Facts and figures

Minsk State Linguistic University is the leading university and major research center in the field of linguistic education and foreign languages teaching in the Republic of Belarus. It was established in 1948 and in 2023 it celebrated 75-year anniversary since its foundation. The entire history of the university counts more than 60,000 graduates.

MSLU is the leading university in the field of linguistic education
24 foreign languages

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Lithuanian
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Hungarian
  • Finnish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Korean
  • Farsi
  • Urdu
  • Russian as a foreign language
  •  Belarusian as a foreign language

▶ Professional training in 2 foreign languages is compulsory
▶ Optional training in a third foreign languag

MSLU is an educational and scientific institution, including:

  • 6 schools which train teachers and translators/ interpreters, specialists in intercultural communication
  • Master’s programs, PhD programs, Doctoral programs
  • Continuing Education and Retraining Institute
  • Confucius Institute

MSLU: academics

  • 3 undergraduate programs,15 specializations: 6,136 students
  • 5 Master’s programs: 110 Master’s degree students
  • 11 PhD and 4 doctoral programs: 86 PhD and doctoral students

MSLU: research

  • Accredited as a scientific organization
  • 5 internationally recognized research schools
  • Scientific journal “MSLU Vestnik " (within three research fields)
  • MSLU Library collection has more than 1,000,000 items
  • 20+ scientific conferences annually

MSLU: international

  • 120+ international cooperation agreements with higher education institutions from 30+ countries
  • 600+ international students from 40 countries
  • 16 centers of foreign languages and cultures at MSLU
  • centers of the Belarusian studies, centers of the Belarusian language and culture, the Yakub Kolas Center have been opened on the premises of 10 MSLU foreign partner universities

MSLU membership in international organizations

  • United Nations (UN)
  • Conférence international permanente d'instituts universitaires de traducteurs et interprètes (CUITI)
  • Global Alliance of Foreign Studies Universities (GAFSU)
  • International Association of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL)
  • Consortium of Humanitarian Universities of the SCO Member States

MSLU halls of residence

Our students are provided with accommodation in comfortable rooms in 4 University halls of residence.

MSLU sport activities

Apart from academic work, MSLU students are offered a wide range of extra-curricular activities. 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.

MSLU students’ leisure activities

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