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International Summer School
Summer Academy on Economic Growth and Governance of Natural Resources
 How to apply
Who can apply?

MSA 2015 is open for MSc and PhD students, as well as young scientists holding a PhD degree. The main target group are economists and applied mathematicians, but we also welcome scholars from other disciplines, such as biology, environmental sciences, etc. There are no specific entry requirements, but prior experience in mathematical modeling is necessary.

The courses will be given in English. An official certificate of your language proficiency is not required, but you should be at the upper-intermediate level in English at least in order to comfortably follow the lectures and participate in the class discussion.

Registration period

  • Extended final date: 20 April 2015

All applicants who have sent the Application forms before 1 April 2015 will receive an acceptance (non-acceptance) notification by 20 April 2015.

Applications submitted after 1 April will be processed by 5 May 2015.

If you have not registered in time, but want to participate in MSA 2015, please contact the Organizing Committee msa2015@cs.msu.ru.

Registration fees

Participants from Lomonosov Moscow State University and GreenMAR Free
Participants from Russian and CIS countries universities and institutes 5 000 RUB
Participants from other countries 500 EUR

Your registration fee is to be paid via a bank transfer (the details will be given in the invitation letter) by 15 June 2015.
In case you pay your registration fee before 15 May 2015, the Organizing Committee will offer you a discount of 10%. Please notify us by email if you make an early-bird payment.

The registration fee covers

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation in the MSU dormitory
  • Visa support (does not include consulate charges)
  • Breakfasts, lunchs, and dinners
  • Social program


Successful Finnish applicants can apply for mobility funding from the Academy of Finland to cover their expenses associated with the participation in MSA2015. To receive more information, please contact Dr. Laura Kitti, Science Advisor, Strategic Research Unit, Academy of Finland.

MSA 2015 offers a limited number of scholarships. Applicants may apply for a scholarship which will cover the registration fee.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send the Organizing Committee (msa2015@cs.msu.ru) by the end of the registration period:

  • your CV;
  • a motivation letter in which you explain why you would like to attend the School, why you need a scholarship, how the School will help you to develop your scientific career and how you will contribute to the School’s activities;
  • recommendation letter from your supervisor or another senior colleague

The Program Committee will award the available scholarships to students whose research interests best fit the School’s educational program the most and who do not have other possibilities to fund their participation.


All non-Russian students should thoroughly examine the regulations for visiting the Russian Federation. These regulations and procedures for obtaining a visa are available online at the Websites of the Russian embassies/consulates for your country of citizenship or residence.

The MSA 2015 organizers will send to each student their letter of acceptance and an official invitation to participate in MSA 2015.

Important! Please use the official invitation to MSA 2015 when applying for the visa. Please apply for the visa as early as possible. Processing your application may take several weeks. The MSA 2015 organizers are not in the position to provide assistance in the visa process. MSA 2015 will not refund your registration fee if your visa application is denied.

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