Short-Term Programs


MGIMO rightfully ranks among Russia’s leading institutes of higher education in such fields as international policy, law and economy. The University today is a modern educational complex, offering educational services in all three levels of higher professional education (Bachelor — Master — PhD), as well as pre-university and postgraduate programs. In the last several years, there has been significant updating of MGIMO’s basic education program as the University transitions to 3rd generation standards.

MGIMO is the best Russian university for international students who are interested in studying foreign affairs and political sciences.  Its courses are modern, exciting and intellectually challenging. The University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs — from international law, political science, business management, energy policy and even digital economy.



MGIMO offers to study the Russian language in groups or individually.

Classes are held on campus in the afternoon, from Monday till Friday.
Groups are formed according to the students’ level of proficiency in Russian language based on the placement test results.

Individual students study according to their individual study plan.

Any level of proficiency is eligible.

After completing the course students receive an official Transcript of Records with grades or a Certificate of Completion

Course content

The course covers different aspects of Russian language:

— improving your Russian vocabulary and grammar;

— Russian for academic purposes — economics, law, diplomacy, political science, or Russian history;

— Russian literature and culture;

— theoretical study of comparative Russian grammar, systematic interpretation of grammar categories, and introduction to systemology and systematic linguistics.

MGIMO Russian Language professors also arrange cultural events in order to familiarize students with Russian historic and cultural traditions: museums, exhibitions, theatres, national events and excursions.


Autumn Semester

Application deadline: May 15th

Application deadline: November 15th

Language groups


0 – B1 level groups

Total semester price ≈ 350 000 rubles (depending on academic calendar)


B2 – C2 level groups

Total semester price ≈ 300 000 rubles (depending on academic calendar)

Tuition fee – 1800 RUB / ac. hour

Individual classes

Any level

Total semester price: depending on the individual study plan

Tuition fee – 2800 RUB / ac. hour


Ms Ekaterina Orlova

tel: +7 495 234 84 61

Research Program

(from two months up to one academic year)

Research Program is designed for those wishing to obtain research experience.

It is suitable for graduate and PhD students regardless of whether they are currently enrolled in university or not.

MGIMO library and other informational resources and facilities of the university are available for researchers.

Attending classes (lessons and seminars) is not included in the program.

After finishing the program Researchers receive Certificates.

There is no degree granted to them.

Research period should be scheduled within an academic year

Tuition fee – 45 000 RUB / month

The minimum research period is two months.

Visiting Student Program

(from one semester up to one academic year)

Visiting Student Program is offered to international students who wish to study at MGIMO for one or two semesters, but cannot come to MGIMO on the basis of any bilateral agreement or ERASMUS program.

Visiting Students attend lectures and seminars of their choice delivered in Russian or English, except for classes of foreign languages.

The Program does not include classes/courses of Russian language.

After finishing their study at MGIMO and passing exams Visiting Students receive Transcripts of Records with the ETCS credits gained for the chosen courses.

There is no degree granted to those students.

Visiting Students study at MGIMO on a payment basis.

There is a semester fee of 475 000 RUB regardless of the school/faculty and number of courses attended.

Student Exchange Program

(from one semester up to one academic year)

Exchange students must be nominated by their home Universities first.

Check at your home university whether there is an existing agreement between MGIMO and your home university by contacting your Exchange Program Coordinator.

Student Exchange Program is designed for those currently enrolled at MGIMO Partner Universities.

Exchange Students come to study for one or two semesters on the basis of a bilateral or ERASMUS agreement.

Exchange Students attend lectures and seminars of their choice delivered in Russian or English, except for classes of foreign languages.

Exchange Students are eligible to study Russian language without extra charge, provided this is stipulated by their agreement.

After finishing their study at MGIMO and passing exams Exchange Students receive Transcripts of Records with the ETCS credits gained for the chosen courses. There is no degree granted to those students.

Campus Facilities

MGIMO possesses a large-scale sports infrastructure that provides ample opportunities for practicing sports. Thanks to special equipment and a variety of areas for physical activities, each student can fully realize his potential.

Multifunctional Sports and Recreation Center of MGIMO is located on the territory of the University and includes the following sports facilities:

The universal sports hall

This spacious hall is designed for the competitions in various sports, it has markings for mini-football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton. The hall is also equipped with a tribune for spectators, a modern scoreboard and a special synthetic surface.

Tennis court

Comfortable tennis court with PU-Sport multi-layer coating and a balcony for spectators.

The gym with professional simulators

The gym is designed for bodybuilding and fitness for athletes of all levels. It is equipped with an updated line of cardio equipment, Swedish professional equipment, equipment for multifunctional training, special flooring, tinted mirrors, a system of purge ventilation and air conditioning.

Martial arts hall

The martial arts hall is equipped with soft, safe wall-mounted roll-mats, punching bags, facilities for doing wrestling and impact sport.

Aerobic hall

This gym is ideal for aerobics and sport dance classes. It’s equipped with mirrors, sport mats, gymnastic sticks and fit balls.

Swimming pool

The swimming pool with 6 lanes (25 m each) is a perfect area for swimming and water aerobics. It has the German integrated water treatment system with ozonation. Also, the pool is fitted with a balcony accommodating 50 people.


The gym is equipped with various exercise machines, mirrors and air conditioning system.

Outdoor sports facilities

Football field. When covered with artificial grass, it is an ideal territory to play football, and spacious bleachers are designed for supporters. Moreover, the field is fitted with synthetic running tracks and volleyball and basketball courts.

In addition to that, on the MGIMO area you can do sport on the workout site and tennis courts with special coverage.

Besides, to improve one’s health there is a sauna for six people and a solarium.

The Cultural Center was established in 1996 on the basis of the MGIMO Conference hall and since then unites students, staff and guests of the University. Today, the Cultural Center is a modern multimedia platform for events of any format at the highest level, including international conferences, forums and presentations, as well as speeches presented by political and public figures.

The Cultural Center provides students with the opportunity to discover their creative potential and show their talents. There are 9 creative studious on the basis of the MGIMO Cultural Center opened for everyone:

Ballroom dance club

Dance group

Singing club

PROXENOS choir (MGIMO chorus)


Poetry club

Drama club


Guitar band

A new modern and the largest dormitory in Russia is located on Vernadsky Avenue within walking distance from MGIMO.

Students are accommodated in spacious and comfortable rooms for 2-3 people. Rooms have a bathroom, sleeping places, a dining room, a work area. All rooms are equipped with the necessary furniture for a comfortable stay.

The dormitory project includes a large coworking space, a modern gym with the necessary equipment for various sports, a pharmacy, a laundry. The building will house a grocery store, modern vending machines and coffee corners.

A comprehensive custom online platform (application) will also be launched in the dormitory to solve all the pressing issues of residents.


Bachelor programms taught in English:

Bachelor programms taught in Russian:

Master Programms taught in English:

«International Relations»
«WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security»
«International Policies and Global Politics»
«Smart City Management»

Master Programms taught in Russian:

«Foreign Policy of Russia and Diplomatic Service»
«Global Politics and International Political Analysis»
«International Humanitarian Cooperation and External Relations of the Regions»
«Government and Corporate Strategy »
«International Political Consulting»
«Policy and Economy of World Regions»
«Russia and China: Economic and Political Trends in Eurasia»
«Finance and Credit»
«International Business»
«Management of Sustainable Development»
«World Agricultural Markets»
«Public Administration»
«Environmental Management in Corporate Sector»
«Industry Marketing of Goods and Services»
«Ecosystem of International Trade»
«Private International Law and International Dispute Resolution»
«International Financial Law»
«International Economic Law»
«Legal Regulation of Integration Processes (the Law of the EAEU and the EU)»
«International Cooperation in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice»
«Legal Support of International Projects and Energy Business»
«International Journalism»
«Tourism and Hospitality Industry»
«Training of Translators for International Organizations»
«Training of Translators for International Organizations»
«Sociological Diagnostics and Expertise of Managerial Activity»
«New Media and Strategic Communications»

Academic calendar

Application deadline: May 15th

Application deadline: November 15th


Foreign students are required to submit following documents to be able to study on campus at MGIMO university:

  • Completed Visa application form (if requred)
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Passport copy (page with Data information)
  • 4 passport photos 3×4 сm
  • negative HIV test results (issued within 3 months of the arrival date)
  • negative all type Hepatitis test results (issued within 3 months of the arrival date)
  • negative Syphilis test results (issued within 3 months of the arrival date)
  • negative Tuberculosis test results (issued within a year of the arrival date)
  • international certificates of vaccinations or an original medical report on vaccinations against tetanus, measles, diphtheria, tuberculosis
  • personal health records (PHR) for chronic diseases
  • international medical insurance covering all your possible staying in Russia

Visa Support

If you need visa to come to the Russian Federation please contact the coordinator of the program you apply for.

Fill out a Visa application form and send it along with a digital copy of your passport (pages containing your personal data) to your coordinator by e-mail. The copy should be legible and the photograph should be clearly visible.

Integration Days

Prior to the beginning of each academic semester all international Exchange Students/ Visiting Students arriving at the university are invited to take part in integration meetings.

The Integration Days aim at familiarizing newcomers with the University, and providing information regarding the educational process of MGIMO, accommodation, health insurance, migration regulations and other practical matters.

Make sure you contact your coordinator to find out what information you may have missed


Ms Ekaterina Orlova (incoming students coordinator)

tel: +7 495 234 84 61