International Programs
MGIMO University

Russian-Swiss Double Master’s Degree Program MGIMO – UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Information for Applicants 



June 15th



  • A CV/Resume that includes professional experience, educational background, and other relevant experience

  • Application essay (motivation letter)

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Copy of official transcript from each college and graduate school attended

  • Copy of language certificates (for non-native English speakers)

  • Apo stilled Diploma (to be presented before December, 1 of the first academic year)

  • proof of completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a satisfactory result.

3 years of work experience is preferred, but not compulsory for MGIMO students.



6,500 Euro for the first year at MGIMO University plus 1 500 Euro for the second

40 500 CHF for the second year of study at University of Geneva.



The curriculum of the Governance and Global Affairs program combine training in analytical methods and practical management skills to ensure that graduates are prepared to understand problems and implement solutions. Students combine these core skills with a focus on a policy area of their choice. Toward the end of their studies students engage in a practice-oriented internship. Program graduates have employment opportunities in federal, state, and local governments and with private civic groups, interest groups, and political groups. Students who go on to graduate work can expect to find appointments in college teaching. MGIMO graduates are in high demand by employers in business and industry. Internship Program helps considerably in finding employment upon graduation.

  • Politician

  • Diplomat

  • Federal and Regional Government Officer

  • Foreign Service Officer

  • Policy Institute Analyst

  • Public Sector Manager

  • Political Consultant

  • Political and Business Information Analyst



The M.A. year begins with an intensive program in politics, international relations, economics, designed to strengthen students skills. All courses are taught in English. If candidates’ command of Russian is adequate, during the M.A. academic year they can select additional courses from the courses available to the Russian students of Master’s Program in International Relations and Political Science taught in Russian.

Some courses are essentially lecture/discussion; others are seminars in which students present papers for group discussion and workshops based on field research, participation by visiting experts, and group reports.



Head Office of International and Double Degree Programs – Dr. Maria Apanovich
Phone: +7(499)434-39-14
University of Geneva web-site: