Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU)


Head of the Institution

Natallia Lapteva

Name of Institution: 

Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU)

Foundation Date: 

September 1, 1948


  • School of English;
  • School of German;
  • School of Romance Languages:
    -Division of French;
    -Division of Spanish;
  • School of Chinese Language and Culture;
  • School of Translation and Interpreting;
  • School of Intercultural Communication.

MSLU offers training in the following study programs:

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Modern foreign languages (teaching).
  • Modern foreign languages (translation/ interpreting).
  • Linguistic support in intercultural communication.
    Languages of instruction: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Russian.

Master’s Degree

  • Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.
  • Foreign Literature Research.
  • Linguodidactics.
  • Translation and Translation Studies (with the indication of the languages).
  • Language Support of Intercultural Communication (with the indication of the languages).

We also offer the following Master’s degree programmes in English:

ü Communication Management

ü Informational and Analytical Support of Intercultural Communication

ü Theory and Practice of Translation/Interpreting*

ü Language Theory

ü Germanic Languages

ü Romance Languages

ü Comparative Historical, Typological and Contrastive Linguistics

*The languages of instruction are Russian and English.

International relations and main international actions

MSLU is a member of the Conférence Internationale d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI) as well as of the International Association of Universities which have signed the United Nations Memorandum of Understanding. MSLU plays an active role in the Association for the Languages and Cultures of the CIS members and is a permanent member of the International Association of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL). Association of Teachers of English, Association of Teachers of German and Association of Teachers of French are functioning on the MSLU basis. MSLU has over 130 agreements of cooperation with educational institutions all over the world. The MSLU mobility network also includes HEI from Germany, Belgium, the UK, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Russian Federation and others.

Living conditions for foreign students

International students are provided with accommodation in comfortable and well-furnished rooms of the University dormitories.

How to Apply 

List of documents to get an invitation for study in MSLU

  1. Application form;
  2. Copy of international passport (only the page with a photo) and its translation into Russian certified by a notary;
  3. Copy of diploma\degree certificate with transcript of records (a school leaving certificate/a high school degree/a diploma of the college-to enter a bachelor degree program); (a bachelor degree certificate - to enter a Master’s degree program) and its translation into Russian certified by a notary.

After receiving the applicant’s documents, MSLU prepares an official invitation and sends it to the Consulate of the Republic of Belarus at the country of the applicant’s residence.

Before arrival to Belarus a foreign applicant need to obtain:

  • medical certificate;
  • free HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) certificate.

Upon arrival at MSLU all the above-mentioned original documents and their translations into Russian certified by a notary should be submitted to the International Partnerships Office of MSLU. In addition to that, the applicant’s international passport is to be translated into Russian and certified by a notary in Belarus.

Contact information

21 Zakharova St.,
220034, Minsk, Republic of Belarus
Phone:  +375 17 284-80-67, +375 33 333-58-85
Fax: +375 17 294-75-04
e-mail: info [at] mslu [dot] by,
ipo [at] mslu [dot] by

Cultural life

The university has a large sports complex equipped with modern facilities that provide opportunities for athletic participation and physical fitness at all levels of skill and interest. International students can choose from a variety of sports: football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, fitness, athletics, gymnastics and taekwondo, among others. Tennis, fitness and aerobic facilities are also available in the halls of residence.

The students can develop their creative talents through a variety of activities: choral and pop singing, folk, modern and classical dance, youth drama theatre, instrumental music and a wide range of other activities.