MGIMO is renowned as one of the leading Russian universities for international, political, legal and economic studies. MGIMO today is a full-fledge university offering both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as PhD, MBA, EMBA courses and pre-university tutorial. The range of academic disciplines constantly expands as new departments and programs are launched every year.

The University structure comprises two campuses, ten schools and three institutes. Over its 75-year history, MGIMO has evolved from a purely “diplomatic school” to a university that breeds innovative leaders with a global perspective. MGIMO is known by its teamwork, analytical thinking, critical reasoning and strategic planning.

  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Master’s and PhD), as well as continuing education programs (MBA, EMBA) in over 30 areas of study.
  • First top Russian university offering a full-fledged B.A. program in International Affairs for foreign students, taught entirely in English.
  • Guinness Record for 53 living languages concurrently taught full-time in every term.
  • 355 of the QS Top University ranking (2018) – one of 4 Russia’s Universities enlisted and the only one to be granted 5QS stars for quality management practices, internationalization, employability, and 4 QS stars for teaching.
  • 4th best research center of Central and Eastern Europe (UN commissioned Pennsylvania University Survey). 
  • Full APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) Member School.
  • More than 200 cooperation agreements with foreign partners from 65 countries.
  • 78 courses in English, German and French offered at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • Among MGIMO graduates – 3 Presidents, 10 Foreign Ministers, 8 Prime Ministers, 880 Ambassadors of Russia and foreign countries.
  • 33 Dual Degree Programs.
  • International AMBA accreditation


A key priority of MGIMO international policy is the development of bilateral and multilateral international relations, and the promotion of educational and scientific exchange. Cooperation agreements with more than 200 foreign partners from 63 countries – universities, diplomatic academies, institutes, and research centers – help to ensure the highest global standards in educational and research work.

  • The University is focused on mutual Bachelor and Master degree educational programs which comply with the Bologna process. In recent years MGIMO has developed dual degree MA programs with universities in France, Italy, Germany and Norway.
  • Each year exchange programs with foreign universities see more than 100 international students enrolling at MGIMO for a semester or full academic year. Depending on their specialization, international exchange students choose from a variety of courses taught in Russian across different programs. They also regularly take advanced Russian language courses to improve their knowledge.
  • Exchange programs are a vital part of the MGIMO experience.
  • Coordination of the international cooperation agreements with universities from around the world is one of the International Office's main tasks.

Partner universities include:


  1. Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (www.da-vienna.ac.at/en/)


  1. Australian National University, College of Asia and Pacific (www.anu.edu.au)


  1. Baku Slavic University (www.bsu-edu.org)
  2. Azerbaijan State Economic University (www.aseu.az)
  3. Baku State University (www.bsu.edu.az)
  4. Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (www.ada.edu.az)


  1. Yerevan State University (www.ysum.am)
  2. Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (www.rau.am)


  1. Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus (www.pac.by)
  2. Grodno State University named after Yanka Kupala (www.grsu.by)


  1. University of Campinas, Unicamp (www.unicamp.br)
  2. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ (www.ufrj.br)
  3. Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (www.portal.fgv.br)


  1. Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (www.uni-sofia.bg)
  2. University of National and World Economy (UNWE) (www.unwe.bg)


  1. University of Ottawa (www.uottawa.ca)


  1. University of Santiago, Chile (www.usach.cl)


  1. University of International Business Economics (UIBE) (www.uibe.cn)
  2. China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) (www.cfau.edu.cn)
  3. Beijing Foreign Studies University (www.global.bfsu.edu.cn)
  4. Beijing International Studies University (www.en.bisu.edu.cn)
  5. Dalian University of Foreign Languages (www.edawai.dlufl.edu.cn)
  6. University of Hong Kong (www.hku.hk)
  7. Jilin University (JUL) (www.jlu.edu.cn)
  8. Jilin University (www.global.jlu.edu.cn)
  9. Wuhan University (WHU) (www.whu.edu.cn)


  1. Zagreb School of Economics and Management (www.zsem.hr)


  1. University of Nicosia (www.unic.ac.cy)

Czech Republic

  1. University of Economics, Prague (www.vse.cz)
  2. Masaryk University (www.muni.cz)
  3. University of West Bohemia (www.zcu.cz)
  4. Technical University of Ostrava (www.vsb.cz)


  1. University of Eastern Finland (www.ief.fi)
  2. University of Tampere School of Social Sciences and Humanities (www.uta.fi)


  1. Sciences Po Paris (www.sciencespo.fr)
  2. HEC School of Management, HEC-Paris (www.hec.edu)
  3. IECS- Strasbourg- Strasbourg graduate School of Management (www.em-strasbourg.eu)
  4. IEP- Institut d’Etudes Politiques (www.sciencespo-strasbourg.fr)
  5. Sciences Po Lille (www.sciencespo-lille.eu)
  6. Université de Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (www.pantheonsorbonne.fr)
  7. European Business School Paris (www.ebs-paris.fr)
  8. Toulouse Business School (www.tbs-education.fr)
  9. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) (www.cnam.fr)


  1. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (www.uni-tuebingen.de)
  2. Reutlingen University, ESB Business School (www.reutlingen-university.de)
  3. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin HU (www.hu-berlin.de)
  4. University of Erfurt (www.uni-erfurt.de)
  5. Freie Universität Berlin (www.fu-berlin.de)
  6. Faculty of Business Administration- Munich School of Management, LMU (www.irc.bwl.uni-muenchen.de)
  7. Leipzig University (www.uni-leipzig.de)
  8. Technische Universität Dresden (www.tu-dresden.de)
  9. Handelshochschule Leipzig, HHL (www.hhl.de)
  10. Osnabrück University (www.uni-osnabrueck.de)


  1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (www.auth.gr)


  1. Corvinus University of Budapest (www.uni-corvinus.hu)
  2. Eotvos Lorand University (www.elte.hu)
  3. National University of Public Service (www.en.uni-nke.hu)


  1. Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (www.idsa.in)
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University (www.jnu.ac.in)
  3. Indian Council of World Affairs (www.icwa.in)


  1. Institute for North American and European Studies, University of Tehran (www.uc.ac.ir)


  1. Tel Aviv University (www.english.tau.ac.il)
  2. Open University of Israel (www.openu.ac.il)
  3. Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (www.idc.ac.il)
  4. University of Haifa (www.haifa.ac.il)


  1. “L’orientale” University of Naples (www.unior.it)
  2. University of Florence (www.unifi.it)
  3. University of Messina (www.unime.it)
  4. University of Trieste (www.units.it)
  5. Universitat degli studi Internazionali di Roma UNINT (www.unint.eu)
  6. University of Palermo (www.unipa.it)
  7. Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (www.unicatt.it)
  8. Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (www.luiss.edu)
  9. Sapienza University of Rome (www.en.uniroma1.it)
  10. University of Macerata (www.unimc.it)
  11. University of Turin (www.unito.it)
  12. Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (www.unibocconi.eu)


  1. Aoyama Gakuin University (www.aoyama.ac.jp)
  2. University of Shizuoka (www.eng.u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp)
  3. International Christian University (www.icu.ac.jp)
  4. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (www.tufs.ac.jp/english)
  5. Meiji University (www.meiji.ac.jp)


  1. University of Jordan (www.ju.edu.jo)
  2. Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (www.id.gov.jo)


  1. Ablai Khan University (www.ablaikhan.kz/en)
  2. L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (www.enu.kz/en)
  3. Kazakh-Russian International University (www.krmu.kz)

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  1. Kim II Sung University (www.ryongnamsan.edu.kp)

Republic of Korea

  1. Korea University (www.korea.eu)
  2. Kyung Hee University (www.old_www.khu.ac.kr)
  3. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (www.international.hufs.ac.kr)
  4. Seoul National University, Graduate School of International Studies (www.useoul.edu)



  1. Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic (www.en.dipacademy.kg)
  2. Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (www.krsu.edu.kg)


  1. Baltic International Academy (www.bsa.edu.lv)
  2. School of Business Administration Turiba (www.turiba.lv)
  3. University of Latvia (www.lu.lv/en)


  1. Vytautas Magnus University (www.vtu.lt./en)


  1. Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (www.tec.mx)


  1. Moldova Institute of International Relations (IRIM) (www.irim.md)
  2. Shevchenko Transnitria State University (www.spsu.ru)


  1. National University of Mongolia (www.num.edu.mn/en)


  1. Erasmus University Rotterdam (www.eur.nl)


  1. University of Bergen (www.uib.no/en)


  1. Birzeit University (www.birzeit.edu)


  1. University of Santo Tomas (www.ust.edu.pl)


  1. University of Warsaw (www.uw.edu.pl)
  2. University of Gdansk (www.eng.ug.edu.pl)
  3. Warsaw School of Economics (www.sgh.waw.pl/en)
  4. Nowy Sacz School of Business-National-Louis University (www.wsb-nlu.edu.pl)


  1. University of Minho (www.uminho.pt)
  2. Instituto Superior de Ciencias Sociais e Politicas, ISCSP (www.iscsp.ulisboa.pt)
  3. Universidade de Coimbra (www.uc.pt)


  1. University of Belgrade (www.bg.ac.rs/en)


  1. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg)


  1. Matej Bel University (www.umb.sk)
  2. University of Economics in Bratislava (www.euba.sk)

Republic of South Africa

  1. University of Pretoria (www.uo.ac.za)


  1. Complutense University of Madrid (www.ucm.es/english)
  2. University of Castille-La Mancha (www.uclm.es)
  3. University of Valencia (www.uv.es)
  4. University of Seville (www.us.es)


  1. Uppsala University (www.uu.se)


  1. University of Geneva (www.unige.ch)
  2. Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (www.genevadiplomacy.ch)
  3. University of St. Gallen (www.unisg.ch)


  1. Yuan Ze University (www.yzu.edu.tw)
  2. National Tsing Hua University (www.nthu-en.web.nthu.edu.tw)


  1. Thammasat University (www.tu.ac.th/en)
  2. Chulalongkorn University (www.chula.ac.th/en)
  3. Mahidol University (www.mahidol.ac.th)


  1. Ankara University (www.ankara.edu.tr)


  1. Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan (www.mfa.gov.tm/en)


  1. University of World Economy and Diplomacy (www.uwed.uz)
  2. Alisher Navoiy nomidagi Toshkent davlat o’zbek tili va adabiyoti universiteti (www.navoiy-uni.uz)


  1. Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (www.univ.kiev.ua/en)

United Arab Emirates

  1. Emirates Institute of Diplomacy (www.eda.ac.ae)

United Kingdom

  1. Regent’s University of London (www.regents.ac.uk)
  2. University of Reading (www.reading.ac.uk)
  3. University of St. Andrews (www.st-andrews.ac.uk)

United States of America

  1. American University (www.american.edu)
  2. Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (www.sais-jhu.edu)
  3. Fletcher School, Tufts University (www.fletcher-tufts.edu)
  4. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (www.middlebury.edu/institute)


  1. University of Social Sciences and HUlanities, Vietnam National University (www.ussh.vnu.edu.vn)
  2. Hanoi University of Law (www.hlu.edu.vn)
  3. Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (www.dav.edu.vn)

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