Exchange Program

Incoming students
Welcome to the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES / Shaninka)! As a modern and international University, MSSES welcomes and encourages students from our Partner Universities to take part in a semester exchange program in the heart of Moscow.
Below, you will find all the essential information you will need to know about coming to Shaninka.
Your main point of contact is the International Department which will help you during your application process, prepare invitation letter for Russian visa, will manage your Orientation week and etc.
For details, please download our Fact Sheet for 2019/2020 year.

Information for Erasmus Partners
Legal Name: Autonomous non-profit educational organization of higher education «The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences»
Business Name: Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES)
ID  E10222094
PIC 897092376

To find out what you can study please download the List of courses taught in English available for incoming exchange students in 2019/2020.

Application procedure
If you are interested in coming to Moscow as an incoming student, please speak to the International Placements team within your university and they will submit the nomination via e-mail. If your University do not have an Exchange Agreement with MSSES, you may either ask them to initiate it, or come to Moscow as a fee-based participant. Payment is $500 per course (each course is 2-4 ECTS).

We have 6 schools that cover a wide range of subjects in different degree areas.
1. Faculty of Social Sciences
2. Faculty of Political Sciences
3. Faculty of Law
4. Faculty of Counselling
5. Faculty of Cultural Management
6. Faculty of Education Management

Language requirements
All exchange students are expected to have at least a B2 level in the English language.
We offer Russian language courses for beginners free of charge for all exchange students.

Transcripts will be forwarded onto partner universities after the exam boards are released in June/July onwards.

Nomination deadlines
Autumn term: nominations must be submitted by 13.05.19
Spring term: nominations must be submitted by 14.10.19 Application is opened

Contact details
To initiate Exchange Agreement with MSSES: Ms. Ekaterina Kuzina (
For nomination of incoming students: Ms. Alyona Shtetsberg (