MGIMO University


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MGIMO University History

MGIMO University also known as Moscow State Institute of International Relations is an educational institution run by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Relations in Moscow, Russia. The university was established in 1944 by the decree of Soviet Government. The university is one of the most elite universities in the country and enrolls over 8000 students.

MGIMO University Programs, Courses, and Schools

MGIMO University comprises of eight schools, three institutes, and one Business Schools which is Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited. The schools of the university include School of Governance and Politics, School of International Journalism, School of Preparatory Training, School of financial economy, School of linguistics and cross-cultural communication, School of International Relations, School of International Law, School of International Economic Relations, School of International Business and Business Administration, and School of Applied Economics and Commerce.

MGIMO University is the only university to constitute twelve corporate departments in co-operation with major Russian companies such as Rosneft, JSC Transneft, Gazprom Bank, JSC Russian Railways, and Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia. The research institutes of the university include the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, European Studies Institute, and School of Governance and Global Affairs.

MGIMO University Campuses

MGIMO University has two campuses in the city of Moscow in Russia – Vernadsky, and Odintsovo. The university is known for its vibrant student life and numerous associations for students such as Student Union, International Students Association, Moscow International Model United Nations, Student Science Society, and Russian Association of Public Relations Students.

MGIMO University provides extensive sports facilities such as swimming pool, indoor stadium, health centre, jogging, and cycling tracks and sports grounds to its students. The university also offers on-campus student accommodation, clinic, shops, restaurants, and libraries in addition to open green spaces and study spaces.

MGIMO University Achievements

MGIMO University was dubbed Harvard of Russia by Henry Kissinger owing to its reputation as the most elite university in Russia which has produced many political, social, economic, and intellectual elite of the country. The university has an extremely low acceptance rate and getting admission into one of its programs is extremely competitive.

MGIMO University holds the world record in the Guinness Book of World Records for teaching 53 languages in one academic year which includes languages like Hindi, Pashto, Swahili, Chinese, Malay, Hebrew, Thai, and Uzbek to name a few. 

MGIMO University USP

MGIMO University has partnerships with over 170 foreign institutions in 57 countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, UK, Germany, and China that offers dual degree programs, student exchange opportunities, and study abroad options. The university is also a part of the Bologna process which offers high European student mobility.

MGIMO University has extensive sports facilities which have catered to Olympics and Football World Cup games. The university sports centre and MGIMO Volunteering Centre has directly trained over 1000 athletes in XXII Olympic Games, XI Paralympic Games 2014, and the World Football Cup 2018.

MGIMO University Notable Alumni

Ilham Aliyev (President of Azerbaijan), Irina Bokova (Director-General of UNESCO), Miroslav Lajcak (Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic), and Maros Sefcovic (Vice-President of the European Commission).

MGIMO University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Russia. To be able to get a successful admission in MGIMO University in Russia students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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MGIMO University Cost of studies


Bachelor's degree : RUB: 6,20,467

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

MGIMO University Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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