Department of Doctoral and Postgraduate Studies

MGIMO University offers 25 postgraduate programs within 9 courses.

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
  • 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

Admission rules and regulations 2020

Required documents

  • Application
  • 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 2020

  • Foreign language – 07.09.2020
  • Philosophy – 10.09.2020
  • Specialty exam – 14.09.2020

Education fees

  • For associated researcher seeking a PhD degree the fee accounts for 246 000 rubles per year
  • For a Full-time program the fee accounts for more than 412 000 rubles depending on a department

Accommodation in student’s dormitory

Head of the department

Department of Doctoral and Postgraduate Studies

Natalia Khokhlova


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

+7 495 229-53-90
+7 495 234-83-84

Room: 1043, 1066