Double Degree with Partner University

Anyone holding a high school diploma recognized by MGIMO is eligible to apply. For A level holders, three A level grades no lower than C are required. Please note that the application procedure may differ depending on the applicant’s nationality.

1) Russian nationals apply in person following the procedure and deadlines described under Section 2 here (in Russian). Results of Unified State Exams (ЕГЭ) in English (80 or more), Russian (70 or more), and History (60 or more) are required.

2) Non-Russian nationals apply by sending to high-resolution scans of the following documents:

  • filled electronic application form;
  • high school diploma if you have already received it. If not, you will need to send it to us as soon as you receive it from your school;
  • photo of applicant (at least 300 dpi);
  • CV / résumé (no specific template to follow);
  • motivation letter / personal statement, strictly between 800 and 1,200 words;
  • academic and/or professional references (at least two). Please do not collect references yourself. Provide us with names, positions, and institutional e-mail addresses of your referees, and we shall reach out to them separately. Please advise your referees that MGIMO SGIA may contact them soon after we receive your application;
  • English language test certificate: International English Language Testing Service / IELTS with a total score of 6.0 and 5.5 in each of the components; and/or Test of English as a Foreign Language / TOEFL with a minimum overall score of 80 and a minimum score of 20 in each of the four skills;
  • national passport.

Do not send us original documents or photocopies by regular mail as we will not be able to return them. Please be aware that the processing of your inquiries usually takes 5 to 15 business days. We will get back to you shortly with any updates regarding the status of your application.

Admission decisions are taken on a rolling basis, so it is a good idea to apply early and not to wait until the deadline. You may send your application materials in batches, but make sure that we receive the final batch before the deadline. If your application is not complete by the deadline and/or submitted after the deadline, we will be unable to process it.

Admission tests for non-Russian nationals holding IB, A level, include take-home assignments to write an essay on a topic in World History and fill out an English language quiz — all over 72 hours. We will circulate samples of essay topics several days ahead of the test. The essay-writing exercise is intended to assess the ability of the candidate independently to carry out a small-scale research project and coherently express the findings. Prior deep knowledge of all issues of World History is not required (neither is it possible). What is desirable is the candidate’s interest in at least certain aspects of History as an academic discipline. Detection of plagiarism in the essay leads to disqualification of the candidate. Plagiarism is commonly defined as misappropriation of one’s work by offering the words, ideas, or arguments of another person without appropriate attribution by quotation, reference or footnote, whether intentionally or not.


Tuition fee for the student cohort that enrolled in 2022 is 850,000 Russian rubles for Russian nationals and 10,000 euros for other students per academic year.

At this time, MGIMO does not offer scholarships to the students of its English-taught BA programs.

  • Deadline for applications to enrol in September 2022: July 15, 2022. We encourage early applications from March 2022.
  • First round of admission distance testing: March 2022.
  • Admission results publication: On the rolling basis, but no later than August 2022.