MGIMO is a university with an elitist tradition, which trains the future political elite of Russia and many other countries. The level of education and the diplomatic status of the University require a specific dress-code to be respected in the University by professors and students alike.

The dress-code may vary depending on the timetable, and some lessons may require formal attire. Shorts and flip-flops are prohibited in the University at all times.

On official occasions, for example at meetings with visiting guests of the University, we recommend you to wear a suit, a shirt or blouse and appropriate footwear.

Do bear in mind that the University has a gym and swimming pool and you will need sportswear and trainers to work out. Sports clothes are sold at the shop by MGIMO’s swimming pool and indeed in a multitude of shops around town.