Russian-Italian Double Master’s Degree Program MGIMO

Russian-Italian Double Master’s Degree Program MGIMO — LUISS GUIDO CARLI UNIVERSITY, ITALY

Concept: 2-year Master’s Program

  • 1 year — the Master in International Affairs program «Governance and Global Affairs» offered by MGIMO;
  • 2 year — the International Relations program offered by LUISS.

Degrees Awarded:

  • From MGIMO — Master of Arts in International Relations;
  • From LUISS — Laurea Magistrale (Master Degree) in Relazioni Internazionali («International Relations»).

The Dual Master’s Degree Program ushers in a new level of partnership between the two Universities and offers innovative approach to education in the international relations field.

In the first year students study at MGIMO University, fulfilling curriculum based on the international Master’s Program «Governance and Global Affairs» taught entirely in English. In the second year they study at the International Relations program offered by one of the finest European liberal arts Universities — LUISS.

Recognized for its academic excellence, quality control of its academic standards and international dimension of studies, LUISS University aims to achieve the high levels of distinction in transmission of scientific, technological, and classical knowledge. It is committed to promoting and arranging research activities, educating both professionally and culturally with a strong bias of innovation.

Academic supervisor of the program is Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, PhD in Political Sciences, Dr. Andrey Baykov

Basic Course Structure

Information for Applicants



June 15th


  • The completed University application form;
  • A CV/Resume that includes professional experience, educational background, and other relevant experience;
  • Application essay (motivation letter);
  • Two lettersof recommendation;
  • Copy of official transcript from each college and graduate school attended;
  • Copy of language certificates (for non-native English speakers);
  • Apo stilled Diploma (to be presented before December, 1 of the first academic year).

TUITION FEE: 7,000 Euros for the first year at MGIMO University, 7,000 Euros for the second


The curriculum of the Governance and Global Affairs program combine training in analytical methods and practical management skills to ensure that graduates are prepared to understand problems and implement solutions. Students combine these core skills with a focus on a policy area of their choice. Toward the end of their studies students engage in a practice-oriented internship. Program graduates have employment opportunities in federal, state, and local governments and with private civic groups, interest groups, and political groups.

Students who go on to graduate work can expect to find appointments in college teaching. MGIMO graduates are in high demand by employers in business and industry. Internship Program helps considerably in finding employment upon graduation.

  • Politician
  • Diplomat
  • Federal and Regional Government Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Policy Institute Analyst
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Political Consultant
  • Political and Business Information Analyst


The M. A. year begins with an intensive program in politics, international relations, economics, designed to strengthen students’ skills. All courses are taught in English. If candidates’ command of Russian is adequate, during the M. A. academic year they can select additional courses from the courses available to the Russian students of Master’s Program in International Relations and Political Science taught in Russian.

Some courses are essentially lecture/discussion; others are seminars in which students present papers for group discussion and workshops based on field research, participation by visiting experts, and group reports.

Program Coordinator — Ms. Maria Zakharova
Phone: +7 (499) 431 3914
E-mail: m. d. zakharova@my. mgimo. ru

Information for Currently Enrolled Students

Academic Calendar

First year of study at MGIMO University

Fall semester:

  • September 1st — December 31d
  • January 10th — January 25th examination session


  • January 26th — February 6th

Spring Semester:

  • February 7th — May 30th
  • June 1st —June 25th examination session

Timetable at Master’s Programs*

  • 1st class: 14:30-15:50
  • 2nd class: 16:00-17:20
  • 3rd class: 17:30-18:50
  • 4th class: 19:00-20:20

*Intensive modules by Visiting Professors can be out of Schedule

ATTENTION! Classes’ attendance is obligatory. Absence from 30 academic hours leads to expulsion.

Types of Courses

  • Obligatory Courses
  • Elective Courses (to be chosen up to September 4).

Final Grading

  • EXAM — held during the examination session
  • ZACHET — held during the last week of study

ECTS Grade












Final Mark on ZACHET depends on 3 ratings during the semester

1st Rating

2nd Rating

3rd Rating




Final Grade = (R1+R2+R3)/3
If FG > 70, you receive «PASS» grade automatically