Application Process

Application Process

The first step in applying for the Moscow Plus (MP) program is to contact the Study Abroad advisor for MP, Daniel Ach (by email or phone, 512-471-6965). He will obtain some information from you and then authorize you to access the MP application.


Once you're authorized, follow these steps to begin the application process:

  1. Go to the Study Abroad page (https://world.utexas.edu/abroad/students/apply).
  2. Click MySAO on the left below the navigation menu. It should prompt you for your EID, and then open a customized page for you with some personal information already filled in. 
  3. Enter additional information, such as the language being studied (Russian) and the Moscow Plus application code of 290078. 
  4. Click Submit. NOTE: When you submit your application, you will be charged the nonrefundable $75 application fee. 
  5. Complete a Category 4-Restricted Regions Travel Request form and email it to IOC@austin.utexas.edu. The Texas Language Center will provide you with a template for this form if you would like one.
  6. Request two letters of recommendation: one from your Russian language instructor and one from a “character” reference. Please ask them to email their letters directly to tlc@austin.utexas.edu
  7. Write a couple of paragraphs about how participating in Moscow Plus will further your academic and personal goals, and then email the essay to tlc@austin.utexas.edu
  8. Make sure you have a passport that is valid through March 2019 (yes, 18 months after your scheduled return from Russia). 

Please contact Betsy Brown in the Texas Language Center or Daniel Ach in Study Abroad, if you have any questions!