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Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

Prospekt Vernadskogo, 76 Moscow View map
Russia
#366
Public
Medium
7,318
Yes
1,666
1,443

Overview

MGIMO is Russia's most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russia’s greatest city.

MGIMO’s diverse student body of about 8,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. MGIMO offers a broad range of courses at the undergraduate level—from international law, political science, and economics, to journalism, business management, and energy policy. International undergraduates can pursue intellectually challenging and exciting coursework alongside their Russian peers. 

In the last years, the university has formed numerous partnerships with leading institutions around the world. MGIMO is fully integrated into the Bologna accords, which spell out strict standards for European higher learning institutions. The University is also committed to fostering an ever-evolving student body, curriculum, and campus life that continues to reflect its reputation as Russia’s most prestigious and most advanced place for understanding international affairs.

For over seven decades, MGIMO University has been educating professionals who serve in diplomacy, politics, public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. Through rigorous social and political science research and hands-on experience, the MGIMO alumni and faculty work for the improvement of public administration and social services, stand up for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and promote peace in their home communities and the all over the world.

At MGIMO University our prospective students will find a powerful network of peers within which they can expand their knowledge, learn from one another, test new ideas, and remain at the cutting edge of research on international affairs, public policy, markets and society for years after their formal education.

In 2013 MGIMO launched the first Russian school to train international students in English at the Bachelor’s level: the School of Government and International Affairs. Its innovative, multi-disciplinary curriculum is delivered by top-class faculty members and prepares its students for the leadership challenges of tomorrow. With a global outlook at the heart of everything it does, the School builds on MGIMO’s outstanding strengths in international affairs research. MGIMO draws upon the resources of the vibrant city of Moscow and has a global reach, with over 60,000 alumni in more than 70 countries and educational partners from London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, and Washington.

As of 2018 onwards, SGIA offers three tracks of its English-language Bachelor Program:

  1. BA in Government and International Affairs taught at MGIMO in Moscow.
  2. BA in Politics and International Relations — a double degree program by MGIMO and University of Reading. Includes two years of study at MGIMO in Moscow and two years of study at Reading in the UK.
  3. BA in Global Politics validated by MGIMO and taught at the Marbella International University Center (MUIC). Includes three years of study at MUIC at Marbella in Spain and a final year at MGIMO in Moscow.

The School brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding the social and political world around us, refining analytical and practical skills useful for a whole range of future careers and activities. It is a degree designed for those who like to draw connections between political, economic and social phenomena. Underpinned by analytical rigour, the program offers a broad perspective on international politics and economy, Eurasian security, Russian foreign policy, government and domestic politics.

Starting from 2019, MGIMO also offers a Dual degree BA program “Financial Economy” together with Henley Business School (UK). The program is designed for applicants who have a good mathematical and linguistic background, for those who are interested in economy and finance, who want to get educational experience not only in Russia, but also abroad. The unique feature of the program is a two countries schedule — the first two years are spent in Russia, the last two in the UK. At the end of four years of BA study, students receive two diplomas — from MGIMO and Henley Business School.MGIMO is Russia's most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russia’s greatest city.

MGIMO’s diverse student body of about 7,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. MGIMO offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels—from international law, political science, and economics, to journalism, business management, and energy policy. International undergraduates can pursue intellectually challenging and exciting coursework alongside their Russian peers. 

In the last five years, the university has formed numerous partnerships with leading institutions around the world. MGIMO is integrating fully into the Bologna accords, spelling out strict standards for European higher learning institutions. The University is also committed to fostering an ever-evolving student body, curriculum, and campus life that continues to reflect its reputation as Russia’s most prestigious and most advanced place for understanding international affairs.

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University Highlights

Total students - 7,318

27%
73%

International students - 1,443

72%
28%

Total faculty staff - 1,666

136
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Total students - 7,318

27%
73%

International students - 1,443

72%
28%

Total faculty staff - 1,666

1530
136

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
2019
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