School of Government and International Affairs

The School of Government and International Affairs was launched in 2013 as the first Russian school to train international students in English at Bachelor’s level. The School is committed to excellence in leadership, public policy and international affairs education.

For over six decades, MGIMO University has been educating professionals who serve in diplomacy, politics, public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. Through rigorous social and political science research and hands-on experience, the MGIMO alumni and faculty work for the improvement of public administration and social services, stand up for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and promote peace in their home communities and the world over.

At MGIMO University our prospective students will find a powerful network of peers within which they can expand their knowledge, learn from one another, test new ideas, and remain at the cutting edge of research on international affairs, public policy, markets and society for years after their formal education.

Our innovative, multi-disciplinary curriculum is delivered by top-class faculty members and prepares our students for the leadership challenges of tomorrow. With a global outlook at the heart of everything we do, the School builds on MGIMO’s outstanding strengths in international research.

The School draws upon the resources of the great city of Moscow and has a global reach, with a student body which is 15 percent international; 60,000 alumni in over 70 countries; and educational partners from such global cities as London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, and Washington.

From 2017, SGIA offers two tracks of its English-language Bachelor Program:

1) BA in Government and International Affairs taught at MGIMO in Moscow;

2) BA in Political Science taught jointly with the Marbella International University Center (MUIC) and University of West London. This track includes three initial years of studies at MUIC at Marbella in Spain and the final year at MGIMO in Moscow.