About

Double Degree Program delivered by MGIMO and partner universities

This program builds on the unique experience that we have acquired operating a unique Double Degree BA Program collaboratively with Reading University in the UK since 2018. The Double Degree was designed for those looking to increase their international exposure by splitting their time of study between two countries — Russia and the United Kingdom. Having spent the first two years of the program at the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs in Moscow, qualified students moved on to continue coursework at Reading.

Students admitted to the program in 2020 and 2021 will be able to advance to Reading University at the end of their second year at MGIMO—in 2022 and 2023, respectively. For the 2022 intake, however, the UK component of the program has been suspended. Instead, MGIMO will give the students enrolling in 2022 the opportunity to either study towards a second degree in Years 3 and 4 at a partner university or to complete the final two years in our BA Program in Government, International Politics and Law taught at MGIMO. We shall assist the students willing to continue their education at Reading University to apply and transfer in their personal capacity from Year 3.

The program is designed for the students who studied at high school in Russian and will therefore require additional intense training in the English language. Admission for Russian nationals is based on ЕГЭ scores in the English Language, Russian Language, and History.

The core parts of the Moscow curriculum will continue to be delivered by native English speakers with advanced degrees in politics and linguistics from leading universities across the globe.

Students are expected qualitatively to improve their English-language skills and achieve proficiency in one more foreign language over their two initial years at MGIMO.

Tuition fee for the Russian nationals joining the BA Program in Politics and International Relations in 2022 will be 850,000 rubles per academic year.