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Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

Prospekt Vernadskogo, 76 Moscow View map


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, MGIMO university has formed numerous partnerships with leading institutions around the world. MGIMO is integrating fully 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.

MGIMO students have easy access to participation in a range of sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, water polo, ping-pong, shooting and martial arts. Students can attend the University’s Sports Centre gym, with a full range of equipment and professional trainers. Also available is a 6 lane swimming pool, which are considered one of the best in Moscow, a sports hall for volleyball, basketball and other team activities, an indoor tennis court, wrestling and aerobics rooms. There is also an outdoor stadium with professional soccer field, open-air grounds for tennis, volleyball and an ice skating rink in winter.

MGIMO Cultural Centre hosts entertainment and creative activities for students and graduates in the University’s 800+ seat conference hall, including balls, discos, New Year parties, alumni meetings and a range of other events. In addition to the vocal, theatrical and dance classes, there are a fine arts studio and a film society, as well as many other projects in which MGIMO students are actively involved.

MGIMO Volunteering Centre provides training for almost 1,000 students who assisted in coordination of XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games 2014 and acted as interpreters. In addition, MGIMO students are actively engaged in preparation of the World Football Cup FIFA 2018.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Department of Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication

  • BA in Russian Studies and Cross-Cultural Communication

International Law School

  • International law and comparative legal studies (jointly with International Center Lomonosov, Geneva)

School of Government and International Affairs

  • BA in Government and International Affairs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

School of Governance and Politics

  • Smart City Management jointly with Yonsei University, South Korea

School of Government and International Affairs

  • Digital Public Governance jointly with Sapienza University, Italy

School of International Business and Business Administration

  • Corporate Governance and Network Diplomacy jointly with HEC, Paris
  • Double Degree Russian-French Master Program «International Management»
  • International Business in the Oil and Gas Sector and Development of Arctic Resources
  • Sustainable Development and Strategic Management in Energy Russian-British Dual Master’s Degree Program with University of Saint Andrews, the UK
  • Triple Degree Master Program «Preparation of international middle managers» MIEX

School of International Economic Relations

  • Economy of Oil and Gas Sector and Issues of Energy Policy – jointly with Luigi Bocconi University, Italy
  • Russia and China: Political and Economic Trends in Eurasia – jointly with UIBE, China
  • World Energy Economy and Business Administration – jointly with Leipzig University, Germany

School of International Relations

  • External Relations of Regions
  • Governance and Global Affairs
  • International Policies and Global Politics jointly with MIUC
  • Multilateral Diplomacy
  • WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security – jointly with Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA

School of Political Science

  • International Political Consulting jointly with University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Political Consulting and International Relations jointly with University of Pisa
  • Politics and Economics in Eurasia

University Highlights

Total students - 7,318


International students - 1,443


Total faculty staff - 1,666


Total students - 7,318


International students - 1,443


Total faculty staff - 1,666



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