Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Moscow, Russia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Oliver Jones Program type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English, Russian
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Math in Moscow

A Study Abroad Program just for MATH MAJORS!

The Math in Moscow program is taught by faculty from three different universities in Moscow, the Independent University of Moscow, the Higher School of Economics and the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education.

The main feature of the Russian tradition of teaching mathematics has always been the development of a creative approach to studying mathematics from the very outset. Not memorizing theorems and proofs, but discovering mathematics yourself under the guidance of an experienced teacher - this is our principle!

The courses are taught in English although you will take a Russian language course.


The Independent University of Moscow (IUM) is a small elite college for future research mathematicians. It was founded in 1991 at the initiative of a group of well-known Russian mathematicians, who now comprise the Academic Council of the University. The program buildings are easily  accessible by metro.

Courses & Credits

Students need to have completed one semester of both advanced calculus and linear algebra. Students will take three mathematics courses and one Russian language course. Visit the program website for an current list of courses. 

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED

  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Back To Top


Students will live in a student residence not very far from the school with other students on the program. Students live on one floor near each other; they share a kitchen and separate bathrooms are available on the floor. The residence staff clean and also wash linens once a week. The residence also has a training room on the bottom floor as well as gathering areas for games and TV watching. The area new the residences has small cafeterias, food stalls and other eateries for additional food options.
Students will take the metro back and forth and during the first few days Russian mentors will help guide.

The IUM building where many, if not most of the courses will be taken, also has a dining area where students usually have lunch. 

Back To Top

Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
Back To Top

Application Process

Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor before applying, to discuss your qualifications.

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.
Back To Top

More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
Back To Top

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 09/10/2020
10/04/2020 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed

App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1