Postgraduate Open Day at MGIMO

Postgraduate Open Day at MGIMO

4 April 2019

April 4th, a large number of prospective students from all Russian regions and abroad came to MGIMO to attend the Postgraduate Open Day.

Entrance examinations for Master programs will be held in July, leaving applicants the time to decide which programs interest them the most. MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov, the Vice-Rector for General Affairs Artem Malgin and the Head of the Second English Department Olga Chertovsky gave talks during the event, explaining the specificities of this year’s enrolment campaign.

In his presentation, Andrey Baykov remarked that today MGIMO counts over a thousand students from 50 countries in its masters’ programs and that 30% of students are from abroad. MGIMO’s commitment to creating an inclusive community goes hand in hand with the diversification and internationalization of the curricula: from September 2019, MGIMO will offer as many as 67 different graduate programs. This year alone, twelve new programs have been created. The University currently has twenty masters’ programs implemented in cooperation with top foreign universities. The Vice-Rector noted the importance for MGIMO of practice-oriented studies, which enable students to intern and work.

Artem Malgin described the new master’s program on World Agrarian Markets, which MGIMO has created with leading agricultural universities and noted the high demand at state level for experts in agricultural products and markets. MGIMO graduates of this program will have close ties with agrarian universities of southern Russia, which is already the breadbasket of the country and is rapidly becoming a hub of international trade. The Vice-Rector also described the Sport Diplomacy MA and the programs in Business Informatics, Human Resources Management and Psychology run on the Odintsovo campus.

Olga Chertovsky spoke about the foreign language requirements to enrol in the graduate programs and about the various training courses offered by the University to help students prepare for the entrance exams. After the presentations, prospective students asked faculty members about how to make an effective application, funding and employability, life on campus ect. The application process will unfold in two stages: From May 1st, prospective students can apply online and from June 17th to July 20th, documents should be submitted to a committee at the University. Entrance tests will be held from July 23rd to 27th.

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version