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Moscow Aviation Institute

Moscow Aviation Institute

Check whether Moscow Aviation Institute is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Moscow, Russia
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Study abroad at Moscow Aviation Institute

Founded in 1930, Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) is the oldest aeronautical engineering university in Russia. Based in the country’s capital city, the University arms students with the tools needed to launch a career in the aerospace industry.

MAI offers several undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in areas like aircraft engineering, spacecraft engineering, and propulsion engineering. Courses are taught in either English or Russian by the University’s exceptional faculty.

The University has it’s very own technopark, complete with over 140 state-of-the-art laboratories, as well as flight simulators, a mission control center, and even a private airfield. The world-class facilities continue with MAI’s outstanding housing options and sports complexes.

Beyond the classroom, the University organizes several fun events, including humor contests, team-building activities, and festive galas. With over 50 sports clubs on campus too, you’ll be sure to find the team that’s right for you.

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Why study at MAI?

  • Industry partnerships

    MAI works alongside world-leading corporations, including COMAC, BrahMos Aerospace, and Safran

  • Record-breaking legacy

    MAI has produced more space and test pilots than any other university

  • Scholarship opportunities

    International students can apply for various scholarship schemes

  • Practical education

    Students have the chance to work on real-life scientific and industrial projects

Life as an international student

International students travel from far and wide to join the prestigious MAI community. In fact, over 57 nationalities are represented on campus.

The University’s international department pulls out all the stops when it comes to supporting its international student body. From application assistance and airport pick-ups, to visa assistance and academic advice, the dedicated team of student advisors does everything it can to make your transition as smooth as possible.

There’s no need to worry about housing either. The international department will find you a place in one of the University’s comfortable residence halls.

Student life & facilities

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    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 50
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Moscow Aviation Institute programs

Fees and funding

Undergraduate and Graduate

  • USD$7,000 for the first year
  • USD$6,000 following years until the end of the program


Moscow Aviation Institute

Moscow, Russia, 125080

The campus of Moscow Aviation Institute is a unique city infrastructure, the territory of which combines learning classrooms and buildings enabling a full-fledged organization of the educational process.