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Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Markhi

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Description of Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Markhi

  • Location: Moscow, Russia;
  • Type: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The Moscow Institute of Architecture is the leading architectural school in Russia, which has a 250-year history. During its work, MARKHI has trained a large number of highly qualified specialists for subsequent work in architectural schools in Russia and the CIS countries. The Institute has links with many architectural and artistic foreign universities.

Faculties and colleges

  • Faculty of General Training;
  • Faculty of Bachelor's Degree;
  • Evening Faculty;
  • Faculty of Advanced Training;
  • Faculty of Postgraduate and Graduate Studies.

Scientific achievements

The staff of THE MOSCOW Architectural Institute consists of about 400 teachers, of which 138 are professors and associate professors with academic degrees of doctors and candidates of science.

The research activities of the Institute include fundamental, priority applied research and design and experimental developments, which are carried out in the fields of architecture, urban planning, design of the architectural environment and engineering sciences. Innovative vectors of scientific activity are focused both on traditional (new knowledge is accumulated in the educational process), and on design and competitive activities, on managerial architectural and urban planning practice. The organizational sphere of scientific activity covers scientific student creativity, magistracy, postgraduate studies, preparation of doctoral dissertations and all interdisciplinary activities of scientific schools and laboratories.

Students have the opportunity to present the results of their scientific activities in the framework of an annual scientific conference, the results of which are published a collection of abstracts and a collection of articles highlighting the results of student research. 

In addition, the scientific journal AMIT is organized at the Institute, which is included in the "List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications". Researchers in the field of architecture, including employees of the Moscow Architectural Institute and graduate students, have the opportunity to publish the results of their scientific activities there.

Things to know about

Since 1994, MARKHI has been accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Over the years, the Institute has been successfully cooperating at the regional and global levels with universities and educational centers of many foreign countries. Since 2009, MARKHI has been accepted as a member of the European Association for Architectural Education, a member of the International Federation of Urban Planning and Planning. The main goal of international cooperation is the integration of the institute into the world educational space.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Markhi

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Accommodation, meals, prices

In MARKHI there is a dormitory (115 residential blocks, of which 22 are double, 93 are five-bed blocks (double and triple rooms)). Each block has a bathroom, each floor is equipped with a kitchen. The hostel is equipped with two sports halls, two working rooms, a linen room and a laundry room.

Activities Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Markhi

Annually the Institute holds:

  • Exhibition of the library;
  • Competition of graduates for the Gold Medal;
  • Scientific conference (including a competition for the best student publication and the best student scientific work).

Tips for MARKHI students:

  • Advisory Council of Students;
  • Student Council;
  • Primary trade union organization of employees and students.

Directions of the Student Council:

  • Thematic holidays (Peoples' Friendship Day, Flea Market, New Year, Secret Santa, Dedicate, etc.);
  • Coordination of excursions and assistance in organizing trips;
  • Musical directions (learning to play instruments and improving playing skills, vocals, performances at holidays, participation in competitions of performers);
  • EcoSpring (lectures, film screenings, excursions);
  • Charity lottery;
  • Eco-friendly promotions (collection of lids for recycling, tanks for separate collection of waste paper and plastic, bookcrossing);
  • Physical culture and health improvement work (organization of participation in the competitions "Moscow Student Games among universities");
  • Student newspaper "Vestnik MARKHI".

Facilities and equipment at Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Markhi

  • 4 academic buildings (with free access to Wi-F i);
  • Training and production workshops;
  • Scientific library (with maps of free access to the electronic library system);
  • Computer room;
  • Gym;
  • Sideboard;
  • Dining room;
  • First-aid post.

Admission dates and extra charges

The school year begins on September 1 and ends according to the curriculum for a specific area of training.

Additional pre-university education:

  • Preparatory department (full-time);
  • Preparatory courses (evening);
  • Summer short-term intensive courses (full-time for students of the 11th grade, before the entrance exams);
  • Summer courses (full-time for students of the 10th grade, the first stage of preparation before the one-year correspondence courses);
  • Children's Architectural School (for students from grades 5 to 9).

Additional professional education:

  • Scientific and Educational Center "Urbanistics";
  • Computer courses;
  • Graduate School of Environmental Design;
  • Graduate School of Landscape Architecture and Design.

Enrolment process

  • Documents for admission to the Moscow Architectural Institute are submitted in a remote format (electronic signature is not required);
  • The beginning of the reception of documents is June 20;
  • For admission to the exams, it is necessary to fill in and maintain a personal account on the website of the Moscow Architectural Institute.

Ways to apply for admission:

  • Personal account of the applicant on the website of the Moscow Architectural Institute;
  • Super service "Enter the University online" (the creation of a personal account on the MARKHI website is mandatory);
  • By mail (the responsibility for the timely delivery of documents and the costs of sending are borne by the applicant).

When creating a personal account for submitting documents, you will need:

  • Passport details;
  • Data of the document on education;
  • SNILS data (if any);
  • Data of documents confirming the benefit (if necessary);
  • Agreement on targeted training (if necessary);
  • Data confirming individual achievements;
  • Photo.

Upon admission, it is necessary to provide:

  • Passport and 3 copies;
  • Original document on education;
  • Document on the presence of disabilities;
  • Conclusion on the absence of contraindications to training;
  • Documents on individual achievements;
  • 6 photos (3x4 cm, black and white, matte);
  • SNILS and its copy;
  • All printed and signed forms;
  • Reference 086-u.

Enrolment statistics

To date, about 1700 undergraduate and graduate students (residents of Russia, CIS countries, Europe, Asia, North and South America) study at MARKHI.


Postgraduate students of the Moscow Architectural Institute, who have successfully defended their dissertations at the Academic Council, receive the scientific degree of Candidate of Architecture, which is equivalent to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the West.

Based on the decision of the Academic Council of the Moscow Architectural Institute in 2001, the "Department for Promoting Employment of Graduates and Student Practice (OTiP)" was established. The main goal of the department is to assist students and graduates in building a career, adapting them to the needs and conditions of the labor market, assisting in finding temporary and permanent employment. OTiP cooperates with design institutes of Moscow and the Moscow region, architectural and construction organizations in order to provide students with places for practical training, their temporary employment, organization of interviews of GRADUATES of THE MOSCOW Architectural Institute with potential employers.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants with secondary general, secondary vocational or higher education, confirmed by the relevant document, are allowed to study at the MOSCOW Architectural Institute. 

Minimum number of passing scores for entrance tests:

  • Russian language (USE) – 40;
  • Mathematics –39;
  • Drawing (additional entrance test of professional orientation) – 20;
  • Drawing (additional entrance test of creative orientation for the specialty "Architecture") – 20;
  • Analytical drawing and planar coloristic composition (additional introductory test of creative orientation for the specialty "Design of the architectural environment") – 20.

Scholarships Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Markhi

Scholarships and other types of material support:

  • State Academic Scholarship;
  • Increased state academic scholarship;
  • State social scholarship;
  • State social scholarship (increased);
  • State scholarship for postgraduate students;
  • Material assistance at the expense of the scholarship fund.

The Moscow Architectural Institute is on the list of recipients of grants of the President of the Russian Federation in the field of culture and art. Grants will be issued in order to improve the system of state support for culture and art, preserve and develop the Russian school of performing arts and traditions of art education.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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