universities compete on par with educational institutions in the West.
Safe and convenient living environment for foreign student
Russia is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.
A Wide Range of Universities and Study Programmes
766 universities in 82 regions of the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok; 205 fields, from mathematics and natural sciences to the dramatic arts; 657 subjects in Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist and Postgraduate Programmes (medical traineeships, postgraduate military courses), and internships and assistantships.
Get education in the country with the dazzling culture
Russia has given the world many great writers, poets, philosophers, composers, artists and musicians: Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Rerikh, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Boris Pasternak, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Eisenstein, Mstislav Rostropovich... Literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, painting, theatre and cinema: this is how Russia wins the hearts of people the world over.
Many programmes are available in English
The most popular programmes are: General medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary science are available in English at Sechenov University and RUDN. Many other programmes are available in English at other universities in Russia: engineering, technical and humanitarian.
Well-developed infrastructure
In Russia, there are many cities with well-developed infrastructure, high level of hotel quality service and highly-developed public transport. Russia became one of the twenty most attractive counties for foreign students.