Moscow Aviation Institute

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PhD programs
international students
Master’s programs

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) is a leading high-tech Russian university that trains engineering personnel and conducts world-class cutting-edge research.

MAI trains specialists in aeronautical engineering, rocket and space technology, engine manufacturing, IT, robotics, power engineering, new materials.

The university trains international students from 11 CIS countries and 70 non-CIS countries.

Benefits of studying

  • Individual learning paths
  • Participation in real-life projects for the benefit of top corporations
  • Internships and work placements at top Russian and international companies
  • Developing soft skills and getting managerial and IT competencies
  • Studying practical subjects:
    • Design of Aircraft and their Systems
    • 3D Modeling Skills
    • Testing of Aircraft and Rocket Engines and their Accessories
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Tuition fees per year*

Bachelor’s programs 4,400–6,000 USD

Master’s programs 5,500–6,000 USD

PhD programs 7,000 USD

*The tuition fees per year for foreign citizens in 2022

Pre-university Training

Pre-university Foundation Program (in Russian medium)

Duration – September-June
Subjects: Russian Language, Mathematics, Physics
Tuition fee 3,000 USD

Pre-university Foundation Program (in English medium)

Duration – October-June
Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Drawing, Technical English, and Russian Language
Tuition fee 3,500 USD

Summer/Winter Schools

International students have the opportunity to take one-week intensive engineering courses at MAI as part of the summer and winter schools.

For citizens of non-CIS countries
+7 925 579-75-89 WhatsApp, Telegram
+7 499 158-40-97

For citizens of the CIS countries
+7 968 535-58-95 WhatsApp, Telegram
+7 499 158-00-27

Popular fields of study

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Rocket and Space Systems
  • Engine Manufacturing
  • Radionics and Communication Systems
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Informatics, Cybernetics and Electric Power Engineering
  • Robotic Systems and Aircraft Weapon Systems
  • Materials and State-of-the-Art Technologies
  • Management and Economics and Linguistics

Admission requirements

  • State-funded places within the quota
  • Fee-paying places

Applicants should pass internal exams and submit their academic credentials such as school leaving certificate and passport for Bachelor’s programs and Bachelor’s degree certificate and passport for Master’s programs.

Admission Office for Foreign Citizens

+7 925 579-75-89 WhatsApp, Telegram
+7 499 158-40-97

Top study programs at MAI

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Rocket Systems and Astronautics
  • Aircraft Engines

The main study program has been complemented by new sets of electives:

  • Manufacturing Technology for Aircraft Structures from Polymer Composite Materials
  • Structures Design Methods in Additive Space

Admission requirements

Applicants should successfully pass entrance exams in mathematics, physics, or informatics and pay for the first semester of study.

Double degree programs

The Master’s program, which has no counterparts in Russia and the world, is jointly delivered with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the following fields:

  • Design of Composite Structures
  • Product Lifecycle Management Technology
  • Design of Engines

More than 230 students from Russia and China are pursuing this program.

The university has launched the network English-taught Master’s programs offering double degrees jointly with:

  • Beijing University of Aviation and Cosmonautics (Beihang University)
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Zhejiang University
  • Shenyang Aerospace University
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology

MAI has everything students need to study, live, have independent classes and relax, as well as take part in extracurricular, mass cultural and sports activities.

The languages of instruction are Russian or English

Priority Research Areas

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Rocket and Space Systems
  • Power Systems
  • IT and Information and Telecommunication Systems
  • New Materials and Production Technologies
  • Diversification of the Use of Aerospace Industry Technologies

Practical training

  • UAV design
  • Calculation of aerodynamic properties of an aircraft in a wind tunnel
  • Internship at Aeroflot Technics
  • Internship at the MAI Experimental Plant where students are shown the parts manufacturing technology using various CNC machines
  • Senior students undergo practical training in MAI’s 3D printing laboratory where they study the process flow, model dummy parts in the program by themselves, and produce parts using a 3D printer

Moscow Aviation Institute recruits more and more talented and motivated students from all over the world.

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