State University of Moldova or Universitatea de Stat din Moldova (MSU) - public higher education institution in Moldova. MSU was founded in 1946. The main facilities of State University of Moldova are located outside of Chisinau. International rankings unanimously agree that State University of Moldova is the best in Moldova.

Application process and the cost of tuition. When considering an applicant the deciding factor is always his/hers academic performance. The academic year is traditionally consists of semesters. 2,500 USD/год. Doing your master’s studies at MSU is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 2,500 USD. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. The official website of the university ( can offer more accurate pricing information depending on the chocen program.

The composition of the university. State University of Moldova is medium in scale, teaching no more than 20 thousand students at a time. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 1400 specialists. The university offers international student exchange programs, made possible by the vast network of partner educational institutions and companies.

Infrastructure of MSU. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. It is worth noting that in addition to being a part of the International Association of Universities, the university also has a membership in the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and EurAsia Association of Universities.
Ranking   5195   1
Universitatea de Stat din Moldova
Country Moldova
City Chisinau
Bachelor (foreigners) 2,500 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 2,500 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 56 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 56 USD/year.
Living expenses $247 -460 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1946
Abbreviation MSU
Teachers 1,499
Students 19,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Rural
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministerul Educatiei a Republicii Moldova
• International Association of Universities
• Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
• EurAsia Association of Universities
World ranking 5195
Country ranking 1
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 5195
Cost of living in Chisinau
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 87 116
Food 80 139
Transportation 7 24
Communications and utilities 38 62
Clothing 19 72
Sports and leisure 16 47
Total 247 460
Accommodation in Chisinau USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 88
Shared room in city centre 117
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 132
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 196
Alternative title
ro Universitatea de Stat din Moldova
Russian Государственный университет Молдовы
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