Post Graduate

General information

Contact us
Room: 1043, 1066

Phone number:
+7 495 229-53-90
+7 495 234-83-84*16-05


For information on document certification requirements (depending on the country of residence) contact us at

You can choose between two forms of postgraduate education in MGIMO

  • Full-time student

— Education programs are offered in Russian
— You should visit the lectures
— Examinations are held after the training
— You should complete the pedagogical practice
— It is possible to write the thesis in English
— There is a State Final examination
— You obtain a PhD degree + a diploma

  • Part-time student

— Education is remote
— You don’t need to visit the lectures
— You can get consultations of your supervisor
— You should take three exams (foreign language, philosophy and specialization) during three years
— You don’t need any pedagogical practice
— There is no State Final examination
— You obtain a PhD degree without a diploma

Courses and Programs

MGIMO University offers 25 postgraduate programs within 9 courses, which are the following


  • Economics
  • Economics and Management of National Economy
  • Finance, Currency Circulation and Credit
  • World Economy
  • Economic Policy


  • Theory, Methodology and History of Social Studies
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Management


  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Law
  • Financial Law
  • Law of European Union
  • International Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure


  • Theory and Methods of Political Science
  • Political Institutions
  • Political Processes (in cooperation with Macerata University, Italy)


  • Theory and Methods of Professional Training


  • Germanic Languages
  • Romance Languages


  • Contemporary History
  • History of Foreign Affairs


  • Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Culture
  • Theory and History of Culture


  • Theory and History of culture


Admission rules and regulations 2019

Required documents

  • Application
  • Motivation letter
  • Profile paper
  • Passport (with visa + migration card)
  • Previous degree document (MA or Specialist degree)
  • Two 3x4 cm photos
  • Medical certificate, confirming that you have disabilities (if so)
  • The list with your personal achievements for getting extra points and confirming documents (recording rules are provided in Appendix 1)

How do I apply? Step-by-step instruction

  • Choose the course and program you want to apply for
  • Choose your potential supervisor and sign the application with him and with the head of the department
  • Write a motivation letter and sign it as well as the application
  • Fill in Appendix1 and collect the documents, proving your achievements
  • Bring all the documents to Post-graduate studies department of MGIMO University according to the campaign schedule (rooms 1043, 1066)

For entering the University you must ask for a pass via email:
Please write your full name and the day of visit. Don’t forget to bring your passport!

Entrance examinations in 2019

  • Foreign language – 09.09.2019
  • Philosophy – 11.09.2019
  • Specialty exam – 13.09.2019

Education fees

  • For associated researcher seeking a PhD degree the fee accounts for 180 000 rubles per year
  • For a Full-time program the fee accounts for more than 340 000 rubles depending on a department

Accommodation in student’s dormitory