Guidelines for MSU students

2019 Students and Researchers Exchange Program in Sciences (STEPS) with Russian Universities

Application Guidelines for Lomonosov Moscow State University Students


This program aims to foster young undergraduates and postgraduates studying in Japan and Russia for future cooperative development between both countries. We invite students from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) to participate in research exchange at Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Science at The University of Tokyo (UTokyo).

NOTE: Please carefully check 5. Host Departments at UTokyo to see which departments you are allowed to intern at.


Applicants must be a current undergraduate (including Specialist) or postgraduate students of MSU.

3.Number of Admission (per year)

2 students


  • ① Outstanding academic achievement
  • ② Good command of English
  • ③ Strong interest in collaboration between Japan and Russia
  • ④ Permission from MSU for participation in STEPS

5.Host Departments at UTokyo

Faculty of Science (For undergraduate students)

Department of Mathematics, Department of Information Science, Department of Physics,
Department of Astronomy, Department of Earth and Planetary Physics,
Department of Earth and Planetary Environmental Science, Department of Chemistry,
Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences,
Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Graduate School of Science (For postgraduate students)

Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy, Department of Earth and Planetary Science,
Department of Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences

6.Program Duration

From January 17th to March 24th, 2020

7.Period of Stay

4 weeks to 3 months

8.Program Support

  • ① Round-trip flight ticket
  • ② Free accommodation

9.How to Apply

Applicants have to go through certain procedures to apply STEPS.

  • ① Contact the prospective host professor
  • ② Develop a research plan
  • ③ Obtain Letter of Acceptance from host professor
  • ④ Submit all necessary application documents to MSU STEPS Coordinator (See 12.Contacts)

NOTE: Each applicant is required to directly contact a professor or an associate professor of the host department and obtain his/her acceptance before applying to the STEPS. Please put the STEPS Office in to the CC when you correspond with a prospective host professor.

For further details, please refer to the MSU website.

10.Application Period

From September 18th to October 25th, 2019

11.Participant Report

To submit a report within one month of your return in Russia.


MSU STEPS Coordinator: Mrs. Turkan Alieva
Department of International Cooperation
Tel: +7 (495) 939 17 19

UTokyo STEPS Office